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

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
San Antonio, TX, United States
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GS-05; $34,067 (Step 01) to $44,283 (Step 10);

GS-06; $37,973 (Step 01) to $49,370 (Step 10);

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

  • Collecting and properly archiving stream-flow discharge, ground-water elevation, and water-quality data.
  • Performing routine streamflow and water-quality gage operations and maintenance.
  • Installing, maintaining, servicing,  and assisting in the configuration of a variety of sensing, recording, and communications equipment and instrumentation.
  • Constructing new data collection sites and field structures. 
  • Operating a government vehicle as an incidental driver.


The work requires 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 23 kilograms (under 50 pounds) such as lifting and carrying stream gauging weights, data collection and monitoring devices, or sample trays.


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.