U.S. nationals: Hydrologic Technician

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Various, VA, United States
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Entry Level (0-2 Years)


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GS-05 $33,949 (Step 01) to $45,546 (Step 10);

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GS-07 $42,053 (Step 01) to $56,424 (Step 10);

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As a HYDROLOGIC TECHNICIAN within the VA/WV WATER SCIENCE CENTER, some of your specific duties will include:

  • Collecting surface-water, groundwater, and water-quality data, troubleshooting equipment, and running station levels.
  • Entering data, computing records, and writing analyses of procedures.
  • Reviewing data for quality and preparation for publication.

Work environment: Work is physically demanding and includes walking, bending, climbing, and lifting of equipment up to 100 pounds when in the field, sometimes during adverse weather conditions. The work is primarily performed outdoors, and involves moderate or sometimes extreme exposure to the discomforts of rain, cold/hot weather, and rapidly running or icy streams and rivers. Special safety precautions are required and the employee typically wears life jackets, special safety boots, waders, and reflective rain gear.