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NOTE: This announcement will remain open until we have received 75 applications, or 11:59 PM Eastern time on the closing date, whichever comes first. Temporary not-to-exceed 9/30/2014 Full-time (40 hours per week) Earth Day is every day at EPA! Come help us protect the environment! Our diverse workforce connects to more than just a career-we share a common passion to promote a cleaner, healthier environment. Discover how exciting safeguarding our natural resources and protecting human health can be. We consistently rank as one of the top Federal agencies in which to work, with great benefits and work flexibilities. Find yourself at EPA.
This position is located in the Office of Research and Development, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Western Ecology Division, Pacific Coast Ecology Branch in Newport, OR.
For more information on this office, visit their website: You must be a U.S. citizen. You must submit resume and required documents (See How to Apply Tab). You must provide proof of enrollment (see Required Documents). Position does not have portable work and selectee may not telework. You will:
Focus on one of the following taxa - echinoderms, amphipods, polychaetes, or wetland plants; and then synthesize the life history, distributional, and habitat information into the Coastal Biogeographic Risk Assessment Tool (CBRAT).
Check species attribute and distributional information extracted from CBRAT for errors and gaps for the target taxon using guidelines provide by EPA scientists.
Search the peer-reviewed literature and agency reports and databases for data on species' distributions, habitats, and/or abundances of the target taxon.
Participate in periodic discussions on the CBRAT user interface.
Participate in developing rules to evaluate species' vulnerability for the target taxon based on the available information. If you are selected, the entire period served under the Internship Program will be a trial period. We will review your resume and required documents to ensure you are eligible for Pathways Intern employment and meet the basic qualification requirements. We will notify you of the results of our evaluation through USAJOBs.
To preview questions please click here. Pathways Interns qualify for an initial appointment based on their educational achievements as described below:
To qualify for the GS-05 level, you need to have completed four academic years of post-high school study leading to a bachelor''s or equivalent degree.
You are strongly encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application for this position.
To begin the application process, click the Apply On-line button to the right on this screen, follow the prompts to log-in/register, submit all required documents, and complete the assessment questionnaire. To be considered you must submit a complete application package by 11:59 PM Eastern time on the closing date of this announcement, or 11:59 PM Eastern time on the date that we receive 75 applications, whichever comes first.
All required supporting documents will be collected electronically via the USA Jobs document portfolio feature.
If you cannot apply on-line, you must contact the Human Resources Office listed to the right for assistance no later than three business days prior to the closing date of this announcement. You must provide complete application materials by the closing date of this announcement.
For detailed instructions to assist you in ensuring your application package is received, go to
. Documents to be submitted on-line:
Resume clearly stating your experience related to this position as described in the Duties Section and Qualifications Required Section. In describing your experience, you need to be clear and specific. We may not make assumptions regarding your experience.
Responses to the on-line assessment questionnaire.
College transcripts - required to submit either unofficial transcripts or a list of courses that includes school(s) attended, school address, course title, grades earned, completion dates, department, and quarter or semester hours earned.
Veterans'' Preference Documents - DD-214 Member 4 copy, VA Letter, and SF-15, if applicable; active duty military submit statement of service from commanding officer documenting dates of active duty and any campaign medals/badges; include character of service.
Proof that you are currently enrolled or have been accepted for enrollment seeking a diploma, certificate, bachelor's degree, graduate degree, or professional degree from a qualifying educational institution on a full or half-time basis.
Additional information can be found on our web site:
You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJobs account. You will receive an acknowledgement from USAJobs that your submission was successful, once we have received your on-line occupational questionnaire, resume and any supporting documentation. You will be notified of the status of your application via your USAJobs Account after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package. You will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempt to conceal information may disqualify you for employment consideration. We may verify all information you provide in your resume and questionnaire responses, through reference and/or background check, and/or verification of your education. If you are selected, you will be contacted personally by the human resources office posting this announcement. You will begin earning annual and sick leave after 90 days of employment. This information is used to determine your qualifications for employment. The use of this information is authorized under Title 5 USC, Sections 3302 and 3361.
EPA participates in e-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that enables participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees. For additional information .
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If you are selected, travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid by EPA. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting to work in this position will be your responsibility.

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