U.S. nationals: Hydrologic Technician

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Northborough, MA, US

Summary

What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position?
 

GS-07 Salary: $48,159.00 (Step 01) to $62,603.00 (Step 10) 

GS-08 Salary: $53,335.00 (Step 01) to $69,336.00 (Step 10)

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

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Responsibilities

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

  • Make stream discharge measurements using various techniques, equipment, and protocols that will aid in the development and refinement of ratings and shifts.
  • Operate and maintain gaging equipment and electronic recorders and sensors, keeping detailed notes and site sketches that will aid in the computations of surface water records.
  • Establish and maintain altitude measuring points and completing assigned work within established deadlines.
  • Use a computer to execute data entry processes, review real-time data via World Wide Web, and to communicate with electronic data loggers, sensors, and field equipment.
  • Effectively interact and communicate with colleagues and the public in a positive oral and written manner.
  • Use a computer to execute data entry processes, review real-time data via World Wide Web, and to communicate with electronic data loggers, sensors, and field equipment.

Work Environment: 

The work regularly involves high risks of exposure to potentially dangerous or hazardous situations requiring a range of safety precautions. Conditions typically cannot be controlled and are unpredictable.

Physical Demands: 

The work regularly requires considerable and strenuous physical exertion such as frequent lifting of heavy equipment or instruments over 50 pounds; or walking through heavy snow or mud when traveling to field sites.


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