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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As directed, performs technical work in the field and/or laboratory which involves a variety of duties such as the following:
Performs a variety of tasks involved in the compilation and tabulation of technical data which serves as a base for more complex technical studies made by hydrologists, other physican science specialists or higher-level technicians.
Works from specified data sources, assembles data from streamflow records and sediment sample records and loads on microcomputer. Utilizes computer programs provided,for uploading daily, monthly and annual sediment data for each suspended sediment station computed.
Follows established procedures, reviews computer output for apparent consistency and brings instances of apparent significant deviation to the supervisor's attention for consideration. Prepares and tabulates results for filing and/or publication.
Performs various tasks relative to the computation, compilation, and presentation of basic hydrologic data for subsequent use by hydrologists and civil engineers in river forecasting, preparation of studies, etc.
Prepares stage duration and flow frequency curves for specified points or areas, working from supplied source material to tabulate stage and flow data. Enters material into computer through operation of local terminal to complete points and values to be plotted.
Tabulates rainfall data, computes "mean" rainfall for specified time periods, plots these data on prepared maps showing location of observation stations, and draws in the connecting isohyetal lines. Prepares data input of this information for computer program preparation of flood control project reports.
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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 04: (6) six months of general experience and (6) six months of specialized experience equivalent to a GS-03 grade level.
General experience is defined as: Performed farm/ranch labor, such as feeding and tending livestock or general maintenance of farm/ranch facilities; Cleaned tools and equipment; Worked in a greenhouse or nursery moving, watering, and tending plants and performing other general labor; Worked on a landscape or construction crew; Other work experience, paid or unpaid, that demonstrates an ability to learn and perform the work of this position.
Specialized experience is defined as: A technician or aid in engineering, earth, physical, or natural science, forestry, soil conservation or surveying.-OR
Successful completion of 2-years of study, that included at least 12 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.
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