$24,367.00 to $38,798.00
Open & closing dates
Opening and closing dates
$24,367 to $38,798 per year
Pay scale & grade
GS 2 - 4
Temporary - 1 year
1 vacancy in the following locations:
Saint Helena, NE
Saint Helena, NE
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
Current students enrolled in accredited educational institutions from high school to graduate level. Includes internships, pathways and other student programs.
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About the Position: Position(s) will be filled under the Department of the Army Pathways Intern Program. Click here
for more information on Pathways program participation.
This position is located at the Gavins Point Project Office. Gavins Point Dam and Lewis and Clark Lake, located on the Missouri River five miles upstream of Yankton, South Dakota, has grown into one of the most popular recreation areas in the upper Midwest. Recreation opportunities around the lake include camping, fishing, hunting, boating, sailing, biking, hiking, and bird-watching. Conveniently located in relative proximity to the larger cities of Sioux City, Iowa and Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the Gavins Point area offers a high quality of living to its residents whether they live in the country, in a small town, or in a larger community.
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Pathways Internship positions provide for development and training. Assignments become more responsible as incumbent increases knowledge and skills through work experience and academic training. At the full-performance level, you will be expected to:
Perform a variety of tasks and procedures within any of the biological, environmental, natural resource, specific projects and/or geographic functional areas to provide assistance to higher graded employees in the biological field.
Arrange biological data and analysis information into tabular or graphic format for inclusion in environmental documents. Enter information into computer databases. Assist with the collection of biological data in the field.
Accompany staff to project areas and under direction help map, identify, verify, count or collect plant or animal species. Conduct simple field inspections without direct supervision.
Research material sources, reports, regulations, correspondence files, and technical bibliographies for informational data.
Assist in the preparation of field investigations. Assemble informational data and statistics in a readable format. Provide appropriate write-ups in specified formats.
Occasional travel - Travel (TDY) up to 5% of the time.
Job family (Series)
0499 Biological Science Student Trainee
Conditions of Employment
Appointment may require a suitability/fitness determination.
Housing/lodging or travel/transportation expenses will NOT be reimbursed.
Must be enrolled or accepted in an accredited school through August 2018.
Must maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher while employed.
Must be taking at least a half-time course load.
Personnel security investigation is required.
Must be able to obtain and maintain valid driver?s license.
Must be at least 17 years old to operate a Government Vehicle.
Must be willing to work nights/weekends/holidays.
Must be willing to wear a uniform.
Who May Apply: Students who are eligible for participation in the Department of the Army Internship Program
Positions are open to current students pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate in an accredited high school, college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution on at least a half-time basis (as defined by the institution in which the student is enrolled). Short-term training programs (e.g., several two-week programs completed) are not considered an academic course of study.
Internship for current students in good standing at an accredited education.
For this internship, you must be able to work full-time during the traditional summer months, May through September.
To qualify for a Pathways Internship as a GS-02, students must have completed high school or a GED diploma by May 2018.
To qualify for a Pathways Internship as a GS-03, students must have completed one full academic year of post-high school study by May 2018.
To qualify for a Pathways Internship as a GS-04, students must have completed two full academic years of post-high school study or have an associate's degree by May 2018.
For qualification purposes, an academic year is computed as follows:
At the undergraduate level, successfully completed education that has not led to possession of a degree is credited based on its relationship to 120 semester hours or 180 quarter hours. For example, 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours is comparable to 1 year of undergraduate education. Four years of progressive study or 120 semester hours meets the degree requirements. Additional credit cannot be given for duplicate course work.
For study at a business or technical school, 36 weeks of study (20 classroom hours per week) is comparable to 1 academic year above high school.
An academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 academic year of full-time study. This determination is made based on normal course loads for a full year of study in the graduate program. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours or 27 quarter hours should be considered as satisfying the 1 year of full-time study requirement. Part-time graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of full-time study at the school attended.
When academic credit is expressed in contract months, units, or other terms that differ from conventional semester or quarter hours, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide an interpretation of such credits from the appropriate institution in order to equate them to the semester or quarter hours specified in the standard.
NOTE: If your college, vocational, trade, technical or high schools' definition of academic year differs from above, you must submit proof of this difference (e.g., copy of course catalog that defines an academic year). Absent this documentation, you will screened for academic qualifications based on the academic hours as defined in the bullets above.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
Data Entry and Analysis
For this internship, you must be a current student enrolled in a degree seeking program through August 2018.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: ****This is a student internship opportunity. Your transcripts are a required part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination.
Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
This is a Career Program (CP) 16 position.
Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant
You may claim military spouse preference.
Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
Management may select at either grade.
These positions will be selected at the GS-02, GS-03, or GS-04 grade levels with NO promotion potential.
This is a temporary position that may be extended, but not to exceed two years.
Further certification from this announcement may take place up to 90 days beyond the closing date of this announcement.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package
(resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.
You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.
Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Ideal Candidate, Strong Candidate and Eligible Candidate. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category. Ideal Candidate: Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
Strong Candidate: Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
Eligible Candidate: This category will be used for those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications of the position.
Background checks and security clearance
Public Trust - Background Investigation
The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External)
1. Your resume: Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.
For additional information see: What to include in your resume
2. Transcripts and Enrollment Verification: Enrollment verification (if transcripts do not reflect current enrollment), and unofficial transcripts for education claimed in your resume and occupational questionnaire is required. If you provide an unofficial transcript at the time of application and you are selected, you will be asked for official versions prior to appointment. See: Transcripts and Licenses
3. Other supporting documents: Cover Letter, optional
Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
Applicants claiming Veterans Preference or Military Spouse preference (MSP): to verify your preference claim you MUST submit supporting documents with your application package.
If you are currently serving on active duty: You MUST submit a certification from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date you apply to this opportunity. If you supply a certification at this stage, your preference/eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. More information about Veteran's Preference is located on the Feds Hire Vets
website. Please upload veteran's documents under the appropriate category.
NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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How to Apply
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 03/21/2018 to receive consideration
To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application ( ****Follow the prompts to select your résumé and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
It is your responsibility to verify that your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.
Additional information on how to complete the online application process and submit your online application may be found on the USA Staffing Applicant Resource Center
To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (****all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: ****.
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You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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