Department Of Agriculture Sheridan , WY 82801
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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Independently performs technical work in the field and/or laboratory which involves a variety of duties such as the following: Develops, assembles, evaluates, adapts, and presents in tabular or graphic form, technical data in the fields of water data collection, stage data, stream discharge, rainfall, and wind gaging that includes special flow computations, current velocity analyses, flow and discharge estimations, and special data collection and study programs.
Prepares criteria for use in calibrating stream flow in open and controlled channels; makes detailed analyses for use by hydrologists and engineers in considering possibility of applying engineering theories to the rise and fall of water, water slopes, natural and artificial controls, etc.
Collects data from field recording instruments and makes on-site measurements of study area conditions. Assists on field survey crews in the collection of resource data. Prepares a variety of charts, graphs, and figures for data analysis and publication. Prepares correspondence, in draft form, relating to all phases of the work; initiates directives for securing data needed.
Maintains liaison with other elements of the Forest and Ranger District, with Forest Service personnel at higher echelons, with other Federal, state and local agencies and with public and private interests having a common interest in the collection and dissemination of the hydrological data.
Services, repairs, and installs a variety of hydrologic instruments.
Job family (Series)
1316 Hydrologic Technician
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.
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-05: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-04 level.
Specialized experience is defined as: Compiling and tabulating technical data which serves as a base for more complex technical studies made by hydrologists, other physician science specialists or higher-level technicians; assembling data from streamflow records and sediment sample records and loading on computer; tabulating rainfall data rainfall data and plotting data on prepared maps showing location of observation stations.-OR
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree, with a major that includes at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following courses: engineering, industrial technology, construction drafting, surveying, physical science, biology, or mathematics.-OR
A combination of education and experience listed above.
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.
See Qualifications above for Education Requirements.