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Student Employment

Student Employment Opportunities

Student Career Experience Program (SCEP)

You can make a difference in the conservation of our natural resources.  We�e looking for intelligent and motivated students who want to share their ideas and talents.  The Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) can offer you the opportunity to be part of this conservation effort.

The Student Career Experience Program combines paid study-related employment with periods of formal educational study.  Students are given the chance to apply their academic studies to their on-the-job experience and earn academic credit for their work experience based on their school� cooperative education program policy. 

Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP)

The Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP) is a federal program that employs students in any occupation on a temporary basis.  This developmental position is designed to provide a variety of training experience in the application of soil and water conservation practices.

The following documents require Adobe Acrobat.

SCEP Fact Sheet  (PDF; 74 KB)
STEP Fact Sheet  (PDF; 63 KB)
OF-612, Application for Federal Employment (PDF; 727 KB)

Students interested in joining the North Dakota Conservation Team under SCEP or STEP can send a resume or the form OF-612, Application for Federal Employment (above) and copies of college transcripts to the address listed below.

Natural Resources Conservation Service
Human Resources Office
P.O. Box 1458
Bismarck, ND  58502-1458
Fax Number: (701) 530-2109
TDD: (701) 530-2114

Additional Information Contacts:

Darlita Sarkilahti
Human Resources Manager
Phone: 701-530-2008
Email: darlita.sarkilahti@nd.usda.gov

Kelly Hochhalter
Human Resources Specialist
Phone: 701-530-2007
Email: kelly.hochhalter@nd.usda.gov