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Student Trainee (Hydrological Tech)

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Department Of The Interior
All students who are accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in a qualifying educational institution, including preference eligibles (veterans) meeting this criteria. Internships NTE 1 year Full Time
The BLM manages more land - 253 million acres - than any other Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estates throughout the nation. The BLM''s multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.
The salary range given above includes base pay and locality pay, you will also receive a 5.57% cost of living allowance for Fairbanks. This allowance is subject to annual review, adjustment and gradual decrease.
The BLM seeks a dynamic and energetic student to join its team and gain valuable work experience as a Student Trainee (Hydrological Tech) in the Eastern Interior Field Office.
For additional information about the BLM please visit BLM.
This position is located in Fairbanks, Alaska. Information about locations within Alaska can be found at: Alaska.
This position is for students accepted for enrollment or are currently enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in an accredited high school, technical or vocation school, 2-year or 4-year college or university, graduate or professional school, on a full- or half-time basis (as defined by the academic institution in which the student is enrolled).
This is a temporary, excepted service appointment under the BLM Internship Program that is expected not-to-exceed 1 year. This type of appointment is intended only for temporary projects, to perform labor-intensive tasks not requiring subject matter expertise, or to fill traditional summer jobs. The BLM will require the selected applicant to complete a Participant Agreement in which it shall document the anticipated start and end dates for this temporary appointment.
U.S. Citizenship is Required Security Clearance/Background Investigation is required. Be sure to read the "How to Apply" & "Required Documents" Sections You cannot hold an active real estate license; nor can you have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land. Direct Deposit Required.
As a Student Trainee (Hydrological Tech), you will:
Conduct water resources inventories in order to provide predictive information to be used in the Bureau''s planning and land management system
Assist in conducting hydrology and riparian surveys using appropriate equipment and maintaining detailed and accurate field reports
Assist in collecting water quality and water chemistry data
Assist in preparation of graphs, tables, and maps for reports
For more information on the duties of this position contact the supervisor, Michael Gibson at .
To be eligible, an applicant must:
Be at least 18 years of age or older for an arduous or hazardous duty position.
Be a student who has been accepted for enrollment or is currently enrolled at least half-time in a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) seeking program in an accredited high school, technical or vocation school, 2-year or 4-year college or university, graduate or professional school. You must provide copy of your transcripts .
Possess a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 or higher.
Specialized Experience Requirements:
In order to assess you meet a qualified status for this position and to refer you to the hiring manager, the agency must be able to determine that you meet the qualifications based on completed education, specialized experience, and /or both - please be sure to include this information in your resume. To be creditable, experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade (GS-03) of the position to be filled.
_For the GS-04 grade level you may qualify based on:_
Experience: At least six (6) months of general experience and six (6) months of specialized experience. General experience must demonstrate the ability to perform the duties of a Hydrological Technician. Specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-03 level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include work such as: technician or aid in engineering earth, physical, or natural science, forestry, soil conservation or surveying; trades or crafts work in maintenance or construction of facilities or equipment related to hydrology; drafting; or construction estimating.
OR Education: Successful completion of two (2) years of study postsecondary education (above high school) which includes at least 12 semester hours of courses in any combination of the following courses: engineering, industrial technology, construction drafting, surveying, physical science, biology, or mathematics. You must submit a copy of your transcripts with the application materials.
OR Combination of Experience and Education: An equivalent combination of general experience and education, as described above.
Education Requirement: You will need to clearly state in the resume your undergraduate and/or graduate degree(s) and submit your college transcripts, or a listing of your college courses that includes hours and grades.
You must meet all eligibility and qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
Once you complete and submit your application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and minimum qualification requirements for the job. Your eligibility and qualifications status will be based on a human resources assessment conducted using qualification standards, your responses to the job-related questions, information provided in your resume, and required supporting documents (see the Required Documents section). Veteran''s preference applies to the selection for positions in the Pathways Programs. The examination and selection of applicants will be made in accordance with requirements of the 5 CFR Part 302.
Eligible and qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager in unranked order by preference status: (1) Preference eligible veterans having a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more (CPS and CP); (2) Other preference eligibles (XP); (3) Applicants eligible for 5-point veteran''s preference (TP); and those (4) Applicants not eligible for veteran''s preference (NV). In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position. The job related questions align with the following knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the duties of this position.
Knowledge of physical science principles in order to complete assigned technical support tasks.
Knowledge of how land modification can potentially impact watershed and hydrology.
Ability to enter, edit, verify, and retrieve data in a hydrologic database.
Ability to communicate effectively to obtain and/or provide information relative to the collection and analysis of hydrologic data.
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We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you cannot apply online, you may FAX your resume, assessment questionnaire, and supporting documents to . You must print a copy of OPM Form 1203-FX, document your responses to the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire and use the official FAX coversheet found here. For both of these forms the vacancy identification number is: 1109691
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 pm Eastern Time or 7:59 pm Alaska Time on Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Who Can I Contact if I Have a Question?
If you have questions about this announcement or the application process, contact Annyn Vanderlooven at or toll free at . Reference the title Student Trainee (Hydrological Tech) and/or the vacancy announcement number BLMAK-14-1109691-Intern-AV.
In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms:
Verification of Enrollment: Copy of all your transcripts or a list of college courses that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. educational institution. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for the application process, but prior to appointment the official transcripts(s) will be required.
Letter from your accredited U.S. educational institution that verifies/reflects: (a) the degree/diploma/certificate program in which you are enrolled; (2) you are enrolled at least half-time (as defined by the educational institution), and (3) your anticipated graduation date. If your degree is from a Foreign Institution, See Foreign Education.
Veteran''s Preference: If you are entitled to veteran''s preference, you should indicate the level of veteran''s preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veteran''s preference entitledment will be adjudicated (verified) by the employing agency using the documents you provide. You may request copies of your DD-214 by calling or TDD or online at /.
For 5-point veterans'' preference, provide your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
For 10-point veterans'' preference, submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214 showing character of service, and the required documentation.
Certification In Lieu of DD-214: Active duty service members claiming veteran''s preference may submit a ''certification'' when applying for Federal jobs (Chaper 21 of Title 5 U.S. C Section 2108a). The ''certification'' is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed. Prior to appointment, agencies must verify the service member is eligible for veteran''s preference in accordance with 5 U. S. C. 2108, unless the service member is appointed under the provisions of 5 U.S. C. 5534a, Dual employment and pay during terminal leave from uniformed services.
For more information on which type of prefererence is applicable please visit the VetGuide
Hard copy application materials, submitted without prior Human Resources approval, will be considered as an incomplete application. If the required documents are not submitted your application may be considered incomplete.
_NOTE: There is a 10 page limit on each type of document that is faxed; information on excess pages will be lost. There is no limit on the number of pages when submitting online._
Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgment email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.
The selectee of this position wil be eligible for annual and sick leave
The selectee for this position is ineligible for benefits (e.g. life insurance; retirement including the Thrift Savings Plan: and long term care insurance). However, after a year of continous service, the selectee of this position may become eligible to enroll in the health benefits program though at a full cost at his/her own expense..
The selectee is not eligible for promotion without competition.
Travel and relocation expenses are not authorized. Travel, transportation and relocation expenses will not be paid by the Department of the Interior. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee.
Selective service: Males applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System Website.
BLM may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract high quality applicants.

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