Job Overview


About the Agency

This position is being filled in the excepted service under the Pathways Program.  This provides opportunities for high school, vocational and technical, undergraduate, graduate, and professional students to be exposed to the work of the Federal government.  For more information on the Pathways Program, please visit:

Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster.
Reclamation is seeking a student looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise as a Survey Aid.  You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment.
Here is a opportunity to join a great organization with excellent growth potential!

This position is located in Heyburn, ID.  For more information, click on the following link:

Payment of travel and relocation expenses will be your responsibility.
Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.

Student Definition:  Students must currently be enrolled in an accredited college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); or a professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; or an advanced degree program; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualification degree or certificate, and taking at least a half-time course load (as defined by the institution in which you are enrolled) throughout the duration of the appointment.  You must be in good academic standing (at least a 2.0 GPA or greater on a 4.0 scale for the most recent grading period and accumulative GPA); be at least 16 years of age; a U.S. citizen or U.S. National; and meet the qualification requirements of the position.  You must continue to meet these eligibility requirements throughout the duration of your appointment under the Pathways Internship Program.

Completion of this Internship will not lead to permanent or term employment with the Bureau of Reclamation.


-Serve as chainman, rodman, or instrument man on a survey party engaged in the performance of location, right-of-way, property, land, preconstruction, relocation, and construction surveys.

-Clear line, set stakes for line and grade, place targets for aerial photographs, obtain measurements, etc.
-Perform elementary instrument work, recording curves, cuts and fills for construction staking, and trigonometric and note reduction. 

-Observe and sketch cultural features as needed. 

-May require you to travel in neighboring states. 

-Prepare preliminary drawings using AutoCad.

Travel Required

  • 25% or Greater
  • May require you to travel in neighboring states

Relocation Authorized

  • No