U.S. nationals: Hydrologic Technician

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Davie, FL, US


What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position?

This is a term appt not to exceed 13-months with possible extensions up to a total of 4 yrs without further competition. Appt to this position will not convey permanent status in the Federal service.


  • GS-05 $35,265 (Step 01) to $45,847 (Step 10)
  • GS-06 $39,311 (Step 01) to $51,103 (Step 10)
  • GS-07 $43,683 (Step 01) to $56,790 (Step 10)
NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01. Learn more about this agency


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

  • Installs, maintains, services and troubleshoots a variety of hydrologic sensing, recording, and communications equipment and instrumentation; determines vertical datum at monitoring stations.
  • Manages hydrologic data, evaluates hydrologic data for accuracy, and computes accurate hydrologic records.
  • Collects hydrologic data; surface water and groundwater level data, water quality data, water quality samples for analysis, and makes stream flow measurements.
  • Assists in the construction and removal of gages and supporting structures.
  • Operates a government owned or leased vehicle as an 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; work 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.




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