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Employment with the USGS


Welcome to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Employment Website. Here is all the information you need to find your next job with the USGS, one of the premier scientific organizations in the world.

USGS Employee Takes a Laser Survey

Use the new Online Automated Recruitment System (OARS) to search for jobs and apply online!

Information on USGS student programs, benefits, and vacancies.

Use your spare time to help the environment.
Note: The USGS Volunteer website it currently unavailable, but will return as soon as possible. Visit the USA Freedom Corp website for information on volunteering in the Federal government.

Through this program, career development and growth opportunities may be available to current Department of Interior and/or USGS employees.

If you are looking for a Postdoctorate fellowship you may have additional employment options through the Mendenhall Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program.

Why we're here.

Why working for the Survey is more than just another job.


"These are exciting and challenging times for the earth and life sciences. There are more opportunities and tools for bringing better understanding of earth and life systems to the broadest possible audience than ever before. Never has there been a greater need for first-class, objective science to inform all levels of decision making regarding earth processes, resources, and environments. The U.S. Geological Survey has all of the ingredients to become an even greater force domestically and globally in meeting these needs."

"The U.S. Geological Survey has a bright future, limited only by our imagination, energy, and commitment. In order to continue enhancing the vision, mission and history of the USGS, people like you are needed!"

Charles G. Groat, Director, U.S. Geological Survey


The USGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively recruits qualified applicants who share its commitment to cultural diversity in the workforce.