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The Hydrological Technician III will support the USGS Water Science Center with conducting hydrologic investigations, data collection, and the continuous monitoring of surface-water and groundwater resources through several data networks.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Conduct routine measurements of stage and discharge under a variety of field conditions using mid-section and hydro acoustic methods and stage and velocity measuring equipment
- Perform routine water-level measurements at wells under a variety of field conditions using depth to water methods and steel tape or electric tape
- Conduct routine field measurements such as, but not limited to, water temperature, specific conductance, pH, dissolved oxygen and alkalinity selecting the appropriate technique, protocol, under a variety of field conditions using portable field meters and multi-parameter sensors
- Assist in the construction and removal of gages and supporting structures. Applying established procedures, protocols, and standards assists in the construction, development, and abandonment of wells
- Schedule and/or obtains appropriate vehicles, equipment, and supplies
- Perform routine safety inspections of equipment and work areas
- Assist the USGS crew chief in establishing vertical and horizontal datum
- Flag high-water marks and documents their reliability. Measures and records routine crest-stage gage high-water marks
- Will drive a personal or federal government vehicles (typically several times per month, typical trip ranges from 30-200 miles infrequently up to several hundred miles)
- Work with simple power tools such as saw and drill in the USGS shop
- Support and maintenance of field equipment may include operation of gasoline-powered generator and possibly use of power tools for the construction of field equipment
- This position does not have supervisory or management authority
Education and/or Experience:
- A Bachelor’s of Science in a STEM program such as; Hydrology, Civil Engineering or related environmental science field
- One (1) year of experience in laboratory work, data collection / logging and field work or related internships or coursework in environmental or lab analysis are required
- Experience with Lab equipment and testing methods is required
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Excellent problem solving and communication skills; both oral & written
- Computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets, internet, and database programs.
- Familiarity with data processing and analysis software/systems is required
- Working knowledge of data entry and scientific literature or data searches.
- Ability to organize, prepare and maintain field gear, and insure that all required trip supplies are available for USGS scientist use
- Must have a valid driver license
- Must adhere to all computer security clearance requirements of the agency (training and testing)
- Must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds or more.
- Must have the ability to successfully pass a federal background check and drug screen
- Work will be in field (30-40% of the time) and office (60-70% of the time) environments
- Fieldwork will involve travel as stated above.
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Since 2012, the Cherokee Federal team of companies has won more than $5 billion in government contracts. Our 3,000+ employees work in 26 countries, 50 states and 2 U.S. territories.
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Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
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