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    GS-07 - $43,251 (Step 01) to $56,222 (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 Lower Mississippi Water Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:

    • Assists higher level scientists in installing, maintaining, and analyzing data from experimental sensor networks deployed to monitor geomorphic processes and weather. Assist with geologic field studies by collecting and organizing data used to evaluate geomorphic process models.
    • Participates in field work collecting and describing soils, stream sediments, and rock samples for geologic mapping, resource assessments, and geochemical analysis, especially geochemical sampling in remote field areas under strenuous conditions that may involve off-trail hiking and camping.
    • Collects hydrologic data using a variety of methods and equipment to carry out the analyses and test. Measures the discharge if streams having a variety of depth and flow conditions.
    • Performs varied but relatively routine and limited chemical analyses and test on samples submitted by bureau personnel to determine chemical composition of substances, presence and identification of compounds of the submitted samples.
    • Processes and quality checks geospatial and other data inputs for assessment models. Manage spatial databases and tests compatibility between data and models.
    • Operates government vehicle as an incidental driver.

    Physical Demands: The work requires some physical exertion and may require prolonged standing in the laboratory environment. Field assignments involve outdoor work there is considerable walking and climbing over rough or mountainous terrain. The work requires physical exertion such as lifting heavy objects over 50 pounds and crawling in restrictive spaces.

    Work Environment: Work is primarily in a field, laboratory or office setting. Work area is adequately lighted.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Occasional travel of up to 5 nights per month may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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