U.S. nationals: Hydrologist

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Various, , US


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GS-07 $43,251 (Step 01) to $56,222 (Step 10);

GS-09 $52,905 (Step 01) to $68,777 (Step 10);

GS-11 $64,009 (Step 01) to $83,210 (Step 10);

NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.

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As a HYDROLOGIST within the USGS VA/WV WATER SCIENCE CENTER, some of your specific duties will include:

  • Managing projects that focus on the collection of hydrologic data from all parts of the hydrologic cycle.
  • Performing investigations to understand the occurrence and movement of groundwater.
  • Collecting water level and water-quality data from wells, springs, and streams.
  • Monitoring changes in aquifer conditions using continuous and discrete data.
  • Constructing and maintaining monitoring stations, pumps, geophysical logger, and electrical systems use to collect data.
  • Performing statistical and numerical analysis on groundwater datasets to characterize aquifer conditions and properties.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: This position requires considerable walking, lifting, bending, climbing, and stream wading while in the field. Conditions may include extreme heat or cold; rain or snow; and hazardous conditions such as ice or flooding.





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