Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Region

Map of the Southeast Region

PATHWAYS PROGRAMS FOR STUDENTS AND RECENT GRADUATES

STEP student collecting data. Credit: Rodney Breeding, USFWS

Summer student collecting data. Credit: USFWS

SCEP student learning songbird banding and monitoring techniques from refuge biologist. Credit: Chrissy Srdoch, USFWS

Summer student learning songbird banding and monitoring techniques from refuge biologist. Credit: USFWS

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is now implementing the new Pathways Program for hiring summer or seasonal students. The final agreements and details are still being formulated, however the following link can provide information about the program.

http://www.opm.gov/HiringReform/Pathways/

 

Specific announcements for summer positions have not yet been released. Students would be advised to be familiar with the USAjobs website below and get all documents such as a resume' and letter of good standing uploaded and ready for submittal.

Employment Period: Generally, Mid-May to Mid-August with some flexibility.

Hours: Typical work hours are 7:00 am – 3:30 pm Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week. However, the hours will vary depending upon the assignment.

Salary: Approximately $11.75/hour

Benefits: 4 hours of annual leave (vacation time) and 4 hours sick leave each two weeks; no insurance or other benefits are provided.

Number of Students Hired:: Three to five positions

How to Apply: Positions will be announced on https://www.usajobs.gov/StudentsAndGrads

Last updated: June 2, 2014