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Farm Credit Administration

Student Trainee (Associate FCA Examiner)

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Job Location

Sacramento, CA, United States

Job Description

This position is located in the Farm Credit Administration (FCA), Office of Examination, Staff Development Division. The Staff Development Division develops and prepares Associate FCA Bank Examiners to successfully evaluate an institution's financial and lending operations, management, information technology, and compliance with federal regulations. JOB OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE OPEN 2/11/21 THROUGH 3/26/21 WITH INITIAL APPLICATION CUT-FF DATES OF 2/26/21 AND 3/12/21 AT 11:59PM (ET).

If you have a passion for agriculture and finance, then the Farm Credit Administration may be the place for you. As an FCA bank examiner, you can help keep agriculture strong by working to ensure a dependable source of affordable credit for agriculture and rural America. Headquartered near our nation's capital in McLean, VA, FCA is a small, independent Federal agency with 4 fields offices in Bloomington, MN; Greenwood Villager, CO; Irving, TX; and, Sacramento, CA. We regulate and examine the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of financial institutions providing credit and related services to farmers, ranchers, and their cooperatives. For the past several years, the Best Places to Work Survey has ranked FCA among the top places to work among small agencies in the Federal Government. See our video about what it's like to work at the Farm Credit Administration: For more information about our internships, see Summer Internships for Associate FCA Bank Examiners.

Location: Sacramento, California, United States

Posted Date: 2/11/2021

Job Requirements

As a Pathways Intern, you must meet and comply with PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: Maintain your enrollment on at least a half-time basis at qualifying educational institution. Half-time is typically 6 semester hours for undergraduate and 3 semester hours for graduate students but may be defined differently by your educational institution; Provide course registration information at the start of each school term and verification of academic status (transcript) at the end of each academic term; Meet and maintain the required GPA; Sign a Pathways Internship agreement that sets forth the expectations for the internship upon entry on duty; Have the ability to work a full-time schedule (40 hours/week) during your summer break from school; and Be available for occasional weekday travel away from your duty location. Failure to meet or maintain qualifications or program requirements or failure to provide required documentation will result in termination of your appointment. You may be non-competitively converted to a term, career-conditional or career appointment, within 120 days following successful completion of all of your educational and work experience requirements in accordance with 5 CFR 362.204, at the discretion of the Agency. Conversion is not automatic nor guaranteed. If you meet program requirements and are approved for conversion, you will be appointed at the grade level for which you are qualified to a FCA Examiner position, which has promotion potential to the VH-39 (GS-13) band level. In addition, you must meet STUDENT STATUS REQUIREMENTS to be eligible for this internship opportunity. You must: Be enrolled as a student in an accredited 4-year college/university Bachelor's or Master's degree program on at least a half-time basis; Have substantially completed 3 academic years of progressive, higher level education, i.e., be a current college junior or higher. Three full academic years of undergraduate or graduate education is the number of credit hours determined by your college/university to represent three years of full-time study; Provide proof that you have completed your third academic year of higher level education by submitting an official transcript at the end of your school's 2021 spring term Have and maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.95 on a 4 point scale. If your school uses an alternate grading system, you must submit proof and explanation of the grading system with your application or you will not be considered for this position; Have a planned graduation date not earlier than August, 2021 and no later than June, 2022; and Be in good academic standing (e.g., not on academic probation). Candidates meeting the minimum qualifications requirements will be required to provide an original writing sample as an additional part of the qualification evaluation process. If the writing sample is deemed inadequate based on the evaluation of the writing sample by a subject matter expert, applicants will not be referred to the hiring official for employment consideration. A member of the Human Resources Division will contact eligible candidates and provide further instructions about the writing sample after the announcement closes. If you graduate before August 2021 you are not eligible for this Pathways Internship unless you are pursuing further education and provide proof of enrollment or acceptance into a degree or certificate seeking program with your application. If you aren't planning to pursue further education at this time, you may qualify for a permanent position under the Pathways Recent Graduates program. Please see vacancy announcement VA-21-0121-RG-VMD for requirements.
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February 11, 2021
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