Job Title: Hydrologic Technician, GS-1316-6Job Announcement Number: BR-UC-2013-03 (DE-LMA)
Department: Department Of The Interior
Agency: Bureau of Reclamation
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
/ Per Year
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 to
Monday, February 18, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
WHO MAY APPLY:
All United States citizens and nationals.
Reclamation is a contemporary water management agency. Reclamation is best known for Hoover Dam on the Colorado River, Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River and Folsom Dam on the American River. Today we are the largest wholesaler of water in the country and the second largest producer of hydroelectric power in the western United States. Visit: http://www.usbr.gov. View our DVD titled "Traditions, Talent, and Teamwork" at: http://www.usbr.gov/pmts/hr/video/.
Reclamation is seeking a mid-career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise as a Hydrologic Technician. You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment.
Would you enjoy performing work associated with water accounting and data compilation for water operations on the Rio Grande? Here is a great opportunity to join a great organization with excellent growth potential!
Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid by our agency. Expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the individual selected.
LOCATION: UPPER COLORADO REGION, Albuquerque Area Office, El Paso Field Division, duty stationed in El Paso TX. For living conditions go to: www.elpasotx.gov
Additional positions may be filled as needs of agency warrant.
- You must be a United States citizen or National.
- Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation.
- Must apply online, submit resume & supporting documents (See how to apply)
- You must meet specialized experience requirements (See Qualifications).
- For veterans preference, submit documents listed under Required Documents.
- You may be subject to a one year probationary period.
DUTIES:Back to top
--Performs routing measurements of stage and discharge under a variety of field conditions. Using various scientific instruments for streamgaging, water quality and sedimentation, the employee measures stream flow and salinity analysis of the river, canals and drains.
-- Installs, maintains, services and troubleshoots the sensing, recording and communications equipment and instrumentation.
-- Uses computer monitoring programs and database collection equipment to receive, tabulate, analyze and store hydrologic data.
-- Measures groundwater test well levels and observes and notes hydraulic and environmental conditions.
-- Performs routing field water-quality measurements such as water temperature, specific conductance, pH, dissolved oxygen and alkalinity.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
GS-6 applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-5 level in Federal Service.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Examples of specialized experience include experience in streamgaging; using USGS standards for field surveys, measurements and flow computations; experience in archive procedures for field notes and rating curves for gaging sites; and familiarity with acoustic devices for stream measurements and index-velocity ratings.
Please describe fully IN YOUR RESUME how you have used this experience.
Graduate education or an internship meets the specialized experience requirement only if the education is directly related to the work of the position. If you are qualifying based on education, you must submit transcripts with your application.
You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Category rating and selection procedures will be used for evaluating this position. If you meet the basic qualification requirements, your on-line responses to the vacancy assessment questionnaire will be used to determine the quality and extent of your experience, education, training, etc., for placement in one of the following categories: 1) Best Qualified, 2) Well Qualified and 3) Qualified. Qualified candidates will be assigned a numerical score on a scale of 70-100 and Veterans with preference will be placed at the top of their respective category. The assessment questionnaire will take you approximately 30 minutes to complete. To preview questions please click here.
Applicants will be further evaluated on the following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) through your resume and responses to the online questions.
1. Skill to perform routing measurements of stage and discharge under a variety of conditions, using various scientific instruments;
2. Skill to perform installation, maintenance and repair of communications equipment and instrumentation;
3. Skill to use computer monitoring programs and databases to receive, tabulate, analyze and store hydrologic data;
4. Skill to measure groundwater test well levels; and
5. Skill to perform tests such as temperature, conductance, pH, dissolved oxygen and alkalinity.
Applicant's answers to questions will be verified against information provided in their online resume. Be sure that the resume clearly supports the responses to all the questions by addressing experience, education and/or training relevant to this position. Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications. Applicants who exaggerate or falsify their experience and/or education may be removed from employment consideration.
HOW TO APPLY:Back to top
Applications (resume and assessment questionnaire) for this vacancy MUST be received online BEFORE midnight Eastern Time (Washington D.C. time) on the closing date of this announcement. When you're ready to apply, click the blue APPLY ONLINE button at the side of any page.
This vacancy is being announced through Bureau of Reclamation's Hiring System--HireMe. For more information about the HireMe system and the registration process, visit: http://www.usbr.gov/pmts/hr/hireme.html.
As part of the on-line application process, applicants may be required to submit supporting documents. Failure to submit the requested supporting documents may result in your not being considered for this position.
Options for submitting supporting documentation include Auto Requested Fax or uploading from your USAJOBS profile - instructions provided during the online application process. In addition, you may E-mail your supporting documentation to ARodriguez@usbr.gov, fax directly to the HR Office at (801) 524-3187, mail to 125 South State Street, Room 6107 (UC-549), Salt Lake City, Utah 84138, OR hand-deliver to 125 South State Street, Room 7402 (UC-549), Salt Lake City, Utah 84138. Include your name and the vacancy number on the supporting document(s).
This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us at the phone number shown at the bottom of this page. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
To be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit a resume (with dates of employment, i.e. years and months), an on-line assessment questionnaire, and the following Supporting Documents, as appropriate:
--DD-214, CERTIFICATE OF RELEASE FROM ACTIVE DUTY: If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you must provide a copy of your DD-214, and you should indicate on your resume the type of veterans' preference you are claiming. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.
--For 5-point veterans' preference, submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or an official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
--For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation requested by this form.
--For information on veterans' eligibility visit: http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetguide.asp
--CTAP/ICTAP provides placement assistance to permanent Federal employees who are surplus, displaced, or involuntarily separated. Applicants claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit a copy of their most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility and most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with their application. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, applicants must be well-qualified, i.e., meet the minimum qualification requirements, including selective factors, education and experience requirements and score at least 90 on the assessment questionnaire as established, and be able to perform the duties of the position upon entry. For information on CTAP/ICTAP, visit: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp
--TRANSCRIPT(S): If substituting education for experience, applicants MUST furnish a copy of your college transcript(s) if applicable. If selected, you will be required to provide official college transcripts to verify your educational qualifications prior to reporting for work.
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
After all application packages have been received, resumes and transcripts will be reviewed to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. Each applicant who meets the basic qualifications will be further evaluated on the information provided in the Assessment Questionnaire. Best-qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official. After making a tentative job offer, a suitability and/or security background investigation will be conducted. A final job offer is typically made within 40 days after the deadline for applications. Applicants should monitor their status for positions with the Bureau of Reclamation, by regularly checking their public status notifications in their USAJOBS profile.