Meet the Community Coaches

Lynne Sebille-White

Lynne Sebille-White

Senior Director, Career Coaching & Campus Partnerships
(Career Coach)
photo of Alicia Joens

Alicia Joens

Senior Specialist, New Student Partnerships
(Career Coach)
  • Do you consider yourself problem-focused, thoughtful, or eco-friendly?
  • Are you interested in learning about human/environment interactions or conservation efforts that support sustainable living?
  • Does it sound like fun to conduct field work outside?
  • Could you see yourself analyzing environmental data through geologic mapping, helping to prevent environmental hazard disasters, or advocating for “going green"?

 Careers in this community focus on studying the physical aspects of the earth and applying knowledge to educate and inform on how to protect the environment and human/animal  health.

 

Examples of Related Jobs

  • Aquatic Toxicologist
  • Arborist
  • Campaign Organizer
  • Climate Change Analyst
  • Community Organizer
  • Conservation Manager
  • Ecologist
  • Ecotourism Director
  • Energy Specialist
  • Environmental Analyst/Manager/Planner
  • Environmental Economist
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Environmental Accountant/Marketing Assistant/Public Relations Associate
  • Environmental Lawyer
  • Farmer's Market Manager
  • Field Research Coordinator

  • Forester/Forestry Technician
  • Geodatabase Analyst
  • GIS Analyst/Coordinator
  • Hydrologist
  • Land Conservation Specialist
  • Natural Resources Specialist
  • Marine Biologist
  • Museum Technician/Assistant
  • Outdoor Guide
  • Park Ranger
  • Peace Corps Member
  • Seed Collector
  • Sustainability Coordinator/Specialist
  • Urban/Regional Planners
  • Wastewater Treatment Specialist
  • Water Conservation Specialist
  • Water Quality Specialist
  • Watershed Restoration Specialist
  • Wildlife Specialist
  • Wind Energy Operations/Project Manager

 

Research UI majors, minors or certificates as well as find out what you can do with a specific major  

The Occupational Outlook Handbook and O*Net contain information on duties, education and training, pay and job outlook.

Firsthand (formerly Vault) - Select "The Library" just under home icon on left vertical navigation menu.  Click on "Guides", then select  "Other Industries" or "Energy" from drop down menu to view:

  • Vault Guide to Environmental Careers
  • Vault Guide to Environmental Science and Conservation Jobs
  • Vault Guide to Green Programs
  • Vault Guide to Park and Public Land Jobs
  • Vault Career Guide to Energy
  • Vault Guide to Utilities Jobs
  • Vault Guide to Alternative Energy Jobs and many other titles!  

Environmental Science Career Information & Options

Geography & Geoscience Skills Graph

Campus Sustainability Resources (UI Office of Sustainability)

Career Information for Undergraduates (Ecological Society of America)

Sustainability within Business

Environmental Law & Policy

Geoscience

Want to put your interests to good use? Join with other students who share them. Explore opportunities for involvement or schedule an engagement advising meeting to get started.

Additional suggestions include:

Volunteering is another great way to explore your interests, build your resume, and connect with the community!  Learn more about UI civic engagement and service programs, visit The Community Space or schedule a volunteer advising meeting to get started.

Additional Suggestions Include:

Professional Organizations are a great way to Explore, Prepare, Experience and Achieve!

Explore: Learn what people in the industry do, talk about, and take action on.

Prepare: Learn job titles, companies, and organizational/thought leaders.

Experience: Check out the resources; including specialized job boards, and LinkedIn groups to find mentors and job shadowing/informational interviewing opportunities. 

Achieve: Polish your professional image by taking an active part in your industry’s association. Reach your goals through networking and the professional development opportunities your association provides.

Plus, professional associations often offer discounted memberships to students!

Environment/Conservation/Sustainability

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Horticulture Supervisor at City of Saint Paul

Friday, January 14, 2022
Employer: City of Saint Paul Expires: 02/02/2022 General Duty StatementPerforms supervisory and expert level work involving planning, organizing, and evaluating the horticulture operations of the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory. Performs and oversees botanical collections curation, floriculture crop production, and ornamental gardens. This includes quality cultural care, accessions and display design of new and established plant collections, greenhouse crop management, and a Japanese style garden. Plans and directs staff and volunteers to implement sustainable horticulture practices. Organizes and develops work plans, schedules, and implements solutions. Performs other related duties and responsibilities as required.Essential Functions are the functions that the individual holding the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation. The Essential Functions for this position are identified in the Supplemental Information section of the Horticulture Supervisor Job Description.The City of Saint Paul’s mission is to integrate equity and inclusion into how we approach all our work. Our vision is to be committed to building an equitable and inclusive city that will shift culture in city processes and policies, eliminate structural inequities, and ensure timely and relevant access to services, resources, support, and opportunity to every person in Saint Paul.RequirementsA Bachelor's degree in horticulture, floriculture, or a related field, and four years of experience in the propagation, planting, culture, arrangement, and exhibition of a wide variety of ornamental flowers and plants. Public gardens experience and supervisory experience is preferred.Must possess a Minnesota Department of Agriculture Non-Commercial Pesticide Applicator License (written tests part A and E) within six months of the date of appointment. Must possess and maintain a valid Minnesota Class D Driver's License or equivalent out-of- state driver's license.By Closing Date, you MUSTSubmit a City of Saint Paul online application, including answers to the Supplemental Questionnaire.Upload or submit the following required document(s) via the online application system, mail, in person, email, or fax. (Zip files and web links will not be accepted. Each uploaded attachment is limited to 10MB.) A resumeA cover letter (optional)First time applying online? Read our How to Apply Online Guide.Not sure how the City of Saint Paul's hiring process works? Attend one of our Elevate sessions. The schedule is available at www.stpaul.gov/elevate.Selection Process InformationAssessment: Qualifications RatingThe Qualifications Rating is an assessment of your completed application and answers to the Supplemental Questionnaire. Be as specific and detailed as possible in completing your application and questionnaire. You must submit your completed application and supplemental questionnaire by the application deadline.GENERAL INFORMATION: Open Job Posting: This posting is open to anyone who meets the position requirements.Eligible Lists: Eligible lists typically are created from a pass/fail assessment. Those who pass the assessment will be placed on an eligible list for approximately one year. Hiring Managers may interview/hire anyone from the list.Final Selection Process: You must receive a score of 75% or higher to pass the assessment and be considered for the position. Those who pass will be placed on an eligible list and all will be notified of their status. A Hiring Manager will consider those applicants eligible for hire. You will be notified if you are invited to participate in the final selection process which may include an interview, job simulation, work sample submission, or other evaluation method. Condition of Employment: This position will require proof of vaccination and an attestation of vaccination for COVID-19. This position will also require a medical examination, driver's license check, and a background check which may include criminal history and employment history as a condition of employment. Candidates will be required to submit proof of education to Human Resources upon conditional job offer if meeting the requirements through education. The City of Saint Paul encourages individuals to apply for positions regardless of criminal historyHuman Resources Contact Information: Dan Ferralez at 651-266-6596200 City Hall Annex25 West Fourth StreetSaint Paul, MN 55102Fax: 651-266-6490E-mail: jobs@stpaul.gov To refer to this information, we recommend you print this job posting before you apply. For technical assistance regarding the online application, please call 1-855-524-5627 during regular business hours. Veteran’s Preference: If you are a veteran and would like to receive Veteran’s preference in accordance with MN Statute 197.455, you must submit a photocopy of your DD214 preferably at time of application. Click here for more information. The City of Saint Paul is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Veterans, women, persons of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.  

