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    General Information

    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 Per Hour:

    GS-05- $16.06 (Step 01) to $20.87 (Step 10)

    GS-07- $19.89 (Step 01) to $25.85 (Step 10)

    GS-09- $24.33 (Step 01) to $31.62 (Step 10)

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

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    The USGS New Mexico Water Science Center is seeking undergraduate or graduate level students working towards a degree in Earth Sciences or Engineering to gain practical experience in hydrology.  

    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: 

    • Assist higher level hydrologists in conducting hydrologic studies.
    • Measure discharge of streams.
    • Collect and analyze geologic samples.
    • Measure water level.
    • Collect water samples for analysis.
    • Write portions of interpretive reports of hydrologic studies.
    • Incumbent will operate a government vehicle as a regular part of the position.

    The position requires moderate periods of standing and sitting while in the office. While in the field, considerable walking, lifting, bending, climbing, and stream wading is necessary to collect data.

    Office conditions are normal; field conditions may include extreme heat or cold, rain or snow, and hazardous conditions such as ice or flooding.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Overnight travel of up to 5 nights per month may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/519482800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.