Local recruitment: Hydrologic Tech

Cherokee Nation Businesses

Homestead, FL, USA 🇺🇸

Join the team who values your skills and expertise. Cherokee Nation 3S (CN3S) provides support, services and solutions to federal and commercial customers. CN3S takes a personalized approach to solving clients’ toughest challenges, helping you make the most of your skills. This approach gives customers the support they deserve and the quality they expect from a team that can handle every detail – a team of experts, like you.

Cherokee Nation 3S is part of Cherokee Federal – a team of tribally owned federal contracting companies focused on building solutions, solving complex challenges, and serving the nation’s mission around the globe for more than 60 federal clients. For more information, visit cherokee-federal.com.


Everglades National Park protects a portion of the largest freshwater marsh in the United States, the Greater Everglades. A range of terrestrial, estuarine, and marine habitats simultaneously converge amidst a blend of temperate and subtropical climates to create the unique hydrologic conditions that exist in the Everglades. Water quantity and quality are critical to the health of the ecosystems that support the myriad plant and animal species inhabiting the park.

We are seeking a hydrologic technician to assist Everglades National Parks Inventory and Monitoring Program with hydrologic monitoring and data management operations. The primary responsibility of the person selected for this position will be to collect, process, and analyze physical data from continuous monitoring stations located in upland freshwater marshes and marine areas of the Park.


Collect physical oceanographic, hydrologic, water quality, and meteorological data from sites within and neighboring the Park. Collect water samples and make measurements of physical conditions in the field. Retrieve data from automated data collection devices using a laptop computer, radio, telemetry, or specialized data retrieval equipment. Perform field quality assurance checks and calibrate instruments. Evaluate, report, and replace field data collection equipment as needed to minimize data loss.
Process field data and samples as required to produce quality assured physical monitoring data. Process field data using custom data management software and standard PC editors and spreadsheets. Graph and check data for errors and then perform appropriate data validation processes. Verify that all processes were completed without error and enter supporting information into the database.
Assist project leader in preparing graphs, summary tables, maps, and written reports describing physical conditions. Use statistical software, graphics programs, and geographic information system (GIS) applications for scientific and engineering applications in the preparation of quarterly and annual reports.
Maintain accurate field notes and adequate supplies. Insure that marine boats, airboats, and field vehicles are serviced and repaired as necessary and that all required safety equipment is aboard. Order calibration standards, calibration equipment, batteries, and other critical supplies before they are needed.
Construct and maintain field stations designed to collect hydrologic and climatologic data. This activity includes, but is not limited to instrument and protective housing installation, equipment testing, and station surveying.
Coordinate field operations with other SFNRC projects, EVER divisions, other agencies and / or contractors. Schedule field equipment, airboats, helicopters, boats, and other critical resources as necessary.
Assist the project leader in training and directing the field and laboratory activities of new staff and volunteers. Assist with project planning, administration, procurement, and personnel tasks as directed by the project leader.


No management of others or supervisory roles


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited school in a relevant degree, is highly desired;


Practical knowledge of hydrology, physical oceanography, or a closely related scientific or engineering field
Familiarity with basic electronics and related skills
Knowledge of the South Florida wetlands and marine systems
Knowledge of the theoretical concepts used in the collection of hydrologic and physical science data
Experience with standard hydrologic instrumentation including data loggers, and hydrologic and physical science parameter sensors
Experience with field and laboratory equipment used for the collection and analysis of hydrologic and water quality data
Knowledge of standard computer software used for entry, storage and retrieval of information (e.g. DOS, Windows, text editors, word processors, and spreadsheets)
Knowledge of computer databases and software used for graphical, statistical and GIS analysis of scientific or engineering data (e.g. MS Excel, SPSS, MS Access, ArcMAP, Google Earth, or similar tools)
Ability to establish sound and effective working relationships with others working in the Park, such as Park personnel, personnel from other agencies, and cooperating scientist from universities/agencies
Ability to operate class A and class I motor boats, airboats, vans, SUVs, small trucks, and basic field equipment in a safe and responsible manner
Ability to operate from helicopters in a safe and responsible manner


Work will be performed in a climate-controlled office environment and will include significant time in the field collecting and observing.


Cherokee Federal is a division of Cherokee Nation Businesses, the economic engine of Cherokee Nation, the largest Native American tribe in the U.S.  As a trusted partner, the Cherokee Federal team of companies manages nearly 2,000 projects of all sizes across the construction, engineering and manufacturing and mission solutions portfolios – ranging from advanced data analytics and telehealth to cybersecurity, cloud and logistics.

Since 2012, our team of companies has won $6 billion in government contracts and completed more than 5,300 federal missions.  Our 3,600+ employees work in 20+ countries, 50 states and 2 U.S. territories.

Why Cherokee Federal? Visit cherokee-federal.com to learn why you should join our team!


Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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