Are you a professional Hydrologist (Modeler) looking for a position in the Federal workforce? Do you want to be part of an innovative research science organization? Would you like to work with a team of professionals committed to preserving our natural resources and environment?If you answered “yes” to these questions, then this is the job for you! Come join the USGS and start doing the job you’ve always dreamed of!
Why Is It Great To Work For The USGS?
Embark on an exciting future! From the peaks of the highest mountains to the depths of the deepest seas, the U.S. Geological Survey has career opportunities that make a difference in both the lives of others and in the environment. Would you like to join the more than 10,000 scientists, technicians, and support staff of the USGS who are working in more than 400 locations throughout the United States? Apply today! As the Nation’s largest water, earth, and biological science and civilian mapping agency, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) collects, monitors, analyzes, and provides scientific understanding about natural resource conditions, issues, and problems. The diversity of our scientific expertise enables us to carry out large-scale, multi-disciplinary investigations and provide impartial, timely, and relevant scientific information to resource managers, planners, and other customers related to: the health of our ecosystems and environment; natural hazards that threaten us; natural resources we rely on, and; the impact of climate and land-use changes. For more information about the USGS please visit http://www.usgs.gov
What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position?
Salary: $54,760 (Step 01) to $71,189 (Step 10);
NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.
There is one vacancy; however, this announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies if they become available.
As a Hydrologist (Modeler) within the Nevada Water Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:
-Apply knowledge of hydrologic principles and processes governing groundwater flow to the development of models that qualify groundwater flow systems.
-Employ the newest innovations (techniques and instrumentation) applicable to conducting hydrologic studies particularly in the data collection and analysis tasks of the project.
-Develop, modify, and utilize applicable state-of-the-art computer hardware and software components in the preparation of studies of hydrological events and problems.
-Prepare reports from hydrologic, geologic, and hydrologic information utilizing maps, charts, graphs, and web sites.
The work involves some degree of risk when conducting on-the-ground assessment of operations as well as exposure to moderate discomfort from such extremes as heat, cold, and inclement weather. Requires frequent physical exertion, including walking over rough, rocky, or uneven terrain; lifting and carrying equipment and supplies; and wading in streams in all types of weather.
Occasional travel – Overnight travel of 2-4 nights per month may be required.