U.S. Geological Survey

As the Nation's largest water, earth, and biological science and civilian mapping agency, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) collects, monitors, analyzes, and provides scientific understanding about natural resource conditions, issues, and problems.  The diversity of our scientific expertise enables us to carry out large-scale, multi-disciplinary investigations and provide impartial scientific information to resource managers, planners, and other customers.

The USGS employs the best and the brightest experts who bring a range of earth and life science disciplines to bear on problems. By integrating our diverse scientific expertise, the USGS is able to understand complex natural science phenomena and provide scientific products that lead to solutions. Every day the 10,000 scientists, technicians, and support staff of the USGS are working for you in more than 400 locations throughout the United States.

U.S. Geological Survey Corvallis, OR, USA
Feb 21, 2018
Full time
Summary USGS Science for a Changing World.   Do you want to be part of an innovative research science organization? Would you like to work with a team of biological science professionals committed to providing reliable scientific information and understanding of our natural resources and environment? If you answered "yes" to these questions, then this is the job for you! Come join the USGS and start doing the job you've always dreamed of! What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position?   This vacancy is limited to the first   60   applications received and will close at midnight Eastern Time on the day this application limit is reached regardless of the closing date specified in this vacancy announcement. Any application received prior to midnight Eastern Time of the day the application limit is reached will be accepted and considered.   You are strongly encouraged to submit all required supporting documents at the time of application should the vacancy close earlier than stated in this announcement due to the applicant limit being reached. Supporting documents will not be accepted once the vacancy announcement closes.   **This is a temporary appointment not to exceed 12 months that may be extended for 12 additional months without further competition** Salary Information: For GS-05 - $35,466 (Step 01) to $46,108 (Step 10) For GS-06 - $39,533 (Step 01) to $51,388 (Step 10) For GS-07 - $43,932 (Step 01) to $57,110 (Step 10) NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.   The full performance level of this position will be set at the grade level at which you are selected. There is no promotion potential beyond the grade level that you are selected at. PLEASE NOTE :   The work schedule for this position will initially be full-time with possible periods of part-time and/or intermittent depending on data collection or project needs. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities As a Biological Science Technician (Wildlife), within the Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:   Conducts field studies and surveys to collect wildlife data and/or specimens. Collects and organizes field data using a variety of data collection procedures, methods, and equipment. Conducts a variety of data manipulation and analyses such as compiling and tabulating data and other resource management information, including research and long-term projects. Creates, manages, and manipulates data files. Runs computer programs to enter and verify data. Compiles, analyzes and summarizes field and lab data for preparation of final reports and publications. Operates a government vehicle as an incidental driver. In addition to the duties listed above, GS-06 and GS-07 level duties will include the following: Leads groups of technicians and trains others in the correct use of field forms and techniques. Coordinate activities of field crews. Closes 02/27/2018 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Geological Survey Moab, UT, USA
Feb 21, 2018
Full time
Summary Are you an Ecologist interested in working with the Federal Government? Do you want to be part of an important aspect of the Federal Government, helping with exciting and groundbreaking initiatives? If you answered "yes" to these questions, then this is the job for you! Come join the USGS and start doing the job you've always dreamed of! Why Is It Great To Work For The USGS? Embark on an exciting future! From the peaks of the highest mountains to the depths of the deepest seas, the U.S. Geological Survey has career opportunities that make a difference in both the lives of others and in the environment. Would you like to join the more than 10,000 scientists, technicians, and support staff of the USGS who are working in more than 400 locations throughout the United States? Apply today! As the Nation's largest water, earth, and biological science and civilian mapping agency, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) collects, monitors, analyzes, and provides scientific understanding about natural resource conditions, issues, and problems. The diversity of our scientific expertise enables us to carry out large-scale, multi-disciplinary investigations and provide impartial, timely, and relevant scientific information to resource managers, planners, and other customers related to: the health of our ecosystems and environment; natural hazards that threaten us; natural resources we rely on, and; the impact of climate and land-use changes. For more information about the USGS please visit   http://www.usgs.gov What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position?   This is a term appointment for which all qualified applicants with or without Federal status may apply and be considered. Appointment to this position, however, will not convey permanent status in the Federal service and will be for a period not to exceed 13 months with possible extensions up to a total of 4 years without further competition. Salary: $60,210 (Step 01) to $78,270 (Step 10);   NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at   the Step 01. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities As an Ecologist within the Southwest Biological Science Center, some of your specific duties will include: Plan the approach and data collection, including leading field crews of 1-3 people, to carry out less complex ecological studies or portions of larger investigations. Work with set up, maintenance, and use of highly sophisticated field equipment to measure plan physiological response to climate manipulation. Gather, organize, conduct statistical analysis and interpret ecological and biogeochemical data pertinent to research studies and/or investigations. Write report or scientific papers including, conducting literature reviews, reporting results, and preparing graphs and tables. Operates a government vehicle as an incidental driver. Closes 02/28/2018 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Geological Survey Baltimore, MD, USA
