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    These positions are temporary and may not exceed 1039 hours (six months) in a service year or 1730 hours (1730 hours only for positions identified in specific geographic locations). They may be terminated sooner or extended depending on management needs.

    Positions may not be filled at every duty station.

    Selectees may be moved between duty stations within park boundaries.

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    Please select ALL duty stations you are interested in working at during the application process. If you are interested in working at all duty locations, also select "location negotiable after selection" when you apply. You will only be considered for the duty location(s) that you select when you apply.

    The typical seasonal entry-on-duty period for this position is May - November, but varies due to weather conditions, project needs, or funding. Anticipated Entry on Duty: May, 2021.

    The National Park Service (NPS) serves as a steward for the preservation of America's national parks and their resources. In 1998, the NPS initiated a natural resource Inventory and Monitoring Program. The purpose of the program was to develop a baseline inventory of significant natural resources in national parks and to monitor these natural resources over time. The program now includes more than 270 national parks organized into 32 networks. The Southwest Alaska Network (SWAN) consists of five Alaskan parks (Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve, Alagnak National Wild River, Katmai National Park and Preserve, Kenai Fjords National Park, and Lake Clark National Park and Preserve). The SWAN is hiring a seasonal crew member responsible for implementing its freshwater monitoring protocol in the field. The protocol covers a range of water quality and water quantity parameters (e.g., temperature, pH, turbidity, stage, discharge) measured in lakes and streams using various types of equipment (e.g., sondes, temperature loggers, pressure transducers, ADCPs). The crew member will also implement SWAN air quality and freshwater contaminants protocols. Previous motorized boat handling experience is a plus. For more information regarding SWAN monitoring, please see https://www.nps.gov/im/swan/monitoring.htm. Some specific duties of the job include:

    • Collecting various types of hydrologic data in the field using standard methods, practices, and procedures;
    • Using judgment to adjust the methods, practices, and procedures, when necessitated by conditions in the field;
    • Calibrating, programing and troubleshooting electronic water quality/quantity data recording devices;
    • Using standard computer software to input, organize and summarize data;
    • Using a specialized database to store, correct, and grade data;
    • Undertaking quality control procedures to identify gaps and inconsistencies in data;
    • Producing preliminary reports and informal presentations summarizing routine phases of water quality investigations; and
    • Working with diverse individuals under a variety of conditions, including remote wilderness settings.
    Physical Demands: The work is partially sedentary with prolonged standing, walking, and bending often required. Heavy items (e.g., equipment up to 50 pounds) must be lifted or moved on a routine basis.

    Working Conditions: Work is performed in both an office setting, which is typically well lighted and ventilated, and in the field, where the incumbent may encounter adverse weather conditions, steep or uneven terrain, and other nuisances.

    The National Park Service has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster with prior supervisory approval.

    Government housing may be available.

    For questions about the duties of the position or the duty location, please contact Krista Bartz at krista_bartz@nps.gov.

    A selectee receiving a first appointment to the Federal Government (Civil Service) is entitled only to the lowest step of the grade for which selected The display of a salary range on this vacancy shall not be construed as granting an entitlement to a higher rate of pay.

    Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid. All travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the sole responsibility of the selected employee.

    Alaska currently does not have a state income tax. Salary and COLA subject to annual review and adjustment.

    Travel Required

    50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    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/589023500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.