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.