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 Dixon, CA, USA
Apr 22, 2019
Full time
Locations Dixon, CA  FEW vacancies Suisun City, CA  FEW vacancies This is a temporary appointment not to exceed 12 months that may be extended for 12 additional months without further competition. Summary What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position?   Salary: $45,917 (Step 01) to $59,698 (Step 10);   NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.  Position may be filled in one of the two locations. After 3-6 months, selectee may be transitioned to the other duty location as needed. Relocation expenses will not be covered for the duration of this appointment. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities As a Biological Science Technician within the Western Ecological Research Center, some of your specific duties will include: - Conducts field and lab studies and surveys to collect data on the ecology and habitats of giant garter snakes. - Participates in field studies for the capture, measuring, and marking of giant garter snakes. - Compiles, organizes, and summarizes field and lab data. - Understands and has experience in applying the concepts of wildlife biology and research. - Uses small boats, kayaks, and/or canoes to conduct field research. - Operates a government vehicle as an incidental driver. Travel Required 50% or less - During field season, travel away from home may be required up to 15 nights per month.
U.S. Geological Survey
Apr 22, 2019
Full time
This is a term appointment not to exceed 13 months with possible extensions up to a total of 4 years without further competition. Appointment to this position will not convey permanent status in the Federal service. Summary What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position?   Salary: $62,236 (Step 01) to $80,912 (Step 10);   NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at  the Step 01.  There is one vacancy; however, this announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies if they become available. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities As a Fish Biologist within the Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center, some of your specific duties will include: Utilizes quantitative, statistical, and computer-based modeling techniques to design studies, surveys, and/or models for the analytical evaluation of fish populations. Analyzes data, performs scientific tests, and conducts studies on the impact of existing or proposed management or public practices on fishery resources. Develops plans for fishery projects and writes recommendations for changes, elimination, or improvement of operations and program plans. Writes comprehensive reports on study findings and recommendations. Operates a government vehicle as an incidental driver. Travel Required Occasional travel - Overnight travel of 10 nights per month may be required. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Geological Survey Corvallis, OR, USA
Apr 22, 2019
Full time
This is a term appointment not to exceed 13 months with possible extensions up to a total of 4 years without further competition. Appointment to this position will not convey permanent status in the Federal service. Summary What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position?   Salary Information: GS-05 - $36,139 (Step 01) to $46,977 (Step 10) GS-07 - $44,765 (Step 01) to $58,196 (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 Fish Biologist within the Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, some of your specific duties will include: Performs advanced trainee level assignments in planning the approach and collecting data to carry out less complex fishery biology studies or portions of larger investigations. Performs data analysis and writes small reports to evaluate findings. Performs advanced trainee assignments in gathering, organizing, and interpreting biological, ecological, pathological, public use data or other information pertinent to limited scientific studies or investigations. Prepares correspondence pertaining to technical aspects of work.  Prepares a variety of samples and performs data analysis in an office or laboratory and drafts assigned portions of reports. Prepares graphs and charts. Please Note: The duties listed above are for the GS-07 level. For the lower grade level, the employees will perform a wide range of tasks described in the above duties, but at a lower level of work designed to further develop and refine their knowledge and skills. Assignments will typically combine productive work with on-going training and instruction. Supervision received at the lower levels will be closer with oversight and review being provided more frequently. Physical Demands and Work Environment: The work requires some physical exertion such as walking over wet, rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces; bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities. The work requires moderate physical ability and average agility and dexterity. Work is performed in an office, laboratory, and/or in the field. The office is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated. Temperature and weather extremes may be encountered in the performance of outdoor work. Field and laboratory duties may require the use of special protective gear.  Travel Required 75% or less - Overnight travel of up to 20 nights per month may be required. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Geological Survey Three Rivers, CA, USA
Apr 22, 2019
Full time
