Hydrologic Technician (Open Continuous)

Posted on Dec 12, 2020 via USAJobs

International Boundary and Water Commission: United States and Mexico, Other Agencies and Independen

Yuma, AZ  |   #government

 


You will serve as a Hydrologic Technician performing hydrologic duties to support a Field Office at one of the six locations listed on this Job Opportunity Announcement (JOA).

The Field Offices are aligned with the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Division, Operations Department, United States Section, International Boundary and Water Commission (USIBWC).

Qualifications must be met by the initial cut-off date of March 10, 2020, and each additional cut-off date as determined by management; if it is necessary to provide a certificate upon the announcement closing, qualifications must then be met by 12/31/2020 Minimum Qualification Requirement - Applicants must meet all qualifications by the closing date of the announcement including specialized experience and/or education, as defined below.

Grade Differential: All five grade levels perform a wide range of tasks similar in nature to those described in the listing of functional area duties and responsibilities.

At the four lower levels the employee will be assigned work designed to further develop and refine their technical knowledge and skills.

Assignments will typically combine productive work with ongoing training and instruction.

Supervision received at the four lower grade levels will be closer with oversight and review being provided on a regular basis.

Specialized Experience: Experience that equips the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.

To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level.

Defined as: collecting hydrologic field measurements (i.e.

stage, level, discharge); installing and utilizing weirs, flumes, or velocity sensors to collect hydrologic data; operating automated hydrologic or water quality sampling equipment such as automated samplers; assisting with analyzing water quantity or water quality data using specialized software; working as a technician or aid in engineering earth, physical or natural science, forestry, soil conservation, surveying, trades or crafts work in maintenance or construction of facilities or equipment related to hydrology, drafting, construction estimating, if it equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this position.

If you are qualifying based on specialized experience, you must meet the requirements listed below:nFor GG-4: 6 months of general experience and 6 months of specialized experience equivalent to the GG-3 level in Federal service that is in or related to the duties of this position; general experience is any type of work that demonstrates the applicant's ability to perform the work of the position to be filled, or experience that provided a familiarity with the subject matter or process of the broad subject area of this occupation; 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.nFor GG-5: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GG-4 defined as: assisting with collecting hydrologic field measurements (i.e.

stage, level, discharge); assisting with installing and utilizing weirs, flumes, or velocity sensors to collect hydrologic data; operating automated hydrologic or water quality sampling equipment such as automated samplers; and assisting with analyzing water quantity or water quality data using specialized software.nFor GG-6: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GG-5 defined as: collecting hydrologic field measurements (i.e.

stage, level, discharge); assisting with installing and utilizing weirs, flumes, or velocity sensors to collect hydrologic data; operating automated hydrologic or water quality sampling equipment such as automated samplers; and assisting with analyzing water quantity or water quality data using specialized software.nFor GG-7: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GG-6 defined as: collecting hydrologic field measurements (i.e.

stage, level, discharge); assisting with installing and utilizing weirs, flumes, or velocity sensors to collect hydrologic data; operating automated hydrologic or water quality sampling equipment such as automated samplers; and assisting with analyzing water quantity or water quality data using specialized software.nFor GG-8: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GG-7 defined as: collecting hydrologic field measurements (i.e.

stage, level, discharge); utilizing weirs, flumes, or velocity sensors to collect hydrology data; operating automated hydrology or water quality sampling equipment such as automated samplers; and analyzing water quantity or water quality data using specialized software.

OR: If you are qualifying based on Education:nFor GG-4: Successful completion of 2 years of study that included at least 12 semester hours in any combination of courses such as engineering, industrial technology, construction drafting, surveying, physical science, biology, or mathematics.nFor GG-5: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with (a) major study in an appropriate field of science, engineering, construction, or industrial technology, or (b) that included at least 24 semester hours in any combination of courses such as engineering, industrial technology, construction drafting, surveying, physical science, biology, or mathematics.nFor GG-6: 1 full year of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's or equivalent degree, if directly related to the position, related degrees may include agricultural engineering, environmental science or natural resources.nFor GG-7: 1 full year of graduate level education or a Master's degree, if directly related to the position, related degrees may include agricultural engineering, environmental science, or natural resources.nFor GG-8: 2 full years of graduate level education or a Master's degree, if directly related to thenposition, related degrees may include agricultural engineering, environmental science, or natural resources.

Special Factor(s): A Quality Ranking Factor (QRF) is a specific qualification an applicant may possess that would enhance performance in the position.

For this position a QRF has been identified as follows: Possess knowledge of conversational Spanish sufficient to converse with stakeholders, landowners, and officials of the Mexican government regarding topics pertaining to the field office mission.

For MP Applicants Only:nTime in Grade (TIG): Current or former Federal employees must have a minimum of 52 weeks at the next lower grade level to be eligible under Merit Promotion procedures.

An SF-50 must be provided that verifies eligibility as stated in the Area of Consideration section.

Your resume must have complete information: Please ensure your resume accurately reflects the duties and responsibilities under each position you have held with each employer.

In describing your experience, please be clear and specific.

It is your responsibility to make sure your resume states complete information for each job entry (beginning and ending dates of employment stated as MM/YYYY; and total hours worked per week).

If your resume does not provide enough information regarding your work history for us to make a creditable qualification determination, your application package may be rendered disqualified and you will no longer be considered for this position.

Part-Time or Unpaid Experience: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid work on the same basis as for paid experience.

Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities.

To receive credit for such experience you must indicate clearly the nature of the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the number of hours per week spent in such employment.


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