U.S. Geological Survey

As the Nation's largest water, earth, and biological science and civilian mapping agency, the U.S. Geological Survey (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 scientific information to resource managers, planners, and other customers.

The USGS employs the best and the brightest experts who bring a range of earth and life science disciplines to bear on problems. By integrating our diverse scientific expertise, the USGS is able to understand complex natural science phenomena and provide scientific products that lead to solutions. Every day the 10,000 scientists, technicians, and support staff of the USGS are working for you in more than 400 locations throughout the United States.

U.S. Geological Survey Richmond, VA, USA
Oct 20, 2020
Summary General Information Salary:   $36,121 (Step 01) to $46,959 (Step 10) NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities As a Hydrologic Technician within the Virginia/West Virginia Water Science Center (VA/WV WSC), some of your specific duties will include: Collects measurements of riverine discharge using mechanical and acoustic technology. Makes routine measurements to characterize groundwater conditions, primarily depth. Collects water-quality samples and sediment from a variety of river systems using manual width and depth-integrating techniques across a full range of hydrologic conditions. Monitors water-quality conditions using deployed continuous water-quality monitoring equipment. Measures the transport of suspended sediment in various riverine systems. Construct and maintain surface-water and water-quality monitoring stations. Maintains and...
U.S. Geological Survey Richmond, VA, USA
Oct 20, 2020
Full time
Summary What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position? This is a term appointment not to exceed 13 months with possible extensions up to a total of 4 years without further competition. Appointment to this position will not convey permanent status in the Federal service. Salary: $39,291 (Step 01) to $51,082 (Step 10) NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at   Step 01. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities As a Hydrologic Technician within the Virginia-West Virginia Water Science Center, some of your specific duties will include: Performs routing measurements of stage and discharge applying various methods and using different equipment. Computes and checks surface-water records and flags high-water marks. Performs, reviews water-level and discharge measurements from wells and springs. Develops simple stage-discharge and or velocity index curves and ratings. Performs routine field or lab analyses of...