Student Trainee-Pathways Program

Company Name: U.S. Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region, Fire and Aviation Management


Title: Student Trainee
Location: Clovis, CA
Description: The Pacific Southwest Region’s Fire and Aviation Management staff is conducting outreach for six (6) Student Trainee positions to be hired under the Pathways Program authority. These temporary positions will be filled as Intern Not to Exceed (NTE) appointments and may or may not be extended depending upon the unit’s need and funding.
The Internship Program provides students in colleges, trade schools and other qualifying educational institutions with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore federal careers while completing their education. Assignments are temporary in nature and, in conjunction with formal education from an accredited educational institution, the Intern NTE will gain the necessary competencies for future career opportunities in the related field.

The positions are designed to provide a career-oriented introduction to the background, philosophy, concepts, and scope of the Forest Service Natural Resources Management and Biological Sciences functions and a practical understanding of the policies of the employing organization. Assignments are temporary in nature and, in conjunction with formal education from an accredited educational institution, Intern NTEs will gain necessary competencies for future career opportunities in the Natural Resources Management and Biological Sciences field.

GS-0499-03/04 Student Trainees (Natural Resources Mgmt. & Biological Sciences) –
Six (6) vacancies to be filled: 4 at the GS-3 level, 2 at the GS-4 level

Minimum Qualifications: 

Minimum Requirements for Grade Levels

GS-3 Completion of 1 full academic year of post-high school study
GS-4 Completion of 2 full academic years of post-high school study or associate’s degree

Preferred Qualifications: N/A

Desired Majors: N/A

Position Type: Temporary

Hours per week: 40

Salary & Benefits: Paid position

Application Process: Please complete the attached response form below and return it to If you have further questions regarding the positions, please contact Natural Resource Specialist Guadalupe Amezquita at 559-269-0124, email

Application Deadline: March 2, 2018

Final R5 FAM AQ Intern NTE Outreach Notice

Northern Nevada Stewardship Coordinator

Company Name: Friends of Nevada Wilderness


Title: Stewardship Project Coordinator
Location:  Reno, NV
Description: The Stewardship Project Coordinator recruits and manages volunteers on the ground, handles logistics for weekend volunteer events, coordinates with land management agencies on work specifics, tracks deliverables, writes reports, and ensures projects are completed safely and within budget. The Stewardship Project Coordinator may assist in supervising one or more AmeriCorps volunteers or seasonal employees.


  • Extroverted with strong people skills; the ideal candidate will be managing diverse volunteer groups in remote environments and must use patience, humor, and time management to maintain a fun, productive environment.
  • Strong attention to safety, common sense and ability to assess difficult situations and make thoughtful decisions. This person will be responsible for the welfare of volunteers in remote locations, sometimes without access to immediate communication or medical help
  • Strong organizational and planning skills – the ideal candidate will be responsible for project logistics including shopping and meal-planning, coordination with the land management agencies and other partner groups, and ensures deliverables are met safely and post-project data and reports are completed and distributed to partners, agencies, and funders.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  •  Rigorous non-traditional schedule; this position will be required to work frequent weekends during the main field season from March through November, and requires overnight and weekend travel during this time.
  • Ability to hike for up to ten miles with a 40-pound pack
  • Must be able to cook outdoors for at least 10 people, Dutch oven cooking experience is ideal.
  • Backcountry (4×4, rough road, changing weather conditions) driving skills and a clean driving record.
  • Working knowledge of maps, GPS units, tablets, etc.
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite, and working knowledge of Google Drive programs
  • Experience working with noxious weed identification and removal is ideal.
  • Degree in a natural resource field is considered a plus.
  • Completion of Defensive Driving course and Basic First Aid/CPR training (provided) will be mandatory upon hire.
  • Takes direction well and can see the bigger picture/overall vision.
  • Has a passion for conservation of America’s public lands and wilderness (Nevada specific experience is ideal).
  • Comfortable speaking in front of group of 40+ people.

Preferred Qualifications: N/A

Position Type: Full-time with benefits

Hours per week: 40+

Salary & Benefits: Salary Range of $32,000 to $36,000, DOE. In addition, Friends of Nevada Wilderness offers a robust benefits package including retirement and 100% of health premiums covered after three month probationary period.

