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    General Information

    This position is year-round. During the school year part-time hours will apply; however, during school breaks and the summer period, full-time hours may apply. The work schedule may be adjusted to meet the needs of the student's schedule.

    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.


    GS-03 - $12.83 per hour (Step 01) to $16.68 per hour (Step 10);

    NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.

    Eligibility Requirements
    In order to be eligible for an appointment under the Pathways Internship Program:

    • You must be a student accepted for enrollment or 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 full-time 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.
    • You must continue to meet these eligibility requirements throughout the duration of your appointment under the Pathways Internship Program.

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    The USGS OHIO-KENTUCKY-INDIANA WATER SCIENCE CENTER, located in Indianapolis, IN is seeking a undergraduate level student working towards a degree in Geology, Biology, Hydrology, Chemistry or Environmental Science to gain practical experience in assessing water resources, water-quality equipment, and quality control of data.

    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 science of a Hydrologic Technician.

    Duties include:

    --Gathering hydrologic data concerning quantity, quality, availability, and movement/distribution of water.

    --Developing hydrologic and precipitation data for projects.

    --Computing stream discharge and determining ground water availability.

    --Calculating sediment, chemical, biological concentrations and physical characteristics.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is primarily performed outdoors and involves moderate or sometimes extreme exposure to the discomforts of rain, cold/hot weather, and rapidly running or icy streams and rivers. Work is physically demanding and includes walking, bending, climbing, and lifting of equipment up to 100 pounds sometimes during adverse weather conditions. The employee typically wears ife jackets, special safety boots, waders, and reflective rain gear.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Average travel of 1-2 nights per month.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    All qualified students who are U.S. citizens and meet the eligibility requirements for the Pathways Internship Program as described below.

    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/495312500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.