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    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 agreed upon with supervisor.

    Salary: GS-07:$22.53 per hour (Step 1)to $29.29 per hour (Step 10)

    NOTE:First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 1.

    This position is under a bargaining unit.

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    The USGS National Minerals Information Center (NMIC) is seeking graduate level students working towards a degree in geology, chemistry, chemical engineering, mining engineering, metallurgy, or mathematics to gain practical experience in mineral commodities.  

    As a Student Trainee (Physical Science) 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 physical science.

    Duties include: 

    • Performing a limited range of analytical functions pertaining to mineral economics and economic geology.
    • Assisting staff in preparing and reviewing reports and chapters for inclusion into the Minerals Yearbook.
    • Supporting staff in preparing data for formatting and use in databases.
    • Assisting staff in the preparation of mailing materials for the annual statistical questionnaires.

    Travel Required

    Not 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/534226600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.