Department of the Interior

Position  Student Trainee (Hydrology)
Requirements  For information on basic qualifications, which includes information on whether you may substitute education for specialized experience, please click on the following: http://www.usgs.gov/ohr/oars/quals/1316.html. If you are qualifying based on specialized experience, you must meet the requirements listed below: Applicants must meet one of the following to qualify for the GS-2 level: - 3 months of experience of any kind that demonstrates the applicant's ability to perform the work of the position; OR - Experience that provided a familiarity with the subject matter or processes of the broad subject area of the occupation. You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement. 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, visit: http://www.usgs.gov/ohr/oars/quals/foreign.html. Are There Any Special Requirements For This Position? This is a temporary internship to complete project work that’s temporary in nature. The appointment is not-to-exceed 1 year and can be extended without further competition based on the need of the organization for the work to continue and provided the individual continues to meet the eligibility requirements described below. 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. If selected, you will be required to provide official transcripts and/or letter from the school stating you are enrolled in a degree/certificate program on at least a half time basis in good standing and your expected graduation date. 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. You will be required to operate a government vehicle in the performance of your official duties. Applicants for this position must meet the following requirements: possession of a valid State driver's license and possess a safe driving record. If selected,you will be required to provide proof of a valid State driver's license and your driving record.
Responsibilities  As a Student Trainee (Hydrology) with the Kentucky Water Science Center, in either Louisville, Kentucky or Williamsburg, Kentucky, 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 hydrology. Duties include: - Gathering basic hydrologic data concerning any one or a combination of four areas, i.e., quantity, quality, availability, and 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. - Operates a government motor vehicle as an incidental driver. - The U.S. Geological Survey has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster. For additional information on our internal telework policy, please reference the Department of the Interior Telework Handbook at: http://www.usgs.gov/humancapital/pb/telework.html.
Williamsburg, KY
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Website https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/368823300 
Other Information This posting closes on May 8th. To apply, please visit the link above.