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    Salary: $43,435 (Step 01) to $56,466 (Step 10); NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01. 

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    As a Physical Scientist within the USGS Ohio/Kentucky/Indiana Water Science Center, some of your specific duties will include: 

    • Performs hydrologic water quality and geomorphic data collection/analysis while working under guidance of senior scientist and the project chief.
    • Develops site, watershed, state and regional maps using GIS and Geodetic Information.
    • Responsible for maintaining and operating the Center’s Unmanned Aircraft System and gathering spatial data.
    • Develops sections for investigative reposts and briefings on simple hydrologic studies.

    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

    Occasional travel - Approximately 10-15 nights of travel required monthly.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/535493500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.