Forestry Technician (Research) at USDA Forest Service

Friday, January 14, 2022
Employer: USDA Forest Service Expires: 01/25/2022 We are outreaching for opportunities to join our 2022 Data Collection Team! Currently, we anticipate hiring up to 15 seasonal 1039 positions to any of our 16 satellite duty stations in Washington, Oregon and California. Positions will be filled based on changes in current work force at the start of the 2022 Field Season. About the positions:The PNW Research Station FIA unit is part of a nationwide program which collects, processes, analyzes, evaluates, and publishes comprehensive information on forest and other related renewable resources.  These Crew Member positions will support sampling field plots located on a systematic grid across all land ownerships and will be almost entirely field based. A wide variety of information is collected in the inventory, including: tree measurements; forest pathogens; understory vegetation composition and structure; stand treatments and disturbances; down woody material measurements; and land ownership. The areas sampled for the Forest Inventory by the PNW Research Station cover a diversity of ecological communities.All field staff work under the direction of a State Coordinator. Forestry Technician Crew Members join a crew of up to four individuals and report directly to Crew Leaders at their duty location. Data collection efforts require significant travel (40-75%) with lodging in motels/hotels in addition to backpacking/camping. In all areas, work conditions are arduous. In some locations the work day often exceeds 10 hours and frequent overtime may be required. Work may be performed in inclement weather (cold, heat, rain, snow) and on rugged, steep, slippery, and/or brushy slopes. Significant amounts of on-trail and off-trail hiking is required. Field crews must carry a 45lb pack daily, with pack weights sometimes exceeding 60lbs. Exposure to hazards such as poison oak, bears, and insects is common. Travel by helicopter, stock animal, or boat may be required. Government housing is not available for these positions but hotel lodging and travel per diem will be provided while in travel status away from the duty station. Urban FIA:In addition to these positions, we are outreaching for a 1039 based in Portland, OR whose work will primarily focus on inventorying Urban forested communities in the cities of Portland, OR and San Diego, CA. This work includes extensive landowner outreach and communication, and familiarity with ornamental flora is strongly preferred but not required. The position will start and be based in Portland, with the expectation to work ~2 months in continuous travel status in San Diego. Interested candidates should select “Urban – Portland, OR” as their duty location. Government housing is not available for this position but hotel lodging and travel per diem will be provided while on travel status in San Diego. PayPay is dependent upon location, as some locations have different rates of locality adjusted pay, but the base pay for a GS-5 position is $17.31/hour, and for a GS-6 position is $19.29/hour. These positions are likely to work between 5-15 hours of overtime a pay period while in the field.IF YOU’RE INTERESTED...If you are interested in these vacancies, please send your resume, tailored to this opportunity to SM.FS.pnw_fia_jobs@usda.gov. Please use the subject line “Forestry Technician”. In addition to your resume, please indicate in the email that you are responding to a Handshake posting.Locations we are looking to hire include:California - San Bernardino, Fresno, Nevada City, Mammoth Lakes, Chico, Mt. Shasta, ReddingOregon - Grants Pass, Bend, La Grande, Portland, EugeneWashington - Cle Elum, Sedro-Woolley, Olympia

Hydrologic Technician/ Field Assistant, Grand Rapids, MN at USGS Upper Midwest Water Science Center

Friday, January 14, 2022
Employer: USGS Upper Midwest Water Science Center Expires: 02/05/2022 Click the link below for the full job announcement:Recruitment Bulletin Field Assistant_UMidGR2022.pdf (amazonaws.com)Open PeriodJanuary 17, 2022 to February 4, 2022Apply directly to:Name: James FallonEmail: jfallon@usgs.govPhone#: 612-718-2948Fax#: 608-821-3817Duration of Appointment: This is a temporary excepted service position not-to-exceed 1 year but may be extended up to a maximum of 2 years without further competition. Employment may not exceed 180 working days in a service year. All qualified applicants, with or without Federal status may apply and be considered. Appointment to this position, however, will not convey permanent status in the Federal service. The work of this position will not exceed 1039 hours of work in a service year.Work Schedule: Full-Time during summer / Intermittent September through AprilTravel Required: Overnight travel of 1-2 nights per month may be required.Relocation: Relocation expenses will not be paid.What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position? This vacancy is limited to the first 50 applications received, and will close at 11:59 PM Central Time on the day this application limit is reached regardless of the closing date specified in this vacancy announcement.Any application received prior to Central Time of the day the application limit is reached will be accepted and considered. You are strongly encouraged to submit all required supporting documents at the time of application should the vacancy close earlier than stated in this announcement due to the applicant limit being reached. Supporting documents will not be accepted once the vacancy announcement closes. Salary (Hourly): $ 12.58 to 17.91 NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01. Key Requirements  --Applicants must be U.S. Citizens.--Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by background investigation.--A valid state driver's license and safe driving record are required.--Selectee subject to successful completion of a pre-employment medical exam.--Housing will not be provided.--More requirements are listed under Qualifications and Other Information.Major DutiesAs a Hydrologic Technician Field Assistant with the U.S. Geological Survey, some of your specific duties will include:·          Ordering and organizing equipment and samples.·         Water sampling of lakes and rivers and maintenance of sampling equipment.·        Candidate must be able to work independently with minimal oversight and have a strong sense of responsibility to fully complete a task.Physical Demands: Work is physically demanding and includes walking, bending, climbing, and lifting of equipment up to 100 pounds when in the field, sometimes during adverse conditions.Work Environment: The work is performed in a laboratory or field environment. Field work involves moderate or sometimes extreme exposure to the discomforts of rain, cold/hot weather, and rapidly running or icy streams and rivers. Special safety precautions are required in many cases, and the employee may typically wear life jackets, special safety boots, waders, and special handling gear. If selected, you will be required to complete a pre-employment physical. Are There Any Special Requirements For This Position? --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. -- Applicants for this position must meet the following requirements: (1) possession of a valid State driver's license, and (2) possess a safe driving record. If selected, you will be required to provide proof of a valid State License and a copy of your driving record. -- The position requires successful completion of a pre-employment medical examination at Federal expense.  Basis of RatingApplicants will not be rated or ranked. All applicants that meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements of the position will be referred to the selecting official in preference eligible order. Qualifications: GG-02: Field survey experience: None required, OR; Sub-professional experience: None required, OR; College work in related field: None requiredGG-03: Field survey experience: 3 months, OR; Sub-professional experience: 1 year, OR; College work in related field: 6 months Definitions of Experience: Field Survey Party – Experience with a field survey party includes activity associated with making and recording geologic, hydrologic, biologic, or topographic field observations; collecting geologic, biological, or water samples for laboratory analysis; applying accepted data collection techniques and methods in the performance of field work in support of scientific investigations; and using a variety of surveying instruments and electronic or mechanical instrumentation in the making and recording of field measurements and observations designed to collect data for physical/ biological science investigations. Only time actually spent in the field can be credited when qualifying individuals under the field party experience option. Sub-professional Experience – Sub-professional experience is defined as technical work performed in support of field or laboratory investigations relating to the biological sciences, physical sciences, or closely related disciplines which provided basic knowledge or skills in gathering, recording, and assembling scientific or engineering data; using scientific instruments to measure angles, degrees, weights, strengths, intensities, etc.; setting up and operating test apparatus, and manipulating quantitative data. Experience may include assisting professional employees with such duties as calibrating and operating measuring instruments mixing solutions, making chemical analyses, setting up and operating test apparatus, and compiling and processing scientific data. Experience as a laboratory mechanic or in a trade or craft may be credited as experience when the work was performed in close association with physical or biological scientists or other technical personnel and provided a good working knowledge of appropriate scientific principles, methods, and techniques.Professional Experience – Professional work experience in the physical and biological sciences may be credited in lieu of or in conjunction with sub-professional experience as defined above. Please note that if qualifying based on education; unofficial transcripts MUST be submitted as part of the application in order to receive consideration. You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement.Required Documents If you are claiming veterans' preference you must submit a copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, by the closing date of this announcement. If you are currently on active military duty, you must provide documentation (e.g., campaign document, award citation, etc.), that verifies entitlement to veterans preference and that your character of military service is honorable. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, in addition to the DD-214, you must submit documentation that supports your claim (e.g., an official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces certifying the existence of a service-connected disability; or receipt of a Purple Heart). If you fail to submit any of the required documentation, you will not be granted veterans preference. Additional information on veterans' preference can be found in the VetGuide. --If this position requires specific educational course work to qualify, or if you are qualifying based in whole or part on education, you are required to provide all unofficial transcripts (undergraduate and graduate) course work, which includes semester hours earned and grade received, by the closing date of this announcement or you will be disqualified from further consideration. --Cover Letter-- Resume (You must show how your skills and experiences meet the qualification and requirements listed in the recruitment bulletin to be considered for the position. --Required documents may be faxed or emailed to the point of contact listed above.Education If this position requires specific educational course work to qualify, or you are qualifying based in whole or part on education, you are required to provide all unofficial transcripts (undergraduate, graduate, etc.) or list of course work, which includes semester hours earned and grade received, by the closing date of this announcement or you will be disqualified from further consideration. This proof may be faxed or emailed to the point of contact listed in this bulletin. Please ensure that all documentation is legible. 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.How to Apply As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID- 19 regardless of the employee’s duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and self-certify your vaccination status by November 22, 2021, or before your entry on duty date with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), if after November 22. The Department of the Interior (DOI) will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of USGS a legally required exception from this requirement.Due to COVID-19, the USGS is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on thisannouncement in accordance with the Department’s reentry procedures provided by your Servicing Human Resources Office. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days per pay period depending upon the terms of the DOI’s telework policy. Applications for this vacancy must be submitted to the point of contact listed above via email or fax BEFORE midnight Central Time on the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to submit a complete application, you will not be considered for this position. Requests for extensions will not be granted.Benefits Temporary appointees expected to work at least 130 hours per month for at least 90 days will be eligible to enroll in a Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) plan. Individuals eligible under this rule receive the full government contribution to their premiums regardless of work schedule and will also be eligible to participate in the Flexible Spending Accounts and Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program.Temporary appointees are not covered by the Federal Employee Retirement System and are ineligible for Federal life, dental, or vision insurance. Other Information --Under Executive Order 11935, only United States citizens and nationals (residents of American Samoa and Swains Island) may compete for civil service jobs. Agencies are permitted to hire non-citizens only in very limited circumstances where there are no qualified citizens available for the position.--USGS employees are subject to Title 43, USC Section 31(a) and may not: (a) have any personal, private, direct or indirect interest in lands or mineral wealth of lands under survey; (b) have any substantial personal, private, direct or indirect interests in any private mining or mineral enterprise doing business with the United States; or (c) execute surveys or examinations for private parties or corporations.--DOI uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify. --The application contains information subject to the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment, and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361.--The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. -- Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.--If you misrepresent your experience or education, or provide false or fraudulent information in or with your application, it may be grounds for not hiring you or for firing you after you begin work. Making false or fraudulent statements also may be punishable by fine or imprisonment.-- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service Law.

