Sacramento, USGS Hydrologic Technician

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Recruitment Bulletin
Hydrologic Technician (Data Management), GS-1316-03
U.S. Geological Survey
6000 J Street, Placer Hall
Sacramento, CA 95819
OPEN: 8/17/10 CLOSE: 9/3/10
The U.S. Geological Survey, California Water Science Center is seeking to fill one student position located at 6000 J
Street , Placer Hall, California State University, Sacramento CA.
DUTIES:
Enters, manipulates, edits, and retrieves in multiple formats hydrologic data using basic functions of NWIS software
programs and databases such as QWDATA, ADAPS, SWUDS, and QWDX. Performs simple quality
assurance/quality control tasks on hydrologic data. Assists in assignment and review of metadata. Performs data
tracking, database cleanup, QC, and QA as directed by NWIS DBA. Performs various developmental assignments
using software programs such as GIS, ACCESS to INGRES, EXCEL, GOOGLE EARTH, and SNAPSHOT.
Performs simple measurements of stage and discharge, water levels, and/or water quality parameters such as
temperature, specific conductance, and pH. Observes and notes various hydraulic or environmental conditions.
Performs routine data compilation and computation assignments designed to prepare material for publication and
entry into various databases. Checks measurement for analyses and computation. Operates a motor vehicle.
TITLE and STARTING PAY: Hydrologic Technician (Data Management) GS-1316-03, $12.79 per hour.
WORK SCHEDULE: Part-time work during the school year may work full time during school vacations and
summer. May require occasional travel.
QUALIFICATIONS:
For GS-03:
Six months of general experience of any kind that demonstrates the applicant's ability to perform the work of the
position; OR experience that provided a familiarity with the subject matter or processes of the broad subject area of
the occupation OR one full year of successfully completed education above the high school level with courses
related to the occupation, if required.
OTHER FACTORS:
Must be a U.S. Citizen.
A valid California Driver’s License is required.
Program requires half-time enrollment in school.
Program requires a 2.0 GPA
APPLICATION: Applicants must provide a resume and copy of most recent transcripts. Verification of school
attendance is required if selected.
Submit applications to:
Nina Fralick
U.S. Geological Survey
6000 J Street, Placer Hall
Sacramento, CA 95819
OR Fax to:
Nina Fralick at (916) 278-3070
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