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    GS-05: $34,916 (Step 01) to $50,342 (Step 10);
    GS-07: $43,251 (Step 01) to $62,351 (Step 10);
    GS-09: $52,905 (Step 01) to $76,274 (Step 10);
    NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.

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    As a Hydrologist within the Central Midwest Water Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:

    • Assist the lead project chief to apply established modeling and numerical analysis methods to answer specific hydraulic and hydrologic questions.
    • Manage, collect, analyze, and visualize hydrologic, geospatial, and climate data to assist with data retrieval, QA/QC, and routine analysis.
    • Develop, test, and document code for statistical analyses and predictions of water resources data to support projects investigating water quantity, quality, and use.
    • Prepare reports of findings, tables, and graphical materials summarizing results of hydrologic investigations for use in technical reports and presentations.
    • Compile, query, and maintain groundwater and surface water records in scientific databases to evaluate water availability and use at local and regional scales.
    Physical Demands:
    The work requires frequent physical exertion while conducting field portions of project work and with inspection of ongoing operations, including walking over rough, rocky, or uneven terrain; lifting and carrying equipment and supplies; and wading in streams in all types of weather.

    Work Environment:
    The work involves some degree of risk when conducting on-the-ground assessment of operations as well as exposure to moderate discomfort from such extremes as heat, cold, and inclement weather.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Overnight travel of up to 3 nights per month may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1315 Hydrology

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