US citizens: Hydrologic Technician (2 positions)
These positions are temporary, have a Not-to-Exceed date and will be filled for up to 6 months. The appointment may also end early due to lack of work or funds.
These positions are located within the Black Hills National Forest. The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a technical assistant in the performance of a variety of hydrology tasks, either as a crew member or individual worker.
For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact:
David Valenzuela @ 605-716-1884 or .
The USDA Forest Service has legislative authority to recruit and fill Permanent (Career/Career-Conditional), Temporary, and Term Appointments under the USDA Demonstration Project. Under this authority, any U.S. citizen may apply.
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Independently performs technical work in the field and/or laboratory which involves a variety of duties such as the following: Develops, assembles, evaluates, adapts, and presents in tabular or graphic form, technical data in the fields of water data collection, stage data, stream discharge, rainfall, and wind gaging that includes special flow computations, current velocity analyses, flow and discharge estimations, and special data collection and study programs.
Prepares criteria for use in calibrating stream flow in open and controlled channels; makes detailed analyses for use by hydrologists and engineers in considering possibility of applying engineering theories to the rise and fall of water, water slopes, natural and artificial controls, etc.
Collects data from field recording instruments and makes on-site measurements of study area conditions. Assists on field survey crews in the collection of resource data. Prepares a variety of charts, graphs, and figures for data analysis and publication. Prepares correspondence, in draft form, relating to all phases of the work; initiates directives for securing data needed.
Maintains liaison with other elements of the Forest and Ranger District, with Forest Service personnel at higher echelons, with other Federal, state and local agencies and with public and private interests having a common interest in the collection and dissemination of the hydrological data.
Services, repairs, and installs a variety of hydrologic instruments.