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Have you ever wondered what it takes to pursue a career with the U.S. Geological Survey? Join us Thursday, February 23rd, 2023, to learn about the diverse career opportunities offered at the USGS in Florida and the Caribbean.

This event is intended for students and early career professionals to learn how to obtain a career with USGS and meet USGS staff across three different disciplines.

Three USGS Centers will be participating in this virtual event to showcase various science career paths within USGS: the Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, and Wetland and Aquatic Research Center. Attendees will learn about the goals, philosophy, and the research conducted at each location, then will be welcome to join three topic-specific panel discussions with USGS staff.


Join us February 23, 2023 in Microsoft Teams: Register here

Agenda and meeting information will be posted here in the near future.


Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center

Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center

St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center

St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center

Wetland and Aquatic Research Center

Wetland and Aquatic Research Center

Flyer for event "Explore USGS Career Paths in Florida and the Caribbean" February 23, 2023
Flyer for the USGS Career Paths in Florida and Caribbean event on February 23, 2023.



During the research panel, scientists with expertise in Biology and Ecosystems, Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources, and Water Resources will discuss their academic background, scientific experience, current research, and career paths.

In the Science Support panel, USGS staff specializing in information technology, science communications, data management, and administration will discuss these critical disciplines and how they contribute to the success of USGS science, as well as how they pursued and achieved their careers at the USGS.

In the Technical Capabilities session, attendees will interact with staff from diverse specialties such as laboratories, marine operations, scientific diving, field operations and programming—all important areas that contribute to and enhance the prestige of USGS science.

While the event is focused on opportunities in Florida and the Caribbean, the event is open to students and early career scientists and professionals located anywhere in the U.S. We hope you’ll be inspired by our staff’s passion and research and choose to pursue a career with USGS!


Register now!


Reasonable accommodations are available upon request. Please contact Meaghan Emory ( with details.


Event Agenda


Introductory Session 

10:00 AM – Welcome and Housekeeping

10:05 AM – Introduction to USGSEleanour Snow 

10:15 AM – Introduction to USGS Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility  – Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity 

10:25 AM – Center Overviews 

11:00 AM – Human Resources Workshop 

  • USAjobs Tutorial – Alicia Gomez 

  • Building Your Federal Resume – Alicia Gomez 

  • USGS Internships – Eleanour Snow, Youth and Education in Science 

12:00 PM – Q & A

12:30 PM – Lunch break


Panel Discussions 

1:00 PM – Session 1: Science Support: Information Technology, Data Management, Science Communications, Administration 

1:55 PM – 5-minute break 

2:00 PM – Session 2: Technical Capabilities: Field Technicians, Marine Operations, Facility Managers 

2:55 PM – 5-minute break

3:00 PM – Session 3: Research Staff: Science Staff in Water Resources, Biology and Ecosystems, and Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources 

3:55 PM – Closing, thank you

4:00 PM – Event End 

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