U.S. nationals: Hydrologic Technician
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Salary for the GS-06: $40,079 (Step 01) to $52,104 (Step 10); NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.
Salary for the GS-07: $44,537 (Step 01) to $57,8950 (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 Pennsylvania Water Science Center., some of your specific duties will include:
- Performs wide variety of surface water measurements of stage and discharge and observes and notes hydraulic or environmental conditions.
- Computes and checks surface-water records from field data where hydrologic conditions are varied.
- Plots discharge measurements and estimates short periods of missing records.
- Performs wide variety of ground-water-level and discharge measurements from wells and springs; observes and notes hydraulic or environmental conditions.
- Computes and checks varied ground-water records from field data.
- Plots water-level measurements.
- Performs field water-quality measurements such as water temperature, specific conductance, pH, and dissolved oxygen.
- Processes samples and performs limited field or lab analyses of sample constituents.
- Computes and checks various water-quality records.
- Performs installation, maintenance, servicing, and troubleshooting a variety of sensing, recording and communications equipment and instrumentation.
- Prepares repair logs on hydrologic instrumentation.
- Calibrates meters and analytical equipment using appropriate techniques and protocols.
- Constructs a variety of gages and supporting structures under general supervision. - Performs safety inspections of equipment and work areas.
- Establishes straightforward vertical and horizontal datums applying appropriate surveying techniques
- Measures and records crest-stage gage high-water marks.
- Operates a government owned or leased vehicle as an incidental driver.
Physical Requirements & Work Environment: The work regularly requires considerable dexterity, agility, and strenuous physical exertion such as that needed to: climb, or work from, tall ladders or scaffolding; work in areas where footing is treacherous such as on slippery river banks, in steep or rocky terrain, and in fast-moving water; lift heavy objects weighing 23 kilograms (over 50 pounds) or more; crouch or crawl in constricted areas; and defend oneself or others against physical attack. 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, goggles, respirators, or life jackets.