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Student Trainee (Hydrology) - GS-1399-2/3/4 - (CI-JM),Geological Survey,08-12-2019,USA Gov

2019-08-12 USAJob USA Government

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  • Open & closing dates

    08/12/2019 to 08/16/2019

  • Service


  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 02 - 04

  • Salary

    $11.87 to $18.90 per hour

  • Appointment type

    Internships - Career Intern Appointment

  • Work schedule

    Part-Time - This position is year-round. During the school yr part-time 16-32 hrs per week will apply; however, during school breaks and the summer period, full-time hrs may apply. The work schedule may be adjusted to meet the needs of the student's schedule.


  • Middleton, WI Few vacancies
Relocation expenses reimbursed


Telework eligible


This job is open to

  • Students

    Current students enrolled in accredited educational institutions from high school to graduate level. Includes internships, pathways and other student programs.

Clarification from the agency

Open to all qualified students who are U.S. citizens and meet the eligibility requirements for the Pathways Internship Program as described below.

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Announcement number

PATH DEN-2019-0075

Control number


  • Duties


    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.


    GS-2: $24,773 (Step 01) to $31,175 (Step 10);

    GS-3: $27,030 (Step 01) to $35,139 (Step 10);

    GS-4: $30,344 (Step 01) to $39,442 (Step 10);

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

    Learn more about this agency


    The USGS Upper Midwest Water Science Center is seeking undergraduate level students working towards a degree 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 Hydrology.

    Duties include: 

    • 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.

    Physical Demands

    Work is physically 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 or icy streams and rivers. Special safety precautions are required in many cases, and the employee typically wears life jackets, special safety boots, waders, and reflective rain gear.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1399 Physical Science Student Trainee

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/542097400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

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