U.S. nationals: Hydrologist

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Various, , US


This position is located in the National Weather Service (NWS), Southern Region, River Forecast Center (RFC), with two vacancies in Fort Worth, TX and one vacancy in Slidell, LA.

As a Hydrologist, you will perform the following duties:

  • Perform daily hydrologic forecast functions including short range forecasting of flow, velocity and stage including during high water and flood events; and long range forecasting to include spring snowmelt, flood outlooks and river volume.
  • Collect, analyze, disseminate, and manage networks of basic water resource data such as information on reservoir and lake storage, ground water levels, and surface ground water quality.
  • Develop, modify, and utilize applicable state-of-the-art computer hardware and software components in the preparation of studies of hydrological events and problems.
  • Represent hydrologic and water resource programs at public and interagency meetings and help resolve hydrologic related issues.

These duties are described at the Full Performance Level GS-12, the GS-07, GS-09 and GS-11 are developmental leading to such performance.