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    Explore a career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) manages more land – approximately 245 million acres - than any other Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estates throughout the nation. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

    BLM is offering dynamic and energetic students the opportunity to gain valuable work experience serving as a Student Trainee (Administrative) in the Montana State, North Central Montana District Office, Division of Support Services (1 position) and the Lewistown Field Office (1 position). Both positions will be duty stationed in Lewistown, Montana. Information about the Lewistown area can be found at the Lewistown Chamber of Commerce website.

    These are temporary student internship opportunities under the Pathways Program. The major objective of the Pathways Program is to employ students, giving them a chance to work in a Federal agency and resume or continue their education without interruption caused by financial pressure. The student selected for each position must be able to work at least part-time while school is in session and full-time during the summer months and during periods when the school is officially closed. Each student must be able to physically report to the Lewistown, Montana, duty location to fulfill the duties of the position.

    Each position will be filled as a temporary, not-to-exceed September 30, 2018, excepted service appointment under the BLM Pathways Internship Program that may be extended incrementally based on Agency needs and funding. The Agency (BLM) may, but is not obligated to, convert the student to a term or permanent appointment in the competitive service without further competition. This option will only be considered under rare and authorized circumstances.

    Each selected student will be required to complete and sign a Participant Agreement that documents the anticipated start and end dates for their temporary appointment. For more information on the Pathways Program, please visit: http://www.opm.gov/HiringReform/Pathways/.

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    Duties will be appropriately assigned based on the grade level to which assigned, and may include, but are not limited to:

    • Answering telephone and routing calls to staff as needed
    • Filing
    • Distributing Mail
    • Operating copy machines and assembling and distributing documents
    • Assisting section personnel with simpler tasks
    • Operating personal computers
    • Performing a variety of recordkeeping, reporting and informational duties
    • Sending notifications to employees regarding program events
    • Greeting customers and answering routine questions and providing information relating to the programs of the office.
    • Monitoring stock levels of a variety of office supples and orders as necessary
    • Using office automation software and equipment to perform duties, including word processing and spreadsheet to prepare correspondence and reports.
    • Filling in for office staff assistants during periods of absence.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    All students who are accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled and seeking a diploma, certificate, degree, etc. in a qualifying educational institution, including eligible Veterans meeting this criteria.

    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/488891300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.