U.S. citizens: Hydrologic Technician

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
San Diego, CA, United States
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GS-8:  $50,777 (Step 01) to $66,015 (Step 10);

GS-9:  $56,084 (Step 01) to $72,911 (Step 10); 

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As a Hydrologic Technician within the California Water Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:

-Performs a full range of water-level and discharge measurements from wells and springs.

-Collects drill cuttings, prepares and interprets geologic logs, and assists in the design and construction of ground-water monitoring sites.

-Configures, installs, maintains and services a wide variety of sensing, recording and communications equipment and instrumentation.
-Collects and processes varied lithologic and sediment samples.

Working Conditions:

The work regularly requires considerable dexterity, agility, and strenuous physical exertion such as that 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, around heavy machinery, and in fast-moving water; lift heavy objects weighing 23 kilograms (over 50 pounds) or more; crouch or crawl in constricted areas; and defend oneself or others against physical attack. Work regularly requires employee to be outside in hot/cold environments for long periods of time (<12 hours per day).