Hydrologic and Soil Technician-Michigan

Agency
Hiawatha National Forest
Location
Rapid River, MI and St. Ignace, MI
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$17.84/hr (GS-6) and $16.00/hr (GS-5)
Start Date
04/16/2018
Last Date to Apply
01/16/2018
Website
https://www.fs.usda.gov/hiawatha
Description
The Hiawatha National Forest is seeking qualified applicants to fill temporary 2 to 4 full-time hydrological and soils technician positions for the 2018 summer season, starting in April or May and running through September. Description of Work • Monitoring timber harvest units using the Forest Soil Disturbance Monitoring Protocol (FSDMP). • Evaluating compliance with Best Management Practices (BMPs) for timber, special uses, and other management activities. • Installation, calibration, and data retrieval for instream temperature thermographs. • Assist with implementation of projects planned for watershed improvement. •Identification, documentation, and mapping of watershed or soil conditions that have potential to negatively affect water quality or hydrologic function. Primary focus on forest roads, stream crossings, culverts, dispersed recreation sites, and user created trails. • Data management including data summaries and checks for consistency and errors. • Site selection, map development, data queries, and database uploads through ArcGIS. • Map production, data queries, and site selection in ArcMap. • Writing monitoring reports for stream temperature monitoring, soil disturbance, and other monitoring or inventory activities. • Assist zone hydrologist and soil scientist with various assignments as needed. Work may also include hiking, bushwhacking, mountain bike riding, canoeing and wading in streams while carrying monitoring equipment and field gear. The individual would need to have the ability to work alone in remote areas in all types of weather. Incumbent should be proficient in GPS and GIS skills used in orienteering and data management. Applicants need to have valid driver’s license.
Qualifications
Minimal Qualifications • Valid driver’s license and able to drive 4x4 vehicle • Willing to work alone or in groups in remote areas • Must be willing to work in all types of weather • Experience using ArcGIS and GPS • Review Vacancy Announcements on www.usajobs.gov for minimal qualifications. How to apply: Apply online at www.usajobs.gov. This online application process allows applicants to submit employment information that can be printed for personal use and/or edited on the website for future use. If you do not have a USAJOBS account the system will help you establish one. Your account can be used for other federal job vacancies. GS-05 Hydrologic & Soil Technician • Vacancy Announcement: 18-TEMP-R9-HYDO-S5DT-RR • Apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/488174400 GS-06 Hydrologic & Soil Technician • Vacancy Announcement: 18-TEMP-R9-HYDO-S6DT-RR • Apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/488174600 If you wish to be considered for this position, you must apply on www.usajobs.gov prior to the closing date January 16, 2018 listed on the vacancy announcement. Please specify which duty location you wish to be considered for. Locations include: Rapid River, MI or St. Ignace, MI. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply to both duty stations. Start date for these positions may change and might be negotiable. Questions maybe sent to Lindsey Goss lindseymgoss@fs.fed.us
Contact Person
Lindsey Goss
Contact Phone
616-402-5317
Contact eMail
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