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Hydrologic Technician

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Department Of Agriculture Durango , CO 81302

Posted 5 months ago

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This position is located within a National Forest. The position serves as a technical assistant in the performance of a variety of hydrology tasks, either as a crew member or individual worker.

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Performs hydrologic technician work in support of hydrologists, civil engineers, and other professionals engaged in scientific studies of surface water, meteorology, sediment and debris production, and water quality for water resource and land management planning and design. Applies skills in mathematics, and the study of hydrology analysis and consideration of techniques and procedures, to perform the following duties:

Installs and maintains the district hydrologic instrumentation; repairs, calibrates, and services gages and recorders; performs all maintenance necessary to insure optimal operation of all equipment.

Assists with planning necessary for modification of existing data collection stations or installation of new stations to augment or improve existing instrumentation. Makes sketches of locations, dimensions, layouts, and modifications; coordinates with design personnel and applicable agencies.

Prepares precipitation, sedimentation, and reservoir operation reports for transmittals to higher authority and other agencies; may supervise activities of lower-grades technicians in this effort.

Prepares correspondence relating to the request for or transmittal of hydrologic data, or any other matters relating to the district's instrumentation programs. Contacts and confers with Federal, State, and local agencies to exchange data and coordinate stream gaging and rainfall data collection.

Compiles and analyzes hydrologic data for use in studies or reports, and furnishes data to district elements and outside agencies. Develops area-capacity, curves and compiles capacity tablet from surveys for use in sedimentation studies. Plots and revises discharge rating curves from discharge measurements.

Travel Required

Occasional travel

  • Position(s) may involve work away the official duty location to remote worksites within commuting distance (49 miles) and may also require overnight travel and/or camping per work assignment.

Supervisory status


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    1316 Hydrologic Technician

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a US Citizen or US National

  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be Selective Service registered or exempt

  • Satisfactory background investigation and/or fingerprint check

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation.

Direct Deposit

  • Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choosing.

E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS E-VERIFY' system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment.


No additional requirements.


You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements.

GS-07: (1) one year of specialize experience equivalent to at least the GS-06 grade level.

Specialized Experience is defined as: Performs hydrologic technician work such as, preparing, analyzing, charting, annonating forms, and completing hydrographs; Assists in the performance of a variety of hydrology tasks such as conducting, monitoring, coordinating, and controlling various phases of data collection and analysis projects or operations.

GS-07: There is no substitution of education for this position.

To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements on the closing date of this announcement.

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.


There is no substitution of education for this position.

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Hydrologic Technician

Expired Job

Department Of Agriculture