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    Do you want to work for a contemporary water management agency whose mission is to assist in meeting the increasing water demands of the West while protecting the environment and the public’s investment? Join the staff of the Bureau of Reclamation as a Student Trainee (Biological Science).

    This is a temporary student internship opportunity under the Pathways Program. The major objective of the Pathways Program is to employ students, giving them a chance to work in a Federal agency and resume or continue their education without interruption caused by financial pressure. Students appointed may work part-time while school is in session and full-time (depending upon the needs of the agency) when students are on a vacation period or whenever the school is officially closed.

    This position is located with the Bureau of Reclamation, Lower Colorado Region, Phoenix Area Office, located in Glendale, AZ. Work will be performed in and around that area. You must be able to report to this location for duty by June 12, 2017 in order to be eligible for this job opportunity.

    Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.

    This position has no promotion potential and does not provide non-competitive eligibility for conversion to a term, career conditional or career appointment in the competitive service.

    For more information about the Pathways Internship program please visit http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-authorities/students-recent-graduates/#url=Program-Fact-Sheets

    Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid by the Department of the Interior. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty at the location designated will be the responsibility of the selected employee.

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    • Assists in conducting field sampling studies.
    • Assists with fisheries surveys
    • Assist biologist with updating the Gila River Basin Native Program website and conduct other information and education activities related to native fish.
    • Performs sampling using a wide range of equipment and methods.
    • Summarizes data using simple charts graphs, and routine reports.
    • Uses and maintains field equipment.
    • Performs routine office assignments.
    • Assist with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Students who are accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in a qualifying educational institution, including eligible veterans meeting this criteria.

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/467898000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.