Feb 19, 2018
Internship- Paid
Summary General Information This position is year-round . During the school year part-time hours will apply; however, during school breaks and the summer period, full-time hours may apply. The work schedule may be adjusted to meet the needs of the student's schedule. This vacancy is limited to the first   50   applications received and will close at midnight Eastern Time on the day this application limit is reached regardless of the closing date specified in this vacancy announcement. Any application received prior to midnight Eastern Time of the day the application limit is reached will be accepted and considered.   You are strongly encouraged to submit all required supporting documents at the time of application should the vacancy close earlier than stated in this announcement due to the applicant limit being reached. Supporting documents will not be accepted once the vacancy announcement closes. 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:   $16.00 per hour (Step 01) to $23.12 per hour (Step 10);   NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01. 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. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities The   USGS MD-DE-DC WATER SCIENCE CENTER   is seeking a   graduate level   student working towards a degree in   Hydrology, Environmental Science, Biology, or Natural Resources   to gain practical experience in   water data collection techniques, data analysis, and database quality control. 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 science of a Hydrologic Technician. Duties include:   --Collecting and analyzing hydrologic data. --Preparing graphic representation of hydrologic data by way of maps, charts, hydrographs, and frequency curves. --Writing reports on hydrologic studies. --Performing measurements of stage and discharge under a variety of field conditions. --Developing stage-discharge and velocity index curves and ratings. --Establishing vertical and horizontal datums. WORK ENVIRONMENT:   The work regularly involves moderate risks or discomforts associated with visiting field sites with limited access, under adverse weather or flooding conditions, or exposure to irritant or toxic chemicals. Requires some physical exertion such as: long periods of standing; walking over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces; recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activity; or recurring lifting of moderately heavy items weighing less than 50 pounds. Work may require the use of special clothing or gear such as masks, coats, boots, goggles, respirators, or life jackets. Closes 02/22/2018 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Geological Survey Rapid City, SD, USA
Feb 19, 2018
Internship- Paid
Summary General Information This position is year-round . Part-Time during school year; Full-Time hours may apply during summer/school breaks. The work schedule may be adjusted to meet the needs of the student's schedule. 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. This vacancy is limited to the first   100   applications received and will close at midnight Eastern Time on the day this application limit is reached regardless of the closing date specified in this vacancy announcement. Any application received prior to midnight Eastern Time of the day the application limit is reached will be accepted and considered.   You are strongly encouraged to submit all required supporting documents at the time of application should the vacancy close earlier than stated in this announcement due to the applicant limit being reached. Supporting documents will not be accepted once the vacancy announcement closes.   Salary:   GS-03: $12.74 per hour (Step 01) to $16.56 per hour (Step 10); GS-04: $14.30 per hour (Step 01) to $18.59 per hour (Step 10); NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01. 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. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities The   USGS DAKOTA WATER SCIENCE CENTER , located in Rapid City, SD, is seeking an   associate, undergraduate, or graduate level   student working towards a degree in   Hydrology, Environmental Science, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geology, Earth Science, or other area of Natural Resources   to gain practical experience in data management, field techniques for collecting water quality samples, and setting-up/maintaining water quality sites. 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 an Hydrologic Technician. Duties include:   --Gathering hydrologic data concerning quantity, quality, availability, and movement/distribution of water. --Developing hydrologic and precipitation data for projects. --Computing stream discharge. --Calculating sediment, chemical, and biological concentrations and physical characteristics. --Operating, maintaining, and servicing hydrologic recording and measuring instruments. WORK ENVIRONMENT:   Work is primarily performed outdoors and involves moderate or sometimes extreme exposure to the discomforts of rain, cold/hot weather, and rapidly running or icy streams and rivers. Work is physically demanding and includes walking, bending, climbing, and lifting of equipment up to 100 pounds, sometimes during adverse weather conditions. Special safety precautions are required and the employee typically wears life jackets, special safety boots, waders, and reflective rain gear. Travel Required Occasional travel - Average travel of 2 - 4 nights per month. Closes 03/01/2018 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Geological Survey San Antonio, TX, USA
