NPS Posts Opening for Hydrologist

Hydrologist- National Park Service

Open & closing dates:  10/03/2019 to 10/16/2019
Service: Competitive
Pay scale & grade: GS 12 – 13
Salary: $81,451 to $125,910 per year
The salary range is representative of grade levels GS-12, step 1 through GS-13, step 10, including locality pay.
Appointment type: Permanent
Work schedule: Full-Time
1 vacancy in the following location: Fort Collins, CO
Relocation expenses reimbursed: Yes. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid if the selectee lives outside of the local commuting area and is otherwise eligible for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with the Federal Travel Regulation.
Telework eligible: Yes as determined by agency policy


The incumbent serves as the Water Monitoring Program Lead (Hydrologist) jointly in the Water Resources Division (WRD) and the Inventory and Monitoring Division (IMD) in the Natural Resource Natural Resource Stewardship and Science Directorate (NRSS) in the National Park Service (NPS). The position is duty-stationed in Fort Collins, Colorado.


Duties will be developmental in nature when filled below the full performance level.

The incumbent serves as an expert in the areas of hydrology, associated water quantity and quality, and design and interpretation of related data collection and interpretation. He/she supports WRD operational activities and is available to assist IMD Networks, Parks, Regions, and the Washington Office in hydrologic and water quantity and quality assessment, protection, and development, with an emphasis on monitoring design, standards, interpretation of related data, and development of policy and guidelines to support a national program. He/she provides scientific expertise to support oversight of National Park Service programs, initiatives, and technical teams in all areas of water quantity, quality, and pursuant data interpretation. The incumbent is responsible for supporting and further developing these capabilities through teamwork with staff of the WRD, IMD, and across the Natural Resource Stewardship and Science Directorate for the benefit of National Park Service monitoring efforts Servicewide. Provide senior level expertise to all levels of the NPS in establishing and reviewing data quality standards and guidance to ensure hydrologic data are suitable for use in current and emerging management and policy issues related to water quantity and quality.

Travel Required: Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel up to 7 nights per month for this position.

Supervisory status: No

Promotion Potential: 13

For more information, or to apply, visit the official USAJOBS posting.