COMPLIANCE OFFICER/WETLAND SPECIALIST at Aitkin County, Minnesota

Friday, January 14, 2022
Employer: Aitkin County, Minnesota Expires: 01/31/2022 Job SummaryTo administer and enforce county and state ordinances and to administer and enforce the state Wetland Conservation Act.Supervision Received Employees working in this job class work under general direction and are usually in charge of an organizational unit. They plan and carry out assignments with considerable independence, and have some latitude in developing procedures and methods. They report to a superior by occasional conferences to discuss work progress or problems requiring upper advisement.  Supervision ExercisedNo formal supervisory authority.  Essential Functions This position description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other essential and nonessential functions as assigned or apparent to meet the ongoing needs of the department and organization. Regular attendance is an essential requirement of this position.1. Administers and enforces the Wetland Conservation Act (WCA). Involves performing field determinations of wetland issues on properties, and providing guidance to landowners and contractors on the correct follow-up procedures. Addresses wetland violations in cooperation with the Department of Natural Resources and Soil and Water Conservation District. Guides landowners and contractors through application process for wetland banks, replacement applications and wetland exemptions. Approves all wetland delineations. Coordinates Technical Evaluation Panel meetings, uses recommendation for formal decision. Monitors approved wetland banks, replacements and exemptions for compliance.2. Administers and enforces county and state ordinances, including but not limited to: General Zoning, Shoreland, Individual Sewage Treatment System, Mining, Subdivision, Land Application of Septage, Mississippi Headwaters, Floodplain, and Solid Waste. Responds and investigates complaints of potential violations from the public and related state and local agencies. Resolves violations through compliance and restoration, and if unsuccessful, issues citations and follows through with court/legal proceedings.3. Receives and issues or rejects permits for building and zoning. Answers questions from the general public that relate to issuing permits and rules and regulations of Aitkin County Ordinances. Performs inspections of individual sewage treatment systems and reviews related soil and design information for permit compliance with Aitkin County Ordinances.4. Assists the Environmental Services Director with solid and hazardous waste enforcement and other duties as assigned.  5. Provides consultative services in relation to planning and zoning, environmental health and solid waste problems, representing the department favorably in public by participating in meetings and conferences, providing planning services, and handling potential sensitive complains, inquiries and emergencies.  6. Consults with local officials and the general public to explain and interpret zoning ordinances, environmental protections regulations, and construction requirements.7. Attends seminars and workshops as needed to keep informed and up to date on state regulations and rule changes as it pertains to planning and zoning, environmental health, groundwater protections, surface water protection, solid waste, hazardous waste, wetland conservation, and shoreland management.8. Attends training and meetings as needed.• Performs other related duties as assigned or apparent.Minimum QualificationsRequires a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Health, Natural Science or a related field, plus two (2) years experience in Planning and Zoning, Environmental Health, or Wetland Delineation, or administration of these programs; or equivalent combination of education and experience.Must possess, or obtain within one (1) year of hire, a Certified ISTS Designer/Inspector license issued by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.Must be willing to work flexible hours when necessary, including occasional evenings for meetings and occasional weekends. Valid Minnesota driver’s license required. Employment reference checks, pre-employment physical, and a criminal background check will be performed as part of the pre-employment process.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities RequiredKnowledge of:  1. County and departmental policies, procedures, and practices. 2. Federal, State, and local laws, rules, and regulations relevant to the work performed in this position, including land use, zoning, wetland, solid waste, pollution control and wetlands. 3. Soils, plants and hydrology as it pertains to wetland delineations, and soils as it pertains to septic installations.  4. Methods, techniques, and principles and practices of building inspection, zoning, septic systems and wetland delineation.  5. Basic bacteriology, chemistry and geology as they appy to pollution control and environmental sanitation.Skill in:1. Public relations, communication, and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisors, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.2. Typing skill sufficient to complete 30 net words per minute without errors.3. Reading, writing, and speaking English proficiently. 4. Organizing and prioritizing work.5. Computer skills sufficient to efficiently retrieve and update information.Ability to:1. Present a positive attitude in the workplace, promote a spirit of teamwork and cooperation, and be able to treat others with respect, honesty, and consideration. 2. Demonstrate a high degree of self-motivation and the ability to work independently.3. Read and interpret plans, specifications, and blue prints to compare them with construction in progress and construction regulations.  4. Exercise independent judgment, initiative and discretion in operating methods and procedures.  5. Conduct thorough investigative work from start to conclusion. 6. Interpret and enforce regulations with tact, firmness and impartiality.  7. Establish and maintain effective working relations with county personnel, local officials, state and federal agencies, the community and the general public.  8. Negotiate and resolve disputed issues.  9. Deal with the public on a daily basis in a pleasant, polite and tactful manner.  Language Skills High Skills – Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.Mathematical Skills Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.Reasoning Skills High Skills – Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.Computer SkillsTo perform this job successfully, an individual should be proficient at using the following software.   County Payroll Software, E-time, Webfusion, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, PowerPoint, and other job-related software.  Ability to TravelRegular travel is required three to four times per week within the county. Occasional travel is also required for trainings and meetings out of Aitkin County. CompetenciesTo perform the job successfully, an individual should consistently demonstrate the following competencies (definitions attached or available upon request):Ethics, attendance/punctuality, safety and security, dependability, analytical, design, problem solving, project management, technical skills, customer service, interpersonal skills, oral communication, written communication, teamwork, leadership, quality management, cost consciousness, diversity, organizational support, judgment, motivation, planning/organizing, professionalism, quality, quantity, adaptability, and initiative.Work EnvironmentThe noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.The position requires outdoor work and indoor work. Outdoor work in and around septic system installation sites, old dumps, and areas where solid waste are found. The employee is required to operate office equipment, lift and transport light equipment including but not limited to, auger, probes, levers, transit, sewer manhole covers that may involve lifting up to 50 pounds.Indoor work will be performed in an office setting using various office machinery and equipment, assisting the public at the counter, processing and writing reports.Equipment and ToolsComputer, copier, fax, telephone, printer, shredder, hand tools, laser levels, measuring and metering devices, county-owned vehicles, and personal vehicle (requires proof of insurance on file).Physical Activities/RequirementsClimbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, carrying, use of fingers, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions. Must have the ability to lift and/or carry up to 50 pounds.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee performs medium work, exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.Working safely is a condition of employment. Aitkin County is a drug-free and alcohol-free workplace.DisclaimerThe above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by employees assigned to this job classification. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. Aitkin County reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee.Reasonable Accommodation NoticeThe County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.05/13/2014________________________________________Our Vision: We strive to be a county of safe, vibrant communities that place value on good stewardship of local resources.Our Mission: Aitkin County’s mission is to provide outstanding service in a fiscally responsible manner through innovation and collaboration with respect for all.Our Core Values: Collaboration, Innovation, Integrity, People-Focused, Professionalism 

Hydrologic Technician/ Field Assistant, Milwaukee, WI at USGS Upper Midwest Water Science Center