Feb 19, 2018
Internship- Paid
Summary This position is year-round. During the school year part-time hours will apply; however, during school breaks and the summer period full-time hours may apply. The work schedule may be adjusted to meet the needs of the student's schedule. In order to be eligible to receive consideration for this position, you must be able to report to the duty station location listed in this vacancy announcement and be available to work the schedule identified, if selected. Application Limit This vacancy is limited to the first   7 5   applications received and will close at midnight Eastern Time on the day this application limit is reached regardless of the closing date specified in this vacancy announcement. Any application received prior to midnight Eastern Time of the day the application limit is reached will be accepted and considered.   You are strongly encouraged to submit all required supporting documents at the time of application should the vacancy close earlier than stated in this announcement. Supporting documents will not be accepted once the vacancy announcement closes. Salary Note :   New employees to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01. GS-03: $12.74 (Step 01) to $16.56 (Step 10) GS-04: $14.30 (Step 01) to $18.59 (Step 10) GS-05: $16.00 (Step 01) to $20.80 (Step 10) Eligibility   Requirements This position is intended for students who expect to be enrolled for at least the next year while you complete your degree requirements. You must meet and maintain the following eligibility requirements under the Pathways Internship Program: You must be 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 fulltime 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. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities The   USGS Texas Water Science Center   is seeking   undergraduate and graduate level   students working towards a degree in   engineering, industrial technology, construction drafting, surveying, physical science, biology, mathematics, or environmental science   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 hydrologic science. Duties include: Gathering basic hydrologic data concerning quantity, quality, availability, movement and distribution of water. Developing hydrologic and precipitation data for current projects. Collecting and processing data to be used in computing stream discharge, determining ground water availability or calculating sediment, chemical, or biological concentrations and physical characteristics. Operating, maintaining, and servicing hydrologic recording and measuring instruments. Work Environment Work is physically demanding and includes walking, bending, climbing, and lifting of equipment up to 100 pounds when in the field, sometimes during adverse weather conditions. The work is primarily performed outdoors, and involves moderate or sometimes extreme exposure to the discomforts of rain, cold/hot weather, and rapidly running or icy streams and rivers. Special safety precautions are required and the employee typically wears life jackets, special safety boots, waders, and reflective rain gear. Travel Required Occasional travel - Overnight travel up to 3 nights per month may be required. Closes 02/23/2018 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Geological Survey Rhinelander, WI, USA
Feb 19, 2018
Internship- Paid
Locations : Rhinelander, WI Rice Lake, WI Summary This is a temporary position, not-to-exceed 1-Year. This position is expected to work year-round.   During the school year part-time hours will apply; however, during school breaks and the summer period full-time hours may apply. The work schedule may be adjusted to meet the needs of the student's schedule. In order to be eligible to receive consideration for this position, you must be able to report to the duty station location listed in this vacancy announcement and be available to work the schedule identified, if selected. Salary Note :   New employees to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01. GS-03: $12.74 (Step 01) to $16.56 (Step 10) GS-04: $14.30 (Step 01) to $18.59 (Step 10) The full performance level of this position will be set at the grade level at which you are selected. Eligibility   Requirements This position is intended for students who expect to be enrolled for at least the next year while you complete your degree requirements. You must meet and maintain the following eligibility requirements under the Pathways Internship Program: You must be 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 fulltime 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. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities The   USGS Wisconsin Water Science Center   is seeking   undergraduate and graduate level   students working towards a degree in   engineering, industrial technology, construction drafting, surveying, physical science, biology, mathematics, or environmental science   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 hydrologic science. Duties include: Gathering basic hydrologic data concerning quantity, quality, availability, movement and distribution of water. Developing hydrologic and precipitation data for current projects. Collecting and processing data to be used in computing stream discharge, determining ground water availability or calculating sediment, chemical, or biological concentrations and physical characteristics. Operating, maintaining, and servicing hydrologic recording and measuring instruments. Work Environment The work is physically demanding and includes walking, bending, climbing, and lifting of equipment up to 100 pounds when in the field, sometimes during adverse weather conditions. Field work involves moderate or sometimes extreme exposure to the discomforts of rain, cold/hot weather, and rapidly running or icy streams and rivers. Special safety precautions are required and the employee typically wears life jackets, special safety boots, waders, and reflective rain gear. Travel Required Occasional travel - Overnight travel up to 1-5 nights per month may be required. Closes 03/05/2018 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Geological Survey Santa Maria, CA, USA
Feb 18, 2018
Full time
Summary Do you want to be part of an innovative research science organization? Do you want to be part of an important aspect of the Federal Government, helping with exciting and groundbreaking incentives? If you answered "yes" to these questions, then this is the job for you! Why Is It Great To Work For The USGS? Embark on an exciting future! The USGS has career opportunities that make a difference in both the lives of others and in the environment. As the Nation's largest water, earth, and biological science and civilian mapping agency, the USGS collects, monitors, analyzes, and provides scientific understanding about natural resource conditions, issues, and problems. Our scientific expertise enables us to carry out large-scale, multi-disciplinary investigations and provide impartial, timely, and relevant scientific information to resource managers, planners, and other customers related to: the health of our ecosystems and environment; natural hazards that threaten us; natural resources we rely on, and; the impact of climate and land-use changes. For more information visit   http://www.usgs.gov What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position?   This vacancy is limited to the first   50   applications received and will close at midnight Eastern Time on the day this application limit is reached regardless of the closing date specified in this vacancy announcement. Any application received prior to midnight Eastern Time of the day the application limit is reached will be accepted and considered.   You are strongly encouraged to submit all required supporting documents at the time of application should the vacancy close earlier than stated in this announcement due to the applicant limit being reached. Supporting documents will not be accepted once the vacancy announcement closes. This is a term appointment for which all qualified applicants with or without Federal status may apply and be considered. Appointment to this position, however, will not convey permanent status in the Federal service and will be for a period not to exceed 13 months with possible extensions up to a total of 4 years without further competition. Salary: GS-4 $33,780 (Step 01) to $43,909 (Step 10); GS-5 $37,793 (Step 01) to $49,133 (Step 10); NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at   the Step 01.   There is one vacancy; however, this announcement maybe used to fill additional vacancies if they become available. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities As a Hydrologic Technician within the California Water Science Center, some of your specific duties may include: -Performs routine measurements of stage and discharge applying various methods and using different equipment depending on field conditions. -Participates in the construction of a variety of gages and supporting structures. -Performs routine water quality measurements such as water temperature, specific conductance, pH, dissolved oxygen and alkalinity. -Collects water level data from ground water wells using standard procedures and equipment. -Performs routine levels circuits to establish vertical datum at surface water and groundwater gages. Working Conditions: The work regularly requires considerable dexterity, agility, and strenuous physical exertion such as that needed to: climb, swim, or work in areas where footing is treacherous such as on slippery river banks, in steep or rocky terrain, around heavy machinery, and in fast-moving water; lift heavy objects weighing over 50 pounds or more. Work regularly requires employee to be outside in hot/cold environments for long periods of time. Closes 02/23/2018 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Geological Survey Anchorage, AK, USA
Feb 18, 2018
Full time
Summary *Are you scientist looking for a position to plan, develop and implement natural science and information programs? *Do you have an interest working as a liaison for science program initiatives across the USGS, with other agency bureaus and state and international partners? If you answered "yes" to these questions, then this is the job for you! Come join the USGS and start doing the job you've always dreamed of! Why Is It Great To Work For The USGS? Embark on an exciting future! From the peaks of the highest mountains to the depths of the deepest seas, the U.S. Geological Survey has career opportunities that make a difference in both the lives of others and in the environment. Would you like to join the more than 10,000 scientists, technicians, and support staff of the USGS who are working in more than 400 locations throughout the United States? Apply today! As the Nation's largest water, earth, and biological science and civilian mapping agency, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) collects, monitors, analyzes, and provides scientific understanding about natural resource conditions, issues, and problems. The diversity of our scientific expertise enables us to carry out large-scale, multi-disciplinary investigations and provide impartial, timely, and relevant scientific information to resource managers, planners, and other customers related to: the health of our ecosystems and environment; natural hazards that threaten us; natural resources we rely on, and; the impact of climate and land-use changes. For more information about the USGS please visit   http://www.usgs.gov What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position?   