U.S. nationals: Student Trainee (Hydrology)

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Grand Forks, ND, United States
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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.

This position is year round. During the school year part-time 16-32 hrs per week will apply; however, during school breaks and the summer period, full-time hrs may apply.
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The USGS Dakota Water Science Center is seeking (associate and undergraduate level) student working towards a degree in the Physical Sciences, Environmental Science, Biology, Math or Engineering to gain practical experience in hydrologic data collection.

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.

Duties include:

  • Working closely with senior personnel to learn how to perform routine hydrologic tasks including maintenance of streamgaging infrastructure; basic equipment repairs; the retrieval of hydrologic data; and the quality assurance of data.
  • Collects and processes hydrologic field data under the close direction of more senior personnel.
  • Assisting higher level staff members with fieldwork responsibilities to include maintaining infrastructure, making discharge measurements, measuring water levels in streams and wells, surveying for elevation control of gaging stations, and monitoring or collecting water-quality data.