Friday, January 14, 2022
Employer: USGS Upper Midwest Water Science Center Expires: 02/05/2022 Click the link below for the full job announcement:Recruitment Bulletin Field Assistant_UMidMKE2022.pdf (amazonaws.com)Open PeriodJanuary 17, 2022 to February 4, 2022Apply directly to:Name: Amanda BellEmail: ahbell@usgs.govPhone#: 608-282-5095Fax#: 608-821-3817Duration of Appointment: This is a temporary excepted service position not-to-exceed 1 year but may be extended up to a maximum of 2 years without further competition. Employment may not exceed 180 working days in a service year. All qualified applicants, with or without Federal status may apply and be considered. Appointment to this position, however, will not convey permanent status in the Federal service. The work of this position will not exceed 1039 hours of work in a service year.Work Schedule: Full-Time during summer / Intermittent September through AprilTravel Required: Overnight travel of 1-2 nights per month may be required.Relocation: Relocation expenses will not be paid.What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position? This vacancy is limited to the first 50 applications received, and will close at 11:59 PM Central Time on the day this application limit is reached regardless of the closing date specified in this vacancy announcement.Any application received prior to Central Time of the day the application limit is reached will be accepted and considered. You are strongly encouraged to submit all required supporting documents at the time of application should the vacancy close earlier than stated in this announcement due to the applicant limit being reached. Supporting documents will not be accepted once the vacancy announcement closes. Salary (Hourly): $ 12.58 to 17.91 NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.Key Requirements --Applicants must be U.S. Citizens.--Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by background investigation.--A valid state driver's license and safe driving record are required.--Selectee subject to successful completion of a pre-employment medical exam.--Housing will not be provided.--More requirements are listed under Qualifications and Other Information.Major DutiesAs a Hydrologic Technician Field Assistant with the U.S. Geological Survey, some of your specific duties will include:·          Ordering and organizing equipment and samples.·         Water sampling of lakes and rivers and maintenance of sampling equipment.·        Candidate must be able to work independently with minimal oversight and have a strong sense of responsibility to fully complete a task.Physical Demands: Work is physically demanding and includes walking, bending, climbing, and lifting of equipment up to 100 pounds when in the field, sometimes during adverse conditions.Work Environment: The work is performed in a laboratory or field environment. Field work involves moderate or sometimes extreme exposure to the discomforts of rain, cold/hot weather, and rapidly running or icy streams and rivers. Special safety precautions are required in many cases, and the employee may typically wear life jackets, special safety boots, waders, and special handling gear. If selected, you will be required to complete a pre-employment physical.Are There Any Special Requirements For This Position? --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. -- Applicants for this position must meet the following requirements: (1) possession of a valid State driver's license, and (2) possess a safe driving record. If selected, you will be required to provide proof of a valid State License and a copy of your driving record. -- The position requires successful completion of a pre-employment medical examination at Federal expense.Basis of RatingApplicants will not be rated or ranked. All applicants that meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements of the position will be referred to the selecting official in preference eligible order.Qualifications: GG-02: Field survey experience: None required, OR; Sub-professional experience: None required, OR; College work in related field: None requiredGG-03: Field survey experience: 3 months, OR; Sub-professional experience: 1 year, OR; College work in related field: 6 months Definitions of Experience: Field Survey Party – Experience with a field survey party includes activity associated with making and recording geologic, hydrologic, biologic, or topographic field observations; collecting geologic, biological, or water samples for laboratory analysis; applying accepted data collection techniques and methods in the performance of field work in support of scientific investigations; and using a variety of surveying instruments and electronic or mechanical instrumentation in the making and recording of field measurements and observations designed to collect data for physical/ biological science investigations. Only time actually spent in the field can be credited when qualifying individuals under the field party experience option. Sub-professional Experience – Sub-professional experience is defined as technical work performed in support of field or laboratory investigations relating to the biological sciences, physical sciences, or closely related disciplines which provided basic knowledge or skills in gathering, recording, and assembling scientific or engineering data; using scientific instruments to measure angles, degrees, weights, strengths, intensities, etc.; setting up and operating test apparatus, and manipulating quantitative data. Experience may include assisting professional employees with such duties as calibrating and operating measuring instruments mixing solutions, making chemical analyses, setting up and operating test apparatus, and compiling and processing scientific data. Experience as a laboratory mechanic or in a trade or craft may be credited as experience when the work was performed in close association with physical or biological scientists or other technical personnel and provided a good working knowledge of appropriate scientific principles, methods, and techniques.Professional Experience – Professional work experience in the physical and biological sciences may be credited in lieu of or in conjunction with sub-professional experience as defined above. Please note that if qualifying based on education; unofficial transcripts MUST be submitted as part of the application in order to receive consideration. You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement.Required Documents If you are claiming veterans' preference you must submit a copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, by the closing date of this announcement. If you are currently on active military duty, you must provide documentation (e.g., campaign document, award citation, etc.), that verifies entitlement to veterans preference and that your character of military service is honorable. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, in addition to the DD-214, you must submit documentation that supports your claim (e.g., an official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces certifying the existence of a service-connected disability; or receipt of a Purple Heart). If you fail to submit any of the required documentation, you will not be granted veterans preference. Additional information on veterans' preference can be found in the VetGuide. --If this position requires specific educational course work to qualify, or if you are qualifying based in whole or part on education, you are required to provide all unofficial transcripts (undergraduate and graduate) course work, which includes semester hours earned and grade received, by the closing date of this announcement or you will be disqualified from further consideration. --Cover Letter-- Resume (You must show how your skills and experiences meet the qualification and requirements listed in the recruitment bulletin to be considered for the position. --Required documents may be faxed or emailed to the point of contact listed above.Education If this position requires specific educational course work to qualify, or you are qualifying based in whole or part on education, you are required to provide all unofficial transcripts (undergraduate, graduate, etc.) or list of course work, which includes semester hours earned and grade received, by the closing date of this announcement or you will be disqualified from further consideration. This proof may be faxed or emailed to the point of contact listed in this bulletin. Please ensure that all documentation is legible. 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.How to Apply As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID- 19 regardless of the employee’s duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and self-certify your vaccination status by November 22, 2021, or before your entry on duty date with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), if after November 22. The Department of the Interior (DOI) will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of USGS a legally required exception from this requirement.Due to COVID-19, the USGS is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on thisannouncement in accordance with the Department’s reentry procedures provided by your Servicing Human Resources Office. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days per pay period depending upon the terms of the DOI’s telework policy. Applications for this vacancy must be submitted to the point of contact listed above via email or fax BEFORE midnight Central Time on the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to submit a complete application, you will not be considered for this position. Requests for extensions will not be granted.Benefits Temporary appointees expected to work at least 130 hours per month for at least 90 days will be eligible to enroll in a Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) plan. Individuals eligible under this rule receive the full government contribution to their premiums regardless of work schedule and will also be eligible to participate in the Flexible Spending Accounts and Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program.Temporary appointees are not covered by the Federal Employee Retirement System and are ineligible for Federal life, dental, or vision insurance.Other Information --Under Executive Order 11935, only United States citizens and nationals (residents of American Samoa and Swains Island) may compete for civil service jobs. Agencies are permitted to hire non-citizens only in very limited circumstances where there are no qualified citizens available for the position.--USGS employees are subject to Title 43, USC Section 31(a) and may not: (a) have any personal, private, direct or indirect interest in lands or mineral wealth of lands under survey; (b) have any substantial personal, private, direct or indirect interests in any private mining or mineral enterprise doing business with the United States; or (c) execute surveys or examinations for private parties or corporations.--DOI uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify. --The application contains information subject to the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment, and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361.--The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. -- Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.--If you misrepresent your experience or education, or provide false or fraudulent information in or with your application, it may be grounds for not hiring you or for firing you after you begin work. Making false or fraudulent statements also may be punishable by fine or imprisonment.-- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service Law.

Hydrologic Technician/ Field Assistant, Madison, WI at USGS Upper Midwest Water Science Center

