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    Summary

    These positions are located within a National Forest. Imcumbent serves as a technical assistant in the performance of a variety of hydrology tasks, either as a crew member or individual worker.

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    Responsibilities

    Independently performs technical work in the field and/or laboratory which involves a variety of duties such as the following: Develops, assembles, evaluates, adapts, and presents in tabular or graphic form, technical data in the fields of water data collection, stage data, stream discharge, rainfall, and wind gaging that includes special flow computations, current velocity analyses, flow and discharge estimations, and special data collection and study programs.

    Prepares criteria for use in calibrating stream flow in open and controlled channels; makes detailed analyses for use by hydrologists and engineers in considering possibility of applying engineering theories to the rise and fall of water, water slopes, natural and artificial controls, etc. 

    Collects data from field recording instruments and makes on-site measurements of study area conditions. Assists on field survey crews in the collection of resource data. Prepares a variety of charts, graphs, and figures for data analysis and publication. Prepares correspondence, in draft form, relating to all phases of the work; initiates directives for securing data needed.

    Maintains liaison with other elements of the Forest and Ranger District, with Forest Service personnel at higher echelons, with other Federal, state and local agencies and with public and private interests having a common interest in the collection and dissemination of the hydrological data.

    Services, repairs, and installs a variety of hydrologic instruments.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Position(s) may involve work away the official duty location to remote worksites within commuting distance (49 miles) and may also require overnight travel and/or camping per work assignment.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    05

  • Job family (Series)

    1316 Hydrologic Technician

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