Application Process: Email a cover letter, resume and three to five references to FNW at with the subject line ‘Stewardship Coordinator’. Do not mail hard copy materials. If you have position specific questions, please contact Nora Kaufmann at

Application Deadline:  March 15, 2018

Entry Level Geologist

Company Name: Department of the Army


Title: Geologist-Entry Level
Location:  Los Angeles, CA
Description: As a developmental Geologist, you will assist in performing duties such as:

  • Serves as a Journeyman Geologist, with responsibility for performing the full scope of conventional work related to geotechnical investigations and explorations.
  • The work is performed for design and construction of the Los Angeles District Civil Works and Military projects, and in support of the hazardous, toxic and radiological waste (HTRW) and environmental programs.
  • Uses standard guides and criteria as well as established methods in planning and conducting detailed geotechnical investigations for the preparation of design analysis, quantity estimates, and technical specifications.
  • Performs geologic inspections and provides design guidance during pre-construction and construction investigations, and for remedial and emergency activities.
  • Provides technical assistance to other geologists, engineers, and support personnel and other agencies as assigned

Minimum Qualifications: 

To be eligible for conversion to a permanent or term position, Recent Graduates must:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Successfully complete all the requirements of the Recent Graduate Program as defined in the Agency Participant Agreement.
  • Demonstrate successful job performance.
  • Meet the Office of Personnel Management qualification standard including any applicable positive education requirements and/or selection placement factors and any other designated special qualifications requirements and conditions of employment (e.g. medical standards) appropriate for the position to which being converted.

Degree: Bachelor’s degree (or higher degree) in geology, plus 20 additional semester hours in any combination of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological science, structural, chemical, civil, mining or petroleum engineering, computer science, planetary geology, comparative planetology, geophysics, meteorology, hydrology, oceanography, physical geography, marine geology, and cartography.


B. Combination of Education and Experience: Course work as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

Preferred Qualifications: N/A

Desired Majors: Geology

Position Type: Full Time

Hours per week: 40

Salary & Benefits: $37,793 to $60,857 per year

Application Process: 

To apply for this position, you must complete the online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 02/09/2018 to receive consideration

  • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire (
  • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
  • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
  • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
  • It is your responsibility to verify that your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.

Application Deadline:   Friday, February 9th, 2018 at 11:59 pm EST

2018 Summer Intern

Company Name: Nevada Division of Environmental Protection


Title: 2018 Summer Intern-Nevada Brownfields Program
Location:  Carson City, NV
Description: The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Corrective Actions, Nevada Brownfields Program (NBP) puts previously contaminated properties back into productive use. Brownfields are properties that may have hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants present. The NBP provides funds, grants, and technical assistance to communities, tribes, and others to assess, safely clean up and sustainably reuse these contaminated properties. Cleaning up and reinvesting in brownfields protects human health and the environment, reduces blight, and takes development pressures off greenspaces and working lands. This is an excellent opportunity best suited for Geography or Land Use Planning students to gain experience incorporating the aspects of contaminated land management and public outreach into usable online content.

The position will focus on the Nevada Brownfields Program web based database content producing greater public accessibility while providing a site management tool for staff. This entails updating the project site profiles, adding new sites to the web-based Brownfields geodatabase, and identifying potential land redevelopment sites based on internal information. The position is at the Carson City Division of Environmental Protection office.

Minimum Qualifications:  Experience (includes classwork) in geographic information systems, mapping software, and web content development is a must. Interest in environmental sciences, natural resources and/or geology is a plus. More important is the ability to be a strong member of a team, accept direction/coaching, learn quickly, and work well with others. Professionalism is expected at all times.

Preferred Qualifications: N/A

Desired Majors: Geography, Geology

Position Type: Full Time

Hours per week: 40

Salary & Benefits: $14.50 per hour

Application Process:  Please submit a letter of interest, résumé, work examples, and three references (including their email and phone contact information), for further consideration to Rebecca Bodnar, Superfund Branch Supervisor, at Interviews will occur in March.

Application Deadline:   Monday, March 5, 2018

To learn more, visit our booth at the UNR STEM Career and Internship Fair on Wednesday, February 14 from 10 AM – 3 PM.

