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ProfileHydrologic Technician GS-1316-05/06 (RG - DC) The candidate will be responsible for: Measuring stage and discharge in a variety of field conditions using various methods and equipment. Measuring field water-quality such as water temperature, specific conductance, pH, dissolved oxygen and alkalinity. Computing, processing, and checking routine sediment samples. Entering sediment data into water-quality and/or daily-values file using automated systems. Installing, maintaining, servicing, and troubleshooting of sensing, recording, and communication equipment and instrumentation. Constructing and removing gages and supporting structures. Preparing material for publication including maps, tables, and other illustrative material. Establishing vertical and horizontal datums and applying surveying and geostationary reference techniques. Traveling is required.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate must have the following qualifications:
For GS-05: All applicants must meet at least one of the following to qualify for the GS-05 level:
A. One year of appropriate specialized experience that is equivalent to at least the GS-04 level in the Federal service. Examples of GS-04 level work assignments include: making adjustments and minor repairs to water level recorders, or other equipment used in water investigations; following well defined methods and designated formulas; computing, extracting, compiling, and presenting geological or hydrologic data in prescribed tabular or graphic form; computing mean daily gage heights from water stage record charts, editing record tapes, and making corrections based on field notes.
B. Successful completion of a full four year course of study (120 semester hours/180 quarter hours) leading to a bachelor's degree (a) with major study in an appropriate field of science (i.e., geology, chemistry, physics, geophysics, biology, ecology, mathematics, soils, forestry, meteorology, hydrology, oceanography, physical science, atmospheric science engineering, construction, or industrial technology), or (b) that included at least 24 semester hours, or the equivalent, in any combination of courses such as engineering, industrial technology, construction drafting, surveying, physical science, biology, or mathematics.
Equivalent combination of successfully completed post-high school education and specialized experience, as stated above. Only progressive education in excess of the first 60 semester hours/90 quarter hours (i.e., beyond the first two years) of a course of study leading to a bachelor's degree is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirement.
For GS-06: All applicants must meet at least one of the following to qualify for the GS-06 level:
A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 level in the Federal service.
Examples of GS-05 level work assignments: 1) Computing mean daily gage heights from water stage record charts, editing record tapes, and making corrections based on field observation notes; 2) Preparing maps showing well elevations and depth to water, hydrographs, profiles, and well locations. Other examples of GS-05 level work assignments include: 1) Installing, adjusting, inspecting, and servicing crest-stage indicators, well-recorders, and other instruments for the collection of ground and surface water data; and checking gage settings to ensure continuing accuracy of the records obtained from instruments; 2) Making technical studies of hydrologic data collected in the field, and preparing material for publication, such as, drafts, maps and other illustrative material; applying datum corrections to gage height records allowing for periods of ice effect, temperature variations, and precipitation; and plotting hydrographs and analyzing differences in hydrographs with earlier records, and making necessary changes.
B. Successful completion of 1/2 year of appropriate graduate level education (9 semester hours, 13.5 quarter hours or the equivalent) in hydrology or other field of study directly related to the work of this position.
C. Equivalent combination of appropriate specialized experience and appropriate graduate level education (as described above) to meet the qualification requirements.
Application deadline: 03/26/2018.
Announcement number: PATH-2018-0120. Apply online. No emails. Visit website for more details.
Department Of The Interior US Geological Survey
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA 20192