Hydrologic Technician

Posted on Aug 02, 2021 via USAJobs

Geological Survey, Department of the Interior

Richmond, VA  |   #government

 


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: $36,482 (Step 01) to $47,428 (Step 10); NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.

For GS-05: Applicants must meet one of the following to qualify for the GS-5 level: Possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-04 level in the Federal service that is in or related to the duties of this position.

Specialized experience may include work as a technician or aid in engineering, earth, physical, or natural science, forestry, soil conservation, or surveying; trades or crafts work in maintenance or construction of facilities or equipment related to hydrology; drafting; or construction estimating if it equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this position.

Examples of GS-4 level work assignments include: 1) Making adjustments and minor repairs to water level recorders, or other equipment used in water investigations; 2) Following well-defined methods and designated formulas; computing, extracting, compiling, and presenting geological or hydrologic data in prescribed tabular or graphic form; 3) Computing mean daily gage heights from water stage record charts, editing record tapes, and making corrections based on field notes.

For examples 1-3, the work assignments involved familiar conditions, concepts, and methods that were made in terms of the objectives to be achieved without explicit instruction as to work methods.

Assignments involving new, more difficult, or unfamiliar areas of work were given with more specific guidance.

Explicit instructions were provided for solving technical problems involving unfamiliar conditions, methods, or concepts.

**OR Applicants may substitute successful completion of a full four year course of study 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.

**OR Possess a combination of successfully completed post-high school education and specialized experience may be used to meet the qualification requirements for GS-5.

Only progressive education in excess of the first 60 semester hours or 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, assuming the education includes the appropriate number of directly related semester hours, or the equivalent, in any combination of courses such as engineering, industrial technology, construction drafting, surveying, physical science, biology, or mathematics.

(CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO COMBINE UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION & SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE)nYou must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement.


Deadline: 2021-06-23 (Expired)
Salary: 36K-47K Per Year


How to Apply

Please follow the application procedure at www.usajobs.gov for more info.


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