Student Trainees (Natural Resources Mgt & Biological Sciences) - multiple full and part-time positions - California

  • U.S. Forest Service
  • California, United States
  • Oct 03, 2016
Part time Biology/Ecology Forestry Natural Resources Wildlife/Endangered Species

Job Description

These positions are designed to provide a career-oriented introduction to the background, philosophy, concepts, and scope of the Forest Service programs and a practical understanding of the policies of the employing organization. Assignments are developmental in nature and in conjunction with formal education; the employee will gain the necessary competencies for a career in Natural Resources Management and Biological Sciences. Work assignments are selected to ensure that the employee receives on-the-job training and exposure to one or more program functions.

Duties primarily focus on providing work and training experience to prepare the student Intern for a more advanced, professional position through a variety of tasks that utilize established practical processes, methods, and procedures that may include, but are not limited to:
Receives training in the principles, concepts, work processes, and regulations of one or more functional areas of Natural Resources Management and Biological Sciences. As training advances and proficiency is demonstrated, work assignment are increasingly more demanding, and are designed to provide experience in a variety of activities.

On a scheduled basis, following the Pathways Participant Agreement, receives assignments in various Natural Resources Management and Biological Sciences functions to gain an understanding of the various program concepts and operations, develop an understanding of the total mission as well as organizational/functional interrelationships, and develop a foundation for more specialized application of knowledge gained from on-the-job training assignments.
Receives formal and on-the-job training in OPM, Department of Agriculture and Forest Service policies, rules, regulations, and procedures.
Is instructed on the use of personal computers, and file and data management.

The following positions may be filled under this announcement as Intern Indefinite appointments. Selection grades are identified with a target conversion grade. Conversion positions and eligibility is not guaranteed and depend upon unit needs.

The Internship Program is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school and while getting paid for the work performed. This Student Trainee position will be filled as an Intern appointment. The appointment is indefinite and is expected to last for the duration of the student's academic attendance.

This is a vacancy announcement for one or more locations throughout the forest service apply to only those locations where you are willing to travel to and/or relocate to. The tour of duty is Full time or Part time and may be filled at the GS-05 or GS-07 grade levels.

On-site applications will be accepted at the Society of American Foresters (SAF) Convention in Madison, Wisconsin, from 2 p.m. to 7p.m. on November 2nd, and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on November 3rd. If you are unable to attend the convention, please apply on-line on USAJOBS from October 3-7. The link to the hiring event at the Society of American Foresters Convention can be found at: Salary wage as shown is for Rest of the U.S. (RUS). Specific wage rate will vary by location and may be higher or lower than the amount shown on the vacancy announcement.

Travel Required
50% or Greater
Occasional travel up to 75% may be required

Fort Jones, CA
Macdoel, CA
Multiple positions in other states under same job announcement #17-NCH-SAF499579-INT

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Job Level



Government- Federal


$32,318.00 to $40,033.00 / Per Year. Series & Grade GS-0499-05/07

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