U.S. nationals: Hydrologic Technician

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

El Paso, TX, US

Responsibilities

As a Hydrologic Technician within the Oklahoma-Texas Water Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:

  1. Make stream discharge measurement using the various techniques, equipment, and protocols
  2. performs water-level and discharge measurements from wells and springs adjusting approach for unforeseen circumstances
  3. performs routine field measurements such as water temperature, specific conductance, pH, dissolved oxygen and alkalinity selecting the appropriate technique, protocol, and equipment
  4. Installs, maintains, and services a variety of sensing, recording, and communications equipment and instrumentation
  5. Performs construction of new data collection gages and supporting structures
  6. Establishes vertical and horizontal datums using appropriate survey and geostationary reference techniques
  7. aquatic biology

Physical demands:

The work requires some physical exertion such as:

  1. Long periods of standing
  2. Walking over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces
  3. Recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activity
  4. Recurring lifting of moderately heavy items weighing less than 23 kilograms (under 50 pounds) such as lifting and carrying stream gauging weights, data collection and monitoring devices, or sample trays

The work regularly requires considerable dexterity, agility, and strenuous physical exertion such as that needed to:

  1. Climb, or work from, tall ladders or scaffolding
  2. Work in areas where footing is treacherous such as on slippery river banks, in steep or rocky terrain, and in fast-moving water
  3. Lift heavy objects weighing 23 kilograms (over 50 pounds) or more
  4. Crouch or crawl in constricted areas
  5. defend oneself or others against physical attack

Work Environment:

The work regularly involves moderate risks or discomforts associated with visiting field sites with limited access, under adverse weather or flooding conditions, or exposure to irritant or toxic chemicals. Worm kay require the use of special clothing or gear such as masks coats, boots, goggles, respirators, or life jackets


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