[ES_JOBS_NET] Student Trainee (Hydrology) ,USGS, Boulder, CO
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*Job Title:*Student Trainee (Hydrology), GS-1399-4 (PTI/ds)
*Department:*Department Of The Interior
*Job Announcement Number:*ATL-2015-1357
$14.68 to $19.09 / Per Hour
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 to Friday, October 9, 2015
SERIES & GRADE:
Part-Time (20-32 hrs weekly), with expectation of Full-Time hours
during the school breaks/summer. - Pathways Internship Program,
Not-to-exceed 1 year
FEW vacancies - Boulder, COView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
All qualified U.S. citizens who meet the eligibility requirements for
the Pathways Internship Program as described below and are located in
the local commuting area.
Q - Nonsensitive
About the Agency <http://www.usgs.gov/aboutusgs/>
*What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position?*
* During the school year part-time hours will apply; however, during
school breaks and the summer period, full-time hours may apply.
In order to be eligible for an appointment under the Pathways Internship
* You must be a student accepted for enrollment or 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 full-time 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
You must continue to meet these eligibility requirements throughout the
duration of your appointment under the Pathways Internship Program.
* Occasional Travel
* Overnight travel may require up to 5 nights per month.
* Applicants must be U.S. Citizens.
* Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by background
* The entire period served under the Intern Program counts as a trial
* Selectee must possess a valid driver's license/safe driving record.
* More requirements are listed under Qualifications and Other Information.
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As a Student Trainee (Hydrology) with the National Research Program -
Central Branch, 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 gathering basic hydrologic data for mostly lab-related work.
-Packing, unpacking, labeling, and storing water and soil samples
-Assisting in the preparation of water samples.
-Analyzing water samples utilizing a variety of techniques.
-Assisting scientists with scientific projects in the office.
The work is primarily performed in a chemistry laboratory and is
physically demanding and includes long periods of standing, walking,
bending, climbing and lifting of equipment up to 50 pounds. Duties in
the laboratory require good manual dexterity. Safety apparel are
required daily, including personal protective equipment, which is
provided by the laboratory.
* **The U.S. Geological Survey has determined that the duties of this
position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or
For additional information on our internal telework policy, please
reference the Department of the Interior Telework Handbook
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For information on basic qualifications, which includes information on
whether you may substitute education for specialized experience, please
click on the
If you are qualifying based on specialized experience, you must meet the
Applicants must meet one of the following to qualify for the GS-4 level:
Six months of general experience and 6 months of specialized experience
equivalent to at least the GS-3 level in the Federal service that is in
or related to the duties of this position. NOTE: Excess specialized
experience beyond the required 6 months may be substituted for general
experience; i.e., one year of creditable specialized experience will
meet the requirements for 6 months of general experience and 6 months of
specialized experience. General experience is any type of work that
demonstrates the applicant's ability to perform the work of the position
to be filled, OR experience that provided a familiarity with the subject
matter or processes of the broad subject area of the occupation for
which the applicant is applying.
Examples of GS-3 level work assignments include: Performing simple
analysis of water samples for specific conductance, PH, color,
turbidity, chloride, and biochemical oxygen demand; 2) Recording
analytical data for laboratory staff; 3) Assisting laboratory staff in
the preparation of samples for more complex analysis; 4) Assisting in
quality assurance operations including preparation of reference samples,
standard solutions, reagents; 5) Receiving, inventory, packaging and
shipping of laboratory and field sampling supplies to field offices and
maintaining records of items and quantities to be shipped; 6) Cleaning
laboratory equipment and glassware.
**OR applicants may substitute successful completion of two full years
of study that included at least 12 semester hours, or the equivalent, in
any combination of courses such as engineering, industrial technology,
construction drafting, surveying, physical science, biology, or mathematics.
**OR a combination of successfully completed post-high school education
and specialized and/or general experience may be used to meet the
qualification requirements for the GS-04 level. NOTE: When crediting
education to meet any part of the experience requirement, such education
must include the appropriate number of directly related credit hours
required in any combination of courses such as engineering, industrial
technology, construction drafting, surveying, physical science, biology,
or mathematics. When crediting this education, you must prorate the
number of hours of directly related courses required as a proportion of
the total education to be used.*(CLICKHERE
DETAILS ON HOW TO COMBINE EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE)*
You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the
position by the closing date of the announcement.
* If this position requires specific educational coursework to
qualify, or you are qualifying based in whole or part on education,
you are required to provide all unofficial transcripts
(undergraduate, graduate, etc.) by the closing date of this
advertisement or you will be disqualified from further
consideration. This proof may be faxed, mailed, document uploaded or
hand delivered to the servicing Human Resources Office (see "Contact
Information"). Please ensure that all documentation is legible. If
selected, you will be required to provide official transcripts.
* Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United
States may be used to meet the above requirements. You must provide
acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to
that received in an accredited educational institution in the United
States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated,
*Are There Any Special Requirements For This Position?*
* Students who successfully complete the internship program may be
eligible for conversion to a permanent appointment or a term (1-4
years in duration) appointment without further competition.
Eligibility requirements for conversion: must be a U.S. Citizen;
complete at least 640 hours of work experience acquired through the
Internship Program (*may waive up to a total of 320 hours under
specific conditions); successfully complete your degree or
certificate requirements from a qualifying institution; meet the
qualification requirements for the position to which you will be
converted; meet agency-specific requirements as outlined in the
Participant's Agreement; and must have performed successfully in
your position as documented through performance evaluations. *NOTE:
To learn more about the conditions under which a portion of the work
experience hours may be waived,
* If converted to a permanent or term appointment, the anticipated
target position will be*Physical Scientist*; however, the target
position may change based on the need of the organization at that
time. Interns must meet the qualification requirements for the
position to which converted.
* Throughout the recruitment and hiring process we will be
communicating with you via email; therefore, it is imperative that
the email address you provide when applying for this vacancy remains
active. Should your email address change, please notify the point of
contact identified in the vacancy announcement as soon as possible
so that we can update our system.
* *A background investigation will be required for this
position.*Continued employment will be subject to the applicant's
successful completion of a background security investigation and
favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these
requirements will be grounds for termination.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
*Basis of Rating:*
* All applicants who meet the basic eligibility and qualification
requirements will be referred to the selecting official in veterans'
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