U.S. nationals: Hydrologic Technician

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Columbus, OH, US


General Information

  • Salary: $36,142 (Step 01) to $46,987 (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 Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Water Science Center located in Columbus, OH, some of your specific duties will include:
-Performs routine measurements of stage, discharge, and water-level and discharge under a variety of field conditions in both surface-water and ground-water settings by applying established uniform methods.

-Plots measurements, performs the routine steps involved in preparing material for publication, including maps, tables, and other illustrative material.

-Computes, checks, and compares surface-water records from field data in a variety of hydrologic conditions.

-Performs installation, maintenance, servicing, and troubleshooting of sensing, recording and communications equipment and instrumentation.

-Assists in the construction and removal of streamflow gages, groundwater wells, and supporting structures, by applying established procedures, protocols, and standards. 

-Operates a government vehicle as an incidental driver.