U.S. nationals: Hydrologic Technician

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Pueblo, CO, United States
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GS-04 Salary: $30,742 (Step 01) to $39,961 (Step 10);

GS-05 Salary $34,395 (Step 01) TO $44,710 (Step 10);

GS-06 $38,340 (Step 01) to $49,847 (Step 10); 

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Open to current or former Federal employees: DEN-2019-0125
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As a HYDROLOGIC TECHNICIAN within the COLOARADO WATER SCIENCE CENTER, some of your specific duties will include:

  • FIELD DATA COLLECTION; Streamflow measurements, Water quality field measurements, maintains vertical and horizontal datum
  • GAGE MAINTENANCE; Configure and install sensing and communication equipment, troubleshoot hydrologic instrumentation
  • RECORDS COMPUTATION; Compute and check hydrologic streamflow and precipitation records, evaluate laboratory data and water quality records

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work requires some physical exertion such as; long periods of standing; walking over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces; recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activity; or recurring lifting of moderately heavy items weighing less than 50 pounds such as; lifting and carrying stream gauging weights, data collection and monitoring devices, or sample trays.

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.  Work may require the use of special clothing or gear such as masks, coats, boots, goggles, respirators, or life jackets.