Friday, January 14, 2022
Employer: USGS Upper Midwest Water Science Center Expires: 02/05/2022 Click the link below for the full job announcement:Recruitment Bulletin Field Assistant_UMidMad2022.pdf (amazonaws.com)Open PeriodJanuary 17, 2022 to February 4, 2022Apply directly to:Name: Sarah JanssenEmail: sjanssen@usgs.govPhone#: 608-663-5162Fax#: 608-821-3817Duration of Appointment: This is a temporary excepted service position not-to-exceed 1 year but may be extended up to a maximum of 2 years without further competition. Employment may not exceed 180 working days in a service year. All qualified applicants, with or without Federal status may apply and be considered. Appointment to this position, however, will not convey permanent status in the Federal service. The work of this position will not exceed 1039 hours of work in a service year.Work Schedule: Full-Time during summer / Intermittent September through AprilTravel Required: Overnight travel of 1-2 nights per month may be required.Relocation: Relocation expenses will not be paid.What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position? This vacancy is limited to the first 50 applications received, and will close at 11:59 PM Central Time on the day this application limit is reached regardless of the closing date specified in this vacancy announcement.Any application received prior to Central Time of the day the application limit is reached will be accepted and considered. You are strongly encouraged to submit all required supporting documents at the time of application should the vacancy close earlier than stated in this announcement due to the applicant limit being reached. Supporting documents will not be accepted once the vacancy announcement closes. Salary (Hourly): $ 12.58 to 17.91 NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01. Key Requirements  --Applicants must be U.S. Citizens.--Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by background investigation.--A valid state driver's license and safe driving record are required.--Selectee subject to successful completion of a pre-employment medical exam.--Housing will not be provided.--More requirements are listed under Qualifications and Other Information.Major DutiesAs a Hydrologic Technician Field Assistant with the U.S. Geological Survey, some of your specific duties will include:·          Ordering and organizing equipment and samples.·         Water sampling of lakes and rivers and maintenance of sampling equipment.·        Candidate must be able to work independently with minimal oversight and have a strong sense of responsibility to fully complete a task.Physical Demands: Work is physically demanding and includes walking, bending, climbing, and lifting of equipment up to 100 pounds when in the field, sometimes during adverse conditions.Work Environment: The work is performed in a laboratory or field environment. Field work involves moderate or sometimes extreme exposure to the discomforts of rain, cold/hot weather, and rapidly running or icy streams and rivers. Special safety precautions are required in many cases, and the employee may typically wear life jackets, special safety boots, waders, and special handling gear. If selected, you will be required to complete a pre-employment physical. Are There Any Special Requirements For This Position? --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. -- Applicants for this position must meet the following requirements: (1) possession of a valid State driver's license, and (2) possess a safe driving record. If selected, you will be required to provide proof of a valid State License and a copy of your driving record. -- The position requires successful completion of a pre-employment medical examination at Federal expense.  Basis of RatingApplicants will not be rated or ranked. All applicants that meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements of the position will be referred to the selecting official in preference eligible order. Qualifications: GG-02: Field survey experience: None required, OR; Sub-professional experience: None required, OR; College work in related field: None requiredGG-03: Field survey experience: 3 months, OR; Sub-professional experience: 1 year, OR; College work in related field: 6 months Definitions of Experience: Field Survey Party – Experience with a field survey party includes activity associated with making and recording geologic, hydrologic, biologic, or topographic field observations; collecting geologic, biological, or water samples for laboratory analysis; applying accepted data collection techniques and methods in the performance of field work in support of scientific investigations; and using a variety of surveying instruments and electronic or mechanical instrumentation in the making and recording of field measurements and observations designed to collect data for physical/ biological science investigations. Only time actually spent in the field can be credited when qualifying individuals under the field party experience option. Sub-professional Experience – Sub-professional experience is defined as technical work performed in support of field or laboratory investigations relating to the biological sciences, physical sciences, or closely related disciplines which provided basic knowledge or skills in gathering, recording, and assembling scientific or engineering data; using scientific instruments to measure angles, degrees, weights, strengths, intensities, etc.; setting up and operating test apparatus, and manipulating quantitative data. Experience may include assisting professional employees with such duties as calibrating and operating measuring instruments mixing solutions, making chemical analyses, setting up and operating test apparatus, and compiling and processing scientific data. Experience as a laboratory mechanic or in a trade or craft may be credited as experience when the work was performed in close association with physical or biological scientists or other technical personnel and provided a good working knowledge of appropriate scientific principles, methods, and techniques.Professional Experience – Professional work experience in the physical and biological sciences may be credited in lieu of or in conjunction with sub-professional experience as defined above. Please note that if qualifying based on education; unofficial transcripts MUST be submitted as part of the application in order to receive consideration. You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement.Required Documents If you are claiming veterans' preference you must submit a copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, by the closing date of this announcement. If you are currently on active military duty, you must provide documentation (e.g., campaign document, award citation, etc.), that verifies entitlement to veterans preference and that your character of military service is honorable. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, in addition to the DD-214, you must submit documentation that supports your claim (e.g., an official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces certifying the existence of a service-connected disability; or receipt of a Purple Heart). If you fail to submit any of the required documentation, you will not be granted veterans preference. Additional information on veterans' preference can be found in the VetGuide. --If this position requires specific educational course work to qualify, or if you are qualifying based in whole or part on education, you are required to provide all unofficial transcripts (undergraduate and graduate) course work, which includes semester hours earned and grade received, by the closing date of this announcement or you will be disqualified from further consideration. --Cover Letter-- Resume (You must show how your skills and experiences meet the qualification and requirements listed in the recruitment bulletin to be considered for the position. --Required documents may be faxed or emailed to the point of contact listed above.Education If this position requires specific educational course work to qualify, or you are qualifying based in whole or part on education, you are required to provide all unofficial transcripts (undergraduate, graduate, etc.) or list of course work, which includes semester hours earned and grade received, by the closing date of this announcement or you will be disqualified from further consideration. This proof may be faxed or emailed to the point of contact listed in this bulletin. Please ensure that all documentation is legible. 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.How to Apply As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID- 19 regardless of the employee’s duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and self-certify your vaccination status by November 22, 2021, or before your entry on duty date with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), if after November 22. The Department of the Interior (DOI) will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of USGS a legally required exception from this requirement.Due to COVID-19, the USGS is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on thisannouncement in accordance with the Department’s reentry procedures provided by your Servicing Human Resources Office. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days per pay period depending upon the terms of the DOI’s telework policy. Applications for this vacancy must be submitted to the point of contact listed above via email or fax BEFORE midnight Central Time on the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to submit a complete application, you will not be considered for this position. Requests for extensions will not be granted.Benefits Temporary appointees expected to work at least 130 hours per month for at least 90 days will be eligible to enroll in a Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) plan. Individuals eligible under this rule receive the full government contribution to their premiums regardless of work schedule and will also be eligible to participate in the Flexible Spending Accounts and Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program.Temporary appointees are not covered by the Federal Employee Retirement System and are ineligible for Federal life, dental, or vision insurance. Other Information --Under Executive Order 11935, only United States citizens and nationals (residents of American Samoa and Swains Island) may compete for civil service jobs. Agencies are permitted to hire non-citizens only in very limited circumstances where there are no qualified citizens available for the position.--USGS employees are subject to Title 43, USC Section 31(a) and may not: (a) have any personal, private, direct or indirect interest in lands or mineral wealth of lands under survey; (b) have any substantial personal, private, direct or indirect interests in any private mining or mineral enterprise doing business with the United States; or (c) execute surveys or examinations for private parties or corporations.--DOI uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify. --The application contains information subject to the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment, and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361.--The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. -- Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.--If you misrepresent your experience or education, or provide false or fraudulent information in or with your application, it may be grounds for not hiring you or for firing you after you begin work. Making false or fraudulent statements also may be punishable by fine or imprisonment.-- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service Law.

Hydrologic Technician/ Field Assistant, Mounds View, MN at USGS Upper Midwest Water Science Center

