USA citizens: Supervisory Hydrologist

U.S. Department of the Interior

San Diego, CA, US


USGS Science for a Changing World. Do you want to be part of an innovative research science organization? Would you like to work with a team of professionals committed to providing reliable scientific information and understanding our natural resources and environment? If you answered “yes” to these questions, then this job is for you. Join the USGS and be on your way to a rewarding future.

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

What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position?

Salary: $96,713 (Step 01) to $125,728 (Step 10); NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.

This position is being advertised concurrently with the following announcement: Open to current or former federal employees: SAC-2017-0159.

There is one vacancy; however, this announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies if they become available.

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As a Supervisory Hydrologist, within the California Water Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:

-Provides advice to the California Water Science Center Groundwater Availability and Use Assessments Program Chief, Associate Director for Projects, and Center Director on technical matters that relate to the field of groundwater and geochemistry.

-Plans, participates in; advises on; and monitors progress, quality, and the achievement of technical objectives, milestones, deadlines, and publication of the results of interdisciplinary hydrologic studies and research in California and adjacent states.

-Develops and maintains an understanding of hydrologic programs and issues relevant to California.

-Works closely with the Center Director, Deputy Director, Associate Director of Projects, and other Program Chiefs and Project Chiefs to formulate plans to operate the entire Center in an effective and efficient manner.

-Represents the Center at meetings with technical and management staff from other USGS offices, other Federal agencies, universities, private industry, and local and national technical societies.