This is a term appointment not to exceed 13 months with possible extensions up to a total of 4 years without further competition. Appointment to this position will not convey permanent status in the Federal service. Open & closing dates:  04/22/2019   to   04/26/2019.   This job will close when we have received  25 applications  which may be sooner than the closing date.  Learn more . Summary What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position?   Salary: $42,053 (Step 01) to $54,670 (Step 10);   NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at  the Step 01.  There is one vacancy; however, this announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies if they become available.  Learn more about this agency Responsibilities As a Biological Science Technician (Botany) within the Western Ecological Research Center, some of your specific duties will include: - Conducts field studies and surveys to collect biological data and/or specimens. - Collects and organizes field data using a variety of botanical data collection procedures and equipment. - Conducts a variety of data manipulation and analyses such as compiling and tabulating botanical data and other resource management information, including research and long-term monitoring projects. - Coordinates and leads field crews. - Provides full range of coordination, logistical support, and area orientation for cooperating scientists and technicians. - Compiles, analyzes and summarizes field data for preparation of final reports and publications. - Performs work independently in difficult terrain, under extreme weather conditions, sometimes for long hours. - Operates a government vehicle as an incidental driver. Travel Required Occasional travel - Occasional travel away from home may be required up to 2 nights per month. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Geological Survey Tulsa, OK, USA
Apr 19, 2019
Full time
Summary What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position?  Salary: $33,394 (Step 01) to $43,414 (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 Oklahoma Water Science Center, some of your specific duties will include: Performing routine measurements of stage/discharge under a variety of field conditions applying established uniform methods. Performing installations, maintenance, servicing, and troubleshooting of sensing, recording and communications equipment and instrumentation. Constructing hydrologic monitoring stations. Assisting in establishing vertical and horizontal datums. Operating a motor vehicle on a regular and recurring basis. Physical Demands: 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. 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. Work may require the use of special clothing or gear such as masks, coats, boots, goggles, respirators, or life jackets. Travel Required 25% or less - Overnight travel of up to 5 nights per month may be required. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Geological Survey Flagstaff, AZ, USA
Apr 08, 2019
Full time
Open & closing dates:  04/08/2019   to   04/12/2019.  This job will close when we have received   50 applications   which may be sooner than the closing date.   Learn more This is a temporary appointment not to exceed 12 months that may be extended for 12 additional months without further competition. Summary Salary GS-05:   $33,394 (Step 01) to $43,414 (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 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIAN within the SOUTHWEST BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE CENTER, some of your specific duties will include: Conducts field sampling of vegetation of the Colorado Plateau with accuracy and precision using specialized techniques. Collects and prepares data and preforms analyses regarding the environmental characteristics of plant species across the Intermountain West. Samples, prepares, and performs laboratory and greenhouse analyses of plant samples to characterize genetic variation and determine specific biological characteristics.  Assists in tracking and archiving all biotic samples to be processed, and preparing correspondence pertaining to technical aspects of the work, enters and checks data. Enters data on a Windows-bases computer using spreadsheets and checks data for typographic errors.  PHYSICAL DEMANDS:   Field work is physically demanding and includes walking, bending, climbing, and lifting of equipment up to 50 pounds (or heavier equipment, with assistance) when in the field, sometimes during adverse conditions. Lab work requires long periods of standing, agility and dexterity in handling samples, and hand-eye coordination. WORK ENVIRONMENT:   The work is performed in a laboratory of field environment. Field work involves moderate or sometimes extreme exposure to discomforts of rain, cold/hot weather, and rapidly running or icy streams and rivers. Special safety precautions are required in many cases for both field and lab work, and the employee may typically wear life jackets; special safety boots, gloves, and goggles; waders, and special organism handling gear. Travel Required 50% or less - An average of fourteen (14) overnight travel days per month are required with this position.
U.S. Geological Survey California, USA
Mar 14, 2019
Full time
Open & closing dates:  03/14/2019   to   03/20/2019.  This job will close when we have received   50 applications   which may be sooner than the closing date.   Learn more This is a temporary appointment not to exceed 12 months that may be extended for 12 additional months without further competition. Locations Dixon, CA  FEW vacancies Fremont, CA  FEW vacancies Suisun City, CA  FEW vacancies Summary What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position?   Salary: GS-5: $40,315 (Step 01) to $52,411 (Step 10) GS-6: $44,937( Step 01) to $58,413 (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 Biological Science Technician (Wildlife) for the Western Ecological Research Center, some of your specific duties will include: - Coordinates routine logistical support activities and providing area orientation for contract and cooperating scientists and technicians. - Runs computer programs to enter, verify, manage and manipulate data and data files in automated databases and/or geographic information systems. - Performs routine data analyses and prepares data summaries. - Processes and evaluates the quality and validity of field and laboratory data. Assists in identifying erroneous data. - Assists in conducting field studies and surveys to collect wildlife data and/or specimens to support scientific studies. - Collects, records, summarizes, organizes and/or files data using a variety of standardized methods and techniques. - Participates in field studies for the capture, measuring, and marking of wetland-dependent wildlife, and quantifying their habitats for study. Travel Required 50% or less - Travel away from home may be required up to 2-15 nights per month. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com