US citizens: Hydrologist
This announcement is limited to the first 50 applicants. If the applicant limit is reached prior to the closing date, the announcement will close at midnight EST on that day.
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This position is located in Rawlins, WY. Information about Location and the Location area can be found at Rawlins.
Physical Demands: The individual spends much of his/her time in the field at this level. Field work requires gathering samples and other data, monitoring and inventory activities, and participation in project work. In his/her field capacity, the individual may be required to walk or ride vehicles over rough terrain, perform duties that require recurring bending, crouching, stooping, reaching or lifting. Work may also include lifting of moderately heavy items, such as equipment and samples.
Work Environment: The incumbent often works outdoors in a field setting, where the employee may be exposed to discomfort from extremes of temperature or inclement weather. The incumbent may be subjected to hostile wildlife, chemical, and physical hazards.
This position serves as a Hydrologist in a Bureau of Land Management Field Office responsible for performing work involving the collection, analysis, and evaluation of surface and ground water quality and quantity associated with the management of public lands. Major duties include, but are not limited to, the following: Planning and coordinating projects involving the analysis and evaluation of stream flow and transport of sediment or pollutants in stream channels; performing a variety of hydrologic models to generate information on high flows, channel behavior, and sedimentation; calibrating hydrologic models to account for changes in land use patterns and modifying modeling procedures to improve model validity; serving on interdisciplinary teams as the subject matter expert on water resources; engaging in negotiations for agreements for the use of federally owned water resources; and recommending actions to assure the availability of water for Bureau of Land Management administration responsibilities.
Occasional travel: Occasional travel will be required.
Supervisory status: No
Promotion Potential 11
This job is open to all U.S. Citizens – Open to Public, No previous Federal Service is required.
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship is required
Be sure to read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" Sections
You cannot hold an active real estate license, nor can you
Have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land.
Direct Deposit Required.
Background Investigation Required
This position has a positive education requirement. You will need to clearly state your undergraduate/graduate degree(s) and submit ALL your college transcripts or a listing of your college courses that includes hours and grades.
You must have a degree in: physical or natural science, or engineering that included at least 30 semester hours in any combination of courses in hydrology, the physical sciences, geophysics, chemistry, engineering science, soils, mathematics, aquatic biology, atmospheric science, meteorology, geology, oceanography, or the management or conservation of water resources. The course work must have included at least 6 semester hours in calculus (including both differential and integral calculus), and at least 6 semester hours in physics. Calculus and physics, as described above, are requirements for all grade levels. OR you can have a combination of education and experience -- course work as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
In addition to meeting the basic entry requirement, applicants must have specialized experience and/or directly related education of the position. In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement - please be sure to include this information in your resume. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade.
Specialized Experience for the GS-09 Hydrologist: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 level in hydrologic related work. Specialized experience is defined as experience which includes the application of knowledge and competence in solving theoretical and practical hydrologic problems. Examples: working with senior specialists to plan and coordinate projects involving the analysis and evaluation of flow and transport of sediment or pollutants in stream channels and ground water; assessing, monitoring, and researching existing work on the nutrients, pollutants, and other components in ground and surface water; evaluating data, identifying trends in movement of water and any known contaminants and providing feedback on anomalies to more senior specialists; and applying standard flood forecasting procedures to compensate for missing or conflicting measurements; OR 2 years of graduate education leading to a master's or equivalent graduate degree in Hydrology or a directly related field; OR an equivalent combination of the type and level of experience and education described above. Only graduate level education in excess of the first year of may be combined with experience.
Specialized Experience for the GS-11 Hydrologist: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in hydrologic related work. Specialized experience is defined as experience which includes the application of knowledge and competence in solving theoretical and practical hydrologic problems. Examples: providing input and advice on watershed actions or plans associated with forest management, wildlife management, road construction or other activities; providing technical advice on water rights applications and claims; assessing, monitoring, and researching existing work on the nutrients, pollutants, other components in ground water and surface water; and determining short-term flood risks in identified areas; OR 3 years of graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in Hydrology or a directly related field; OR an equivalent combination of the type and level of experience and education described above. Only graduate level education in excess of the first two years may be combined with experience.
You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.