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    The Pathways Internship Program is for current diploma/certificate/degree-seeking students and is designed to attract students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions with paid opportunities to work in USDA/NRCS and explore Federal careers while still in school. This program exposes students to jobs in the Federal civil service by providing meaningful developmental work while completing their academic requirements. For more information on the Pathways Internship, please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/StudentsAndGrads
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    Student Trainees will perform the following duties under direct supervision. Assignments will be developmental in nature and will assist the employee in gaining the competencies necessary for a career:

    • Assists in the installation, maintenance, repair, and replacement of shelter buildings, antenna towers, meteorological equipment towers, snow water sensors, precipitation gauges, temperature sensors, snow depth sensors, other related hydrologic sensors, and equipment on existing snowpack telemetry (SNOTEL) and Soil Climate Analysis Network (SCAN) sites throughout the Data Collection Office (DCO) area.
    • Assists in maintaining the Snow Survey Shop facility as a safe, efficient working environment. Supports additional SNOTEL maintenance functions such as sensor and equipment calibration, inventory, receiving and maintenance.
    • Assists with the collection of data used in water supply forecasting through field measurements and through contacts with other agencies and cooperators.
    • Assists with the examination and interpretation of SNOTEL, and snow course data to ensure accuracy of the snow survey products.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - - As required to perform the duties of the position and complete the requirements of the Pathways Program.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Students who are currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment on at least a half-time basis at a qualifying educational institution in a certificate, degree, or diploma program.

    Job family (Series)

    1399 Physical Science Student Trainee

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/494820100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.