Summer Technician

Company Name: Nevada Division of Environmental Protection


Title: Summer Technician- 2018 Stream Bioassessment 
Location:  Carson City, NV
Description: As the unseasonably warm temperatures make us wonder about winter and water availability for 2018, the NDEP Bioassessment Program will still be hiring three (3) technicians (interns) for field work this summer, where the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Water Quality Planning, will be conducting bioassessments of approximately 60 streams and rivers throughout Nevada. The purpose is to monitor the ecological integrity of Nevada’s surface waters through biological, physical and chemical parameters. The assessments will occur throughout Nevada beginning in late May through late August. This will be an excellent opportunity to gain experience in limnology, aquatic ecology and surface-water hydrology.

Minimum Qualifications:  Qualifications for the position are an interest in ecology (preferably aquatic) with a course load in environmental sciences, biology, natural resources or hydrology. More important than experience is the ability to be a strong member of a field team and work well with others. Training provided on field protocols, CPR and defensive driving. A valid driver’s license and clean driving record is required. Field gear is provided; however, personal camping gear is the responsibility of the selected applicant.

Preferred Qualifications: N/A

Desired Majors:  Students across all water-based disciplines are encouraged to apply, and more important than experience is the ability to work well with others for extended periods of time.

Position Type:  Full-Time

Hours per week:  40+

Salary & Benefits:   $15.00 per hour plus per diem

Application Process:  Please submit a letter of interest, résumé and three references with email and phone contact information, for further consideration to Marianne Denton, Bioassessment Program Coordinator, ( or Seth Alm, Bioassessment Field Coordinator (


Application Deadline: 2/26/18 at 8:00pm

To learn more, visit our booth at the UNR STEM Career and Internship Fair on Wednesday, February 14 from 10 AM – 3 PM.  Every student that applies receives an in-person interview and a list of other work-based opportunities.

Aggregate Mining Internship

Company Name: Martin Marietta


Title: Aggregate Mining Internship
Location:  Sparks, NV
Description: Martin Marietta is seeking applicants for an aggregate mining internship. One position is available for a full-time Summer internship. The candidate should be interested in aggregate mining as a long-term career choice.  Duties will include assisting plant manager, working outside and running equipment. The Summer Intern at Spanish Springs will work their way through all phases of the plant and operate various pieces of equipment once trained.

Minimum Qualifications:  Students should be interested in the aggregates field and looking to pursue a position in aggregates after college

Preferred Qualifications: N/A

Desired Majors:  Geology, Geological Engineering, Mining Engineering

Position Type:  Full-time Employment

Hours per week:  Average of 50 hours/week

Salary & Benefits:  Commensurate with experience

Application Process: 

To apply please send a cover letter and resume to:

Mr. Abram Woodward
Plant Manager | Spanish Springs Quarry

Martin Marietta

11059 State Route 445, Sparks, NV 89441

Application Deadline: 2/23/18

Physical Scientist

Company Name: USGS NV Water Center


Title: Physical Scientist

Location: Carson City, NV

The incumbent serves as a staff member specializing in Geographic Information System (GIS) Science in the Nevada Water Science Center (Center). The GS-7/9 geographer supports development and management of GIS databases including but not limited to topographic, geologic, soils, land use, and hydrologic data compiled from a variety of local, State, and Federal agencies. This position supports specialized hydrologic research projects in the Center with geographic data collection and analysis, automation of tasks using Python or similar appropriate scripting languages, development of Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) compliant documentation for a variety of data sets and data types, and development and generation of maps and map figures for publications and presentations.

Major Duties
The incumbent’s duties will fall into two major types of activities: (1) Geographic data management, documentation, and publication and (2) project and Center support of GIS activities. Both activities include specialized work that relates GIS and hydrologic and earth sciences.

Geographic data management, documentation, and publication
● Under general supervision, adds, maintains, updates, and refreshes GIS data stored in the Center’s Enterprise Geospatial Data Library (GDL). Advises Center staff on use of GDL data holdings.

● Automates GIS and other data management tasks using Python, IDL, and other suitable scripting languages.

● Follows standard operating procedures for update and maintenance of data in the GDL

● Documents GIS and other datasets with FGDC compliant metadata. Assists and guides Center staff with proper data management, documentation, and publication under USGS fundamental science practice guidelines.

