Draft overseas position assignment letters for field employees and assist with the preparation of field employees' performance evaluations.
Process overseas post reimbursements using the representation action forms.
Maintain Procurement Database, entering, searching for, retrieving, editing and deleting financial data used to procure office supplies. Create and maintain budget spreadsheet/report using Microsoft Excel. Ensure accuracy and completeness of vender contracts used when ordering office supplies.
Great workplace that helped me develop confidence and independence.
Lab Trainee (Former Employee) – Athens, GA – April 5, 2016
Through UGA I was able to intern at the USDA. I was not paid a salary but was given class credit as compensation. A typical day involved arriving to the lab on time with a plan for that day's procedures. The first half of the internship involved learning basic lab techniques and following protocols. The second half of the internship involved troubleshooting in order to create my own lab protocol for future interns to follow. I mostly spent my time learning from the head lab technician, but would occasionally work with the head of research if he was available. The best part about the job was learning new things related to biology and being able to think through my errors in an environment suited for student advancement.
Great employees to work with. Always helped when needed.
1. Public Information Coordinator (Former Employee) – Bozeman, MT – December 28, 2015
USDA has a fantastic mission and tools to help Rural America. The policies and leadership are so political that the wrong people and projects are receiving assistance. Employees are not encouraged to think outside the box by management and each office is very local and very clicky.
Mail Clerk (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – July 24, 2016
Great place to work and provide great customer service to clients. I work day for me started around 6 am in the morning. I would be the first to arrive so I was the tam member that came in and st the pace for the rest of the staff for the day. I learned how the government works and what it take to please your supervisors as well as the community. Management was more hands off, which I loved as long as you knew your expectations and performed. Co-workers, some worked just as hard as you, some did not. Some were long term, and some were not, with that approach. The hardest part was management having a difficult time making sure everything was communicated effectively and everyone on the same page. The happiest part of the job, was knowing that you save someone from losing their home are their hard earned possessions or property.
Trainee and Technical Support Specialist (Former Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – October 10, 2016
The USDA FOREST SERVICE is a wonderful agency to begin a career. The agency allows applicants to gain valuable work experience as a students, veterans, limited term employee, contactor, etc. The agency has several positions for those who have a love of the outdoors and want to protect those assets. The agency has clear directives, goals, and set measurable standards for all staff. Like most federal agencies, the USDA Forest Service rewards their employees who furthers their education and seek additional training.
State Office Assistant (Current Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – October 27, 2015
I work in an agency that helps farmers improve their land. We have a very diverse group of employees. My job is to maintain files and assist the various groups with the administrative duties, answer phones, put postage on our system and to ship the UPS packages each day. Each day is a varied set of duties...just depends on the day and what is going on in the office. I enjoy learning new processes and trying new projects. I have learned to be very flexible!
Forest Ranger/ Wildand Firefighter (Former Employee) – Florida forest Service at Palmdale Forestry Site – September 18, 2015
Everyday was very productive we had to multitask and think on our feet every minute while on the job. I loved fighting the fires that was the most enjoyable part because you do something that is selfless in a sense that you love to do. I learned alot from everything to how sharpen blades on a lawn mower, to operating a Fire truck that was the size of a semi and building firelines to contain a fire with a bulldozer with a plow on the end hitched to it.
benefits, the job period was a fun work place with something new and rewarding everday
Loan Specialist (GS-9) (Former Employee) – Redmond, OR 97756 – October 23, 2016
The incumbent possesses knowledge of the principles, practices, concepts and theories of law (Federal and State), regulations, and policies as they relate to the servicing and liquidation of guaranteed loans. The incumbent uses this knowledge and skill to apply techniques to obtain and evaluate a borrower's ability (or lack thereof) to reinstate a delinquent loan and to conclude whether a borrower has the potential to repay the loan.
Management could get too micro manage and only care for production instead of being people oriented. Customer service is not their priority but making their numbers. Coworkers are hard worker but afraid of management and losing their job.
The most enjoyable part of the job is that we could make a difference in people's lives, and that is satisfaction enough.
stable good pay.
not people oriented. allow managemnt to oppressed and abused workers
high energy great job with and wonderful team to work with
SUMMER INTERN (Former Employee) – Stoneville, MS – August 3, 2016
typical day was working in the crops irrigating or weeding them. I learned how to irrigate as well as some shop duties while working with grinders and other tools. my managers where excellent people and very patient. hardest part of the job was the heat at times. most enjoyable was the team I was part of.