Job Title: Student Trainee (Biological Sciences)Job Announcement Number: ARS-PATH-14-NPA-031
Department: Department Of Agriculture
Agency: Agricultural Research Service
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/ Per Hour
Monday, March 10, 2014 to
Friday, March 21, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time -
Internships NTE 1 year
Few vacancies in the following location:
Fort Collins, CO View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
United States Citizens
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 2014 Pathways Internship Program. These temporary appointments are expected to begin in May and extend beyond the summer months. Internships are open to individuals who have been accepted for enrollment or who are enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) from a qualifying educational institution on a full or half-time basis.
Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid.
This announcement will be used to fill full-time and part-time internship positions. This Job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
Appointments may be extended in accordance with Pathways Program guidelines.
- Enrolled at least half-time at a qualifying educational institution
- At least 16 years of age
- Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered with Selective Service
- Successful adjudication of fingerprint check
- Suitable for Federal employment determined by a background investigation
- US Citizenship is Required
DUTIES:Back to top
Interns who are assigned to a GS-0499, Student Trainee (Biological Science) position 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 autoclaves, sterilizers, centrifuges and homogenizers
Preparing labels for specimens
Assisting in plot preparation and maintenance, plant harvesting and sample preparation and maintenance, as well as sample and seed sorting or processing for analysis and storage; watering, fertilizing, weeding, and maintaining plants
Keeping detailed records of experimental data and tabulating data using personal computers and software packages
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
All 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. See the How to Apply section for details.
In addition to meeting the eligibility requirements, applicants must meet the qualification requirements outlined below in order to qualify.
GS-1: Enrollment in a high School diploma or GED program.
GS-2: High School diploma or equivalent
GS-3: Completion of 1 full academic year of post-high school study
GS-4: Completion of 2 full academic years of post-high school study or associates degree
GS-5: Completion of all requirements for a bachelor's degree or equivalent degree
GS-7: Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate level education or eligibility under the Superior Academic
Achievement Provision after completing a bachelors degree
GS-9: Completion of all requirements for a master's degree or equivalent degree
GS-11: For research positions, completion of all requirements for a master's or equivalent degree
For non-research positions, completion of all requirements for a PhD or equivalent degree
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.
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 and eligibility requirements must be met before the fingerprint check is initiated OR final employment offer is extended.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application package will be reviewed to determine if you meet eligibility and minimum qualification requirements.