Pathways Internship (Soil Conservationist)


Vacancy ID: 798163   Announcement Number: AR-13-798163-AW   USAJOBS Control Number: 332507500

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Vacancy Identification Number

798163
1. Title of Job

Internship Opportunity
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

02
03
04

11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

001 Internship

21. Geographic Availability

051310143 Fayetteville, AR

22. Transition Assistance Plan

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23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

The USDA can only hire U.S. Citizens or nationals.  Please select the response that reflects your eligibility to apply to this open competitive vacancy announcement.

1. Are you a U.S. Citizen or National?

A. I am a U.S. Citizen or National.
B. I am not a U.S. Citizen or National, so am not elgibile to apply for this position.

2. Do you have a current/valid state driver's license?

A. Yes
B. No

For each of the following questions select the one response from the choices given that best describes your experience and/or training.  Do not answer positively to a question unless you are able to provide specific examples or documentation as proof that you have had this type of education or experience at the level you are claiming.  YOUR RESUME MUST CONTAIN EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT YOUR RESPONSES.

3. Are you currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a degree-seeking student at an accredited college or university?

A. I am currently enrolled or accepted on at least a half-time basis at a qualifying educational institution, for the purpose of obtaining a diploma, degree, or certificate. I have a GPA of 2.0 or higher.
B. I am not currently enrolled as described above.

4. What year will you obtain your degree?  NOTE: If going on for another degree with no break (example currently pursuing a AA degree but going directly on for a BS degree) please list the date of the final degree, not the current degree.

A. Fall 2012
B. Spring 2013
C. Fall 2013
D. Spring 2014
E. Fall 2014
F. I am expected to graduate after Fall 2014.

5. Can you work two (2) summers of full-time employment prior to graduation in order to meet the 640 work hour experience requirement for the Pathways Student Intern program?

A. Yes
B. No

Select the response that best fits your qualifications.

6. Please select the letter that corresponds to the highest level of education you will have completed by the closing date of this announcement.

A. High School Diploma
B. One year of college (30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours)
C. Associates Degree or two years college (60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours)
D. Three years of college (90 semester hours or 135 quarter hours)
E. Bachelor's Degree (120 semester hours or 180 quarter hours)
F. One year of Graduate Education (18 semester hours beyond BA/BS)
G. Master's Degree
H. Ph.D.

The following questions will be used to help us determine our best qualified applicants.  Please answer each question honestly, and make sure your resume or application materials include information that supports your answers.

7. What is your current cumulative Grade Point Average (on a 4 point scale)?

A. 4.0 or equivalent
B. 3.5-3.99 or equivalent
C. 3.0-3.49 or equivalent
D. 2.5-2.99 or equivalent
E. 2.0-2.49 or equivalent
F. 1.99 or below

8. What is your major course of study?

A. Soil Science
B. Plant Science
C. Crop Science
D. Agronomy
E. Natural Resource Conservation
F. Forestry
G. Agricultural Education
H. Agricultural Engineering
I. Other Agricultural Discipline
J. Other natural Science Discipline
K. My major is not related to any of the above disciplines

9. How many semester hours of crops or plant science coursed have you taken or currently enrolled in?

A. 9 or more semester hours
B. 6-8 semester hours
C. 1-5 semester hours
D. 0 semester hours

10. How many semester hours of soils courses have you taken or currently enrolled in?

A. 9 or more semester hours
B. 6-8 semester hours
C. 1-5 semester hours
D. 0 semester hours

Please carefully review all of your answers to the above questions, then carefully read the paragraphs below, before answering/certifying quesiton 13.

11.

I am aware that knowingly and willfully withholding information or making false statements on this application constitutes and will result in disqualification from the selection process. If the misrepresentation is discovered after hiring, I may be subject to inquiry and suitable administrative or disciplinary action up to and including dismissal from the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

I understand that under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Rehabilitation Act of 1973, it is my responsibility to request any reasonable accommodations which I require to complete the application, testing, and/or hiring procedures.

A. I agree to these conditions and I hereby certify that all statements made by me on this application are true and complete to the best of my knowledge.
B. I do not agree to these conditions and therefore choose not to be considered for the position at this time.