Thursday, July 8, 2010

This is a great federal government career opportunity with the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service, open ONLY until July 12. This is a *very* rare chance to get your foot in the door with the federal government (an employer with perhaps the most job stability of any in the economy, plus excellent benefits and opportunities for promotion, but with very, very rare openings for new external hires). Unfortunately, this opportunity is available for US Citizens only. There are positions nationally, including in Portland OR, paying up to $65,195 to start and having significant promotion potential; after 2 years you would also be able to transfer to other federal agencies. There are numerous other benefits (see below).

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I am writing to share an exciting career opportunity that should be of interest to you. The news is that over the next few months the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will be hiring 100 trainees to participate in a new USDA Business Management Leaders Program.
Applicants selected for the program will spend two years getting to know the work of the Agency and becoming familiar with the business aspects of our operations. They will gain valuable experience through a series of rotations in up to seven different USDA locations, ranging from field offices to NHQ. Throughout, they will master administrative skills fundamental to our ability to help people help the land.
We are looking for college graduates with degrees in disciplines like human resources, business administration, management, finance, and contracting. They should also be mobile, in order to take advantage of developmental opportunities and for ultimate assignment upon satisfactory completion of training.

Trainees will begin as GS-7s and 9s, with promotion potential to GS-11. In addition to other federal employee benefits, they will receive paid per diem while on rotational assignments. Those who successfully complete the training program may be converted - non-competitively - to a career or career-conditional appointment anywhere in the U.S. More information is available at USA Jobs at