Project and Center support including specialized activities relating GIS and hydrologic science
● Under general supervision, supports hydrologic studies in the Center. Advises Center staff on appropriate use of GIS datasets, software, tools, and analysis techniques. Manages GIS data and performs analysis needed to support project and study needs. Performs general help desk duties to assist Center staff with GIS data, automation, and software questions.

● Analyzes and manages geographic data as advised by senior GIS staff and under common operating procedures for the Center. This includes adhering to data management and documentation guidelines outlined by USGS or NVWSC policy, the supervisor, and senior GIS staff.

● Develops GIS data and analyses from hardcopy or digital datasets using appropriate and sound GIS principles and techniques.

● Generates maps and map figures conforming to USGS standards for publications and presentations

Minimum Qualifications: 

For information on basic qualifications, which includes information on whether you may substitute education for specialized experience, please click on the following:

In addition to the basic education requirements, you must have 1-year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Examples include:

For GS-07: One year of appropriate professional experience that is in or related to the duties of the position to be filled is qualifying if it is equivalent to at least the GS-5 level in the Federal service, and if it equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.

Examples of GS-5 level experience could include taking measurements and collecting information; learning to take proper samples; conducting routine calculating, plotting, and checking of numerical data; preparing graphs and data profiles; and accomplishing routine analyses. This work experience would have involved receiving clear, specific, and detailed instructions as to the methods, procedures, and guidelines to use.

For GS-09:

One year of appropriate professional experience that is in or directly related to the duties of the position to be filled is qualifying if it is equivalent to at least the GS-7 level in the Federal service, and if it equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.

Examples of such experience may include performing a variety of observations, computations, compilations and analyses in assisting higher-level scientists in carrying out physical science assignments. This work experience would have involved following established methods and procedures, or detailed instructions; using some judgment in applying basic principles and procedures; and independently completing recurring assignments, but referring deviations, problems, and unfamiliar situations to a designated person for decision or help. **OR a combination of successfully completed progressive graduate level education, as described above, that is beyond the first year of graduate study and professional experience, as described above.

You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement.


Applicants must meet A or B below to satisfy the basic education requirement for Physical Scientist, all grade levels.

A. Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor’s or higher degree in physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours or the equivalent in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics.


B. A combination of education and experience–education equivalent to one of the majors shown in “A” above (24 semester hours or the equivalent in physical science, engineering, or mathematics) that included at least 24 semester hours or the equivalent in physical science and/or related engineering science as described above, plus appropriate experience and/or additional education for a total of 4 years. The education or combined education and experience must be comparable in type, scope and thoroughness to that acquired through successful completion of a 4-year course of study as described in “A” above.

Desired Majors: Geology, Geophysics, Hydrogeology, Geological Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Mining Engineering

Position Type:  Full-Time Employment

Hours per week:  40

Salary & Benefits: $44,767 to $71,189 per year

Application Process: 

Applications (resume and application questions) for this vacancy must be received on-line via BEFORE midnight Eastern Time (Washington, D.C. time) on the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to submit a complete online resume, you will not be considered for this position. Requests for extensions will not be granted. Most libraries, employment offices, and all USGS personnel offices can provide access to the Internet. If applying online poses a hardship for you, you must speak to someone in the Servicing Human Resources Office listed on this announcement PRIOR TO THE CLOSING DATE for assistance.


Application Deadline: 2/1/2018

Office Assistant

Company Name: Casale Consulting Solutions

Website: Reno, NV

Title: Office Assistant
Location:  Reno, NV

Our office is seeking a part-time office assistant to work approximately 15-20 hours per week. Schedule will be flexible, and opportunity for future full-time position is possible. Responsibilities will include answering phones and routing calls, greeting customers and reviewing their documents for accuracy, drafting and mailing simple documents, processing auto title transactions. Must have excellent customer service and organizational skills, great attention to detail, reliable transportation, professional appearance. Must also be able to pass a background check. High school diploma or equivalent is required. Please respond with a resume if interested.

Minimum Qualifications: 

Must have excellent customer service and organizational skills, great attention to detail, reliable transportation, professional appearance. Must also be able to pass a background check. High school diploma or equivalent is required. Please respond with a resume if interested.

