USDA is a great place to start or continue your career.
USDA is ranked as one of the top 10 "Best Places to Work in the Federal Government" by the Partnership for Public Service.
Rankings are based on employee feedback regarding satisfaction with their work experience.
The selectees final salary will be determined once the official duty station is selected.
The Internship Program is designed to provide students enrolled ina variety of qualifying educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with opportunities to work in agencies and explore career paths related to their academic fields of study or career interest.
Interns may work flexible schedules under supervisor approval.
Interns may be non-competitively converted to a term, career-conditional or career appointment within 120 days following successful completion of all their educational and work requirements in accordance with 5 CFR 362.204.
Upon successful completion of the Pathways Internship Program requirements in accordance with 5 CFR 362.204 (work experience hours, satisfactory performance, educational requirements, mandatory training completion, etc.) you may be non-competitively converted to a term, career-conditional or career appointment within 120 days for a GS-1101-05/06/07 LoanTechnician career ladder position depending on qualifications and the Agency’s need.
Note: For more information on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standard for the GS-1101 series click: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-admin.asp. An agency is not required to convert any individual in a Pathways position to a position in the competitive service, whether upon completion of degree requirements or otherwise.
Conversion to a competitive service positions is not an entitlement.
In addition to meeting the pathways requirements for conversion, an applicant converting toa LoanTechnician, GS-1101-05/06/07is required to also meet the basic requirement for the GS-1101 series which is listed under the Qualifications Required section of the announcement.
The applicant must also be a U.S. citizen upon conversion.
Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including the following education requirements, as identified below.
For the GS-03 level: Applicants must have completed 1 full academic year of post-high school study.
(One full academic year is the number of credit hours determined by the college, university, or school to represent one year of full-time study).
Note: For more information on the qualification for GS-1199 series, click here: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-PIP ?
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social).
Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.
You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Currently enrolled students or students accepted for enrollment on at least a half-time basis at a qualifying educational institution in a certificate, degree, or diploma program.