Job Title:Student Trainee (Biological Science) Pathways Intern
Department:Department Of Agriculture
Agency:Agricultural Research Service
Job Announcement Number:ARS-R14E-0012
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
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/ Per Year|
|Thursday, December 12, 2013 to
Thursday, December 19, 2013|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Multiple Schedules -
|Many vacancies in the following location:|
Gainesville, FL View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
|Student/Internship Program Eligibles |
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 Pathways Internship Program. 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 Institute.
Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid.
The salary range provided above reflects the salary for the GS-01 through
GS-04 grade levels.
The work schedule will be either full time or part time, not to exceed 30 hours per week, and may vary to accommodate the intern's school schedule.
- Suitability 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:Back to top
As a student trainee, you will: Perform standardized routines in support of research projects in a laboratory, field and/or greenhouse setting. Typical, but not all-inclusive duties require a general knowledge of basic biological science and are illustrated by performance of any combination of the following:
- Preparing routine media and solutions by weighing and measuring constituents according to established methods.
- Using common laboratory equipment and apparatus such as autoclave, sterilizers, centrifuges and homogenizers.
- Preparing labels for specimens and rearing insects.
- Keeping detailed records of experimental data and tabulating data using personal computers and software packages.
- Collecting samples from the field.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
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. You will be required to provide documentation to support your eligibility for the program.
GS-01: Enrollment in a high school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED) program.
GS-02: Completion of high school or GED diploma.
GS-03: Completion of I full academic year of post-high school study.
GS-04: Completion of 2 full academic years of post-high school study or an associate's degree.
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.
will be accepted from students who expect to complete qualifying education
within 9 months from the date of their application. Successful completion
of qualifying educational requirements will be verified prior to the applicant
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.