Hydrologist VI

State of Hawaii

Oahu, Hawaii, USA 🇺🇸

Recruitment Information

This posting is for the State of Hawaii, Department of Land and Natural Resources, Commission on Water Resources Management.
The position is located in Downtown, Oahu.
Salary:  Commensurate with education & experience
If you have any questions regarding this non-civil service exempt position, please contact Ms. Susan Danbara at (808) 587-0216 or via email [email protected]
The State Recruiting Office will refer all inquiries regarding this exempt position to the Department of Land and Natural Resources. Duties Summary

The primary purpose of this position is to process well construction and pump installation permits.  This involves assisting in processing water use permit applications and petitions for ground water management area designations; maintaining the well and pump applications database tracking system; conducting field investigations for ground water related issues and complaints and other ground water related hydrological and geological investigations; and reviewing proposed developments for related impacts on water and Commission related issues, collecting ground water pumpage data and establishing minimum standards for construction of well, installation of pumps and pumping equipment.  Performs other duties as assigned.Minimum Qualification Requirements

LEGAL AUTHORIZATION TO WORK REQUIREMENT: The State of Hawaii requires all persons seeking employment with the government of the State shall be citizens, nationals, or permanent resident aliens of the United States, or eligible under federal law for unrestricted employment in the United States. 

Recommended Qualifications:

Knowledge of:  Principles and practices of general planning and natural resources planning including design and environmental research studies; hydrological or hydrogeological principles and practices; survey and data collection principles and practices; water balance and water budget principles and practices; mathematical and statistical computations and analyses principles and practices; Hawaiian natural history; personal computers; supervisory principles and practices; and a clear understanding of the protection and management of water as a public trust resource, including public trust protected uses.

Ability to: Plan and conduct hydrological studies and prepare technical reports, plan, organize, staff, formulate policies and implement programs; collect, analyze, evaluate and interpret surface water and hydrogeological data; conduct investigations; solve problems in which data may be missing or no precedents exist; enforce rules and procedures; perform mathematical and statistical computations and analyses; use and care for standard hydrological instruments and equipment; prepare clear and concise reports; deal tactfully with the public and other officials; utilize computer based word processing, spreadsheet and database programs; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; assign and coordinate work; train and evaluate performance of subordinates; and effectively participate in and conduct meetings.

Recommended Education:  Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university, with an engineering or physical science degree with coursework in hydrology, water resource management, geology, or climatology.
Recommended Specialized Experience:  Five (5) years of professional experience in hydrology/climatology.
Recommended Supervisory Experience:  One (1) year of supervisory experience. 
License Requirement:  Applicants must possess a valid license, type 3 or higher, to drive in the State of Hawaii.
Quality of Experience:  Possession of the required number of years of experience will not in itself be accepted as proof of qualification for a position.  The applicant’s overall experience must have been of such scope and level of responsibility as to conclusively demonstrate that he/she has the ability to perform the duties of the position for which he/she is being considered.
Physical/Mental Requirements:  Applicants must be able to perform the essential functions of the position effectively and safely, with or without reasonable accommodation.  Qualified applicants with disabilities who can perform the essential functions of the advertised position are encouraged to apply.  The State of Hawaii is committed to making reasonable accommodations on a case-by-case basis.  Applicants seeking reasonable accommodation should be ready to discuss the accommodation sought so that a determination can be made that such accommodation is reasonable and would not cause the employer undue hardship.
 Other Information

This position is exempt from the civil service and considered temporary in nature. Therefore, if you are appointed to the position, your employment will be considered to be “at will,” which means that you may be discharged from your employment at the prerogative of your department head or designee at any time.

Please submit a completed Non-Civil Service Application (HRD 278) to:
Department of Land and Natural Resources

Human Resources Office
Attn: Ms. Michele Lee
1151 Punchbowl Street, Rm. 231
Honolulu, HI 96813 
Click here (Download PDF reader) for the Non-Civil Service Application (HRD 278). Recruitment number is EX118214.

Direct all inquiries regarding this position to: 
Ms. Susan Danbara
Phone: (808) 587-0216 or Email: [email protected]
Monday-Friday 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.(HST)

NOTE: The State Recruiting Office will refer you to the Department of Land and Natural Resources regarding this exempt position. 

Apply By: ASAP