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    Summary

    You will be expected to work year-round at the duty location listed. 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.

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

    GS-05: $37,630 (Step 01) to $46,315 (Step 10)
    GS-07: $46,609 (Step 01) to $57,364 (Step 10)

    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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    Responsibilities

    The USGS Wyoming-Montana Water Science Center is seeking undergraduate and graduate level students working towards a degree in engineering to gain practical experience in engineering and surface-water hydraulics.

    As a Student Trainee (Civil Engineering) 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 engineering and surface-water hydraulics.

    Duties include:

    • Performing surveying and streamflow measurements.
    • Providing engineering and surface-water hydraulics support to the senior hydraulic engineers.
    • Performing statistical analysis of long-term data to estimate the frequency of extreme events that provide critical information to planners and other engineers.
    • Defining interaction of streams and man-made structures to assess and monitor bridge scour.
    • Using paleoflood information to better understand major flood events, the potential effects of wildfires to flash flooding and debris flows.
    • Identifying surrogates such as beaver mimicry that can model watershed health.
    • Engineering new and replacement cableway structures throughout the State of Wyoming and Montana and parts of Canada.
    Work environment: field work is physically demanding and includes walking, bending, climbing and lifting of equipment up to 100 lbs., and is often performed during adverse weather conditions. Field conditions may include extreme heat, cold, rain, or snow, and hazardous conditions such as ice and flooding.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Overnight travel up to 10 nights per month during school breaks may be required.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    09

    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 under "Eligibility Requirements."

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/496032200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.