U.S. Geological Survey

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U.S. Geological Survey Oswego, NY, United States
May 15, 2017
Flexible - Several Options
Eligibility Requirements In order to be eligible for an appointment under the Pathways Internship Program: 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 career goals. You must continue to meet these eligibility requirements throughout the duration of your appointment under the Pathways Internship Program. Duties The USGS GREAT LAKES SCIENCE CENTER is seeking a PhD level student working towards a degree in Biological Science, Oceanography, Aquatic Biology, Fishery Science, or Limnology to gain practical experience in conservation biology, restoration ecology, and native species culture practices. As a Student Trainee (Biology) 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 Fish Biologist. Duties include: --Planning, organizing, and implementing biological investigations that affect fishery resources and their habitat conditions. --Conducting field experiments to test scientific hypotheses. --Interpreting, gathering, and organizing biological, ecological, pathological, and public use data for scientific studies. --Analyzing, tabulating, and summarizing scientific data and maintaining databases. --Writing comprehensive reports on study findings and recommendations. --Conducting studies and investigations concerning biological, chemical, and physical processes that affect aquatic communities and ecosystems. --Employee may participate on scientific cruises on large research vessels. As part of the employee’s job function as a Crew member, duties are performed and/or may be performed that are operational and safety-sensitive in nature. Vessel Crew Member Duties; employees may be required to: (a) Maintain a 'bridge-watch' as directed by the Captain/USCG licensed operator. (b) Perform general vessel maintenance while aboard to help ensure safe working spaces and pollution prevention. (c) Operate deck machinery including winches, windlasses, A-Frames, lifting equipment, lifesaving equipment and apparatus, fire-fighting systems and apparatus. (d) Deploy, recover, assemble and disassemble 'fishing -tows' or other types of biological sampling equipment, oceanographic equipment, and other marine survey equipment. (e) Perform mooring, anchoring, and line handling duties. (f) Load and off-load scientific equipment and other cargo. Closes Monday 5/29/2017 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com