Student Trainee (Civil Engineering) GS-0899-05/07 (CI-SH)

Salary: $37630 – $57364
Deadline: April 16, 2018 12:00 am
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The USGS Wyoming-Montana Water Science Center is seeking undergraduate and graduate levelstudents working towards a degree in engineering to gain practical experience in engineering and surface-water hydraulics.

As a Student Trainee (Civil Engineering) 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 engineering and surface-water hydraulics.

Duties include:

  • Performing surveying and streamflow measurements.
  • Providing engineering and surface-water hydraulics support to the senior hydraulic engineers.
  • Performing statistical analysis of long-term data to estimate the frequency of extreme events that provide critical information to planners and other engineers.
  • Defining interaction of streams and man-made structures to assess and monitor bridge scour.
  • Using paleoflood information to better understand major flood events, the potential effects of wildfires to flash flooding and debris flows.
  • Identifying surrogates such as beaver mimicry that can model watershed health.
  • Engineering new and replacement cableway structures throughout the State of Wyoming and Montana and parts of Canada.

Work environment: field work is physically demanding and includes walking, bending, climbing and lifting of equipment up to 100 lbs., and is often performed during adverse weather conditions. Field conditions may include extreme heat, cold, rain, or snow, and hazardous conditions such as ice and flooding.