Risk Management Agency, Department of Agriculture
Positions are being filled under the Pathways Student Internship Authority which is designed to provide students enrolled in a variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with paid work opportunities in agencies to explore federal careers while in school.
Interns will perform the following duties under direct supervision.
Duties will be developmental in nature and will assist the employee in gaining the competencies necessary for a career as a Compliance Assistance.
Program Eligibility Requirements: Applicant must meet the definition of a student that is, be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited technical or vocational school, two-year or four-year college or university, graduate or professional school.
You must be taking at least a half-time academic course load leading to a degree or certificate.
A certificate program is defined as a post-secondary education, in a qualifying educational institution, equivalent to at least one academic year of full-time study that is part of an accredited college-level, technical, trade, vocational, or business school curriculum.
Be planning for or pursuing a certificate or degree in, or related to, the internship opportunity being advertised.
Examples of relevant educational fields for this position include but are not limited to: agricultural economics, agriculture, farm management, or law, that is related to the work of the position, and that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work disciplines that will allow applicants to qualify for the conversion requirements listed within the vacancy announcement upon graduation..
Position Qualifications: Applicants must meet position qualifications requirements as shown below at the time of appointment.
The agency must be able to verify that the education was completed successfully before the applicant can be appointed.
Below is the education requirement to be qualified for this GS-4 position: Completion of 2 full academic years of post-high school study or an associate's degree.
One full academic year of undergraduate education is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours or the equivalent as defined by the accredited college or university.
Conversion Information: Candidates selected from this announcement may be eligible for non-competitive conversion to a permanent position in the competitive service, provided that all terms of the Internship Program are met and there is an available position.
Conversion is not mandatory or guaranteed and is at agency discretion.
Pathways Interns may convert to a permanent position for which they qualify for (e.g., Compliance Investigator, GS-1801 as outlined in the intern's Pathways agreement.
Upon conversion to the competitive service, this position will have a career ladder up to the GS-12 full performance level.
To be eligible for conversion, you must satisfactorily complete all Pathways Program requirements: Complete at least 640 hours of work experience prior to graduation; Complete all mandatory training requirements; Meet performance expectations and be recommended for conversion; Meet suitability requirements; and Meet the position's Qualification Requirements of the associated occupational series as outlined in the U.S.
Office of Personnel Management, General Schedule Qualifications Standards.
See the link below: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=0300-ndx GS-1899- Compliance Investigator Qualification Requirements: Undergraduate Education: Any field of study.nGraduate Education: Major study in agricultural economics, agriculture, farm management, or law, that is related to the work of the position, and that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work.
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