Hydrologist III

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 assist in the administration of the Statewide Surface Water Regulation Program in accordance with provisions of the State Water Code, and in cooperation with federal, state, and county agencies.  This position is located in the Instream Use Protection Section of the Branch and is responsible for conducting surface-water resource assessment studies; developing stream management plans; assisting in the development and implementation of procedures and guidelines for adopting permanent and interim instream flow standards, and enforcing established instream flow standards in coordination with federal, state and county agencies.  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 the hydrological and biological sciences; familiarity with Hawaii stream systems; understanding of traditional and customary practices of Native Hawaiians; analytical procedures; letter and report writing; survey and data collection principles and practices; mathematical and statistical computations and analyses principles and practices; use of computers in spreadsheet calculations, database management, and word processing; and principles and practices of general planning and natural resource planning. 
Skills/Abilities to: Plan and conduct hydrologic studies and prepare technical reports; collect, analyze, evaluate, and interpret biologic and hydrologic data and arrive at sound conclusions and recommendations; incorporate Native Hawaiian traditional ecological knowledge systems into conclusions and recommendations; know where to gather data, reports, and other information to identify and analyze a problem accurately; use and care for standard hydrologic instruments and equipment; supervise activities of a field party; enforce rules and procedures; effectively communicate with subordinates, supervisors, and with the public; uphold high ethical standards; prepare clear and accurate scientific reports; utilize computer based word processing, spreadsheet, relational database programs and geographic information systems; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; effectively participate in and conduct public meetings; and be in excellent health for field work which includes hiking and flying in helicopters to conduct aerial and field work. 
Recommended Education:  A combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from an accredited school of engineering or physical science, freshwater biology, ecology, environmental science, or related biological science or Hawaiian Studies, with coursework in hydrology or water resources.
Recommended Specialized Experience: Two (2) years of experience in natural resources planning, research, or project coordination or management, or a combination of any of the aforementioned disciplines.
Recommended Substitutions for Experience:  A master’s degree and major in freshwater biology, ecology, environmental science, geology, hydrology or a related field of geoscience or biological science or Hawaiian Studies may be substituted for one (1) year of Specialized 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 and Medical 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