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Hydrologist GS-1315-12 DEU-MTL

Company name
Department Of The Interior US Geological Survey


Honolulu, HI, United States

Employment Type

Gis, Sciences, Scientist

Posted on
Dec 09,2019

Valid Through
Mar 23,2020

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What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position? Salary: $76,370 (Step 01) to $99,753 (Step 10); NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.
The incumbent of this position is entitled to a cost of living allowance (COLA) of 10.64% in addition to the salary listed above. COLA may be subject to change at any time.,educationRequirements:
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g. Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the above requirements. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit: .
,employmentType:FULL_TIME,hiringOrganization:Geological Survey,jobLocation:[{@type:Place,address:{@type:PostalAddress,addressLocality:Honolulu,addressRegion:HI }}],responsibilities:As a Hydrologist within the Pacific Islands Water Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:

Serves as a project leader or member of an interdisciplinary team, as well as a consultant and adviser to supervisors and other scientists on matters pertaining to specialized knowledge and assists in training inexperienced personnel in areas of expertise including techniques of data collection and analysis.
Determines the overall nature, scope, and approach for water-resources investigations that will most effectively address identified hydrologic problems and needs. 
Plans, directs, and/or carries out complex scientific studies or significant components of very large studies that describe and interpret hydrologic conditions in order to define, analyze, forecast, or describe both natural and human induced hydrologic changes in the area. 
Prepares investigative project proposals and develops work plans and protocols which include consideration of previous experimental and theoretical analyses, evaluation of all available data from various sources, and the development and adaptation of procedures and methods of investigation. 
Writes authoritative interpretive technical articles and reports that document the objectives, scope, approach, results, and conclusions of water-resource investigations or selected elements of such investigations.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Work assignments normally involve 90% office and 10% field effort. Office assignments are generally sedentary. Occasional physical activities required in field assignments, include walking, bending, stooping, and carrying stream gaging and chemical and biological sampling equipment. Fieldwork may occasionally require lifting fairly heavy objects and wading in streams in all types of weather. 
Office assignments normally involve everyday risk or discomforts that are typical of office meeting and training rooms, residences, or commercial vehicles. Work area is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated. Fieldwork may expose the hydrologist to potentially dangerous situations and exposure to moderate discomfort such as extremes as heat, cold, and inclement weather, particularly on flood trips during severe storms.

,qualifications:For information on basic qualifications, which includes information on whether you may substitute education for specialized experience, please click on the following: Hydrologist Series.
In addition to the basic education requirements listed in the link above, if you are qualifying based on specialized experience, you must meet the requirements listed below: 
Applicants must have one year of appropriate professional experience in hydrology that is equivalent to at least the GS-11 in the Federal service. Examples of such experience include planning and executing complex hydrologic studies, which usually involved intensive investigations into recognized phenomena. This work typically involved conventional methods and techniques thought it required going beyond clear precedents, and required adapting methods to the problems at hand and interpreting findings in terms of their scientific significance. At this level, Hydrologists have a very good knowledge of the principles of hydrology and their application, and the ability to independently perform scientific work of considerable difficulty
You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement.

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