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    The Closing Date has been updated to March 18, 2019.

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    Salary: $73,375 (Step 01) to $106,012 (Step 10); NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01. Salary will depend on duty location selected.

    There is one vacancy; however, this announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies if they become available.

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    Mendenhall Research Fellowship - Research Opportunity # 17-20Analysis and Optimization of Hydrologic Monitoring Networks in Support of Hydrologic Systems Prediction

    USGS water observational networks are used for emergency operations during floods and to support water management and planning activities. They also serve as the backbone of scientific research to understand and predict water hazards, water quality, and water availability. Efficient and effective use of limited resources is critical for future operation of these networks. The focus of research under this Opportunity is on how to optimize a hydrologic monitoring network as part of the development of a Next Generation Water Observing System (NGWOS) in support of water quantity and quality prediction activities. Outcomes from this research will inform the selection of new observing locations and prioritization of data collection across a network to maximize information gained from observing systems.

    Proposed Duty Station: Reston, VA; Middleton, WI; Lakewood, CO; Tacoma, WA; Richmond, VA; Lubbock, TX

    Areas of Ph.D.: Hydrology, Water resources, Atmospheric Sciences, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Operations Research, Systems Engineering, Statistics, Data Science,  Econometrics (candidates holding a Ph.D. in other disciplines but with knowledge and skills relevant to the Research Opportunity may be considered).

    Qualifications: Applicants must meet one of the following qualifications: : Research Physical Scientist; Research Hydrologist; Research Statistician; Operations Research Analyst; Research Engineer; Research Computer Scientist; Research Economist. (This type of research is performed by those who have backgrounds for the occupations stated above. However, other titles may be applicable depending on the applicant's background, education, and research proposal. The final classification of the position will be made by the Human Resources Specialist.)


    Physical/Environmental Demands:

    Work is usually performed in an office setting. The work area:

    • Normally involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of offices or meeting and training rooms

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status


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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/519951600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.