Date Posted: November 4, 2020

Deadline: October 19, 2020

Organization: Farm Service Agency

Location: Saluda

City: Saluda

Website: View Website

Job Type: Full Time

Wages/Salary: Salary $25,479 to $40,569 per year Pathways Interns may convert to a permanent position in the same occupational series (e.g., GS-1165) as outlined in the intern's Pathways agreement. Upon conversion to the competitive service, this position will have a career ladder up to the GS 11 full performance level. To be eligible for conversion, you must satisfactorily complete all Pathways Program requirements: Complete at least 640 hours of work experience prior to graduation; Complete all mandatory training requirements; Meet performance expectations and be recommended for conversion; Meet suitability requirements; and Meet the position's Qualification Requirements of the associated occupational series as outlined in the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, General Schedule Qualifications Standards.



Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a US Citizen or US National
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt
  • Must be in good academic standing as defined by your academic institution.
  • Complete at least 640 hrs of work experience prior to completion of degree
  • Enrolled at least half-time at a qualifying educational institution
  • A signed participant agreement is required for employment under Pathways
  • Satisfactory Background investigation and/or fingerprint check
  • Successful completion of two-year trial period
  • Direct Deposit: Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution
  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit
  • Duty Location may change during internship based upon training needs or upon conversion.
  • This position requires the incumbent to possess a valid state driver's license.


  • Applicants must be currently enrolled (or accepted for enrollment) as a certificate or degree-seeking student at a qualifying accredited educational institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education;
  • Applicants must be enrolled at least half-time as defined by your educational institution;
  • Be planning for or pursuing a certificate or degree in, or related to, the internship opportunity being advertised. Examples of relevant educational fields for this position include but are not limited to: economics, agricultural economics, marketing, business administration, animal or poultry science/husbandry, agronomy, soil science, or related curricula dealing with the production and distribution of farm products. which will allow applicants to qualify for the conversion requirements listed within the vacancy announcement upon graduation..
  • The duties of the position must be related to the student's academic field of study or career interests.

Position Qualifications: Applicants must meet position qualifications requirements as shown below at the time of appointment. The agency must be able to verify that the education was completed successfully before the applicant can be appointed.

Below is the education requirement to be qualified for this position:

  • GS 02 Completion of high school or possession of a GED diploma.
  • GS 03 Completion of 1 full academic year of post-high school study.
  • GS 04 Completion of 2 full academic years of post-high school study or an associate's degree.

One full academic year of undergraduate education is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours or the equivalent as defined by the accredited college or university.

One full academic year of graduate education is defined as 18 semester hours or the equivalent as defined by the accredited college or university.


Job Description:



Positions are being filled under the Pathways Student Internship Authority which is designed to provide students enrolled in a variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with paid work opportunities in agencies to explore federal careers while in school

Assignments are designed to develop the knowledge and skills to perform loan specialist work in developing, reviewing, administering, and coordinating programs for direct farmer producer participation.


  • Performs a variety of duties related to the accomplishment of Agriculture program work within FSA.
  • Receiving on-the-job training in each of the programs or activities preformed at the State or County FSA Offices
  • Work assignments are designed to provide practical application of the knowledge and skills acquired by the student during the formal education phase of the program.
  • Track, maintain, and report on status of assigned projects.
  • Logs proposals in the electronic tracking system.
  • Greets and receives visitors.
  • Sends, receives, and distributes correspondence.
  • May assemble award documents and ensures award packages are complete and accurate

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Application Process:
For full position description and application guidelines, use link below.
Employer Address:

201 E Church St,
Saluda, SC 29138
United States

Our organization does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, or disability.