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    The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is the data collection and dissemination arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. NASS gathers and publishes a vast array of information on every facet of U.S. agriculture, including production, economics, demographics, and the environment.

    This position does not have a Not-to-Exceed date and the qualified student may remain in the position for up to 8 years, as long as he/she meets the definition of a student. The appointment may be converted to a Term or Permanent appointment if all training, program, and educational requirements have been met.

    Position may be part-time if selectee is enrolled in colledge.

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    Major Duties:

    As a participant in the Pathways Intern Program, you will:

    • Initiate, coordinate, and carry out assigned statistical and survey methodology research studies to improve agricultural statistics.
    • Utilize statistical techniques to research new methodologies in the field of sampling, estimation, editing, imputation, data collection, processing, and data dissemination.
    • Participate in experimental comparisons of alternation statistical and data collection methodologies for establishment surveys and censuses.
    • Prepare reports and briefings on research activities for internal staff, external audiences, and peer-reviewed journal articles in addition to presenting results at scientific meetings.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    US Citizens, Nationals, or Foreign Nationals who meet immigration and annual appropriations requirements; no prior Federal experience is required. See “Conditions of Employment” for more information.

    Students who are currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment on at least a half-time basis at a qualifying educational institution in a certificate, degree, or diploma program.

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/394684300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.