Salary:   GS-13: $96,819 (Step 01) to $125,865 (Step 10); GS-14: $114,411 (Step 01) to $148,735 (Step 10). NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01. The incumbent of this position is entitled to a cost of living allowance (COLA) of 3.74% for 2018 in addition to salary. This is an interdisciplinary position and may be filled as a Biologist, Geologist, Physical Scientist, or a Geographer. Advertised concurrently with the following announcements: Open to current or former Federal employees: SAC-2018-0119. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities The Alaska Region of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) facilitates growth of USGS science capacity centering on Arctic and Sub-arctic systems. The Alaska Region includes the integrated Alaska Science Center with science staff representing the full suite of disciplines in USGS and the Volcano Science Center which encompasses the five US Volcano Observatories as well as the internationally-scoped Volcano Disaster Assistance Program. As a Science Coordinator within the Office of the Regional Director, Alaska Area, some of your specific duties will include:   Plans, develops, and implements of natural science and information programs, and is responsible for coordination among partners, stakeholders, and interagency efforts to enhance scientific activities within the region. Provides leadership for the scientists within and outside of the region’s science centers to build their plans and programs to be responsive to Alaska’s stakeholders. Advises the Regional Director and the Alaska Region on issues of high scientific and political priority in Alaska, such as conservation or natural resource/ environmental planning, hazard mitigation and forecasting, and technology challenges such as geospatial baseline work and data integration. Serves as the liaison and primary contact for the region’s science program initiatives across the Bureau, other Department of Interior (DOl) Bureaus in Alaska, and external state and international partners. Leads and participates in internal and external science planning groups to represent USGS and DOI priorities and goals. Develops short and long term plans and strategies to implement these programs and plans. Serves as the Regional Director's representative on bureau and interagency groups concerned with the organization and management of Federal science programs. Develops regional content and adaptation to national initiatives and imperatives (Executive Orders, Congressional mandates, etc.). Oversees the implementation and monitoring of strategic results measurements for science excellence, science impact, and science leadership. Closes 03/02/2018 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Geological Survey Flagstaff, AZ, USA
Feb 13, 2018
Full time
Summary Are you a Research Ecologist interested in working with the U.S. Geological Survey?Do you want to be part of an important aspect of the Federal Government, helping with exciting and groundbreaking initiatives? If you answered "yes" to these questions, then this is the job for you! Come join the USGS and start doing the job you've always dreamed of! Why Is It Great To Work For The USGS? Embark on an exciting future! From the peaks of the highest mountains to the depths of the deepest seas, the U.S. Geological Survey has career opportunities that make a difference in both the lives of others and in the environment. Would you like to join the more than 10,000 scientists, technicians, and support staff of the USGS who are working in more than 400 locations throughout the United States? Apply today! As the Nation's largest water, earth, and biological science and civilian mapping agency, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) collects, monitors, analyzes, and provides scientific understanding about natural resource conditions, issues, and problems. The diversity of our scientific expertise enables us to carry out large-scale, multi-disciplinary investigations and provide impartial, timely, and relevant scientific information to resource managers, planners, and other customers related to: the health of our ecosystems and environment; natural hazards that threaten us; natural resources we rely on, and; the impact of climate and land-use changes. For more information about the USGS please visit   http://www.usgs.gov What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position? This is a term appointment for which all qualified applicants with or without Federal status may apply and be considered. Appointment to this position, however, will not convey permanent status in the Federal service and will be for a period not to exceed 13 months with possible extensions up to a total of 4 years without further competition. Salary: $73,375 (Step 01) to $95,388 (Step 10);   NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at   the Step 01. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities As a Research Ecologist within the Southwest Biological Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:   Plan, design, and conduct studies and investigations concerning genetic factors that affect successful plant establishment and survival on the Colorado Plateau and southwestern deserts. Work on multi-faceted research projects in collaboration with multiple scientists. Summarize research results orally and in writing for a variety of audiences, including proposals for funding agencies, manuscripts for peer-reviewed scientific journals and presentations at scientific meetings, at agency meetings, and to the general public. Exercise expert knowledge in the collection of plant genetics data with sophisticated field and laboratory instruments. Prepare a variety of samples, enter and organize data, create graphs and tables and perform data analysis including routine data summarization and statistical analyses. Operates a government vehicle as an incidental driver. The work will involve office settings and may include substantial field or laboratory research. Field work will involve walking and hiking in remote and rugged desert and riverine areas, and possible exposure to extremes of hot and cold weather, water hazards and other factors that require experience with safety planning. Due to the nature of fieldwork, a medical physical will be required. Travel Required 25% or less - Average of 5 nights per month of travel required. Closes 03/06/2018 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Geological Survey Homestead, FL, USA
