U.S. nationals: Hydrology Technician

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
San Angelo, TX, United States
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General Information

  • Salary: GS-05 $34,916 (Step 01) to $45,393 (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 Oklahoma-Texas Water Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:

  • Collects and properly archives stream-flow discharge, ground-water elevation and water-quality data.
  • Performs streamflow and water-qualify gage operation and maintenance.
  • Installs, maintains, services and assists in the configuration of variety of sensing, recording and communications equipment and instrumentation.
  • Constructs new data collection sites and field structures.
  • Operates a motor vehicle as an incident driver.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS Work is physically demanding and includes walking, bending, climbing and lifting of equipment up to 100 pounds when in the field, sometimes during adverse weather conditions. Work performed in the office is sedentary.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work is primarily performed outdoors, and involves moderate or sometimes extreme exposure to the discomforts of rain, cold/hot weather, and rapidly running or icy streams and rivers. Special safety precautions are required in many cases, and the employee typically wears life jackets, special safety boots, waders, and reflective rain gear.