Externship (Former Employee) – Fort Pierce, FL – January 25, 2014
Everyday I came in to organize very important leaf samples. I would assist in helping track movement of antibiotics in the leaves. Then we would later apply that information to conduct other test to confirm whether are antibiotics were effectively attacking our bacteria of interest.
Electronics Technician (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – June 26, 2017
Repaired radios for the USDA in a Snotel* project. Basic soldering and desoldering of PCB components. Received an Outstanding Achievement Award for my suggestion for a process to reduce time in repairs. This was a temporary position to help with the program to catch up.
The technicians and manager were nice
short breaks, with basic 8:00 am to 4:30 pm schedule
Eligibility and Payment Limitation Specialist (Former Employee) – Adel, IA 50003 – June 21, 2017
Good benefits and work schedule. The hardest part of the job is keeping up with program changes and amendments. The most rewarding part of the job is interacting with many interesting people of diverse backgrounds.
Management Analyst (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – June 15, 2017
I was responsible for administering the forms and reports management program for the entire agency which consists of 10 regional offices and hundreds of national forests and ranger districts. I was also a supervisor of three employees.
Research Student Assistant (Current Employee) – 64 Nowelo Street, Hilo, HI 96720 – June 8, 2017
This is a great place for students who are looking for a part time job, but if you are looking to get a job in this place after graduation, the likelihood is narrow. The people are friendly and very nice. The facility is very clean.
You get free food when there are parties and meetings held. This place is very near to my university, so its very convenient for me.
Nice place to work if you have the right supervisor
STATISTICAL ASSISTANT (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – May 26, 2017
Without the right supervisor, you have a horrible place to work, AND, you have a lot of lazy co-workers who will try to push their work off on you so that they can talk on the cell phone, play games on the computer or phone, or look up antiques on the internet! Also, beware of the supervisor that monitors you and no one else. They allow certain people to be on Facebook all day, their phones, and sitting around talking, while other people do the work. You don't need that in your life. But, I guess all good things come to an end, right?
Program Technician (Former Employee) – Gonzales, TX – May 24, 2017
Work on processing the programs from the Farm Bill of 2014. Learned a lot about the farm bill and production of crops, cattle and other forms of meat/produce raised in the area. Management and other employees worked together very well we all made a good team. Hardest part of the job was having to tell the customers when they did not qualify for a program.
Process Technician (Former Employee) – Lubbock, TX – May 23, 2017
I really enjoy working at USDA. The people are fun to work with. Management is very understanding and supports their worker. The work is easy and non stressful. The only bad thing bout the job is it's ONLY sesdonal
Analyst, Architect, Engineer, OLTP systems (Current Employee) – Fort Collins, CO – May 17, 2017
Don't work here unless you're ready for the government culture. After 14 years of work here I asked for reasonable accommodations where our offices moved. I was denied and punished. Left with settlement.
Accountant I (Former Employee) – Tallahassee, FL – May 10, 2017
communication coach, and author, says it's easy, even tempting, to passively ride along with the "human resources tour that usually sets off the first day of employment." There will be forms to fill out, videos to watch, people to meet, "and generally speaking, no real position-specific responsibilities," he says. "But taking a passive versus proactive response would be a mistake. The first day sets the tone for the rest of your career with those who you'll be interacting with.
I enjoyed working for the Forest Service as a 1039 appointee. Working for the national temporary staffing team was a great experience and I would recommend working for this branch of the government to anyone.
Earth Team Volunteer (Current Employee) – Athens, GA – May 5, 2017
I was an Earth Team Volunteer. It was voluntary work to help with things such as the People's Garden in Athens, Georgia. The People's Garden grow fruit and vegetables to donate to the Homeless shelters.
Forest Volunteer (Former Employee) – Azusa, CA – May 2, 2017
A day as a forest volunteer includes visiting different forests and helping maintain them clean. You also play an important role in helping the nature life expand by planting trees and helping them grow. The most enjoyable part of the job is learning about different forests and different nature and wild life forest wide.