Student Contract Position in GIS and Wildlife Monitoring

Started by rotadem, Feb 07, 2010, 06:01 AM


The USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Laurel, Maryland is seeking to hire one full-time temporary student contractor to assist with the North American Amphibian Monitoring Program.  Tasks include working with GIS applications and other associated software to update and/or create various maps, communication with individuals and partner organizations to make map updates, and other duties related to management of the North American Amphibian Monitoring Program.  Applicants should be interested in expanding their computer skills.

Eligibility requirements: 
To be eligible for a student contract position, applicants must be either a currently enrolled student or a recent graduate.  To qualify as a student, the applicant must be enrolled at least half-time in a degree-seeking program at an accredited college or university.  Former students who graduated more than 12 months ago or who left school without graduating are not eligible to work under these contracts.  Applicants will be required to show proof of their student status (or recent graduation).  USGS employees, their spouses, and children are not eligible to participate in this program.  Non-US citizens may be eligible to participate, depending on their immigration status and the applicable regulations of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (formerly Immigration and Naturalization Service). Foreign students in the U.S. under F-1 visas are usually not able to participate in this program, due to USCIS restrictions on off-campus work.

How to apply:
Send resume and cover letter to Linda Weir via email (  Applications must be received on or before February 21st, 2010.  In your cover letter include an explanation of how you meet the eligibility requirements, your expected graduation date, and discuss your experience as related to sections 1 and 2 above.

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