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									                                    USDA Forest Service

        Student Trainee (Human Resources Specialist), GS-0299-4/5/7/9

    ANNOUNCEMENT                                        APPLICATION
                 R5-HR-SCEP-12-01                                   12/19/2011
         NUMBER:                                          DEADLINE:
      JOB LOCATION: Vallejo, CA                                     Full Time/Part Time
                         $33,136.00 -
     SALARY RANGE:                                        OPEN DATE: 12/05/2011

                         Excepted Service Appt.                   US citizens - Only one
           TIME LIMIT:                             WHO MAY APPLY: position will be filled.
                         - No time limit

          NUMBER OF                                       PROMOTION
                     1                                               11
          VACANCIES:                                      POTENTIAL:


For further Information on the duties and responsibilities of the position, you may contact Brigette
Winters at 530-283-7826.

The position is located in the USDA, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region, Human
Resources Office, Vallejo, CA.

The R5 Human Resources Service Team is seeking to fill a Student Trainee position under the
Student Career Experience Program (SCEP). Students will need to meet ALL the requirements
of the SCEP Program in order to apply.


Under the Student Career Experience program (SCEP), receives work experience that is directly
related to the student’s educational program and career goals. Acquires and increases
knowledge, skills, and abilities in performing work in Human Resources (HR). Accomplishes
rotational work assignments within HR (Classification, Staffing and Employee/Labor Relations),
with increasing independence.

-   Classification: A process through which Federal jobs (i.e., positions) are assigned to a pay
    system, series, title, and grade; based on consistent application of position classification
-   Staffing: A process which Federal jobs (i.e., positions) are advertised and filled through a
    variety of appointing authorities. This HR function is frequently called “Recruitment and
-   Employee Relations: This HR function is primarily responsible for providing management
    advice and counsel regarding employee performance and conduct.
-   Labor Relations: This HR function is primarily responsible for providing management advice
    and counsel regarding interpretation and application of the labor agreement, partnership with
    the union, and union grievances.
Student Eligibility Requirements:

-   Must be enrolled in or accepted to (with the intent to attend) an accredited college or
    university, graduate or professional school; and carry at a minimum, a half-time course load
    as defined by the institution.
-   Must be enrolled in a field of study related to the position being announced. (Human
    Resources/Business Administration Management)
-   Must be able to complete required (career-related) work experience prior to or concurrently
    with the completion of course requirements for the degree. (at least 640 work experience
-   Must be a United States citizen or national.
-   Must be in a “good academic” standing status. Cannot be on academic probation.

How to apply:

Application packages must be submitted to: by no later than December 19,
2011. Applications will only be accepted by e-mail submission. No Applications will be accepted
after December 19, 2011.

A complete application package MUST include:
-   A current resume with references
-   Up-to-date transcripts. Unofficial transcripts or copies will be accepted if legible. If selected,
    official transcripts will be needed.
-   Letter of Acceptance or Letter of Enrollment for your college/university for Fall 2011/Spring
-   DD214 (Member 4 copy) or other relevant documentation , if claiming Veteran’s Preference
-   Please Do Not put Social Security Numbers on any documents.

Applications received become the property of the USDA Forest Service and will not be returned.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all of its programs
and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable,
sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic
information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual's income is derived
from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons
with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille,
large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's Target Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and
TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400
Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202)

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The USDA Forest Service provides reasonable
accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any
part of the application and hiring process, please contact the point of contact listed on the
vacancy announcement. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a
case-by-case basis.
BENEFITS: A variety of health insurance plans; retirement system with investment options; paid
holiday; paid sick and annual (vacation) leave; life insurance; incentive systems; subsidized
transportation, flexible work schedule, training and development opportunities, family/worklife
program, etc.

As a condition of employment, all male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have
registered for the selective service. If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a
statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the
Selective Service Law.

DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made
by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals.

VETERANS' PREFERENCE: Generally, preference is granted to veterans who entered the
military service prior to October 14, 1976; or served on active duty during the period from August
2, 1990, through January 2, 1992, and who are otherwise eligible; or who served on active duty
during the period beginning September 11, 2001, and ending on the last day of Operation Iraqi
Freedom; or who have served in a military action for which they received a Campaign Badge or
Expeditionary Medal. This includes the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (AFEM) awarded to
those who participated in Operation Joint Endeavor or Operation Joint Guard. Also, you may be
entitled to veterans' preference if you are a disabled veteran; you have received a Purple Heart;
you are the spouse or mother of a disabled veteran; or you are the widow, widower, or mother of
a deceased veteran. Applicants will be required to provide proof prior to appointment to validate
their claim for preference. More detailed information is available on the Main Menu screen under
the selection entitled, "Veteran Information."


                                 Contact Information:

                                        Brigette Winters

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