Frequently Asked Questions

About USGS

The USGS is the Nation's largest water, earth, and biological science and civilian mapping agency. We provide science about natural resource conditions and problems.

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Sediment Sampling in Louisiana Photo
Find information and inspiring stories about USGS science careers at these websites: Student and Career Opportunities Jobs at the USGS Students and Youth at the USGS (YouTube playlist) A Snapshot of Women of the U.S. Geological Survey in STEM and related careers Virtual Job Shadow (videos) See the below Related Content Multimedia tab for...
Image: Science Teachers Explore Mount Rainier
The USGS does not have any positions specifically targeted to teachers, but appropriate positions do exist. See the Careers and Opportunities page on the USGS Education Website and our Student and Recent Graduate Employment Opportunities fact sheet to review sites that list volunteer or summer positions for students and teachers. Motivated...
USGS employee sampling surface water and groundwater photo
As a United States federal agency, the USGS is not permitted to hire non-U.S. citizens except in very rare circumstances.