U.S. nationals: Hydrologist

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Boise, ID, US


General Information

  • Salary: $52,905 (Step 01) to $68,777 (Step 10); NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.
  • There is one vacancy; however, this announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies if they become available.

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As a Hydrologist within the Idaho Water Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:

  • Plans, conducts and reports on hydrologic interpretive investigations.
  • Collects and analyzes hydrologic data relating to ground-water, surface-water and quality-water.
  • Prepares and interprets reports summarizing the results of hydrologic investigations.
  • Assists higher level Hydrologists in developing project proposals.
  • Operates a motor vehicle as an incidental driver.

Physical Demands:

The work requires frequent physical exertion while conducting field portions of project work and with inspection of ongoing operations, including walking over rough, rocky, or uneven terrain; lifting and carrying equipment and supplies; and wading in streams in all types of weather.

Work Environment:

The work involves some degree of risk when conducting on-the-ground assessment of operations as well as exposure to moderate discomfort from such extremes as heat, cold, and inclement weather.