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Forest Service Hydrologic Technician in Saint Ignace, Michigan

Summary

This position is located within a National Forest. The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a technical assistant in the performance of a variety of hydrology tasks, either as a crew member or individual worker.

Responsibilities

Independently performs technical work in the field and/or laboratory which involves a variety of duties such as the following:

Develops, assembles, evaluates, adapts, and presents in tabular or graphic form, technical data in the fields of water data collection, stage data, stream discharge, rainfall,

and wind gaging that includes special flow computations, current velocity analyses, flow and discharge estimations, and special data collection and study programs.

Prepares criteria for use in calibrating stream flow in open and controlled channels; makes detailed analyses for use by hydrologists and engineers in considering possibility

of applying engineering theories to the rise and fall of water, water slopes, natural and artificial controls, etc.

Collects data from field recording instruments and makes on-site measurements of study area conditions. Assists on field survey crews in the collection of resource data.

Prepares correspondence, in draft form, relating to all phases of the work; initiates directives for securing data needed.

Maintains liaison with other elements of the Forest and Ranger District, with Forest Service personnel at higher echelons, with other Federal, state and local agencies

and with public and private interests having a common interest in the collection and dissemination of the hydrological data.

Services, repairs, and installs a variety of hydrologic instruments.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Qualifications

In order to qualify, you must meet the eligibility and qualifications requirements as defined below by the closing date of the announcement. For more information on the qualifications for this position, visit the Office of Personnel Management's General Schedule Qualification Standards. Your application and resume must clearly show that you possess the experience requirements. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Provide course descriptions as necessary. GS-05: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-4 grade level; OR a bachelor's degree or 4 years of successfully completed education above high school (120 semester/180 quarter hours) with a major study in an appropriate field of science, engineering, construction, or industrial technology, or that included at least 24 semester hours in any combination of courses such as engineering, industrial technology, construction drafting, surveying, physical science, biology, or mathematics; OR combinations of successfully completed post-high school education (in excess of the first 60 semester/90 quarter hours) and specialized experience. The education must have been obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university with courses related to the occupation of the position. Examples of specialized experience include: Compiling and tabulating technical data which serves as a base for more complex technical studies made by hydrologists, other physician science specialists or higher-level technicians; assembling data from streamflow records and sediment sample records and loading on computer; tabulating rainfall data rainfall data and plotting data on prepared maps showing location of observation stations. 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. To receive consideration for this position, you must provide updated required documents and meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Education

Additional Information

PLEASE NOTE: This vacancy is being used to fill positions for FY2021 Temporary Employment Hiring season. This position is temporary, has a Not-to-Exceed date and will be filled for up to 6 months or as a not to exceed (NTE) 1 year, however an extension of the appointment may be possible without further competition. The appointment may also end early due to lack of work or lack of funds. The duty station for this position will be at one of the duty locations listed in this announcement. Salary range as shown is the locality pay Rest of U.S. (RUS). Pay rates vary by location. Please visit the Office of Personnel Management's website for additional information on pay rates. The USDA Forest Service has legislative authority to recruit and fill Permanent (Career/Career-Conditional), Temporary, and Term Appointments under the USDA Demonstration Project. Under this authority, any U.S. citizen may apply. Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP eligible must meet the agency's definition for a quality candidate as provided in the How You Will Be Evaluated section of this announcement to be considered. If you are retired from the Federal Government and are selected for this vacancy, your retirement annuity may be offset from your pay. This position is not eligible for telework.

Bargaining Unit Status: Eligible - Coverage is dependent upon unit location.

Availability of government housing and federal day care facilities will vary by location.

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