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Why is it great to work for the USGS?

Embark on an exciting future! From the peaks of the highest mountains to the depths of the deepest seas, the U.S. Geological Survey has career opportunities that make a difference in both the lives of others and in the environment.

Would you like to join the more than 10,000 scientists, technicians, and support staff of the USGS who are working in more than 400 locations throughout the United States? Apply today! As the Nation's largest water, earth, and biological science and civilian mapping agency, the USGS collects, monitors, analyzes, and provides scientific understanding about natural resource conditions, issues, and problems. The diversity of our scientific expertise enables us to carry out large-scale, multi-disciplinary investigations and provide impartial, timely, and relevant scientific information to resource managers, planners, and other customers related to: the health of our ecosystems and environment; natural hazards that threaten us; natural resources we rely on, and; the impact of climate and land-use changes.


Employment Center

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Volunteer for Science
Links to — America's natural and cultural resources volunteer site

Student Jobs
USGS Pathways Programs and Recent Graduate Program information

Mendenhall Postdoctoral Jobs


The Information Center

Alternative Dispute Resolution
Find out about an innovative approach to understanding and addressing conflict within the work environment

A listing of USGS Human Resources Office phone numbers, e-mail addresses, and servicing assignments

Classification Guidance

CORE Program
A fresh start for USGS employees that provides an informal environment for confidential problem solving and dispute resolution

Employee Express
Information on Employee Express: Changing your address, your health benefits, state and federal income tax withholding...and more!

Employee Relations — Labor Relations (DOI)
Read and download the USGS Workplace Violence Handbook to learn how to deal with acts of violence or threats of violence in the workplace

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Resources
EAP Consultants, Inc. (EAPC) is the provider for the employee assistance program for all Department of the Interior employees and eligible family members. Visit the DOI EAP site for services available, EAPC contact information, and other resources.

Information and Toolkits for Supervisors and Managers
Advice and guidance specifically suited for USGS Supervisors

New Employee Information
Employee Handbook, New Employee Checklist, and contact information

Organizational Development
Improving the overall organization through strategic planning and teambuilding

Pay and Benefits
A wealth of information regarding pay issues and employee benefits information such as retirement, insurance, salary charts, leave, worklife benefits, etc.

Training Opportunities
Tools and guides to help you manage your career goals

Whistleblower Protection

Worker's Compensation Program
Information on the Worker's Compensation Program and links to SMIS


Building a Diverse Workforce and Inclusive Work Environment

USGS Non-Discrimination Policy
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO). All employees, former employees, applicants for employment, and members of the public who seek to participate in USGS programs, activities, and services will not be discriminated against

USGS Diversity Statement
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recognizes its talented and diverse workforce as a key asset. Our success as an agency is a reflection of the quality and skill of our people. The USGS is committed to seeking out and retaining a highly skilled and diverse workforce to ensure we accomplish our mission in the most effective, efficient, and robust way possible

USGS Anti-Harassment Information and Policy
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is committed to creating and maintaining a work environment where all employees have a fair and equitable opportunity to succeed

USGS Diversity and Inclusion Plan
Leveraging diversity makes the USGS a more effective organization by helping us attract and retain a highly skilled workforce. The USGS Diversity Statement also recognizes the importance of the "people" aspect of diversity—"All employees bring their own unique capabilities, experiences, and characteristics to their work."

Diversity Council
The Diversity Council strives to achieve a USGS workforce that reflects the demographics of our Nation, and an environment which is open and accepting of individual differences

Reasonable Accommodations Policy and Procedures
U.S. Department of the Interior Policy and Procedures on Reasonable Accommodation for Individuals with Disabilities


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