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    IMPORTANT APPLICATION DEADLINE: It is anticipated that there will be significant interest in this announcement. As a result the announcement will close at 11:59 PM EST on the date of receipt of the 50th application or at 11:59 PM EST on January 22, 2018; whichever occurs first.

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT:

    This Summer Internship opportunity will start no sooner than May, 2018.

    Please note that if you are a Spring 2018 graduate, you will not be eligible for this Internship opportunity unless you are enrolled at a qualifying educational institution seeking an additional degree (diploma, Certificate, degree program, etc.) or an advanced degree. You also must submit proof of acceptance along with your current transcripts for consideration.

    Upon successful completion of the Pathways Internship Program and completion of their academic degree or Certificate program, individuals may be non-competitively converted to a Term position or permanent position in the Competitive Service.

    This position is located in Honolulu, Hawaii. Applicants must be available to work there for the duration of the appointment.

    The incumbent must work at least 16 hours per week during the school year and may work full-time during school breaks.

    NOAA is seeking bright, innovative, results-oriented students who are pursuing a degree or certificate program in an accredited educational institution for our Intern Program. The NOAA Pathways Internship Program targets students accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled in a degree-seeking or Certificate program at least on a half-time basis. (Applicants who do not meet the definition of student by the closing date of the announcement will not be considered).

    This vacancy may be used to fill other Student Trainee (Biological Sciences), ZT-0499-1 positions throughout NOAA. The position must be alike (e.g. within the same geographic locations, same grade/band and requires the same qualifications as indicated in this vacancy announcement).

    *Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid. All travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the sole responsibility of the selected employee.

    *A one year trial period may be required.

    *This position is not in the bargaining unit.

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    Responsibilities

    As a Student Intern (Biological Sciences), you will perform the following duties:

    • Data entry and analysis.
    • Process lab samples and laboratory maintenance duties.
    • Specimen processing and archiving.
    • Prep, pack and clean field gear.
    • Field activities such as animal tagging, surveying, observations, data recording and reporting.
    This position will be filled under the DOC Alternative Personnel System (CAPS). This system replaced the Federal GS pay plan and structure. Under CAPS, positions are classified by career, pay plan, and pay band. The ZT-1 is equivalent to the GS-01/02/03/04.

    Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) for Honolulu, Hawaii is 10.99% and is not federally taxed. The COLA is not reflected in the locality salary shown in this vacancy announcement. COLAs are exempt from Federal income taxes; post differentials are not.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    1

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Students who have been accepted for enrollment or are currently enrolled in an accredited educational institution in good academic standing. Good academic standing is determined by the educational institution, but is typically a Grade Point Average of a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must provide proof of current enrollment in school or documentation indicating acceptance in an accredited educational institution.

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/488585700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.