Preferred Qualifications: N/A

Desired Majors: Geography, Geology, Geophysics, Hydrogeology, Geological Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Mining Engineering

Position Type:  Part-time Employment

Hours per week:  20

Salary & Benefits:  $14 per hour

Application Process: 

Apply through email:

For questions Phone: (775) 323-1009

Application Deadline: 2/3/2018

Deputy Administrator

Company Name: State of Nevada Division of Water Resources


Title: Deputy Administrator
Location:  Carson City, Nevada

Under general administrative direction, incumbents serve as deputy to the Administrator of one of the regulatory agencies in the Department of Conservation & Natural Resources. Duties include management of professional, technical and administrative support staff; budget development and monitoring; development of policies and regulations; and ensuring compliance with applicable State and federal regulations and statutes.

Under direction of the State Engineer, this position administers the activities and programs of major sections within the Division of Water Resources. The position will assist the State Engineer on a nearly daily basis with decisions related to the responsibilities of the Division. The position directly supervises a Manager II and Chief Section head(s) and is responsible for guiding the work output of the Sections. The position will assign work projects, check the progress of the assignments and verify that the final product meets the Division’s high standards in order to best carry out the responsibilities of the Division, including the ability to withstand judicial review. The position performs review of final work products for compliance with the water law and Division policies and programs; performs final review and approval on projects and water right rulings; develops and monitors multiple budgets; establishes goals and objectives; and evaluates staff in each program area. This position also represents the State Engineer before various boards, committees, business groups, civic groups, homeowners associations and the legislature. This position may also serve on technical advisory committees to explain Division policy, state statutes and regulations regarding water resource issues and works closely with the deputy attorney generals, keeping informed of ongoing litigation and assuring arguments that are being made on the State Engineer’s behalf comport with his or her understanding of the decisions being defended, the facts and the law.

Minimum Qualifications: 

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in engineering, the natural or physical sciences, public administration, law or related field and four years of experience supervising natural resource regulatory programs or relevant specialized programs in areas of water resources or environmental protection. The required experience must have included program planning, budget development and maintenance, policy analysis and interpretation, and training and supervision of professional staff; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications: N/A

Desired Majors:  Geology, Hydrogeology, Geological Engineering, Mining Engineering

Position Type:  Full-time Employment

Hours per week:  40+

Salary & Benefits: 

Employer Paid Retirement $ 68,966.64- $ 104,504.40
Employee/Employer Paid Retirement $ 78,613.20- $ 119,141.28

Application Process: 

Please see the link provided below to register and create a NEATS applicant profile in order to apply for this position.

Application Deadline: 1/12/2018


Company Name: Nevada Division of Mines


Location:  Reno, NV
Public Service Interns receive training and complete a variety of assignments in staff activities directly relating to their major course of study while enrolled in an educational institution. The Public Service Intern 1 position is a 13 week summer internship with pay at $16.61 per hour and overtime for hours worked over 40 hours per week. Under general supervision, the interns will be responsible for the discovery and physical securing of abandoned mine openings that present hazards to humans or domestic animals. The securings are usually T-post and barbed wire fences. Work will be done at a wide variety of locations within Nevada, including high elevations. This job requires extensive travel and procurement of supplies. Successful incumbents will acquire certain knowledge, skills, and abilities required for employment in the natural resources industry. This is a field position. Candidates must be able to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions. Knowledge of basic vehicle maintenance (ability to change flat tire) and off-road driving experience is a plus. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or be legally authorized to work in the U.S.

Minimum Qualifications: 


**Please make sure the following statements are addressed on your application and/or resume.** • Graduation from high school or the equivalent. • Current full-time student enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program in earth science, mining, or related field of study at an accredited college or university. Or a full time student currently enrolled at a community college and will be transferring to a Bachelor’s degree program in earth science, mining, or related field of study in the fall of 2018. In addition: applicant must be a student the semester after the internship is completed. • Employment in this program will not lead to permanent status in State service. • A valid driver’s license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment. • Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds and hike over uneven terrain. • Must be able to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions; as well as, camp in remote locations for extended lengths of time. • Experience reading land descriptions and topographic maps.

Preferred Qualifications: N/A


Desired Majors:  Geology, Geophysics, Hydrogeology, Geological Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Mining Engineering

Position Type:  Paid Internship

Hours per week:  40+

Salary & Benefits: $16.61 plus overtime

Application Process: 

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Application Deadline: 2/2/2018