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    This is a temporary position.

    In order to be eligible to receive consideration for this position, you must be able to: (1) report to the duty station location listed in this vacancy announcement, if selected; and (2) be available to work the schedule identified.

    This position is located in Lakewood, CO and will be for the SUMMER only. Position may be extended up to 1 year.

    Salary NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.
    GS-07: $21.56 (Step 01) to $28.02 (Step 10)
    GS-09: $26.37 (Step 01) to $34.28 (Step 10)

    The full performance level of this position will be set at the grade level at which you are selected.

    Eligibility Requirements
    This position is intended for current students who expect to be enrolled for at least the next year while you complete your degree requirements.

    You must meet and maintain the following eligibility requirements throughout the duration of your appointment under the Pathways Internship Program:

    • You must be 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 fulltime 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.

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    The USGS National Research Program is seeking graduate level students working towards a degree in hydrology, the physical sciences, geophysics, chemistry, engineering science, soils, mathematics, aquatic biology, atmospheric science, meteorology, geology, oceanography, or the management or conservation of water resources to gain practical experience in hydrologic modeling.

    As a Student Trainee (Hydrology) 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:

    • Assisting in the collection, manipulation and analysis of large, national-domain, hydrologic data sets and modeling products.
    • Assists in the development of computer programs to analyze and evaluate large, national-domain, hydrologic data sets and modeling products.
    • Evaluating differences in model performance, including those related to model sensitivity, uncertainty, and calibration in order to develop a comprehensive and scientifically sound hydrologic model evaluation methodology.
    • Contributing to peer-reviewed journal articles, presentations and other communications that document the objective, scope, approach, results, and conclusions of investigations.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    All qualified U.S. citizens who meet the eligibility requirements for the Pathways Internship Program as described under "Eligibility Requirements."

    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.

    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/495004600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.