Pathways- Student Trainee (GIS)

Company Name: Bureau of Land Management

Location: Reno, NV
Description: This position is for students accepted for enrollment or are currently enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in an accredited high school, technical or vocational school, 2-year or 4-year college or university, graduate or professional school, on a full- or half-time basis (as defined by the academic institution in which the student is enrolled).

This is a temporary, excepted service appointment under the BLM Pathways Internship Program that is expected not-to-exceed 1 year. This type of appointment is intended only for temporary projects, to perform labor-intensive tasks not requiring subject matter expertise, or to fill traditional summer jobs. The BLM will require the selected applicant to complete a Participant Agreement in which it shall document the anticipated start and end dates for this temporary appointment.

Physical Demands: Work is primarily sedentary. Some walking, standing, bending, and carrying of light items is required.

Work Environment: Work is typically performed in an adequately lighted and climate controlled office. Occasional travel may be required. This position may be required to visit field sites where risks may include exposure to inclement weather and potential injury from falls, strains, bites, stings, etc. The incumbent will adhere to all safety rules and regulations as prescribed in manuals/supplements or designated by the Safety Officer.

Key responsibilities: 

The intermediate level trainee performs developmental level duties with close supervision and involvement of a higher level specialist and/or supervisor, and with progressively increasing difficulty and complexity which are integrated with qualifying college curriculum being followed. These duties are designed to provide the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge and work experience in the field and the incumbent will perform the full range of standard assignments and resolve recurring problems under the guidance and direction of a higher-level specialist and/or supervisor:
Performs spatial data tasks in accordance with established standards and training to include general data entry; data analysis and manipulation; database design and management; georeferencing; and data backup and maintenance tasks. Performs recurring transactions within geospatial databases and systems to integrate data files, and keep spatial and non-spatial data accurate and in compliance. This may include completing smaller segments of long term or broader scope geospatial analysis projects.
Assembles material needed for GIS projects such as paper maps, tabular data, digital products, and general information of a geographical nature.
Uses GIS and office automation software to create a variety of standard documents such as correspondence, memorandums, fact sheets, written communications and organization presentations, and map products. Documents may include some scientific/GIS terminology and/or statistical data. Produces final, error-free documents, ensuring correct punctuation, spelling, capitalization, and grammar.


Minimum Qualifications: 

To be eligible, an applicant must: Be at least 16 years of age or older for a non-arduous or non-hazardous duty position. Be a student who has been accepted for enrollment or is currently enrolled at least half-time in a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) seeking program in an accredited high school, technical or vocation school, 2-year or 4-year college or university, graduate or professional school. Possess a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 or higher.

In order to assess you meet a qualified status for this position and to refer you to the hiring manager, the agency must be able to determine that you meet the qualifications based on completed education, specialized experience, and/or both – please be sure to include this information in your resume.

To be creditable, experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade of the position to be filled.

For the GS-03 grade level: six (6) months of general experience; OR have completed one (1) academic year of post-high school study; OR have a combination of the experience and education described above.

For the GS-04 grade level: one (I) year of general experience; OR have completed two (2) academic years of post-high school study or an associate’s degree; OR have a combination of the experience and education described above.

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

Preferred Qualifications: N/A

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

Position Type: Temporary-part time internship

Hours per week: 40+

Salary & Benefits: $26,587 to $38,798 per year

Application Process:  

To receive consideration for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes ALL of the following items:

(1) Your resume;
(2) Your responses to the Assessment/Job-Related Questions; and (3) Applicable supporting documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.

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Your application package, including required documentation, must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement.

If you need assistance in applying on-line, please contact the HR Office at 775-861-6510. If applying on-line poses a hardship for you (i.e. you do not have access to the internet) you must contact us prior to the closing date of the announcement for an alternative method of applying.

Application Deadline: 5/23/18