|Type of position||Seasonal Student Service Contractor Position open with U.S. Geological Survey open to currently enrolled or recent graduates.|
|Employer||U.S. Geological Survey|
|Location||USGS Great Lakes Science Center, Ann Arbor, MI|
|Salary||$32.47 per hour|
|Closing date of competition||January 30th, 2023|
|Date position available||April 1st, 2023|
|Description of duties||
Duration of position: This is a contract position that will begin as early as April 3rd, 2023. The intended duration is April 3rd – October 6th with possible extension dependent on funding.
Project: Developing new, sustainable control strategies for an invasive wetland grass (Phragmites australis)
Position Description: The student contractor will serve as a Research Associate supporting the ongoing development and advancement of new control strategies for non-native Phragmites. The contractor will be based at the USGS Great Lakes Science Center in Ann Arbor, MI and play a critical support role for USGS research by assisting with a variety of duties that include, but are not limited to:
Education/Experience Requirements: The successful candidate must be currently enrolled as a student or must have received a degree within one year prior to beginning the contract. The candidate must have a Master’s degree in biology, ecology, or a related field, and an ideal candidate will have:
|Submit what||The application deadline is COB January 30th, 2023. To ensure consideration of your application, please send a cover letter, resume or CV, and a list of three professional references to Spenser Widin, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Submit to||Spenser Widin, email@example.com|
|Additional Information||Other Details: This contract covers a 6-month period with an anticipated start date of April 1st, 2023. The student contractor cannot receive holiday pay, annual leave, or health care benefits, nor can they receive overtime pay for hours worked in excess of 80 within a two-week period. However, hours in excess of the established 80 per two weeks will be paid at the regular hourly rate. The student will report to the Great Lakes Science Center in Ann Arbor, MI, for all duties, unless otherwise specified. Office work will occur in an office equipped with a computer workstation. Moving expenses will not be paid. Lodging will only be provided when in travel status.
The successful candidate will be hired as an independent contractor. This is not a government position, and time does not count toward time-in-service.
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