Friday, January 14, 2022
Employer: USGS Upper Midwest Water Science Center Expires: 02/05/2022 Click the link below for the full job announcement:Recruitment Bulletin Field Assistant_UMidMV2022.pdf (amazonaws.com)Open PeriodJanuary 17, 2022 to February 4, 2022Apply directly to:Name: Melinda EricksonEmail: merickso@usgs.govPhone#: 612-799-7459Fax#: 608-821-3817Duration of Appointment: This is a temporary excepted service position not-to-exceed 1 year but may be extended up to a maximum of 2 years without further competition. Employment may not exceed 180 working days in a service year. All qualified applicants, with or without Federal status may apply and be considered. Appointment to this position, however, will not convey permanent status in the Federal service. The work of this position will not exceed 1039 hours of work in a service year.Work Schedule: Full-Time during summer / Intermittent September through AprilTravel Required: Overnight travel of 1-2 nights per month may be required.Relocation: Relocation expenses will not be paid.What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position? This vacancy is limited to the first 50 applications received, and will close at 11:59 PM Central Time on the day this application limit is reached regardless of the closing date specified in this vacancy announcement.Any application received prior to Central Time of the day the application limit is reached will be accepted and considered. You are strongly encouraged to submit all required supporting documents at the time of application should the vacancy close earlier than stated in this announcement due to the applicant limit being reached. Supporting documents will not be accepted once the vacancy announcement closes. Salary (Hourly): $ 12.58 to 17.91 NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01. Key Requirements  --Applicants must be U.S. Citizens.--Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by background investigation.--A valid state driver's license and safe driving record are required.--Selectee subject to successful completion of a pre-employment medical exam.--Housing will not be provided.--More requirements are listed under Qualifications and Other Information.Major DutiesAs a Hydrologic Technician Field Assistant with the U.S. Geological Survey, some of your specific duties will include:·          Ordering and organizing equipment and samples.·         Water sampling of lakes and rivers and maintenance of sampling equipment.·        Candidate must be able to work independently with minimal oversight and have a strong sense of responsibility to fully complete a task.Physical Demands: Work is physically demanding and includes walking, bending, climbing, and lifting of equipment up to 100 pounds when in the field, sometimes during adverse conditions.Work Environment: The work is performed in a laboratory or field environment. Field work involves moderate or sometimes extreme exposure to the discomforts of rain, cold/hot weather, and rapidly running or icy streams and rivers. Special safety precautions are required in many cases, and the employee may typically wear life jackets, special safety boots, waders, and special handling gear. If selected, you will be required to complete a pre-employment physical. Are There Any Special Requirements For This Position? --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. -- Applicants for this position must meet the following requirements: (1) possession of a valid State driver's license, and (2) possess a safe driving record. If selected, you will be required to provide proof of a valid State License and a copy of your driving record. -- The position requires successful completion of a pre-employment medical examination at Federal expense.  Basis of RatingApplicants will not be rated or ranked. All applicants that meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements of the position will be referred to the selecting official in preference eligible order. Qualifications: GG-02: Field survey experience: None required, OR; Sub-professional experience: None required, OR; College work in related field: None requiredGG-03: Field survey experience: 3 months, OR; Sub-professional experience: 1 year, OR; College work in related field: 6 months Definitions of Experience: Field Survey Party – Experience with a field survey party includes activity associated with making and recording geologic, hydrologic, biologic, or topographic field observations; collecting geologic, biological, or water samples for laboratory analysis; applying accepted data collection techniques and methods in the performance of field work in support of scientific investigations; and using a variety of surveying instruments and electronic or mechanical instrumentation in the making and recording of field measurements and observations designed to collect data for physical/ biological science investigations. Only time actually spent in the field can be credited when qualifying individuals under the field party experience option. Sub-professional Experience – Sub-professional experience is defined as technical work performed in support of field or laboratory investigations relating to the biological sciences, physical sciences, or closely related disciplines which provided basic knowledge or skills in gathering, recording, and assembling scientific or engineering data; using scientific instruments to measure angles, degrees, weights, strengths, intensities, etc.; setting up and operating test apparatus, and manipulating quantitative data. Experience may include assisting professional employees with such duties as calibrating and operating measuring instruments mixing solutions, making chemical analyses, setting up and operating test apparatus, and compiling and processing scientific data. Experience as a laboratory mechanic or in a trade or craft may be credited as experience when the work was performed in close association with physical or biological scientists or other technical personnel and provided a good working knowledge of appropriate scientific principles, methods, and techniques.Professional Experience – Professional work experience in the physical and biological sciences may be credited in lieu of or in conjunction with sub-professional experience as defined above. Please note that if qualifying based on education; unofficial transcripts MUST be submitted as part of the application in order to receive consideration. You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement.Required Documents If you are claiming veterans' preference you must submit a copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, by the closing date of this announcement. If you are currently on active military duty, you must provide documentation (e.g., campaign document, award citation, etc.), that verifies entitlement to veterans preference and that your character of military service is honorable. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, in addition to the DD-214, you must submit documentation that supports your claim (e.g., an official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces certifying the existence of a service-connected disability; or receipt of a Purple Heart). If you fail to submit any of the required documentation, you will not be granted veterans preference. Additional information on veterans' preference can be found in the VetGuide. --If this position requires specific educational course work to qualify, or if you are qualifying based in whole or part on education, you are required to provide all unofficial transcripts (undergraduate and graduate) course work, which includes semester hours earned and grade received, by the closing date of this announcement or you will be disqualified from further consideration. --Cover Letter-- Resume (You must show how your skills and experiences meet the qualification and requirements listed in the recruitment bulletin to be considered for the position. --Required documents may be faxed or emailed to the point of contact listed above.Education If this position requires specific educational course work to qualify, or you are qualifying based in whole or part on education, you are required to provide all unofficial transcripts (undergraduate, graduate, etc.) or list of course work, which includes semester hours earned and grade received, by the closing date of this announcement or you will be disqualified from further consideration. This proof may be faxed or emailed to the point of contact listed in this bulletin. Please ensure that all documentation is legible. 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.How to Apply As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID- 19 regardless of the employee’s duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and self-certify your vaccination status by November 22, 2021, or before your entry on duty date with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), if after November 22. The Department of the Interior (DOI) will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of USGS a legally required exception from this requirement.Due to COVID-19, the USGS is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on thisannouncement in accordance with the Department’s reentry procedures provided by your Servicing Human Resources Office. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days per pay period depending upon the terms of the DOI’s telework policy. Applications for this vacancy must be submitted to the point of contact listed above via email or fax BEFORE midnight Central Time on the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to submit a complete application, you will not be considered for this position. Requests for extensions will not be granted.Benefits Temporary appointees expected to work at least 130 hours per month for at least 90 days will be eligible to enroll in a Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) plan. Individuals eligible under this rule receive the full government contribution to their premiums regardless of work schedule and will also be eligible to participate in the Flexible Spending Accounts and Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program.Temporary appointees are not covered by the Federal Employee Retirement System and are ineligible for Federal life, dental, or vision insurance. Other Information --Under Executive Order 11935, only United States citizens and nationals (residents of American Samoa and Swains Island) may compete for civil service jobs. Agencies are permitted to hire non-citizens only in very limited circumstances where there are no qualified citizens available for the position.--USGS employees are subject to Title 43, USC Section 31(a) and may not: (a) have any personal, private, direct or indirect interest in lands or mineral wealth of lands under survey; (b) have any substantial personal, private, direct or indirect interests in any private mining or mineral enterprise doing business with the United States; or (c) execute surveys or examinations for private parties or corporations.--DOI uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify. --The application contains information subject to the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment, and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361.--The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. -- Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.--If you misrepresent your experience or education, or provide false or fraudulent information in or with your application, it may be grounds for not hiring you or for firing you after you begin work. Making false or fraudulent statements also may be punishable by fine or imprisonment.-- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service Law.

Hydrologic Technician/ Field Assistant, Lansing, Michigan at USGS Upper Midwest Water Science Center

