U.S. nationals: Hydrologist

U.S. Forest Service (USFS)
Tucson, AZ, United States
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This position is located on the Coronado National Forest in Tucson, AZ. The incumbent has responsibility to conduct and interpret hydrologic surveys and analysis, watershed rehabilitation and management planning, and providing technical guidance within the framework of multiple-use management of forest and range lands.

For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Jennifer Varin at 520-388-8373, or jennifer.varin@usda.gov.
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  • Duties listed are at full performance level.
  • Collects, analyzes, and interprets watershed data for input to environmental reports. Participates as a member of interdisciplinary teams working on land management planning, emergency burn rehabilitation, or other projects.
  • Evaluates the data, identifies trends and provides oral and written feedback on the results obtained.
  • Conducts water resource inventories following established procedures to assemble data bases required to support management programs and planning. Surveys areas needing restoration or stabilization following disturbance by resource activities.
  • Makes recommendations on treatment needs, estimates project costs, and prepares environmental analysis reports for restoration projects being considered for implementation.
  • Follows prescribed project plans, applies conventional methods to analyze water samples and determine the causes of data anomalies.
  • Prepares and carries out water quality monitoring programs, including preparation of plans, collection and analysis of samples, and interpretation of data.
  • Plans, conducts, and reports on assigned parts of hydrologic interpretive studies which typically adhere to established techniques and conventional methods of investigation.
  • Collects and analyzes hydrologic data relating to one or more of the three disciplinary fields (ground-water, surface-water, quality-water), determining apparent reasons for data anomalies.
  • Prepares reports of findings for assigned parts of interpretive studies summarizing the results of hydrologic investigations.
  • Participates with higher level project hydrologists in the development of project proposals or descriptions, which summarize critical information relating to the objective, approach, funding, and expected results of proposed investigations.