[ES_JOBS_NET] Experimental Watershed hydro tech position in California

Hunsaker, Carolyn -FS chunsaker at fs.fed.us
Wed Mar 22 10:42:58 MDT 2017

Please distribute this job announcement to those that might be interested:  post, announce in classes, forward via email, etc.  Application period should open in early April and will only be open for a few days.
A flyer is attached as well as the message inside this email.
Thank you.


Hydrologic Technician, GS-1316-07
The USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station (PSW), is seeking a candidate for a Hydrologic Technician (GS-1316 Level 7) to fill a full-time temporary position (1 year appointment). The purpose of this Outreach Notice is to inform prospective applicants of this upcoming opportunity to apply (within 1-2 months). To express interest in this position, please complete the attached voluntary Outreach Interest Notice and return to Dr. Joe Wagenbrenner at jwagenbrenner at fs.fed.us (FAX 707-825-2901) by close of business on 31 March 2017.

Brief description of duties associated with this position:
The position will be located in Fresno or Shaver Lake, CA, and is associated with PSW's Fresno office. Work tasks will be evenly split between field and office/laboratory. Field work will be in the Sierra National Forest at elevations between 5,000 and 8,000 feet. Tasks include locating permanent sampling areas with a compass and GPS; collecting hydrology, meteorology, chemistry, soil, and sediment data; maintaining hydrology and meteorology equipment; and performing data entry and data quality assurance. The Kings River Experimental Watersheds project is a watershed-level, integrated ecosystem project for headwater streams in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The employee will be working with the lead research scientist, Dr. Joe Wagenbrenner, or with a hydrologist or hydrologic technician in the field.  Background information on the research project can be found at www.fs.fed.us/psw/programs/snrc/water/kingsriver<http://www.fs.fed.us/psw/programs/snrc/water/kingsriver>.
A physical science background is required along with good Microsoft Excel and/or Access skills and experience with GPS. Work will be alone or in small teams in a forest, mountain environment, sometimes under harsh winter conditions (snowmobile and ski access).  A valid driver's license and a good driving record are required.  Entry level salary for GS7 will begin at approximately $40,700 per year. This is a federal government position so only U.S. citizens qualify.  Contact Dr. Joe Wagenbrenner at 707-825-2930 or Dr. Carolyn Hunsaker at 559-323-3211 if you have questions.

About PSW:
PSW is one of several research stations in the research and development (R&D) arm of the Forest Service, a component of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and works at the forefront of science to improve the health and use of our Nation's forests and grasslands. Our researchers work independently and with a range of partners, including other agencies, academia, nonprofit groups, and industry. The information and technology produced through basic and applied science programs is available to the public for its benefit and use.
Community and Surrounding Area:
Field work is near Shaver Lake, a mountain community with a population of less than 1,000; Fresno is the nearest large city.
Additional Information: www.shaverlake.com/area-guide/community<http://www.shaverlake.com/area-guide/community> or www.fs.usda.gov/sierra<http://www.fs.usda.gov/sierra>.

How to apply:
The purpose of this Outreach Notice is to determine the potential applicant pool for this position and to establish the appropriate recruitment method and area of consideration for the advertisement. Individuals stating interest in this position will be notified when the vacancy announcement is posted so they can apply. If you are interested in applying for this position, complete the attached Outreach Notice Response Form and return it to Dr. Joe Wagenbrenner at jwagenbrenner at fs.fed.us<mailto:jwagenbrenner at fs.fed.us> no later than 31 March 2017.

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Carolyn T. Hunsaker, D.Env.
Research Ecologist

Forest Service
Pacific Southwest Research Station, Ecosystem Function & Health

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