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Hydrologic Technician - USGS, California Water Science Center

Conservation Legacy

Conservation Legacy

San Diego, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Hydrologic Technician - USGS, California Water Science Center


Individual Placement/Internships

Job Location

San Diego, California

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Position Type



Term of positions is 26 weeks; full-time 40 hours per week


San Diego, CA

Living Allowance:


AmeriCorps Award:

Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of the program. Value of the award is $3,447.50 (pre-tax).

Start Date:

June 3, 2024

Application Due Date:

Preference given to applicants that submit application by March 31, 2024

Title of Position

Hydrologic Technician

Position Details:

Stewards Individual Placements (Stewards) provides individuals with service and career opportunities to strengthen communities and preserve our natural resources. Participants work with Federal agencies, Tribal governments, and nonprofits building institutional capacity, developing community relationships, and supporting ecosystem health. Stewards in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey, California Water Science Center are seeking an intern who will work on water availability studies in the Salton Sea watershed. There are four projects in the study area with a diverse range of tasks that could include field work and groundwater sampling, data management and analysis, GIS and data visualization, support for numeric modeling and computer programming, and communication and writing, depending on the individual’s interests.

Position Responsibilities will include:

Collect hydrologic data: groundwater level data, water quality data, water quality samples for analysis, and collected streamflow data.

Manages hydrologic data, evaluates hydrologic data for accuracy, and computes accurate hydrologic records. Verifies the accuracy of data summaries. Archives data in appropriate databases.

Prepares data visualizations: maps for spatial data, plots and graphs for numeric data.

Processing and analyzing hydrologic and hydraulic data using Microsoft Office products, open-source programming language, or ArcGIS/ESRI products.

Assist in preparing written reports or sections of reports for cooperators or publication

Minimum Requirements:

Willing to undergo and pass a required criminal history check.

A strong interest in a career in natural resource conservation science.

You must be eligible to serve in AmeriCorps State & National Direct Service programs (must not have served more than 4 terms in AmeriCorps).

You must be available to work a 40-hour week for the 26-week term

You must be between 18 and 34 years of age.

You must have received a High School Diploma or GED

You must be a member of a Federally Recognized Indian Tribe, Band, or Village; Alaska Native; or meet one of the following descriptions:

o Persons who possess at least one-half degree Indian blood derived from Tribes indigenous to the United States.

o Descendants of Members of Federally Recognized Indian Tribes, Bands or Communities who were residing on any Indian Reservation on June 1, 1934 – shown by completing BIA Form 4432.

Preferred Requirements:

Demonstrated interests in water management and regional water studies.

Educational, professional, or other experience with hydrology, geology, or geography.


Living Allowance: $600/week (pre-tax)

Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of the education award is $3,447.50 (pre-tax).

Student loan forbearance and health insurance

How to Apply

Apply on-line at: https://form.jotform.com/StewardsIPP/2024-biawatercorps-member-applicati

In addition to your resume, please submit a one-page cover letter highlighting why you are interested in this position and how your background and experience will help you succeed in this position.

If you have questions about this position, please contact Elizabeth Jachens at ejachens@usgs.gov or Stewards Program Coordinator James Gasaway; jgasaway@conservationlegacy.org

This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or parental status, genetic information, and military service. Where a significant portion of the population eligible to be served needs services or information in a language other than English, the recipient shall take reasonable steps to provide written material of the type ordinarily available to the public in appropriate languages.