U.S. nationals: Hydrologic Technician

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

, AK, US


What General Info Do I Need To Know About This job?

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


  • $48,852 (Step 1) to $63,510 (Step 10);
  • 1st time hires to the Federal Govt are typically hired at the Step 1.
  • The selectee will be entitled to a cost of living allowance of 2.86% in addition to the basic salary
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As a Hydrologic Technician within the Alaska Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:

  • Collects streamflow, groundwater, and water quality data using a variety of techniques and instruments.
  • Processes and analyzes streamflow, groundwater, and water quality data.
  • Maintains and performs maintenance at stream gaging stations.
  • Prepares summaries and basic data reports of results of field activities, including the preparation of materials for publications such as tables of data, maps, and other illustrative material.
  • Reviews streamflow, groundwater, and water quality data to assure accuracy, uniformity, and compliance with technical standards.
  • Operates a government vehicle as an incidental driver.

Physical Demands and 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.




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