Job Overview


About the Agency

These positions are 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.
These are temporary internship not-to-exceed opportunities to complete project work that's temporary in nature. The appointments are not-to-exceed 1039 hours OR when project work is complete.
Reclamation is seeking temporary employees looking for an opportunity to expand his/her experience in the biological field. You can make a difference in the West by assisting professional biologists and performing simple and repetitive tasks relating to biological and natural resources sciences.
Would you enjoy identifying and/or recording data concerning on-site investigations? Responsibilities include participating in various aspects of long-term studies of the Southwestern willow flycatcher and yellow-billed cuckoo; habitat inventory and mapping; from May through August.
LOCATION: Work is conducted in the field, located in New Mexico, for the Technical Service Center; Water Resources Plan & Operations Division; Fisheries and Wildlife Resources Group; Ecological Support, Denver Co Office.
You can apply to all grades for which you are qualified. Promotions to the next grade/salary level are not applicable to these positions.
Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.
Housing is at the discretion of the individual, and will not be provided by Reclamation.


Duties are performed at the grade level for which selected. - Participates in various aspects of long-term studies. - Conducts presence/absence surveys and nest monitoring for the Southwestern willow flycatcher and yellow-billed cuckoo within the Rio Grande Basin of New Mexico. - Assisting other Reclamation staff in the collection of baseline data and monitoring to ensure compliance with environmental statutes. - Performs other project specific duties as needed, including  habitat mapping. - Are assigned to crews supervised by Reclamation personnel. - May assume some additional responsibility as a crew leader, making minor project related decisions in the absence of the Supervisor.

Relocation Authorized

  • No