Job Overview


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Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is an innovative, transformative organization providing engineering solutions to customers worldwide. Working at the Corps as a civilian employee means making a direct contribution to war fighters and their families; supporting overseas contingency operations; developing technology and systems that save the lives of soldiers and civilians; providing disaster relief; and protecting and enhancing the environment and the national economy.

About the Position:

In this position you will serve as a Hydrologist with the US Army Geospatial Center in Alexandria, VA.

This is a permanent position.

This position will be filled at the GS-07 level only.  The full performance level of this position is GS-11.

Noncompetitive promotion potential to target grade.  This recruitment provides promotion opportunity to the target grade of the position without further competition when selectee is eligible and recommended by management.

The President has ordered a government-wide hiring freeze subject to certain limited exceptions.  This position is subject to the hiring freeze. Although we are moving forward with the consideration of candidates, we will not make a selection for this vacancy announcement unless and until the position is no longer subject to the hiring freeze.

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens


In this position you will serve as a Hydrologist for the US Army Geospatial Center in Alexandria, VA. You will utilize hydrology, hydrogeology (ground water) and Geographic Information Systems, remote sensing and imagery analysis; database management, data dissemination and data visualization.  You will utilize enterprise geo databases providing water resource support and service.  You will analyze hydrologic or hydrogeologic modeling and fracture trace analysis. You will provide rapid, geospatial, direct support to DoD elements for water resource Requests for Information (RFI's) in support of Outside the Continental United States (OCONUS) DoD water resources.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Up to 5% for training purposes.

Relocation Authorized

  • No