U.S. nationals: Hydrologic Technician

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Orlando, FL, United States 🇺🇸


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Salary: $47,899 (Step 01) to $62,269 (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 Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:

  • Uses a variety of methods and equipment to collect hydrologic data; stage records for streams, lakes and wells. Makes discharge measurements; runs levels to gages and wells.
  • Participates in the construction of a variety of gages and supporting structures under general supervision.
  • Identifies and procurements of materials necessary for site repairs and/or assists in construction, development and abandonment of wells.
  • Computes and checks discharge measurements computations; computes mean daily gage heights and discharges or downloads electronic data files for computer processing; and computes and compiles daily discharge values.
  • Operates a government owned or leased vehicle as incident driver.

Physical Demands: The work regularly requires considerable dexterity, agility, and strenuous physical exertion such as; climbing and/or working from tall ladders and scaffolding; working in areas where footing is treacherous such as slippery or icy river banks, steep rocky terrain, cableways, or fast-moving water; lifting heavy objects weighing 23 kilograms (50 pounds) or more, or crouching or crawling in restricted areas.

Work Environment: Office Conditions do not require special safety precautions; field conditions may include extreme heat or cold, rain or snow; hazardous conditions such as ice or flooding; or exposure to irritant or toxic chemicals. Work may require the use of personal protective equipment such as masks, coats, boots, goggles, respirators, or life jackets.