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Author Topic: Department of Agriculture Student -- 7 vacancies throughout Michigan  (Read 766 times)

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Department: Department Of Agriculture
Agency: Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Job Announcement Number: NRCS-MI-11-01

SALARY RANGE: $10.95 - $13.41 /hour
OPEN PERIOD: Tuesday, October 05, 2010 to Friday, January 07, 2011
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0499-02/04
POSITION INFORMATION: Full-Time - Summer  Student Career Experience Program.
DUTY LOCATIONS: 7 vacancies - Throughout Michigan
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Applications will be accepted from degree seeking students enrolled at least half-time in accredited institutions. Degree must be related to the positions being filled.   See 'Qualifications' section for detailed information.  Open only to U.S. Citizens and nationals (residents of American Samoa and Swains Island).  Please read entire announcement prior to submitting your application.


A college student enrolled or accepted for enrollment for at least a half-time courseload at an accredited institution of higher education.  Major field of study MUST be in Agriculture, Agronomy, Biology, Botany,  Forestry, Natural Resources, Plant Science, Rangeland Management, Soil Conservation, Soil Science, or another discipline closely related to and qualifying for the position being filled.
A student in good standing and having a record as a student that is in all respects predictive of graduation.  Student must maintain at least a 2.0 overall grade point average on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent, and maintain a grade of “C” or better at all times in the major field of study.
Graduating from college no earlier than the Fall of 2012;
Available to work at least 2 summers and complete a minimum of 640 hours of work experience prior to graduation;
Mobile to all locations throughout Michigan upon initial placement and subsequent summers as well as upon graduation;
Interested in long-term permanent employment with the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Michigan; and
Able to meet all medical, security, and Federal eligibility requirements.

7 vacancies - Throughout Michigan


The trainee positions advertised are developmental positions designed to provide training in the application of a variety of soil and water conservation practices.  The student will work with experienced employees, performing a wide variety of duties tailored to the specific discipline the student is pursuing (i.e. Soil Conservation, etc.).  Some of the duties may include gathering, calculating, and analyzing various types of field resource data; learning to operate tools, equipment, and computer software related to the target profession; receiving training in the use of soil survey maps, technical standards, agency guides, and other available guidelines; becoming familiar with the aims and objectives of the Natural Resources Conservation Service; and assisting in the planning and development of a wide variety of conservation and/or engineering practices.  Accompanying resource specialist to observe methods used in meeting resource conservation needs.  Gathering and assembling data for use in basic conservation plans.  Performing surveys used for design and preliminary layout work, participating in inspection of construction, and making field notes. Attending meetings of soil and water conservation district boards.  Work will become increasingly more complex as the student masters skills and assignments and progresses through the program.

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