Job Title: Hydrologic Technician (DEU-MC)Job Announcement Number: BR-LC-DE-13-13
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
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 to
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
1 vacancy in the following location:
Blythe, CA, USView Map
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 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 ensuring the safe and efficient operation of Government facilities? Responsibilities include collecting, computing, adjusting, and processing data; developing and preparing charts and reports; and performing a wide variety of tasks related to the hydrologic field.
Here is a great opportunity to join a great organization with excellent growth potential!
You can progress from $34K to 50K in 5 years! Year 1 - $34,881 (GS-5), Year 2 - $38,882 (GS-6), Year 3 - $43,208 (GS-7), Year 4 - $47,852 (GS-8), and Year 5 - $52,852 (GS-9). Promotions to the next grade/salary level are neither guaranteed nor automatic, but based on supervisor initiation.
LOCATION: Lower Colorado Region, Boulder Canyon Operations Office, Operations Support Group, Blythe, California. For living conditions visit:
Blythe, CA: http://www.cityofblythe.ca.gov/.
Relocation expenses are not authorized.
Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.
- U.S. Citizenship or National;
- Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation;
- You must apply online to be considered for this position;
- For veterans consideration, submit document(s) under Other Information;
- You must pass a pre-employment physical;
- You must hold/maintain a valid state driver's license.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
To qualify at the GS-05 grade level, your resume must reflect:
- One year of specialized experience, OR
- Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree with (a) major study in an appropriate field of science, engineering, construction, or industrial technology, or (b) that included at least 24 semester hours in any combination of courses such as engineering, industrial technology, construction drafting, surveying, physical science, biology, or mathematics.
Specialized Experience: Specialized experience is defined as experience collecting, computing or processing hydrologic data.
This vacancy announcement allows substituting education for experience. You must submit a copy of your college transcript (unofficial copy is acceptable) to support your education if you are substituting education for experience. Transcripts must include the name of the college or university and date the degree was conferred.
Foreign Education: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, applicants must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.
You must meet all qualification requirements, including any selective factors, 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.
KSA #1: Knowledge of hydrologic methodology, techniques, sciences to be applied to the construction, operation, maintenance, and limitations of instruments, equipment, and materials used in hydrologic investigations in order to gather and process hydrologic data.
KSA #2: Ability to use arithmetic, geometry, algebra, and trigonometry in conjunction with personal computers utilizing various types of software and peripherals in performing a variety of computations and analysis of water resource data.
KSA #3: Ability to assess field, office, and equipment situations/problems and contact appropriate personnel with sufficient information to allow accomplishment or corrective measures.
KSA #4: Ability to operate a motor vehicle and motor boat in order to travel to gauging stations.
Your answers to questions will be verified against information provided in your online resume. Be sure that your 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. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is apparent in your description of experience, competencies, skills, and/or education/training OR that your resume/application is incomplete, you may be rated ineligible or your score may be lowered.