Student Trainee- Internship


Vacancy ID: 873489   Announcement Number: SD-873489-SK   USAJOBS Control Number: 341597600

Social Security Number

Vacancy Identification Number

873489
1. Title of Job

Student Trainee- Internship
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

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

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

460010013 Aberdeen, SD
462450099 Sioux Falls, SD
462860029 Watertown, SD

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

24. Personal Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

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

1. Are you a U.S. Citizen?

A. I am a U.S. Citizen.
B. I am not a U.S. Citizen, so am not eligible 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.
B. I am not currently enrolled as described above.

4. Pathways Student Intern Program 640 hour work experience requirement. 

A. I am able to work two (2) summers of full-time employment prior to graduation to meet the 640 hour work experience.
B. I am able to work one (1) summer of full-time employment prior to graduation in addition to having non-federal career-related internship program experience, volunteer service or qualifying active duty military service to meet the 640 hour work experience requirement.
C. I am unable to meet the 640 work hour experience requirement.

Select the response that best fits your qualifications.

5. 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 hour beyond BA/BS)
G. Master's Degree
H. Ph.D.

The following question 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.

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

A. Spring 2014
B. Fall 2014
C. Spring 2015
D. Fall 2015
E. Spring 2016
F. I am expected to graduate after Spring 2016

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

8. What is your major course of study?

A. Soil Science
B. Crop/Plant Science
C. Agronomy
D. Forestry
E. Rangeland management
F. Range Ecology & Management
G. Ag Education
H. Other Agricultural Discipline
I. My major is not related to any of the above disciplines

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

A. 6-8 semester hours
B. 1-5 semester hours
C. 0 semester hours

10. How many semester hours of crops or plant science courses have you taken or are currently enrolled in?

A. 6-8 semester hours
B. 1-5 semester hours
C. 0 semester hours

11. How many semester hours of agricultural or natural resources courses (other than soils/crops/plant) have you taken or are currently enrolled in?

A. 12 or more semester hours
B. 9-11 semester hours
C. 6-8 semester hours
D. 1-5 semester hours
E. 0 semester hours

12. Do you have any farming/ranching experience?

A. Yes
B. No

13. Have you operated Geographic Information Systems (GIS) equipment?

A. Yes
B. No

14. Do you have any experience using survey tools such as planimeters, scales, transit, engineer's level, etc?

A. Yes
B. No

15. Do you have experience reading and understanding policy and procedural manuals?

A. Yes
B. No

16. Do you have experience collecting and recording data or samples?

A. Yes
B. No

17. Please choose the response that most accurately reflects your level of experience utilizing computer programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and similar word processing or office automation programs.

 

A. I have a little experience in computer programs and applications.
B. I can perform the basic functions in one or two of the programs listed above (i.e. Word, Excel, and/or PowerPoint).
C. I am able to perform advanced functions in all three of the programs listed (i.e. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

18. Prepared correspondence and/or narrative reports.

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task.
C. I have performed this task. My work was monitored to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D. I have performed this task independently and normally without review.

19. Working as a member of a team to achieve an important goal.

A. I have never participated as a member of a team.
B. I have made minor contributions to a team that achieved an important goal.
C. I have made important contributions to or played a key role on a team that achieved an important goal.
D. I have led a team to achieve an important goal.

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

20. 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 or 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.