United States Department of Agriculture – IT Intern MA-0990


Central Federal Order No. 32

10801 Renner Boulevard

Lenexa, KS 66219

Phone (913) 495-9300 fax (913) 888-9207

Email market.administrator@fmmacentral.com

Home Page www.fmmacentral.com


P. O. Box 14650

Shawnee Mission, KS 66285-4650


United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Marketing Service

Dairy Program

Federal Milk Market Administrator

Position: IT Intern MA-0990

Job Announcement Number: 16-04

Salary Range: MA-03 to MA-10 or $8 to $12 per hour depending on experience.

Opening Period: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 to Friday, December 16, 2016. The opening may be extended if no qualified candidates apply during the opening period.

Position Information: Full-Time Not-To-Exceed 1 Year from Appointment Date

Duty Location: Lenexa, Kansas.

Relocation Expenses: No Relocation Expenses Will Be Considered

 Area of Consideration

All interested persons. You do not need to be a current or former federal employee. This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service. You must be a U.S. Citizen to be considered for this position.

Job Summary, Qualifications, & Requirements

Our office is seeking an IT Intern who will be tasked with the following assignment. The successful candidate will be able to assist in migrating an existing database from SQL Server to an IBM iSeries database. Our IT platform relies on extensive COBOL & DB2 programming. Consideration would be given to a candidate with those programming abilities. Additionally, the Intern will be expected to work with IT staff members in creating and developing relational database tools and functionality to query data on the iSeries.

Intern candidates must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited technical school, college, or university in a curriculum relating to the above qualifications and requirements.


Limited federal benefits may be available. This position is eligible for telework. However, many of the job duties associated with this position will require extensive collaboration with existing IT staff and prolonged telework may not be possible. This internship may be structured to work within parameters of college class schedules or specified internship timeframes. Pay will be based on intermittent hours worked. A Not-To-Exceed Appointment may be terminated by either party at any time during the one-year term.

The successful applicant has the potential to be converted into a full-time position without having to re-apply for the position.

How to Apply

Please read carefully – You must meet all qualification and application requirements as they relate to these duties and expectations by the closing date of the announcement. Your application must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 16, 2016.

Applicants must include a detailed and comprehensive resume which fully identifies your qualifications and illustrates how your skills might be used to address the significant duties of the position. Please share how your specific Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities address the Job Summary, Qualifications, and Requirements outlined above. You will be rated on the information provided. Applications which do not address these qualifications will not be considered.

You may address questions concerning the position, terms, etc., the contact listed below.

Applicants must submit all of the requested information by mail, fax, or e-mail to:

Barry Crudup, Addressee Only

Milk Market Administrator Office

P.O. Box 14650

Shawnee Mission, KS 66285

 Direct Phone: 913-495-9336

Confidential Fax: 913-495-9309

Email: Barry.Crudup@fmmacentral.com

 Additional Information

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or a part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination write to USDA,

Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 Veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces and were separated under honorable conditions may be eligible for veterans’ preference. For service beginning after October 15, 1976, the veteran must have served the required length of time and have a Campaign Badge, Expeditionary Medal, a service-connected disability, or have served in the Gulf War between August 2, 1990, and January 2, 1992. The Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) gives veterans access to job vacancies that might otherwise be closed to them. This allows eligible veterans to compete for vacancies advertised under the agency’s promotion procedures when the agency is seeking applications from outside of its own workforce. To claim veterans’ preference, veterans need to provide a copy of their DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other proof. Veterans with service connected disability and others claiming 10 point preference will need to submit Form SF-15, Application for 10-point Veterans’ Preference.

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

The information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361. Privacy Act Notice (PL93-579)