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Job Title:  Student Trainee (Biological Science/Physical Science)
Agency:  Environmental Protection Agency
Job Announcement Number:  RTP-R4-OT-2014-0008

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$28,269.00 to $42,969.00 / Per Year
Friday, April 18, 2014 to Saturday, April 19, 2014
Full-time (40 hours per week) or Part-time (16 to 32 hours per week) - Temporary not-to-exceed 09/30/2014
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Individuals who are enrolled or have been accepted for enrollment seeking a diploma, certificate, bachelor’s degree, graduate degree, or professional degree from a qualifying educational institution on a full- or half-time basis, including awardees of the Harry S. Truman Foundation Scholarship Program.

NOTE: This announcement will remain open until we have received 75 applications, or 11:59 PM Eastern time on the closing date, whichever comes first
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About the Agency

Earth Day is every day at EPA! Come help us protect the environment! Our diverse workforce connects to more than just a career-we share a common passion to promote a cleaner, healthier environment.  Discover how exciting safeguarding our natural resources and protecting human health can be.  We consistently rank as one of the top Federal agencies in which to work, with great benefits and work flexibilities. Find yourself at EPA. 

Salary will be based on the grade level for which you are selected and the duty station of the position.  These positions are located in various offices in Region 4 in either Atlanta, GA or Athens, GA.  
For more information on this office, visit their website:


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  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • You must submit resume and required documents (See How to Apply).
  • This is a temporary position. See Other Information on assignment limits.
  • You must provide proof of enrollment (see Required Documents).


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At the entry level of this position, you will:

- Perform routine laboratory testing or conduct routine aspects of field sampling or laboratory experiments.
- Carry out routine assignments involving such functions as interpreting data/results, making basic measurements, making instrument readings, conducting assigned field sampling tasks.
- Assist in the performance of other standardized support duties such as the collection of literature references and the organization of files.

When entering a Federal job at a grade level lower than the highest promotion potential level, you may be promoted to more complex duties and work more independently, as your career progresses.


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You do not need a degree to qualify for this position.

Pathways Interns qualify for an initial appointment based on their educational achievements as described below:

To qualify for the GS-04 level, you need to have completed two full academic years of post-high school study or an associate’s degree.

To qualify for the GS-05 level, you need to have completed all requirements for a bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree.

If you are selected, the entire period served under the Internship Program will be a trial period.


We will review your resume and required documents to ensure you are eligible for Pathways Intern employment and meet the basic qualification requirements. We will notify you of the results of our evaluation through USAJOBs.
To preview questions please click here.


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You can review our benefits at:

You will begin earning annual and sick leave after 90 days of employment. After one year of continuous employment, you will be eligible for health benefits.


EPA participates in e-Verify.  E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that enables participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees. For additional information

This information is used to determine your qualifications for employment.  The use of this information is authorized under Title 5 USC, Sections 3302 and 3361.

If you have part-time work experience, read this:  (

If you are selected, travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid by EPA.  Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting to work in this position will be your responsibility.


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You are strongly encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application for this position.

To begin the application process, click the Apply On-line button to the
right on this screen, follow the prompts to log-in/register, submit all
required documents, and complete the assessment questionnaire.   To be considered, you must submit a complete application package by 11:59 PM Eastern time on the closing date of this announcement.

All required supporting documents will be collected electronically via the USA Jobs document portfolio feature.

If you cannot apply on-line, you must contact the Human Resources Office listed to the right for assistance no later than three business days prior to the closing date of this announcement.  You must provide complete application materials by the closing date of this announcement.

For detailed instructions to assist you in ensuring your application
package is received, go to .


Documents to be submitted on-line:

--Resume clearly stating your experience related to this position as described in the Duties Section and Qualifications Required Section. In describing your experience, you need to be clear and specific. We may not make assumptions regarding your experience.  
--Responses to the on-line assessment questionnaire
--College transcripts - required to submit either unofficial transcripts or a list of courses that includes school(s) attended, school address, course title, grades earned, completion dates, department, and quarter or semester hours earned.
--Veterans' Preference Documents - DD-214 Member 4 copy, VA Letter, and SF-15, if applicable; active duty military submit statement of service from commanding officer documenting dates of active duty and any campaign medals/badges; include character of service.

Additional information can be found on our web site:


Kyle Lindey
Phone: 800-433-9633
Fax: 919-541-0724
Agency Information:
Environmental Protection Agency
US Environmental Protection Agency
Human Resources Management Division
109 T.W. Alexander Drive, MD C639-02
Research Triangle Pk, NC
Fax: 919-541-0724


You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJobs account.  You will receive an acknowledgement from USAJobs that your submission was successful, once we have received your on-line occupational questionnaire, resume and any supporting documentation.  You will be notified of the status of your application via your USAJobs Account after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package.  You will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required.  Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempt to conceal information may disqualify you for employment consideration.  We may verify all information you provide in your resume and questionnaire responses, through reference and/or background check, and/or verification of your education.  If you are selected, you will be contacted personally by the human resources office posting this announcement.

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