Supervisory Hydrologic Technician GS-1316-12 (PERM-MP-MB)

Department Of The Interior Lee's Summit, MO
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What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position?

This position is a senior technical member within the field office of the Water resources Division of the U. S. Geological Survey. The goal of this office are to produce accurate, timely and useful dat and authoritative technical reports that improve the understanding and management of water resources in the geographic area.

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

* Leads in the collection and management of hydrologic data.

* Computes, checks, analyzes, and reviews hydrologic records.

* Oversees the maintenance of the field office gage infrastructure.

* Supervises the Program Office field unit, setting work priorities, reviews work assignments and provide training.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel up to 2 night per month may be required.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply This job is open to… Current internal employees of the USGS serving on perm competitive service appts; OR current USGS employees, regardless of current status, who are elig for consideration under a noncompetitive auth such as those specific to 30% disabled vets, Vets Recruitment Appt, Individuals with Disabilities, reins-elig, Pathways Interns & Recent Grads who are elig for noncomp conversion, etc.; OR current or former employees who are serving, or previously served, on temp or term appt in a land mgmt agency.

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1316 Hydrologic Technician

* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* Selectee may be subject to serving a one-year probationary period.

* More requirements are listed under Qualifications and Other Information.

Are There Any Special Requirements For This Position?

* Because this position requires travel for official business, the selectee will be required to apply for a charge card within 30 calendar days of appointment. Individuals who have delinquent account balances from a previous Government charge card will be required to satisfy their existing obligation before a new card can be issued.

* A background investigation will be required for this position. Continued employment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.

* Throughout the recruitment and hiring process we will be communicating with you via email; therefore, it is imperative that the email address you provide when applying for this vacancy remains active. Should your email address change, please notify the point of contact identified in the vacancy announcement as soon as possible so that we can update our system.

* If you are a Federal employee applying for a promotion (under merit promotion procedures) you must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of the announcement.


* For information on basic qualifications, which includes information on whether you may substitute education for specialized experience, please click on the following:

* If you are qualifying based on specialized experience, you must meet the requirements listed below:

For GS-12:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 in the Federal service.

Examples of such experience may include: planning and conducting the computation and collection of data from approximately thirty or more gaging stations; determining stage-discharge relations, computing rating tables and mean daily, monthly and annual discharge rates from these stations. Acting as a party chief and making indirect measurements of flood flows under extremely difficult conditions. Collecting data including that required to compute flood flows by the slope-area method, by measurement of flow over dams, by flow through culverts and by flow over embankments. Obtaining hydrologic data from published and unpublished sources and conducting hydrologic studies relative to the frequency of flood and droughts. Planning and coordinating a ground water survey program for an area that may be either a small area with complex features or a larger area with planning and coordinating problems related to the scope of the ground water survey operations.

* You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement.


* 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: