U.S. nationals: Hydrologic Technician (Several openings)

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Fairview, PA, United States
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There is one vacancy; however, this announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies if they become available.

Salary: $47,016 (Step 01) to $61,122 (Step 10); NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.
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As a Hydrologic Technician within the Pennsylvania Water Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:

•Make stream discharge measurements. Develops stage-discharge and/or velocity index curves and ratings.
•Performs routine field measurements such as water temperature, specific conductance, pH, dissolved oxygen and alkalinity selecting the appropriate technique, protocol, and equipment.
•Performs water-level and discharge measurements from wells and springs.
•Performs statistical and technical analyses of the hydrologic data.
•Reviews water records to assure accuracy, uniformity, and compliance with technical standards.

Physical Conditions/Working Environment:
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, and in fast-moving water; lift heavy objects weighing 23 kilograms (over 50 pounds) or more; and to crouch or crawl in constricted areas.

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.