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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.


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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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