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This is a term appointment not to exceed 13 months with possible extensions up to a total of 4 years without further competition. Appointment to this position will not convey permanent status in the Federal service.
Salary: $36,482 (Step 01) to $47,428 (Step 10); NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.
As a HYDROLOGIC TECHNICIAN within the Virginia- West Virginia WATER SCIENCE CENTER, some of your specific duties will include:
- Performs routine measurements of stage and discharge under a variety of field conditions applying established uniform methods.
- Performs routine water-level and discharge measurements from wells and springs
- Performs routine field water-quality measurements such as water temperature, specific conductance, pH, dissolved oxygen and alkalinity.
- Operates a government owned or leased vehicle as an incidental driver.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work regularly requires considerable dexterity, agility, and strenuous physical exertion such as that 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 23 kilograms (over 50 pounds) or more; crouch or crawl in constricted areas; and defend oneself or others against physical attack.
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. Work may require the use of special clothing or gear such as masks, coats, boots, goggles, respirators, or life jackets.
25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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