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Student Trainee (Physical Science Technician),Geological Survey,02-08-2021,USA Gov

2021-02-08 USAJob USA Government

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  • Open & closing dates

    02/08/2021 to 02/12/2021

    This job will close when we have received 35 applications which may be sooner than the closing date. Learn more
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  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 4

  • Salary

    $15.10 to $19.63 per hour

  • Appointment type


  • Work schedule

    Part-Time - 30 Hours Per Week


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  • Flagstaff, AZ
Relocation expenses reimbursed


Telework eligible

Yes as determined by agency policy

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.

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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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    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: $15.10 (Step 01) to $19.63 (Step 10); NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.

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    The USGS Astrogeology Science Center is seeking undergraduate, graduate level student working towards a degree in Physical Science to gain practical experience in Laboratory techniques.

    As a Student Trainee (Physical Science Technician) 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 archive, distribution and use of planetary data.

    Duties include:

    • Applies principles of metadata in archiving digital and analog data sets. Use Extensible Markup Language (XML) processing, schemas, and stylesheets to develop and manipulate geospatial and/or non-spatial FGDC compliant metadata. Develop, update, and manage geospatial and non-geospatial FGDC compliant metadata.
    • Utilize OCR, file conversion, and file compression software including Adobe Acrobat Professional. Set up, utilize and trouble-shoot computer hardware related to digitization, curation and access of digital collections such as multi-format scanner. Respond to a full range of inquiries for information requests in planetary sciences and related fields.
    • Prepare Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) compliant metadata for geospatial GIS. Utilize knowledge of USGS geologic map products, including digital graphics, GIS databases, and FGDC compliant metadata. Review digital products for compliance with digital publication standards including GIS data, metadata, and other documentation.
    • Apply digitization policies, standards and procedures. Develop and apply digitization policies, standards and procedures. Organize scientific data and information for archive and/or web-based presentation. Respond to information requests from planetary scientists and researchers using data from planetary missions.
    Physical Requirements & Work Environment: Field work requires moderate to strenuous activities such as hiking digging, lifting, and driving a vehicle. Field work involves moderate risks and discomforts, exposure to other conditions such as rain, cold/hot weather, and rapidly running or icy streams and rivers. Laboratory work involves exposure to moderate risks or discomforts such as high levels of noise and vibration, dust, grease, exposed moving parts of machinery, or irritant fumes and chemicals. Work requires protective clothing, gear, and observance of safety precautions.

    Travel Required

    Not required

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  • 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/591656800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

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