U.S. nationals: Student Trainee (Hydrology)
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: $13.52 (Step 01) to $18.87 (Step 10); GS-04: $15.18 (Step 01) to $21.19 (Step 10); GS-05: $16.98 (Step 01) to $23.71 (Step 10) NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.
The USGS Nevada Water Science Center is seeking undergraduate students working towards a degree in Physical or Natural Science, or Geology to gain practical experience in hydrology.
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 hydrologic data collection and analysis.
- Gathering basic hydrologic data concerning any one or a combination of four areas, i.e., quantity, quality, availability, and movement and distribution of water.
- Developing hydrologic and precipitation data for current projects.
- Collecting and processing data to be used in computing stream discharge, determining ground water availability or calculating sediment, chemical, or biological concentrations and physical characteristics.
Working Conditions: Field work is physically demanding and includes walking, bending, climbing, and lifting of equipment up to 100 pounds. Field work may involve exposure to rain, hot/cold weather and rapidly running or icy streams and rivers.