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    *The closing date of this announcement has been extended until Wednesday, June 27, 2018.

    You will be expected to work year-round at the duty location listed on this job announcement. 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-03: $12.74 (Step 01) to $16.56 (Step 10)
    GS-04: $14.30 (Step 01) to $18.59 (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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    The USGS Wyoming Montana Water Science Center is seeking undergraduate students working towards a degree in engineering to gain practical experience in engineering and hydraulics.

    As a Student Trainee (Engineering Technology) 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 hydraulics.

    Duties include:

    • Assisting in field surveys of bridge waterway openings, channel cross sections, indirect streamflow sites or flood profiles, as well as stream discharge measurements.
    • Preparing graphs, charts, forms, and/or assists with basic engineering drawings depicting engineering data.
    • Compiling and computing survey data, channel properties data, and streamflow data, to assist in water resources planning and management, emergency preparedness, and infrastructure design and assessment.
    • Assists with installation, maintenance, servicing, and troubleshooting of sensing, recording and communications equipment and instrumentation.
    • Assisting with portions of engineering drawings depicting engineering data.
    Work Environment: Field work is physically demanding and includes walking, bending, and climbing over rough and uneven terrain as well as lifting of equipment up to 100 pounds when in the field, sometimes during adverse weather conditions. The 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. Special safety precautions are required in many cases, and the employee typically wears life jackets, special safety boots, waders, and reflective rain gear.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel up to 10 days per month during the summer may be required.

    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 under "Eligibility Requirements."

    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/501394000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.