Feb 12, 2018
Full time
Summary Why Is It Great To Work For The USGS? Embark on an exciting future! From the peaks of the highest mountains to the depths of the deepest seas, the U.S. Geological Survey has career opportunities that make a difference in both the lives of others and in the environment. Would you like to join the more than 10,000 scientists, technicians, and support staff of the USGS who are working in more than 400 locations throughout the United States? Apply today! As the Nation's largest water, earth, and biological science and civilian mapping agency, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) collects, monitors, analyzes, and provides scientific understanding about natural resource conditions, issues, and problems. The diversity of our scientific expertise enables us to carry out large-scale, multi-disciplinary investigations and provide impartial, timely, and relevant scientific information to resource managers, planners, and other customers related to: the health of our ecosystems and environment; natural hazards that threaten us; natural resources we rely on, and; the impact of climate and land-use changes. For more information about the USGS please visit   http://www.usgs.gov What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position?   This is a term appointment for which all qualified applicants with or without Federal status may apply and be considered. Appointment to this position, however, will not convey permanent status in the Federal service and will be for a period not to exceed 13 months with possible extensions up to a total of 4 years without further competition. Salary: $53,786 (Step 01) to $69,923 (Step 10); NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.   Learn more about this agency Responsibilities As a Biologist within the Fort Collins Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:   Collect Burmese Pythons and other invasive reptiles in the Greater Everglades Ecosystem, conduct euthanasia and necropsies, identify reptiles, conduct field radiotelemetry, collect field data, and otherwise assist principal investigators with duties in southern Florida. Construct, deploy, and troubleshoot traps, reptile enclosures, and other control tools, including checking all traps daily and handling/processing captured animals. Provide information on the ecological impacts and management of Burmese Pythons and other invasive giant constrictors to a variety of interested parties, including: researchers; federal, state and territorial agencies; university cooperators and the public. Manage daily activities for student workers, interns, volunteers, and lower-graded colleagues in fieldwork. Compile data, prepare summary tables and figures and prepare reports for funding agencies and cooperators using Microsoft Office software. Communicate research results and invasive species issues to a range of audiences in both oral and written form. The work requires some physical exertion such as: long periods of standing; walking over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces; recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activity; or recurring lifting of moderately heavy items weighing less than 23 kilograms (under 50 pounds) such as lifting and carrying stream gauging weights, data collection and monitoring devices, or sample trays. The work regularly involves moderate risks or discomforts associated with visiting field sites with limited access, under adverse weather or flooding conditions, or exposure to irritant or toxic chemicals. Work may require the use of special clothing or gear such as masks, coats, boots, goggles, respirators, or life jackets. Closes 02/26/2018 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Geological Survey Olympia, WA, USA
Feb 08, 2018
Internship- Paid
Internships - Part-Time 32 hours per week; may be Full-Time during summer/school breaks. Summary General Information This position is year-round. During the school year part-time 32 hours per week will apply, the work schedule can be adjusted to meet the student's schedule; full-time hours may apply during summer and school breaks. 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. This vacancy is limited to the first 25 applications received and will close at midnight Eastern Time on the day this application limit is reached regardless of the closing date specified in this vacancy announcement. Any application received prior to midnight Eastern Time of the day the application limit is reached will be accepted and considered.   You are strongly encouraged to submit all required supporting documents at the time of application should the vacancy close earlier than stated in this announcement due to the applicant limit being reached. Supporting documents will not be accepted once the vacancy announcement closes.   Salary:   $54,869.00 (Step 01) to $71,331.00 (Step 10);   NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01. 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. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities The   USGS WESTERN ECOLOGICAL RESEARCH CENTER , located in   Olympia, WA   is seeking   a Ph. d. level   student working towards a degree in   Biology, Wildlife Biology, Ecology or Restoration Biology   to gain practical experience in   fish and avian species; restoration ecology; and analyzing large data sets. 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 Wildlife Biology. Duties include:   --Planning, organizing, and implementing biological investigations that affect wildlife and fishery resources. --Gathering, analyzing, and summarizing scientific, programmatic, and budgetary data. --Summarizing and modeling wetland habitat parameters to determine outcomes of wetland restoration projects. --Utilizing modeling techniques test scientific hypotheses within scientific manuscripts.
