Student Temporary Employment Program

Student Temporary Experience Program

STEPS are hired to meet temporary needs of BLM Colorado . They are given temporary appointments of 4 to 12 months in positions for which they qualify. There is no restriction on the number of times a student may be appointed as long as they continue to meet the definition of a student.

STEP participants may NOT be non-competitively converted to a career-conditional or career appointment.

Benefits:

  • Earn leave and holiday benefits.
  • May be appointed to SCEP positions without further competition. BLM Colorado recruits most of its SCEP positions from its temporary student workforce.
  • Work experience may be credited toward the 640 hour work requirements for SCEP.
  • NOT eligible for retirement and insurance benefits.
  • NOT eligible for tuition assistance.

Requirements:

  • Students must be at least 16 years of age (no maximum age limitation).
  • Students must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a degree seeking student.
  • Students must be U.S. citizen. Lawfully admitted non-citizen may be considered subject to the bureau's authority to pay non-citizen under the annual appropriations act ban and any agency specific enabling and appropriation statutes.
  • Students must be enrolled with at least a half-time academic or vocational or technical course load in an accredited high school, technical or vocational school, 2 or 4 year college or university, graduate or professional school.
  • While employed student must continue to maintain acceptable school standing (GPA may not fall below a 2.5).  The student does not need to attend school during the summer.
  • Employment may be part-time or full-time based on what the supervisor is requesting for a particular position. The only limitation is that the student's workload may not interfere with the student's academic schedule.

Work Schedule:

Students, school and BLM will agree on the work schedule. However, work schedule should not interfere with academic schedule. The following options are possible:

  • Part-time work and concurrent school attendance
  • Full-time work, which may include only summers
  • A combination of part and full-time work - "Breaks in program" are permitted

How to Apply:

Student employment opportunities may be posted online at usajobs.gov/studentjobs or at your school's career counseling department.

When applying to specific vacancy announcements, you will need to submit the following documents via fax, e-mail, or mail:

  • Current Transcript
  • Proof of Enrollment
  • Letter of  Interest (optional)
  • Letter of Recommendation from faculty

*See specific vacancy announcement for other application requirements.


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