Department Of The Interior Sacramento , CA 94204
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GS-11: $66,233 (Step 01) to $86,132 (Step 10)
GS-12: $79,411 (Step 01) to $103,234 (Step 10)
NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.
This position is being advertised concurrently with SAC-2018-0342 (open to current or former Federal employees).
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As an Interdisciplinary Hydrologist/Geologist within the California Water Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:
Participating in hydrologic investigative studies to define, analyze, forecast, or describe both natural and human-induced water-quality and hydrologic changes.
Collecting water-quality samples at groundwater sites.
Serving as a contact with cooperating agencies in the conduct of water-resources investigations.
Preparing reports of findings summarizing results of hydrologic investigations.
Work Environment: Occasional physical activities required in field assignments include walking, bending, stooping, carrying and operating water-level measurement and water-quality sampling equipment. Field work may involve exposure to potentially dangerous situations and exposure to moderate discomforts, such as extreme heat, cold, and inclement weather.
Occasional travel - Overnight travel of 2 nights per month may be required.
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
Applicants must be U.S. Citizens.
Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by background investigation.
Selectee may be subject to serving a one-year probationary period.
More requirements are listed under Qualifications and Other Information.
Selectee must provide a valid state driver's license & safe driving record.
Selectee subject to successful completion of a pre-employment medical exam.
Are There Any Special Requirements For This Position?
Because this position requires travel for official business, the selectee will be required to apply for a charge card within 30 calendar days of appointment. Individuals who have delinquent account balances from a previous Government charge card will be required to satisfy their existing obligation before a new card can be issued.
A background investigation will be required for this position. Continued employment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
Throughout the recruitment and hiring process we will be communicating with you via email; therefore, it is imperative that the email address you provide when applying for this vacancy remains active. Should your email address change, please notify the point of contact identified in the vacancy announcement as soon as possible so that we can update our system.
If you are a Federal employee applying for a promotion (under merit promotion procedures) you must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
For information on basic qualifications, which includes information on whether you may substitute education for specialized experience, please click on the following:
For Hydrologist: http://www2.usgs.gov/humancapital/sw/quals/1315.html.
For Geologist: http://www2.usgs.gov/humancapital/sw/quals/1350.html.
If you are qualifying based on specialized experience, you must meet the requirements listed below:
One year of appropriate specialized experience that is equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal service. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: Applying water-resource, groundwater quality, geochemical, hydrologic and geologic theories, principles, and practices to describe and interpret water-quality and hydrologic conditions; planning hydrologic studies to collect data on ground-water and surface-water systems; performing groundwater-age dating, geochemical modeling, and isotopic and geochemical tracers in support of hydrologic investigations; writing and publishing scientific articles.
One year of appropriate professional experience in hydrology that is equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service. Examples of such experience include: Planning, executing, and leading complex water-quality, geochemistry, and hydrologic studies. evaluating and determining alternative approaches to hydrologic and water-quality problems, data collection methods, and analytical procedures; participating in meetings to obtain and exchange information; writing and publishing scientific articles for peer-reviewed journals.
You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the 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.
Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the above requirements. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit: http://www.usgs.gov/ohr/oars/quals/foreign.html.