The Pathways Internship Program is for current diploma/certificate/degree-seeking students and is designed to attract students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions with paid opportunities to work in USDA/NRCS and explore Federal careers while still in school. This program exposes students to jobs in the Federal civil service by providing meaningful developmental work while completing their academic requirements. For more information on the Pathways Internship, please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/StudentsAndGrads.Learn more about this agency
Location Consideration: You may select up to a maximum of three locations. Please only select locations that you can report to no later than July 8, 2018.
Locality Pay: The salary for each location may vary depending on locality. Locality tables may be found at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/.
Student Trainees will perform the following duties under direct supervision. Assignments will be developmental in nature and will assist the employee in gaining the competencies necessary for a career:
Assists higher graded engineers or field personnel in the planning, design and construction of engineering practices such as water management, animal waste management, erosion control, flood control, wetland creation or restoration, and other conservation practices needing engineering guidance.
Interprets plans and specifications for contractors, solving problems at local level as to proper interpretation of specifications.
Makes site investigations and field checks designs as prepared/approved by the State Conservation Engineer (SCE) of structural works of improvement prior to contracting; prepares or reviews field designs and preliminary and final drawings and specifications on agricultural engineering practices for review by higher level engineer. Designs are checked for ease of construction, availability of materials and whether or not structures are adapted to the specific site.
Occasional travel - As required to perform the duties of the position and complete the requirements of the Pathways program.
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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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/494821500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.