Hydrologist, National Park Service

National Capital Area – Resources, Stewardship, and Science
Open & closing dates:  12/21/2020 to 01/04/2021
Service: Competitive
Pay scale & grade: GS 12
Salary: $86,335 to $112,240 per year
Appointment type: Permanent
Work schedule: Full-Time
Location: 1 vacancy in Washington DC, DC

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


This position is located in Resource Stewardship and Science, in the Division Of Natural Resources and Science; and serves as a senior principal advisor in hydrology, with a focus on urban systems for parks throughout the region. The hydrologist is responsible for program development and implementation related to hydrology and water resources.


  • Analyzes complex water resource issues related to the management of parklands.
  • Evaluates potential impacts on water quality, water quantity and channel morphology by planned or existing land use activities, both within and external to park boundaries.
  • Conducts water resources studies involving the development of quantitative hydrologic and hydraulic information for wetland and stream restorations, engineering designs, floodplain management and associated processes.
  • Develops and implements protection, mitigation, and restoration projects needed to repair and/or maintain water resources, stream channels, and wetland habitats.

Travel Required

Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel two nights per month for this position.

Supervisory status: No

Promotion Potential: None

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