U.S. nationals: Hydrologist

U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service

Boise, ID, US


This position is located in the Snow Survey Program, under the supervision of the Snow Survey Program Manager. The incumbent serves as a Hydrologist, assisting in the complete range of snow survey and water supply forecast activities conducted within the assigned jurisdiction.

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  • Responsible for the collection, quality control (QC), data entry, and annual archive of hydro-meteorological data within the boundaries of the Idaho Data Collection Office jurisdiction.
  • Provides technical assistance to the snow survey staff in data collection, data entry, verification, quality control, processing and archival.
  • Monitors Snow Telemetry (SNOTEL) site performance and data quality to assist in establishing maintenance work loads and setting priorities.
  • Performs snow surveys by helicopter, on snow machine, and on foot.
  • Assists in the preparation and presentation of the Water Supply Outlook Report (WSOR), Surface Water Supply Index (SWSI) and other products on a monthly basis through the winter and spring.