U.S. nationals: Hydrologist (Recent Graduate)

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Indianapolis, IN, United States
Position Type: 
Full-Time
Organization Type: 
Government
Experience Level: 
Entry Level (0-2 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)

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Summary

General Information

  • Salary: $35,208 (Step 01) to $45,773 (Step 10); NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.

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Responsibilities

As a Hydrologist (Recent Graduate) within the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Water Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:

-Provide support on projects to gather basic hydrologic data on water quality and quantity and ecological samples for algae, invertebrates, and fish.

-Operate and maintain simple hydrologic instrumentation and equipment, including continuous water-quality monitors. 

-Collect, process, and compile data to be used in computations of water quality and quantity including data from continuous monitors, discrete water-quality samples, and ecological samples for algae, invertebrates, and fish.

-Provide support on water-quality projects including cleaning and preparation of field supplies and equipment. Order expendable supplies and ensure an adequate supply is available for sampling.

-Prepare churns and bottles for field work, including acid washing; Prepares and ships samples for lab analyses. 

-Operates a Government vehicle as an incidental driver.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work requires frequent physical exertion while conducting field portions of project work and with inspection of ongoing operations, including walking over rough, rocky, or uneven terrain; lifting and carrying equipment and supplies; and wading in streams in all types of weather.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work involves some degree of risk when conducting on-the-ground assessment of operations as well as exposure to moderate discomfort from such extremes as heat, cold, and inclement weather.