Friday, January 14, 2022
Employer: USGS Upper Midwest Water Science Center Expires: 02/05/2022 Click the link below for the full job announcement:Recruitment Bulletin Field Assistant_UMidLans2022.pdf (amazonaws.com)Open PeriodJanuary 17, 2022 to February 4, 2022Apply directly to:Name: Matt KomiskeyEmail: mjkomisk@usgs.govPhone#: 608-235-0261Fax#: 608-821-3817Duration of Appointment: This is a temporary excepted service position not-to-exceed 1 year but may be extended up to a maximum of 2 years without further competition. Employment may not exceed 180 working days in a service year. All qualified applicants, with or without Federal status may apply and be considered. Appointment to this position, however, will not convey permanent status in the Federal service. The work of this position will not exceed 1039 hours of work in a service year.Work Schedule: Full-Time during summer / Intermittent September through AprilTravel Required: Overnight travel of 1-2 nights per month may be required.Relocation: Relocation expenses will not be paid.What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position? This vacancy is limited to the first 50 applications received, and will close at 11:59 PM Central Time on the day this application limit is reached regardless of the closing date specified in this vacancy announcement.Any application received prior to Central Time of the day the application limit is reached will be accepted and considered. You are strongly encouraged to submit all required supporting documents at the time of application should the vacancy close earlier than stated in this announcement due to the applicant limit being reached. Supporting documents will not be accepted once the vacancy announcement closes. Salary (Hourly): $ 12.58 to 17.91 NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01. Key Requirements  --Applicants must be U.S. Citizens.--Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by background investigation.--A valid state driver's license and safe driving record are required.--Selectee subject to successful completion of a pre-employment medical exam.--Housing will not be provided.--More requirements are listed under Qualifications and Other Information.Major DutiesAs a Hydrologic Technician Field Assistant with the U.S. Geological Survey, some of your specific duties will include:·          Ordering and organizing equipment and samples.·         Water sampling of lakes and rivers and maintenance of sampling equipment.·        Candidate must be able to work independently with minimal oversight and have a strong sense of responsibility to fully complete a task.Physical Demands: Work is physically demanding and includes walking, bending, climbing, and lifting of equipment up to 100 pounds when in the field, sometimes during adverse conditions.Work Environment: The work is performed in a laboratory or field environment. Field work involves moderate or sometimes extreme exposure to the discomforts of rain, cold/hot weather, and rapidly running or icy streams and rivers. Special safety precautions are required in many cases, and the employee may typically wear life jackets, special safety boots, waders, and special handling gear. If selected, you will be required to complete a pre-employment physical. Are There Any Special Requirements For This Position? --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. -- Applicants for this position must meet the following requirements: (1) possession of a valid State driver's license, and (2) possess a safe driving record. If selected, you will be required to provide proof of a valid State License and a copy of your driving record. -- The position requires successful completion of a pre-employment medical examination at Federal expense.  Basis of RatingApplicants will not be rated or ranked. All applicants that meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements of the position will be referred to the selecting official in preference eligible order. Qualifications: GG-02: Field survey experience: None required, OR; Sub-professional experience: None required, OR; College work in related field: None requiredGG-03: Field survey experience: 3 months, OR; Sub-professional experience: 1 year, OR; College work in related field: 6 months Definitions of Experience: Field Survey Party – Experience with a field survey party includes activity associated with making and recording geologic, hydrologic, biologic, or topographic field observations; collecting geologic, biological, or water samples for laboratory analysis; applying accepted data collection techniques and methods in the performance of field work in support of scientific investigations; and using a variety of surveying instruments and electronic or mechanical instrumentation in the making and recording of field measurements and observations designed to collect data for physical/ biological science investigations. Only time actually spent in the field can be credited when qualifying individuals under the field party experience option. Sub-professional Experience – Sub-professional experience is defined as technical work performed in support of field or laboratory investigations relating to the biological sciences, physical sciences, or closely related disciplines which provided basic knowledge or skills in gathering, recording, and assembling scientific or engineering data; using scientific instruments to measure angles, degrees, weights, strengths, intensities, etc.; setting up and operating test apparatus, and manipulating quantitative data. Experience may include assisting professional employees with such duties as calibrating and operating measuring instruments mixing solutions, making chemical analyses, setting up and operating test apparatus, and compiling and processing scientific data. Experience as a laboratory mechanic or in a trade or craft may be credited as experience when the work was performed in close association with physical or biological scientists or other technical personnel and provided a good working knowledge of appropriate scientific principles, methods, and techniques.Professional Experience – Professional work experience in the physical and biological sciences may be credited in lieu of or in conjunction with sub-professional experience as defined above. Please note that if qualifying based on education; unofficial transcripts MUST be submitted as part of the application in order to receive consideration. You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement.Required Documents If you are claiming veterans' preference you must submit a copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, by the closing date of this announcement. If you are currently on active military duty, you must provide documentation (e.g., campaign document, award citation, etc.), that verifies entitlement to veterans preference and that your character of military service is honorable. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, in addition to the DD-214, you must submit documentation that supports your claim (e.g., an official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces certifying the existence of a service-connected disability; or receipt of a Purple Heart). If you fail to submit any of the required documentation, you will not be granted veterans preference. Additional information on veterans' preference can be found in the VetGuide. --If this position requires specific educational course work to qualify, or if you are qualifying based in whole or part on education, you are required to provide all unofficial transcripts (undergraduate and graduate) course work, which includes semester hours earned and grade received, by the closing date of this announcement or you will be disqualified from further consideration. --Cover Letter-- Resume (You must show how your skills and experiences meet the qualification and requirements listed in the recruitment bulletin to be considered for the position. --Required documents may be faxed or emailed to the point of contact listed above.Education If this position requires specific educational course work to qualify, or you are qualifying based in whole or part on education, you are required to provide all unofficial transcripts (undergraduate, graduate, etc.) or list of course work, which includes semester hours earned and grade received, by the closing date of this announcement or you will be disqualified from further consideration. This proof may be faxed or emailed to the point of contact listed in this bulletin. Please ensure that all documentation is legible. 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.How to Apply As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID- 19 regardless of the employee’s duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and self-certify your vaccination status by November 22, 2021, or before your entry on duty date with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), if after November 22. The Department of the Interior (DOI) will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of USGS a legally required exception from this requirement.Due to COVID-19, the USGS is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on thisannouncement in accordance with the Department’s reentry procedures provided by your Servicing Human Resources Office. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days per pay period depending upon the terms of the DOI’s telework policy. Applications for this vacancy must be submitted to the point of contact listed above via email or fax BEFORE midnight Central Time on the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to submit a complete application, you will not be considered for this position. Requests for extensions will not be granted.Benefits Temporary appointees expected to work at least 130 hours per month for at least 90 days will be eligible to enroll in a Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) plan. Individuals eligible under this rule receive the full government contribution to their premiums regardless of work schedule and will also be eligible to participate in the Flexible Spending Accounts and Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program.Temporary appointees are not covered by the Federal Employee Retirement System and are ineligible for Federal life, dental, or vision insurance. Other Information --Under Executive Order 11935, only United States citizens and nationals (residents of American Samoa and Swains Island) may compete for civil service jobs. Agencies are permitted to hire non-citizens only in very limited circumstances where there are no qualified citizens available for the position.--USGS employees are subject to Title 43, USC Section 31(a) and may not: (a) have any personal, private, direct or indirect interest in lands or mineral wealth of lands under survey; (b) have any substantial personal, private, direct or indirect interests in any private mining or mineral enterprise doing business with the United States; or (c) execute surveys or examinations for private parties or corporations.--DOI uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify. --The application contains information subject to the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment, and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361.--The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. -- Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.--If you misrepresent your experience or education, or provide false or fraudulent information in or with your application, it may be grounds for not hiring you or for firing you after you begin work. Making false or fraudulent statements also may be punishable by fine or imprisonment.-- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service Law.

Hydrologic Technician/ Field Assistant, Rice Lake, Wisconsin at USGS Upper Midwest Water Science Center

