U.S. nationals: Hydrologist

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

La Crosse, WI, US

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This is a term appointment not to exceed 13 months with possible extensions up to a total of 4 years without further competition. Appointment to this position will not convey permanent status in the Federal service.

Salary: $64,009 (Step 01) to $83,210 (Step 10); NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.

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As a HYDROLOGIST within the UPPER MIDWEST ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE CENTER, some of your specific duties will include:

– Maintains a high level of competence in his/her discipline specialty, a working competence in other technical disciplines, and an awareness of new
technological developments in hydrology; develops methods for applying techniques and modifying such, as required, in the study of local hydrologic or related water resource problems and demonstrates or utilizes new or modified techniques in the comprehensive study of water resources for specific geographic areas of investigation.
– Serves as a Project Chief or senior project member for complete hydrologic investigations by planning, conducting, and reporting on interpretive studies that typically require modification of established techniques or procedures and extensive collection, interpretation, analysis, and evaluation of hydrologic data.
– Discusses agreements, study methods, approach, techniques, and desired results with management and representatives of cooperative agencies
to implement hydrologic studies. Reconciles differences in approach or scope of study objectives in order to develop a comprehensive and scientifically sound report that can be used for comprehensive water resource management decision-making.
– Develops project proposals or descriptions that summarize critical information relating to the objective, approach, funding, and expected results of
proposed investigations, and defends recommendations for initiation of new projects to higher level management.

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.

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.




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