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.
In order to be eligible for an appointment under the Pathways Recent Graduate Program you must meet the following requirements:
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.
25% or less - Average travel is 5-8 nights per month.
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