College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Federal Career Intern Program (FCIP) Job Fair

December 21, 2009

The Region 9 Human Resources Office is hosting a Federal Career Intern Program (FCIP) job fair on Thursday, January 7, 2010 from 10:00 am to 3:00p.m. in the first floor conference rooms.

The purpose of the job fair is to provide applicants who qualify for the FCIP appointment authority information about EPA Region 9's current and future job opportunities, as well as information on how to formally apply on-line. To be considered for current FCIP opportunities, all applicants must apply on-line to formal USAJOBs vacancy announcements that will be posted after the job fair.

Currently, the region is looking for exceptional individuals to fill several Environmental Engineer, Environmental Scientist, Life Scientist, and Environmental Protection Specialist positions. While we do not have specific information about future job needs, we are continually looking for talented applicants with related educational background and/or related environmental skills to become part of our general applicant pool.

The FCIP was established in 2000 as a mechanism to recruit and attract entry-level candidates to the federal workforce. FCIP interns are hired at the GS-5, GS-7 or GS-9 grade levels for a variety of occupations, and are initially appointed for two years. During this two year period, they participate in a formal two-year training program designed and approved by EPA. Following successful completion of the FCIP program, interns become eligible for non-competitive conversion to permanent appointments.

Interns are eligible for all the benefits available to permanent employees, including health and life insurance, retirement plan, Thrift Saving Plan (similar to a 401K), transit subsidy, monetary awards, within-grade increases, and yearly cost of living increases.

FCIP candidates interested in attending the January 7th job fair must register in advance by calling Edward Yuen at (415) 972-3832 or Roszette Panis at (415) 947-3566 no later than January 4, 2010. Applicants will be asked to send resumes to yuen.edward@epa.gov when registering for the job fair. Due to the heavy volume of applicants expected to attend this event, we are limiting participation to the first 200 applicants who register by January 4, 2010. We will not be accepting walk-in applicants for this event.

*Registration opens on Monday, December 21, 2009.*