Friday, January 14, 2022
Employer: USGS Upper Midwest Water Science Center Expires: 02/05/2022 Click the link below for the full announcement:Recruitment Bulletin Field Assistant_UMidRL2022.pdf (amazonaws.com)Open PeriodJanuary 17, 2022 to February 4, 2022Apply directly to:Brent OlsonEmail: bwolson@usgs.govPhone#: 715-218-1019Fax#: 608-821-3817Duration of Appointment: This is a temporary excepted service position not-to-exceed 1 year but may be extended up to a maximum of 2 years without further competition. Employment may not exceed 180 working days in a service year. All qualified applicants, with or without Federal status may apply and be considered. Appointment to this position, however, will not convey permanent status in the Federal service. The work of this position will not exceed 1039 hours of work in a service year.Work Schedule: Full-Time during summer / Intermittent September through AprilTravel Required: Overnight travel of 1-2 nights per month may be required.Relocation: Relocation expenses will not be paid.What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position? This vacancy is limited to the first 50 applications received, and will close at 11:59 PM Central Time on the day this application limit is reached regardless of the closing date specified in this vacancy announcement. Any application received prior to Central Time of the day the application limit is reached will be accepted and considered. You are strongly encouraged to submit all required supporting documents at the time of application should the vacancy close earlier than stated in this announcement due to the applicant limit being reached. Supporting documents will not be accepted once the vacancy announcement closes. Salary (Hourly): $ 12.58 to 17.91 NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01. Key Requirements  --Applicants must be U.S. Citizens.--Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by background investigation.--A valid state driver's license and safe driving record are required.--Selectee subject to successful completion of a pre-employment medical exam.--Housing will not be provided.--More requirements are listed under Qualifications and Other Information.Major DutiesAs a Hydrologic Technician Field Assistant with the U.S. Geological Survey, some of your specific duties will include:·          Ordering and organizing equipment and samples.·         Water sampling of lakes and rivers and maintenance of sampling equipment.·        Candidate must be able to work independently with minimal oversight and have a strong sense of responsibility to fully complete a task.Physical Demands: Work is physically demanding and includes walking, bending, climbing, and lifting of equipment up to 100 pounds when in the field, sometimes during adverse conditions.Work Environment: The work is performed in a laboratory or field environment. Field work involves moderate or sometimes extreme exposure to the discomforts of rain, cold/hot weather, and rapidly running or icy streams and rivers. Special safety precautions are required in many cases, and the employee may typically wear life jackets, special safety boots, waders, and special handling gear. If selected, you will be required to complete a pre-employment physical. Are There Any Special Requirements For This Position? --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.  -- Applicants for this position must meet the following requirements: (1) possession of a valid State driver's license, and (2) possess a safe driving record. If selected, you will be required to provide proof of a valid State License and a copy of your driving record. -- The position requires successful completion of a pre-employment medical examination at Federal expense.  Basis of RatingApplicants will not be rated or ranked. All applicants that meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements of the position will be referred to the selecting official in preference eligible order. Qualifications:  GG-02: Field survey experience: None required, OR; Sub-professional experience: None required, OR; College work in related field: None required GG-03: Field survey experience: 3 months, OR; Sub-professional experience: 1 year, OR; College work in related field: 6 months Definitions of Experience: Field Survey Party – Experience with a field survey party includes activity associated with making and recording geologic, hydrologic, biologic, or topographic field observations; collecting geologic, biological, or water samples for laboratory analysis; applying accepted data collection techniques and methods in the performance of field work in support of scientific investigations; and using a variety of surveying instruments and electronic or mechanical instrumentation in the making and recording of field measurements and observations designed to collect data for physical/ biological science investigations. Only time actually spent in the field can be credited when qualifying individuals under the field party experience option. Sub-professional Experience – Sub-professional experience is defined as technical work performed in support of field or laboratory investigations relating to the biological sciences, physical sciences, or closely related disciplines which provided basic knowledge or skills in gathering, recording, and assembling scientific or engineering data; using scientific instruments to measure angles, degrees, weights, strengths, intensities, etc.; setting up and operating test apparatus, and manipulating quantitative data. Experience may include assisting professional employees with such duties as calibrating and operating measuring instruments mixing solutions, making chemical analyses, setting up and operating test apparatus, and compiling and processing scientific data. Experience as a laboratory mechanic or in a trade or craft may be credited as experience when the work was performed in close association with physical or biological scientists or other technical personnel and provided a good working knowledge of appropriate scientific principles, methods, and techniques.Professional Experience – Professional work experience in the physical and biological sciences may be credited in lieu of or in conjunction with sub-professional experience as defined above. Please note that if qualifying based on education; unofficial transcripts MUST be submitted as part of the application in order to receive consideration. You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement. Required Documents If you are claiming veterans' preference you must submit a copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, by the closing date of this announcement. If you are currently on active military duty, you must provide documentation (e.g., campaign document, award citation, etc.), that verifies entitlement to veterans preference and that your character of military service is honorable. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, in addition to the DD-214, you must submit documentation that supports your claim (e.g., an official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces certifying the existence of a service-connected disability; or receipt of a Purple Heart). If you fail to submit any of the required documentation, you will not be granted veterans preference. Additional information on veterans' preference can be found in the VetGuide. --If this position requires specific educational course work to qualify, or if you are qualifying based in whole or part on education, you are required to provide all unofficial transcripts (undergraduate and graduate) course work, which includes semester hours earned and grade received, by the closing date of this announcement or you will be disqualified from further consideration. --Cover Letter-- Resume (You must show how your skills and experiences meet the qualification and requirements listed in the recruitment bulletin to be considered for the position. --Required documents may be faxed or emailed to the point of contact listed above.Education If this position requires specific educational course work to qualify, or you are qualifying based in whole or part on education, you are required to provide all unofficial transcripts (undergraduate, graduate, etc.) or list of course work, which includes semester hours earned and grade received, by the closing date of this announcement or you will be disqualified from further consideration. This proof may be faxed or emailed to the point of contact listed in this bulletin. Please ensure that all documentation is legible. 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.How to Apply As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID- 19 regardless of the employee’s duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and self-certify your vaccination status by November 22, 2021, or before your entry on duty date with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), if after November 22. The Department of the Interior (DOI) will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of USGS a legally required exception from this requirement. Due to COVID-19, the USGS is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on thisannouncement in accordance with the Department’s reentry procedures provided by your Servicing Human Resources Office. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days per pay period depending upon the terms of the DOI’s telework policy. Applications for this vacancy must be submitted to the point of contact listed above via email or fax BEFORE midnight Central Time on the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to submit a complete application, you will not be considered for this position. Requests for extensions will not be granted.Benefits Temporary appointees expected to work at least 130 hours per month for at least 90 days will be eligible to enroll in a Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) plan. Individuals eligible under this rule receive the full government contribution to their premiums regardless of work schedule and will also be eligible to participate in the Flexible Spending Accounts and Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program.Temporary appointees are not covered by the Federal Employee Retirement System and are ineligible for Federal life, dental, or vision insurance. Other Information --Under Executive Order 11935, only United States citizens and nationals (residents of American Samoa and Swains Island) may compete for civil service jobs. Agencies are permitted to hire non-citizens only in very limited circumstances where there are no qualified citizens available for the position.--USGS employees are subject to Title 43, USC Section 31(a) and may not: (a) have any personal, private, direct or indirect interest in lands or mineral wealth of lands under survey; (b) have any substantial personal, private, direct or indirect interests in any private mining or mineral enterprise doing business with the United States; or (c) execute surveys or examinations for private parties or corporations.--DOI uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify. --The application contains information subject to the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment, and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361. --The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. -- Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. --If you misrepresent your experience or education, or provide false or fraudulent information in or with your application, it may be grounds for not hiring you or for firing you after you begin work. Making false or fraudulent statements also may be punishable by fine or imprisonment. -- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service Law.

Horticulture - Cannabis Instructor at Niagara County Community College

Thursday, January 13, 2022
Employer: Niagara County Community College Expires: 02/07/2022 General Description: Niagara County Community College is seeking a full-time instructor for the Horticulture Program – Cannabis Specialization in the Business and STEM Division. The instructor will be responsible for student advisement, assessment of learning objectives, and participation in divisional and college activities. The typical teaching load is 15-18 contact hours per semester which will be comprised of both face-to-face instruction on campus and, once necessary training is completed, online modalities. In addition, the instructor will be responsible for attending regular meetings on campus and participating in committees. Teaching assignments may be during day, evening, or weekend hours. The instructor may be tasked with coordination of the horticulture program.   Lectures are typically three or four contact hours per week. Labs are typically three contact hours per week. Cannabis courses currently offered by the department include The Business of Cannabis, Cannabis Production, The Biology of Cannabis, Cannabis Pest Management, Cannabis Products and Technologies, and Medical Applications of Cannabis. The instructor may also be responsible for teaching various other biology and/or horticulture courses. Classes are held on the NCCC’s main campus in Sanborn, NY. The start date of this position will be August of 2022 for the beginning of the Fall 2022 Semester.Niagara County Community College is doing its part to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus within our work environment and requiring that all faculty employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Therefore, the candidate that is selected for hire of the position must show proof of vaccination status to the Human Resources office after an offer of employment is accepted. NCCC will consider requests for medical and religious exemptions from the COVID-19 vaccine requirement.Typical Work Activities: Instruction Provide instruction with the focus on teaching and learning to help ensure students in each class successfully meet all course outcomes and classroom objectives.Ensure appropriate course-level rigor in class instruction and assessment methodologies. Development, integration, and delivery of course content planning documents including, but not limited to, course syllabi and assessments.Establish and maintain a classroom climate consistent with the NCCC mission and vision.  Professional Development Participate in professional development activities. Maintain a current knowledge of teaching discipline/field of study as evidenced by active participation in professional organizations, maintenance of current scholarly collection of resources, and engagement in active, on-going dialogue with peer faculty. Participate in faculty development opportunities, including program-specific and campus-wide faculty meetings.Cultivate a wide network of industry experts to rely on for externship hosts, field trips, and guest speakers.  Administrative duties Meet requirements for creation, distribution, and retention and/or submission of beginning- and end-of-term paperwork. Participate in curriculum monitoring and development process by providing feedback on curriculum to Program Coordinator and/or the Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs. Attend required College functions including program meetings, graduation, and special activities. Participate in campus-wide initiatives in support of retention and graduation goal attainment. ·Advise students for classes, internship, and career options.If applicable, as program coordinator:o Recordkeeping, budgeting, schedulingo Program updates (syllabi, degree requirements)o New course and program developmento Represent the program at open houseso Program evaluation (PEER) and Advisory Boardo Greenhouse oversight, equipment maintenance and inventoryo Hiring, training, and evaluation of adjunct faculty and part-time technical assistantsRequired Qualifications: A Bachelor of Arts or Science degree in Horticulture, Plant Sciences, Biology or related field. Knowledge gained through work experience and/or education in:Cannabis cultivation, breeding, manufacturing, and processing to create products for pharmaceutical, construction, and agricultural usesFederal/state/local laws, regulations, and social equity initiativesExtraction technologies and processes including basic chemistry, safety, and complianceResponsibilities and legal requirements of a dispensary in the distribution of information and products to the consumer Career and internship opportunities in the industryKnowledge of endocannabinology including chemical characteristics of cannabis and the factors that influence its interaction within the body.Desirable Qualifications: A Master of Science degree in a discipline that relates to this positionTeaching experience at the college level. At least 5 years of cannabis industry work experienceExperience with classroom technologies including learning management systems and ZoomCourse development at the college levelIndustry certifications, training, or membership in professional organizationsIndustry-related public speaking experience and/or publicationsManagement-level or supervisory work experience

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Partnership for Public Service: Future Leaders in Public Service Internship Program

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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Hawkeye Experience Grant Information Session

Wednesday, February 2, 2022 2:30pm to 3:00pm
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Wednesday, February 23, 2022 12:00pm to 4:00pm
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2022 Black in Business Series Networking Dinner

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