The mission of the United States Section, International Boundary & Water Commission is to provide binational solutions to issues that arise during the application of United States – Mexico treaties regarding boundary demarcation, national ownership of waters, sanitation, water quality, and flood control in the border region.
In a developmental capacity, serves as a Hydrologic Technician at a designated field office of the United States Section, International Boundary and Water Commission (USIBWC). The work directly contributes to the USIBWC water quality and water quantity strategic goals; as such the position is in a mission-critical occupation (MCO).
- Gathers, evaluates, and reports on data concerning the quantity, quality, availability, movement, and distribution of ground water and surface water.
- Makes discharge record computations.
- Measures flows, takes discharge measurements.
- Maintains/repairs gaging station.
- Prepares water accounting documentation.
- Performs work in support of water quality, groundwater, and sanitation activities.
- Makes contact with ranchers, cooperative observers, and personnel of the Mexican Section
- Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position
One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GG-05 level in the Federal service that is in or related to the duties of this position. Specialized experience may include work as a technician or aid in engineering, earth, physical, or natural science, forestry, soil conservation, or surveying; trades or crafts work in maintenance or construction of facilities or equipment related to hydrology; drafting; or construction estimating if it equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this position.
Specialized Experience: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA’s) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include:
- Technician or aid in engineering, earth, physical, or natural science, forestry, soil conservation, or surveying.
- Trades or crafts work in maintenance or construction of facilities or equipment related to hydrology.
- Construction estimating.To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g. Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Graduate education or an internship meets the specialized experience required above GG-5 only in those instances where it is directly related to the work of the position. One full year of graduate education meets the requirements for GG-7.
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
All applicants are required to submit the following documents:
- Resume: Please include employment dates and a detailed description for each job entry.
- Completed occupational questionnaire
- College transcripts, if using education to meet a qualifications requirement
- Veterans’ Preference Documentation (if applicable): All Veterans: DD-214 (Member 4 copy is preferred), which includes character of service, or for Active Duty Service Members a certification which includes service dates, type of separation, and character of service. A “certification” is a written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted.
- Disabled Veterans: VA Disability Letter (with percentage of disability) OR document of disability determination from a branch of the armed forces which reflects a compensable service-connected disability rating.
To apply for this position, you must complete the Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 03/01/2018 to receive consideration.