Student Trainee (Soil Science)

Company Name:
Department Of Agriculture
### JOB SUMMARY:
The Natural Resource Conservation Service provides leadership in a partnership effort to help people conserve, maintain, and improve our natural resources and environment. ( )
Advertised salary includes 24.69% Locality Pay. 5.57% percent Cost-of-Living (COLA) is authorized. Percentage of COLA is subject to change. COLA is currently tax-free for Federal Income tax purposes; however, that too is subject to change.
This vacancy is limited to the first 100 applications received per location. This vacancy will remain open until the 100th application is received for all locations OR midnight on the closing date of this announcement; which ever happens first.
This job opportunity announcement is for the Pathways Internship Program, and is open to individuals who have been accepted for enrollment or who are currently enrolled and seeking a degree in a qualifying educational institution on a full or half-time basis (COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED). Please review this entire job opportunity announcement for specific information on requirements for consideration.
NRCS is recruiting students to participate in the Pathways Internship Program. These positions are expected to be filled by May 2014. Positions to be filled are Student Trainees in Soil Science. The program allows students to gain real, paid federal work experience while pursuing a college degree in a particular career field. Work locations will vary each summer and the duties and locations are designed to provide hands on experience and training in the specific discipline for which hired.
Student Trainees must be in good academic standing, as defined by the institution they are attending, and must meet the definition of a student throughout the duration of their Internship appointment. Student Trainees who need to complete less than the equivalent of half an academic/vocational or technical course-load immediately prior to graduating is still considered a student for purposes of this Program.
This position requires the incumbent to spend a substantial amount of time in the field which may include rugged terrain, inclement weather and dangerous wildlife. This position requires the incumbent be able to carry equipment, including a backpack and camp conditions will be very basic.
Within 120 calendar days after completing educational requirements of the position and Pathways Program requirements, Student Trainees may be eligible to non-competitively convert to a career conditional or TERM appointment. If non-competitively converted, the full promotion potential of the position will be to the GS-9 grade level. Conversion is not guaranteed and is based on the need of the agency.
Job Title: Student Trainee (Soil Science)
Department: Department Of Agriculture
Agency: Natural Resources Conservation Service
Job Announcement Number: NRCSPTHWYS-14-1107482-EI
SALARY RANGE: $13.18 to $19.23 / Per Hour
OPEN PERIOD: Sunday, May 04, 2014 to Monday, May 12, 2014
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0499-03/04
POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time - Internships
PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 04
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy in the following location:
WHO MAY APPLY: Current College Students with Citizenship
SECURITY CLEARANCE: Not Applicable
SUPERVISORY STATUS: No

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