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

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Sacramento, CA, United States
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Experience Level: 
Entry Level (0-2 Years)
Degree Required: 
Associate's Degree/Diploma


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General Information

  • Salary:
  • GS-06: $42,419 (Step 01) to $55,145 (Step 10);
  • GS-07: $47,137 (Step 01) to $61,274 (Step 10);
  • GS-08: $52,203 (Step 01) to $67,864 (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 Hydrologic Technician within the California Water Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:

- Considers field conditions, selects procedures to perform routine field water-quality measurements.

- Verifies the accuracy if data summaries, applying standard quality-assurance techniques.

- Processes field samples in laboratory for sediment grain size, optical analysis, etc.

- Prepares graphic representations of hydrologic data by way of maps, charts, hydrographs, and frequency curves.

- Operates a government motor vehicle as an incidental driver.