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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Pathways Student Trainee Summer Internship

Department:Department Of Agriculture

Agency:Agricultural Research Service

Job Announcement Number:ARS-PATH-13-NPA-002

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$22,851.00 to $28,758.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 to Monday, April 22, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0399-02

POSITION INFORMATION:

Part Time 50 hours - Internships

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

02

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Sidney, MT United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Students who have been accepted for enrollment or are enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in a qualifying educational institution on a full or half-time basis

JOB SUMMARY:

Find Solutions to Agricultural Problems that Affect Americans Every Day, From Field to Table

The Agricultural Research Service is seeking qualified students to participate in the 2013 Summer Pathways Internship Program.  These temporary appointments are expected to begin in May and end in September. Internships are open to current students pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate in an accredited high school, college, professional, technical, vocational, trade school or other qualifying educational institution.

Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered with Selective Service
  • Enrolled at least half-time at a qualifying educational institution
  • At least 16 years of age

DUTIES:

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Interns who are assigned to a GS-0399, Student Trainee (Clerical and Office Support) position assist professional and technical staff by performing miscellaneous clerical duties in support of the work of the office.  Typical, but not all-inclusive duties are illustrated by performance of any combination of the following:
 • Opening and distributing mail; preparing, receiving, reviewing, and verifying documents
 • Maintaining office records; filing material; locating and compiling data or information from files
 • Answering and referring telephone calls
 • Typing a variety of material including draft reports, memoranda and correspondence using a personal computer and related word processing software

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must be current students in an accreditated high school, college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate.  You will be required to provide documentation to support your eligibility for the program.  See the Required Documents section for details.


Qualification Requirements:
To qualify for the GS-02 grade level, applicants must have:

A. High school graduation (or  equivalent)

OR

B. 3 months of general experience performing clerical/office work

 

Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying.

 

 

 


If qualifying all or in part based on your education, you must submit a copy of your academic transcripts OR a list of college courses with credit hours, dates completed, and grade point average or class ranking to verify education when applying for this position.  If this information is not provided, your education may not be appropriately evaluated and you may lose consideration for this position.  If you are selected for this position, you will have to provide an official copy of your transcripts prior to entering on duty.

Graduate education must be directly related to the work of the position and must have equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.

Education completed outside of the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs to be acceptable for Federal employment.  It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.  Please visit the Office of Personnel Management's website for additional information on this topic.

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your resume, supporting documents and responses to the online questionnaire will be reviewed to determine if you meet eligibility and minimum qualification requirements. 


BENEFITS:

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For an overview of benefits that may be offered to Federal employees, please visit:  
http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc
.

 



OTHER INFORMATION:

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must submit member 4 copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility.  If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must submit an SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference plus the proof required by that form.

Reasonable Accommodation:  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, or have questions regarding reasonable accommodation and/or accessibility for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Disability Program Manager on 202-720-6161 or through the DC Relay Service on 202-855-1234 (TDD).

 



HOW TO APPLY:

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Your application package must be complete by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on Monday, April 22, 2013.  You must apply online or by fax (see below for details).  Applications sent by mail (including e-mail) or hand-delivered will not be accepted.

 

Choose either Option A or Option B to apply for this position:

 

Option A:  Online Application

Click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire and upload (or reuse) supporting documents.  You must click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

Note:
To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete. 

To fax supporting documents that you are unable to upload:
1. Click here to print a fax cover page.
2. Complete all blocks on the cover page using Vacancy ID 876452.  Documents will not be processed if information is missing.
3. Fax the completed cover page and your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

 

Option B:  Fax

If you cannot apply online, follow these steps to fax your complete application package.

1. Click the following link to print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire;
2. Print the 1203FX form, which you will use to provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire; and  
3. Fax the completed 1203FX (all 6 pages), your resume, and supporting documents (including those specified in the Required Documents section below) to 1-478-757-3144.  The 1203FX will serve as the cover page for your fax transmission and must be placed on top of all other documents.   



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required:

  • Assessment questionnaire (completed online or submitted by fax using the 1203FX)
  • Resume 
  • Proof of enrollment, in the form of letters, records or statements issued from a high school, vocational institution, college, or university
  • Transcripts (if qualifying based on your education)
  • Veterans' preference documentation (if claiming veterans' preference)  

If your application package does not contain all required documents, you may lose consideration for the position.

 

Please do not include your Social Security Number (SSN) on your resume or supporting documents.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Nicole Watson
Phone: (979)260-9223
TDD: 202-855-1234
Email: NICOLE.WATSON@ARS.USDA.GOV
Agency Information:
Agricultural Research Service
5601 Sunnyside Avenue
Beltsville, MD
20705-5106

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online application process is complete, you will receive an acknowledgement e-mail.  Qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official for consideration.  If there are qualified candidates with veterans' preference, only those applicants will be referred to the hiring manager.        


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Job Announcement Number:

ARS-PATH-13-NPA-002

Control Number:

341760700