Job Overview


The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is an exciting and rewarding place to start, build and/or continue your career. Be part of our team and support the well-being of American agriculture and the American public.

FSAs diverse culture and benefits allow for a healthy balance between your career and home life. In addition to a generous salary, FSA offers a friendly and professional working environment with a diverse workforce, flexible hours/work schedules, and other family-friendly benefits such as: paid vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, retirement and supplemental savings plan, a wide array of health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans, flexible spending accounts, and long-term care insurance.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: It is anticipated that there will be significant interest in this announcement.  As a result, the announcement will close at 11:59 PM on the date of receipt of the 100th application or at 11:59 PM on Thursday, March 31, 2016; whichever occurs first.


This position is temporary and has a Not-to-Exceed date of 90 days after your initial appointment.  However, an extension of the appointment may be possible without further competition. The appointment may also end early due to lack of work or funds.

These positions are in the Excepted Service.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.


The Pathways Intern positions are located in the Farm Service Agency, Office of Budget and Finance (OBF), located in Washington, DC.

The Pathways Internship Program is designed to expose the Student Trainee to a variety of support operations administered by OBF. The intern:

  • Performs a variety of clerical and technical support assignments in support of OBF operations.
  • Major duties include, but are not limited to, clerical functions and analysis of the program operations areas to provide a variety of training experiences within the office.
  • The skill of a qualified typist is required to perform word processing and to utilize other automated equipment.

Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel may be required.

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

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.

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