GS12/13, Hydrologist 1315

AREA OF CONSIDERATION: Government-wide and Demonstration

Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory
USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Otto, NC

The Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory of the Southern Research Station is
recruiting a permanent Research Hydrologist.  The position will be at the
GS-12 or GS-13 level (salary range $68,809 to $89,450/yr plus standard
Federal benefits for GS-12 or GS-13 at $81,823 to $106,369/yr). The duty
station will be located at the Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory in Otto, NC.
The Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory has been in continuous operation since
1934 and the research program spans the continuum of basic to applied
science. Coweeta is a Long-Term Ecological Research Site and works
cooperatively with several universities, National Forests, and local, state,
and other federal agencies.

The incumbent will participate in ongoing team-oriented research focused on
understanding responses of watershed ecosystems to anthropogenic and natural
disturbances.  Research opportunities include, but are not limited to: (1)
summarizing, processing, and analyzing long-term hydrologic and climatologic
data at the watershed scale (2) directing and implementing climatologic and
hydrologic measurement networks using state-of-the-art monitoring equipment,
and (3) development and applications of modeling, GIS, and landscape-scale
analyses. In addition, the incumbent will have the opportunity to develop
collaborative research with scientific staff and university partners on a
variety of projects.

This position requires: (1) knowledge and skill in quantitative analyses of
hydrologic, atmospheric and climatic data, database management, and quality
assurance/quality control (2) knowledge and skill in streamflow, atmospheric
and climate measurement equipment and techniques, (3) modeling and GIS
expertise, and (4) participating in multidisciplinary, team-oriented
research projects.

We anticipate officially announcing the position in the near future, with an
anticipated starting date of mid-2013.  If you are interested in this
position, please fill out and return the attached outreach form and send to
Dr. Chelcy R. Ford, Research Project Leader, USDA Forest Service, Coweeta
Hydrologic Laboratory, 3160 Coweeta Lab Rd, Otto, NC 28763 or email to
crford@fs.fed.us.  Those interested will be sent a copy of the announcement
with duties, qualifications required, and application instructions.  For
more information, contact Dr. Ford at 828-524-2128, ext. 118.  The USDA
Forest Service is an equal opportunity employer.


Position Title/Series/Grade: Hydrologist (GS-12/13, 1315)

Duty Station: Otto, NC

I am interested in this position and will check http://www.usajobs.opm.gov
for the announcement, or I will call the contact person.


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Otto, North Carolina
U.S. Forest Service
Dr. Chelcy R. Ford