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    As a Hydrologic Technician within the Virginia-West Virginia Water Science Center, some of your specific duties will include: 

    --Measuring stage and discharge in a variety of field conditions using various methods and equipment.

    --Measuring field water-quality such as water temperature, specific conductance, pH, dissolved oxygen and alkalinity.

    --Computing, processing, and checking routine sediment samples.

    --Entering sediment data into water-quality and/or daily-values file using automated systems.

    --Installing, maintaining, servicing, and troubleshooting of sensing, recording, and communication equipment and instrumentation.

    --Constructing and removing gages and supporting structures.

    --Preparing material for publication including maps, tables, and other illustrative material.

    --Establishing vertical and horizontal datums and applying surveying and geostationary reference techniques.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work regularly involves moderate risks or discomforts associated with visiting field sites with limited access, under adverse weather or flooding conditions, or exposure to irritant or toxic chemicals. Requires considerable dexterity, agility, and strenuous physical exertion such as needed to: climb, or work from, tall ladders or scaffolding; work in areas where footing is treacherous such as on slippery river banks, in steep or rocky terrain, and in fast-moving water; lift heavy objects weighing over 50 lbs; crouch or crawl in constricted areas. Work may require the use of special clothing and gear such as masks, coats, boots, goggles, respirators, and life jackets.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Average travel of 10 nights per month.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    1316 Hydrologic Technician

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/515627400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.