Job Overview

Summary

Are you a current student looking for a position in the Federal workforce that will provide you with valuable experience related to your academic or career goals? If you answered "yes" to this question, then this is the job for you! Come join the USGS and start doing the job you've always dreamed of.

Will Travel and Relocation Expenses be Paid? NO.  Housing is not provided.

What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position?

This position is full-time for the summer. During the school year part-time hours may apply.

You are strongly encouraged to submit all required supporting documents at the time of application, supporting documents will not be accepted once the vacancy announcement closes.    

This position is being filled under the Pathways Internship Program which is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with paid work opportunities in agencies to explore Federal careers while still in school.

Students who successfully complete the internship program may be eligible for conversion to a permanent appointment or a term (1-4 years in duration) appointment without further competition. 

If converted to a permanent or term appointment, the anticipated target position will be Hydrologic Technician; however, the target position may change based on the need of the organization at that time.  Interns must meet the qualification requirements for the position to which converted.

What are the Eligibility Requirements?

In order to be eligible for an appointment under the Pathways Internship Program:

  • you must be a student accepted for enrollment or enrolled in a degree or certificate program on a full- or half-time basis as defined by the school (certificate program means post-secondary education, in a qualifying educational institution, equivalent to at least one academic year of full-time study that is part of an accredited college-level, technical, trade, vocational, or business school curriculum); and
  • enrollment is with a qualifying educational institution such as a high school or state-approved homeschool; or accredited technical or vocational school; a 2- or 4-year college or university; a graduate or professional school (e.g., law school, medical school); or a post-secondary home school curriculum; and
  • students currently enrolled must be in good academic standing maintaining a 2.0 grade point average on a cumulative basis; and
  • the duties of this position should be related to your academic or career goals.

You must continue to meet these eligibility requirements throughout the duration of your appointment under the Pathways Internship Program.

Why Is It Great To Work For The USGS?

Embark on an exciting future! From the peaks of the highest mountains to the depths of the deepest seas, the U.S. Geological Survey has career opportunities that make a difference in both the lives of others and in the environment. Would you like to join the more than 10,000 scientists, technicians, and support staff of the USGS who are working in more than 400 locations throughout the United States? Apply today! As the Nation's largest water, earth, and biological science and civilian mapping agency, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) collects, monitors, analyzes, and provides scientific understanding about natural resource conditions, issues, and problems. The diversity of our scientific expertise enables us to carry out large-scale, multi-disciplinary investigations and provide impartial, timely, and relevant scientific information to resource managers, planners, and other customers related to: the health of our ecosystems and environment; natural hazards that threaten us; natural resources we rely on, and; the impact of climate and land-use changes. For more information about the USGS please visit http://www.usgs.gov/.

Duties

As a Student Trainee (Hydrology) with the Texas Water Science Center, 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:

Perform routine measurements of stage and discharge at designated locations.

Observes and notes hydraulic or environmental conditions.

Performs routine water-quality field measurements.

Collects and processes limited field or lab analyses of sample constituents.

Assists in simple gage and supporting structure construction and removal activities.

Performs routine safety inspection of equipment and work area.

Operates a government motor vehicle as an incidental driver.

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.