GS12/13, Research Hydrologist

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Hydrologist GS12/13, 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
  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
  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 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.

Chelcy R. Ford, Ph.D.
Research Project Leader
Coweeta Hydrologic Lab Center for Forest Watershed Science
USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station
3160 Coweeta Lab Rd
Otto, NC 28763 USA
(828) 524-2128 ext 118

Expiration Date: 
Tue, 2013-12-31
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