Hydrologic Technician

  • U.S. Geological Survey
  • Savannah, GA, USA
  • Mar 13, 2018
Environmental Science - Engineering Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater

Job Description


Vacancies in the following locations: Savannah, GA - Tifton, GA

General Information

This vacancy is limited to the first 50 applications received and will close at midnight Eastern Time on the day this application limit is reached regardless of the closing date specified in this vacancy announcement. Any application received prior to midnight Eastern Time of the day the application limit is reached will be accepted and considered. You are strongly encouraged to submit all required supporting documents at the time of application should the vacancy close earlier than stated in this announcement due to the applicant limit being reached. Supporting documents will not be accepted once the vacancy announcement closes.


GS-05 $33,394.00 (Step 01) to $43,414.00 (Step 10);

GS-06 $37,223.00 (Step 01) to $48,385.00 (Step 10);

NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01. 

Eligibility Requirements
In order to be eligible for an appointment under the Pathways Recent Graduate Program you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be a recent graduate who has completed, within the previous two years, an associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution such as an accredited technical or vocational school; a 2- or 4-year college or university; a graduate or professional school (e.g., law school, medical school); or a post-secondary home school curriculum. Note: Certificate program is defined as post-secondary education in a qualifying educational institution equal to at least one academic year of full-time study that’s part of an accredited college-level, technical, trade, vocational, or business school curriculum **OR
  • You must be currently enrolled in a qualifying degree program as described above AND expect to complete your degree requirements no later than May 31, 2018. If you do not complete your degree requirements by May 31, 2018 you will be ineligible for consideration under this program.
  • Veterans who were precluded from applying due to their military service obligation begin their 2-year eligibility period upon release or discharge from active duty; however, eligibility for these veterans cannot exceed 6 years from the date on which the degree or certificate was obtained. The date of release or discharge from active duty should be later than the date the degree or certificate was obtained.

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As a HYDROLOGIC TECHNICIAN within the USGS SOUTH ATLANTIC WATER SCIENCE CENTER, some of your specific duties will include:

--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.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work regularly involves moderate risks or discomforts associated with visiting field sites with limited access, under adverse weather or flooding conditions, or exposure to irritant or toxic chemicals. Requires considerable dexterity, agility, and strenuous physical exertion such as needed to: climb, or work from, tall ladders or scaffolding; work in areas where footing is treacherous such as on slippery river banks, in steep or rocky terrain, and in fast-moving water; lift heavy objects weighing over 50 lbs; crouch or crawl in constricted areas. Work may require the use of special clothing and gear such as masks, coats, boots, goggles, respirators, and life jackets.

Travel Required

25% or less - Average travel is 5-8 nights per month.

Closes 03/26/2018

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Job Level



Government- Federal


$33,394 to $48,385 per year. Pay scale & grade GS 05 - 06.