U.S. Geological Survey Bismarck, ND, USA
Feb 08, 2018
Full time
Summary *Are you a Hydrologic Technician looking for a position in the Federal workforce? *Do you want to be part of an important aspect of the Federal Government, helping with exciting and groundbreaking incentives? If you answered "yes" to these questions, then this is the job for you! Come join the USGS and start doing the job you've always dreamed of! Why Is It Great To Work For The USGS? Embark on an exciting future! From the peaks of the highest mountains to the depths of the deepest seas, the U.S. Geological Survey has career opportunities that make a difference in both the lives of others and in the environment. Would you like to join the more than 10,000 scientists, technicians, and support staff of the USGS who are working in more than 400 locations throughout the United States? Apply today! As the Nation's largest water, earth, and biological science and civilian mapping agency, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) collects, monitors, analyzes, and provides scientific understanding about natural resource conditions, issues, and problems. The diversity of our scientific expertise enables us to carry out large-scale, multi-disciplinary investigations and provide impartial, timely, and relevant scientific information to resource managers, planners, and other customers related to: the health of our ecosystems and environment; natural hazards that threaten us; natural resources we rely on, and; the impact of climate and land-use changes. For more information about the USGS please visit   http://www.usgs.gov What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position?   Open to current or former Federal employees: DEN-2018-0125 Salary: GS-05: $33,394 (Step 01) to $43,414 (Step 10); GS-06: $37,223 (Step 01) to $48,385 (Step 10); NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities As a Hydrologic Technician within the Dakota Water Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:   Ensures the quality of data by reviewing web page, deleting erroneous data and determining if gage is functioning properly. Makes regularly scheduled field trips to service streamgaging stations, make discharge measurements, make water level measurements, and collects water quality samples. Makes unscheduled field trips as necessary, in response to extreme hydrologic events or problems with the gage. Compiles, computes, and analyzes assigned records in preparation for the Annual Data Report (ADR) according to established WSC and USGS guidelines and procedures. Plans, leads or assists in surveys for elevation control of gaging stations, following established WSC and USGS guidelines and procedures. Selectee will be routinely required to drive up to 300 miles per day to remote areas to service gages and conduct stream gaging operations. Travel Required 50% or less - Overnight travel of 10-12 nights per month may be required. Closes 02/22/2018 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Geological Survey Cle Elum, WA, United States
Jan 22, 2018
Full time
Summary USGS Science for a Changing World.   Do you want to be part of an innovative research science organization? Would you like to work with a team of professionals committed to providing reliable scientific information and understanding our natural resources and environment? If you answered "yes" to these questions, then this is the job for you! Come join the USGS and start doing the job you've always dreamed of! What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position?   This vacancy is limited to the first   25   applications received and will close at midnight Eastern Time on the day this application limit is reached regardless of the closing date specified in this vacancy announcement. Any application received prior to midnight Eastern Time of the day the application limit is reached will be accepted and considered.   You are strongly encouraged to submit all required supporting documents at the time of application should the vacancy close earlier than stated in this announcement due to the applicant limit being reached. Supporting documents will not be accepted once the vacancy announcement closes. This is a temporary appointment not to exceed 12 months that may be extended for 12 additional months without further competition. Salary: $37,223 (Step 01) to $48,385 (Step 10);   NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.   There are two vacancies to be filled; however, this announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies if they become available. ***Please note: This position has a full-time, and/or part-time work schedule with periods of intermittent status depending on data collection needs.*** Learn more about this agency Responsibilities As a Biological Science Technician (Wildlife) within the Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, some of your specific duties will include: Conducts field studies and surveys to collect a variety of wildlife data and/or specimens. Collects, records, summarizes, and organizes and/or files data using a variety of standardized collection procedures and equipment. Performs and/or coordinates the repair and maintenance of research and support equipment. Coordinates and performs routine logistical support activities. Oversees and trains new technicians and field crews in standard field data collection and analytical techniques. Operates a government vehicle as an incidental driver. Physical Demands and Work Environment : The work requires some physical exertion, such as regular and recurring running, walking, or bending, and other similar activities. The work environment varies from laboratory setting to field sites, and offices. Field work is conducted outdoors in remote settings, and under a variety of field conditions, including rain, heat, humidity, stinging insects, and poisonous plants, often late at night for greater than 12 hour shifts. Closes 01/26/2018 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com