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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Student Trainee (Economics) Pathways Intern

Department:Department Of Agriculture

Agency:Economic Research Service

Job Announcement Number:ERS-PATH-0030

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$29.93 to $38.91 / Per Hour

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, April 26, 2013 to Friday, May 10, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0199-11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Internships

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Individuals 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:


The Economic Research Service (ERS) 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.

This is an Excepted Service appointment.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

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

DUTIES:

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As a Student Trainee (Economics), you will:

  • Provides technical support to economists, and performs assignments in accordance with established precedents.
  • Individually plans and conducts relatively complex and difficult economic analysis and assists other economists by conducting segments of larger, more complex studies undertaken by the agency.
  • Selects methods, techniques, and procedures including statistical data collection and processing, and organizes them into work plans for producing satisfactory information on the factors affecting the study.
  • Collects and evaluates a large quantity of data and determines significance of findings.
  • Prepares written reports or findings, analyses, and conclusions of economic studies.
  • Serves as a team member on research projects.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must be currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a student on at least a half-time schedule at a qualifying educational institution in a certificate, degree, or diploma program.

NOTE: You are REQUIRED to submit Spring 2013 transcripts AND Fall 2013 proof of registration to verify eligibility requirements for this Summer Internship appointment.

Proof of enrollment will be accepted in the form of letters, records or statements issued from a high school, vocational institution, college or university.

Qualification Requirements:

At the GS-11 level:

Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 grade level.  For this position, specialized experience is experience planning and conducting complex agricultural economic analyses and developing databases and reports on findings.

OR

Three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in agricultural economics or related discipline.

Equivalent combinations of post-high school education and experience are qualifying for all grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable.


NOTE: 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.

Foreign Education: 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.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement. 

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.  Veterans’ preference applies to all selections made under the Pathways authority in accordance with Part 302 of 5 CFR.


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:

Veterans' Preference:  To determine your eligibility for Veterans' Preference, CLICK HERE.  To claim 5-point veterans' preference, submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility.  To claim 10-point veterans' preference, submit an SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference, plus the documentation required by that form.   

Reasonable Accommodation:

Reasonable accommodation is provided to applicants with disabilities. 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). The decision to grant reasonable accommodation is made on a case-by-case basis.



HOW TO APPLY:

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Your application package must be complete by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on Friday, May 10, 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 882576.  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. Click here to 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
  • Spring 2013 transcripts
  • Fall 2013 proof of registration
  • Veterans’ preference documentation (if claiming veterans’ preference)

*Proof of enrollment will be accepted in the form of letters, records or statements issued from a high school, vocational institution, college or university.

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:

Diane Wolf
Phone: (301)504-1366
Email: DIANE.WOLF@ARS.USDA.GOV
Agency Information:
Economic Research Service
USDA/ARS
5601 Sunnyside Avenue Rm 3-1274A
Beltsville, MD
20705

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once your complete application package (including all required documents) is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications.  Qualified candidates will be referred for further consideration and possible interview.  You will be notified of the outcome.


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Job Announcement Number:

ERS-PATH-0030

Control Number:

342519200