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    Reclamation is a contemporary water management agency. Reclamation is best known for Hoover Dam on the Colorado River, Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River and Folsom Dam on the American River. Today we are the largest wholesaler of water in the country and the second largest producer of hydroelectric power in the western United States. View our video titled "Traditions, Talent, and Teamwork" here.

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    Do you want to work for a contemporary water management agency whose mission is to assist in meeting the increasing water demands of the West while protecting the environment and the public’s investment? Join the staff of the Bureau of Reclamation as a Student Trainee (Geography).

    These are temporary, not-to-exceed 1 year, student internship opportunities under the Pathways Program. The major objective of the Pathways Program is to employ students, giving them a chance to work in a Federal agency and resume or continue their education without interruption caused by financial pressure. Students appointed may work part-time while school is in session and full-time (depending upon the needs of the agency) when students are on a vacation period or whenever the school is officially closed.

    These temporary positions are located in the Upper Colorado Region, Provo Area Office, duty stationed in Provo, Utah. Work will be performed in and around that area. You must be able to report to this location for duty by no later than August 1, 2019, in order to be eligible for these job opportunities. Information about the surrounding area may be found here.

    These temporary positions have no promotion potential and do not provide non-competitive eligibility for conversion to a term, career-conditional or career appointment in the competitive service.

    This vacancy announcement is being advertised under the Pathways (Intern Not-to-Exceed) Program. For more information about the Pathways Internship program please visit Pathways.

    Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid by the Department of the Interior. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty at the location designated will be the responsibility of the selected employee.

    Additional positions may be filled as needs of the agency warrant.

    Under the close direction of the supervisor or higher graded employee, the incumbent performs, assists in, and/or continues to learn about the specialized work of their assigned area through developmental assignments.
    - Works with professionals in the implementation of the office Geographical Information System (GIS) program.
    - Works on the various projects by fact finding and assembling data acquired.
    - Enters and retrieves basic data, and work with professionals in the utilization of computer programs for GIS development (Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) Products such as ArcMap, ArcGIS On-Line, etc.).
    - Prepares and utilizes common database tables to be used in the GIS process (Excel, Access, etc.).
    - Utilizes Global Positioning Systems (GPS) to obtain data in the field for use by professionals.
    - Provides common plots/tables/maps/graphs to a diverse group of internal customers to aid them in the decision making process.
    - Utilizes computers, large/small format scanners, and large/small format plotters.

    Physical Demands and Work Environment: Some field work may be required, walking in hot and cold environments and over uneven surfaces, to assist in gathering field data.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Field work may require driving to remote locations associated with assigned projects.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/536813500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.