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Grade: 11

1 GS-11 Select the one response that best describes your education or combination of education and experience as it pertains to the mandatory basic requirements for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I completed requirements for a bachelor’s or higher degree in physical, natural, or engineering science that included 30 semester hours of courses in hydrology, physical science, geophysics, chemistry, engineering, soils, math, aquatic biology, atmospheric science, meteorology, geology, oceanography, or water resources conservation management. Course work included 6 semester hours in differential and integral calculus, and 6 semester hours in physics.
  • I have a combination of education and experience—course work as described (30 semester hours in a combination of courses, including 6 semester hours in calculus (both differential and integral), and 6 semester hours in physics, plus appropriate experience and/or additional education equal to a 4-year degree.
  • I am currently employed in this series in the federal government.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described.
2 GS-11 In addition to meeting the Basic Education Requirement, you must have professional experience, graduate education, or a combination of professional experience and graduate education. Select the one response that best describes your education and experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least 3 years of graduate level education leading to a Ph.D. degree in hydrology or other directly related field of study or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in hydrology or other directly related field of study.
  • I have 1 year specialized experience in hydrology equivalent to the GS-9 level. Examples of such experience may include independent responsibility for a well-defined study or for a phase of a study requiring planning and carrying out of routine hydrologic work; selecting and making adaptations to procedures; handling unexpected conditions; organizing work; following prescribed methods and guidelines; and recognizing conditions and results that may affect the findings.
  • I possess a combination of graduate level education as described, beyond the first two 2 of progressive graduate study, and appropriate specialized experience, that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described.

Grade: 12

1 GS-12 Select the one response that best describes your education or combination of education and experience as it pertains to the mandatory basic requirements for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I completed requirements for a bachelor’s or higher degree in physical, natural, or engineering science that included 30 semester hours of courses in hydrology, physical science, geophysics, chemistry, engineering, soils, math, aquatic biology, atmospheric science, meteorology, geology, oceanography, or water resources conservation management. Course work included 6 semester hours in differential and integral calculus and 6 semester hours in physics.
  • I have a combination of education and experience—course work as described (30 semester hours in a combination of courses which included 6 semester hours in calculus (both differential and integral), and 6 semester hours in physics, plus appropriate experience and/or additional education equal to a 4-year degree.
  • I am currently employed in this series in the federal government.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described.
2 GS-12 In addition to meeting the Basic Education Requirement, you must have professional experience. Select the one response below which best describes your experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have 1 year of professional experience in the field of hydrology equivalent to the GS-11 level. Examples of such experience may include planning and executing complex hydrologic studies that usually involved intensive investigations into recognized phenomena; applying conventional methods & techniques (going beyond clear precedents); and adapting methods to the problems at hand and interpreting findings in terms of their scientific significance.
  • I do not meet the requirement as described above.
3 Works with various Federal, State and local government agencies, universities, professional associations, and the private sector to define scientific/engineering goals, to establish partnerships, and to obtain funding and support for technical studies and program activities. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

Grade: All Grades

1 Please be aware that this vacancy announcement is only open to United States Citizens. Are you a United States Citizen? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 How did you find out about this vacancy announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • USGS Online Automated Recruitment System (OARS)
  • Email notice from OARS or the USGS Email Notifier
  • Friend or relative
  • Job Fair
  • Newspaper or magazine advertisement
  • OPM USAJOBS website
  • Placement Office - State, Federal or College
  • LatPro.com internet job site
  • GoldSea.com internet job site
  • The Black EOE Journal
  • Other commercial internet job site
  • Other
3 5 Choices - Plan, conduct, and report on complete hydrologic interpretive studies requiring modification of established techniques or procedures and extensive collection, analysis, and interpretation of hydrologic data. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with established procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently, and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
4 6 choice - Apply acoustics technology to the collection of streamflow data. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • This task was considered a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have provided on the job training to others in performance of this task. I am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
  • I have supervised others in performance of this task, and have been held responsible for results.
5 Apply knowledge of sediment transport and riverine hydrodynamics to collect, analyze, and interpret data on riverine sediment transport. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
6 Use commercial GIS and image processing software, such as ArcGIS and extensions, IDRISI, ERDAS Imagine, ENVI, and eCognition. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
7 Apply professional knowledge of processing sidescan sonar, seismic reflection, multibeam and interferometric swath bathymetry, navigation data, and other geophysical data to facilitate the interpretation, integration, and presentation of these data. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
8 Collect, process, and analyze data from an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) using Velocity Mapping Toolbox (VMT). Answer to this question is required
  • 1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • 2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • 3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • 4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
9 Which best describes your level of knowledge and experience in measuring and evaluating biological and physical habitat characteristics of streams, rivers and riparian habitats? Answer to this question is required
  • I have been a lead investigator in a formal study focused on measuring and evaluating biological and physical habitat characteristics of streams, rivers and riparian habitats and am proficient in the collection and interpretation of these types of data, and require minimal supervision or guidance in my work.
  • I have worked as a member of a team in a formal study focused on measuring and evaluating biological and physical habitat characteristics of streams, rivers and riparian habitats and have experience in the collection and interpretation of these types of data, working under the direction of a project supervisor.
  • I have received academic instruction related to these methods and types of data, but have had little or no formal experience in relation to measuring and evaluating biological and physical habitat characteristics of streams, rivers and riparian habitats.
  • I have had no academic instruction or experience as described above.
10 Plan, conduct, and report on parts of hydrologic interpretive studies using established techniques and conventional methods of investigation. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
11 Prepare interpretations of technical material on geologic and geotechnical investigations Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
12 Draw scientifically acceptable conclusions from the interpretation of geotechnical and hydrological data. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
13 Apply theories, principles, and techniques of surface water hydrology to analyze and describe the hydraulic and flow characteristics of surface water flow systems. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
14 Analyze and process a wide variety of remotely sensed satellite and geographic data using highly complex image processing and Geographic Information Systems software such as ENVI, ERDAS Imagine, ARCGIS and extensions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience utilizing ENVI and ERDAS Imagine and ARCGIS and extensions to analyze and process remotely sensed satellite and geographic data.
  • I have had formal training in ENVI and ERDAS Imagine and ARCGIS and extensions.
  • I have utilized ENVI and ERDAS Imagine and ARCGIS and extensions under close supervision.
  • I have utilized ENVI and ERDAS Imagine and ARCGIS and extensions to analyze and process remotely sensed satellite and geographic data as a regular part of my job.
  • I have utilized ENVI and ERDAS Imagine and ARCGIS and extensions routinely to analyze and process remotely sensed satellite and geographic data as the primary part of my job.
15 Create continuous surface grid from multibeam bathymetry, lidar, and analaog point and vector data. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
16 Program in a variety of languages such as R, Python, Java, and JavaScript. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
17 Collect hydrologic data that will improve our understanding of fluvial geomorphology. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
18 I certify, to the best of my knowledge that all the information in my application is true, and that I have truthfully and accurately represented my work experience, knowledge, skills, abilities and education. I understand that providing false or fraudulent information may be grounds for not hiring me or for firing me after I begin work. I also certify that I have read the entire vacancy announcement; that I have reviewed my answers to the eligibility questions for accuracy; and that I understand what supporting documentation, if any, is required for submission and when it’s due. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No