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  The Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) is the primary source for external recruitment for entry-level hires in the Forest Service. SCEP provides work experience that is directly related to the student's academic program or career goals. SCEP students may be non-competitively converted to career, term, or career-conditional appointments. SCEP gives students exposure to public service while enhancing their educational goals. A student does not need to be enrolled in the national Multicultural Initiatives to participate in SCEP, but many students enrolled in the Initiatives eventually enter the SCEP. For more information, contact your local Forest Service Human Resources office.

For information on both SCEP and STEP, write to:

USDA, Office of Human Resources Management
Attn: Department of Student Programs Manager
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Room 309-W, Jamie L. Whitten Federal Bldg.
Washington, DC 20250-9600
USA Careers Program - This link will aid you in the comparison of private sectior careers with government careers. The link is also helpful in understanding Federal employment.For more information about Permanent vacancies go to
USA Jobs.

For more information about Temporary vacancies go to ASAP.