Student Trainee (GIS) with Bureau of Reclamation (ID)
Salary Range: $26,150.00 to $38,158.00 / Per Year
2 vacancies in the following locations: Boise, ID and Heyburn, ID
Closes Tuesday 4/18/2017
Work Schedule is Full time during summer and school breaks. Part time for school year, as school schedule allows. - Intern-indefinite position, expected to last the duration of the student's academic attendance.
Reclamation is seeking an entry level Intern-indefinite looking for an opportunity to as a Student Trainee (GIS). Make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment.
This opportunity is intended for (but not limited to) students who are pursuing a degree path, courses, or have the career goal of employment in the field of Geographic Information System (GIS).
This is a career development opportunity in the excepted service under the Bureau of Reclamation Pathways Internship Program. It is designed to provide students currently enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with opportunities to work and get paid while exploring federal careers. The candidate selected to fill the position will be required to complete a Participant Agreement the spells out the requirements of the program, including an anticipated date for completing educational requirements related to the full performance grade level of the position.
For more information about the Pathways Internship program please visit http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-authorities/students-recent-graduates/#url=Program-Fact-Sheets
Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid by the Department of the Interior. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty at the location designated will be the responsibility of the selected employee.
At the present time, we have one vacancy at each location; however, this announcement may be used to fill additional equivalent positions at this duty location.
If selected at the GS-03 level, the hourly rate of pay is $12.53 per hour. If selected at the GS-04 level, the hourly rate of pay is $14.07 per hour.
The Boise position may have a promotion potential of GS-09 if converted to a GIS Specialist.
The Heyburn position may have a promotion potential of GS-11 if converted to a GIS Specialist.
Perform GIS and global positioning system (GPS) tasks
Apply GIS principals to produce solutions that allow for efficiencies and or ways to visualize information
Reviews, gathers, compiles and processes GIS data to conduct spatial analysis
Designs, creates and maintains GIS datasets to produce cartographic products
Provides data collection assistance and support
Assists in the preparation of legal documents, environmental assessments, resource managment plans, and other tasks
Occasional travel may be required.
U.S. Citizenship or National
Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
Must submit a resume, transcripts, and supporting documentation
Must submit documents to verify student status
For veterans consideration, submit document(s) under "Required Documents"
Must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment with an accredited college or university at least part-time, seeking a degree, and in good academic standing (as defined by the school).
GS-03: Completion of 1 full academic year of post-high school study OR Completion of 1 full semester of post-high school study plus 1 period of student trainee work experience OR 6 months of general experience.
GS-04: Completion of 2 full academic years of post-high school study or associate’s degree OR Completion of 1 academic year of post-high school study plus 2 periods of student trainee work experience OR Completion of 1 ½ academic years of post-high school study plus 1 period of student trainee work experience OR one year of general experience.
A period of student trainee work experience is equal to 320 hours of work experience.
Academic Year: At the undergraduate level, 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours is comparable to 1 year of undergraduate education. Four years of progressive study or 120 semester hours meets the degree requirements. At the graduate level, 18 semester hours or 27 quarter hours.
General work experience shows his/her ability to perform progressively more complex, responsible, or difficult duties; and that shows his/her ability to learn the specific work of this job.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g. professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. The applicant will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Graduated students are not eligible for this position.