Another job for a young Hydro Tech

Looking from Flume (mountain bike) Trail in Nevada towards Carnelian Bay and Tahoe City, CA beyond.

USGS has an opening for a hydro tech (or hydrologist) just starting out. The job is in Carnelian Bay, CA, which is on the north shore of beautiful Lake Tahoe. The work involves monitoring stream water quality and flow. It’s a GS-7/9 ($41k to $66K) with promotion potential to a GS-11. Job opening closes January 18, 2011. So hurry. A link to the job announcemt on USA Jobs is listed at the end of this post.

These kinds of government jobs are often “wired,” meaning that there is a candidate with an inside shot at it. Sometimes you can make a few phone calls and get a feeling for that. Often they won’t tell you or they lie and tell you that the job is not “wired.” Unfortuantely that is just part of the game in applying for federal jobs. This can be frustrating. I know, I’ve been there. How do get the insider information you need, not waste time on extreme long-shot federal applications, become the “wired-one” and get federal the job? My advice to young hydologists and young hydros tech is network, network, network!!! If you don’t know how, ask me. I’ll help you.

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Hydrologist Clay Brandow has water on his mind most of the time, but now is seeking other diversions. Dear reader I'd love to hear from you. Please leave me a comment or two. It's easy.
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3 Responses to Another job for a young Hydro Tech

  1. My conclusion is that all jobs are wired!! I really hate to say it but its all about who you know. Having any tips for your non-hydro daughter?
    love, bb

  2. Lynn Marchand says:

    Hi Clay,
    Have you heard about the Hydrologist needed on the Klamath–its a tribal agency position, I believe. Loved the love story. Keep up the great blogging.
    PS I’ve got some Chico/Sutter Buttes area bike rides in mind later this spring or summer.

    • colorfulclay says:

      Lynn– Thanks for the tip. I have many friends who started their careers with the tribes on the Klamath River. I will spread the word. Thanks the the encouragement to keep on blogging. I’m definitely up for biking in the Chico area. Let me know when. We are going to the Chico Wildflower ride again this year on Sunday, May 1. Staying at the Johnosn Ranch B&B the Sunday night after the ride. Great place to chill out among the orchards. –Clay

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