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Grade: 09

1 GS-9 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 bachelors or higher degree from an accredited college in physical, natural, or engineering science including 30 semester hours in a combination of: 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 calculus, both differential and integral, 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-9 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 have 2 years of graduate level education leading to a master’s degree in hydrology or related field of study or master’s or equivalent graduate degree in hydrology or other directly related field of study. This education has provided me with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of this position.
  • I possess at least 1-year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level as described in the “Qualifications and Evaluations” section of the vacancy announcement.
  • I have a combination of graduate level education as described, beyond the first year 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: 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.
3 Use a variety of hydroacoustic techniques and instrumentation including Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (ADCP) to measure discharge in streams, rivers, and other hydrologic environments. 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.
4 Maintain Acoustic Doppler Velocity Meters for collection of velocity and stage record. 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.
5 Coordinate and manage sediment sampling surveys using surficial sediment grab sampler, digital photographs and video. 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 Experience in laboratory sediment sieving and use of laser particle size analyzer. 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 Assist in the simultaneous acquisition of sidescan sonar, seismic-reflection, swath bathymetry, navigation data and other geophysical 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 Integrate positioning measurements from global positioning systems, inertial measurement units, sonar, and robotic tacking equipment necessary for precise hydrographic channel mapping. 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.
9 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.
10 Works with project members to manage a wide variety of data, including DGPS and RTK navigation, acoustic backscatter, seismic reflection, single beam and swath bathymetry, digital bottom photographs and video, and core and grab sample analysis. 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 Coordinate flow and sediment transport investigations and integrate results of these studies with geomorphic and other environmental results. 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 Represent the organization at meetings and conferences in the presentation of data and results. 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: 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 Use a variety of hydroacoustic techniques and instrumentation including Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (ADCP) to measure discharge in streams, rivers, and other hydrologic environments. 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.
4 Maintain Acoustic Doppler Velocity Meters for collection of velocity and stage record. 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.
5 Coordinate and manage sediment sampling surveys using surficial sediment grab sampler, digital photographs and video. 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 Experience in laboratory sediment sieving and use of laser particle size analyzer. 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 Assist in the simultaneous acquisition of sidescan sonar, seismic-reflection, swath bathymetry, navigation data and other geophysical 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 Integrate positioning measurements from global positioning systems, inertial measurement units, sonar, and robotic tacking equipment necessary for precise hydrographic channel mapping. 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.
9 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.
10 Works with project members to manage a wide variety of data, including DGPS and RTK navigation, acoustic backscatter, seismic reflection, single beam and swath bathymetry, digital bottom photographs and video, and core and grab sample analysis. 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 Coordinate flow and sediment transport investigations and integrate results of these studies with geomorphic and other environmental results. 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 Represent the organization at meetings and conferences in the presentation of data and results. 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 Process multi-frequency acoustic attenuation and backscatter data collected using side-looking acoustic-Doppler profilers to measure suspended-sediment concentrations and grain-size distributions at 15-minute intervals. 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 Collect hydrologic data for scientific studies including surface-water hydraulics, stream geomorphology, ground-water, water-quality, and sediment. 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.
3 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.
4 Collect, compute and publish suspended sediment and bedload 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.
5 Install, program, and interrogate automatic water-quality samplers used to collect time and flow composite samples from surface water sites. Answer to this question is required
  • A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
6 Proficient in use of Real Time (RTN) surveying GPS. 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 knowledge of theories, principles, practices and techniques of hydrology, hydraulics, and/or engineering to the interpretation of scientific and technical 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 Write scientific communications and publications in surface-water hydrology and hydraulics, sediment transport, and 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.
9 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
10 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