U.S. nationals: Hydrologic Technician

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Lubbock, TX, US

Summary

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This is a term appointment not to exceed 13 months/years 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.

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Responsibilities

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

  • Collects hydrologic data at streams, rivers, lakes, and groundwater wells in the region;
  • Assists in the maintenance, installation, and repair of hydrologic monitoring equipment;
  • Computes and processes hydrologic data; and,
  • Assists with the maintenance, construction and removal of USGS stream gages.
  • Operates a government owned or leased vehicle as an incidental driver.

Physical Demands & Work Environment: The work requires some physical exertion such as: long periods of standing; walking over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces; recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activity; or 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 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. Work may require the use of special clothing or gear such as masks, coats, boots, Date modified: 05/21/2008 Version number: v.0.1 goggles, respirators, or life jackets.


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