U.S. nationals: Hydrologic Technician

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
PA, United States
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As a Hydrologic Technician within the Pennsylvania Water Science Center (PAWSC), some of your specific duties will include:

  • Performs a wide variety of surface-water measurements of stage and discharge.
  • Observes and notes hydraulic or environmental conditions.
  • Computes and checks surface-water and ground-water records for field data where hydrologic conditions are varied.
  • Plots discharge and water-level measurements.
  • Performs a wide variety of ground-water-level and discharge measurements from wells and springs.
  • 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, communications equipment, and 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.