U.S. nationals: Student Trainee (Hydrology, several vacancies)

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Various, FL, US


General Information
In order to be eligible to receive consideration for this position, you must be able to: (1) report to the duty station location listed in this vacancy announcement, if selected; and (2) be available to work the schedule identified.

Salary: GS-03 $27,800  (Step 01) to $38,494 (Step 10); GS-04 $31,208 (Step 01) to $43,214 (Step 10); GS-05 $34,916 to $48,353 (Step 10)

NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.

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The USGS Caribbean-Florida Water Science is seeking undergraduate level student working towards a degree in Hydrology to gain practical experience in Hydrology related positions.

As a Student Trainee (HYDROLOGY) you will serve in a trainee capacity, performing routine and recurring development assignments to acquire knowledge and understanding of functions, principles, practices, and methods used in the area of hydrology. Duties include:

  • Assist and Gathers basic hydrologic data concerning i.e., quality, equality, availability, and movement and distribution of water.
  • Assists and Develops hydrologic and precipitation data for current projects.
  • Collects and processes data to be used in computing stream discharge, determining ground water availability or calculating sediment, chemical, or biological concentrations and physical characteristics.

Physical Demands: Work is physical demanding and includes walking, bending, climbing, and lifting of equipment up to 100 pounds when in the field, sometimes during adverse weather conditions. Work performed in the office is sedentary.

Work Environment: The work is primarily performed outdoors and involves moderate or sometimes extreme exposure to the discomforts of rain, cold/hot weather, and rapidly running icy streams and rivers. Special safety precautions are required n many cases, and the employee typically wears life jackets, special safety boots, waders, and reflective rain gear.




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