Department ofComputer Science & Computer Engineering

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Washington Water Science Center

Application Deadline:  June 15, 2013

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Washington Water Science Center is looking for 4 to 5 students part-time (15-20 hours per week) with the possibility of full-time during school breaks.

We are looking for students with quantitative skills and education in technical (e.g., Hydrologic Technician) or scientific fields such as geology, math, engineering, chemistry, geography, environmental science, physics, and biology. Duties may range from collecting hydrologic data in the field to processing and analyzing data in an office setting. The student will work under the supervision of a senior Hydrologic Technician or Hydrologist and may be asked to perform a combination of the following major duties:

-   Enter, manipulate, edit and retrieve data using USGS databases and Excel spreadsheets.

-   Help summarize and analyze data using standard software.

-   Organize data in an established filing system.

-   Prepare for and participate in field sampling trips, which may include overnight travel. All travel expenses will be paid for or reimbursed by the USGS.


These duties will require periods of sitting in the office and may include considerable walking, bending, climbing, stream wading to collect data while in the field, and must be able to lift 50 lbs. Students need a valid driver’s license.


This opportunity is a Student Services Contract; all applicants will be considered self-employed. Contractors are not federal employees and as such will not receive benefits, nor will taxes be withheld from their pay. This contract is for a 1-year period, with an option to renew for a second year. Hourly pay will range from $11.17 (high school diploma without experience) to $15.39 (2 years of college or equivalent experience). Student Services Contracts stipulate that the contractor be enrolled in an accredited educational institution at least half time. Students must be at least 18 years of age. Both U.S. and non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply. Minimum education requirement is a high school diploma or equivalent.


Interested students should submit resume, transcripts (official or unofficial), and list of references no later than June 15th, 2013, via e-mail, fax or mail to:

U.S. Geological Survey, Washington Water Science Center

Attn: Sharbra Gordon-Scott

934 Broadway, Suite 300

Tacoma, WA 98402

Phone: (253) 552-1698

Fax: (253) 552-1581


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