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    *Are you a Hydrologist looking for a position in the Federal workforce? *Do you have a passion for providing customer service? *Do you want to be part of an important aspect of the Federal Government, helping with exciting and groundbreaking incentives? If you answered "yes" to these questions, then this is the job for you! Come join the USGS and start doing the job you've always dreamed of!

    Why Is It Great To Work For The USGS?
    Embark on an exciting future! From the peaks of the highest mountains to the depths of the deepest seas, the U.S. Geological Survey has career opportunities that make a difference in both the lives of others and in the environment. Would you like to join the more than 10,000 scientists, technicians, and support staff of the USGS who are working in more than 400 locations throughout the United States? Apply today! As the Nation's largest water, earth, and biological science and civilian mapping agency, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) collects, monitors, analyzes, and provides scientific understanding about natural resource conditions, issues, and problems. The diversity of our scientific expertise enables us to carry out large-scale, multi-disciplinary investigations and provide impartial, timely, and relevant scientific information to resource managers, planners, and other customers related to: the health of our ecosystems and environment; natural hazards that threaten us; natural resources we rely on, and; the impact of climate and land-use changes. For more information about the USGS please visit http://www.usgs.gov

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    GS-11 - $62,218 (Step 01) to $87,933 (Step 10);

    GS-12 - $73,375 (Step 01) to $105,392 (Step 10);

    NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.

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    As a Hydrologist within the Central Midwest Water Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:

    • Plans, directs, and/or carries out complex investigations of the occurrence, distribution, and quantity of surface water in complex systems, often requiring field experiments and subsequent numerical simulation.
    • Collects, compiles and analyzes high-frequency hydrodynamic data for investigations of various aspects, including turbulence and mean flow properties. Conducts field experiments using Acoustic Doppler Velocimety (ADV), Particle Image Velocimety (PIV), and Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP).
    • Performs difficult and complex features of surface water hydrology and hydraulics that require superior technical ability and judgement in the execution of surface-water investigations.
    • Manage, collect, visualize, and analyze hydrologic data using a variety of software tools.
    • Operates government vehicle as an incidental driver.
    Physical Demands:

    The work requires frequent physical exertion while conducting field portions of project work and with inspection of ongoing operations, including walking over rough, rocky, or uneven terrain; lifting and carrying equipment and supplies; and wading in streams in all types of weather.

    Work Environment:

    The work involves some degree of risk when conducting on-the-ground assessment of operations as well as exposure to moderate discomfort from such extremes as heat, cold, and inclement weather.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Overnight travel of 2-3 nights per month may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    U.S. Citizens

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

  • Job family (Series)

    1315 Hydrology

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/496491000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.