Hydrologic Technician III via Indeed

The Klamath Tribes

Chiloquin, OR, US


The primary purpose of this position is to support the Hydrologist by working independently and as part of a team performing field data collection tasks to develop scientific information regarding the movement and condition of water.

The Hydrologic Technician III will measure and monitor surface water and ground water flows, levels, and conditions, and integrates these data into scientific endeavors to restore and maintain aquatic ecosystems and regulatory processes designed to protect the Klamath Tribes’ water rights. Other duties include establishing and maintaining a network of gauges providing continuous measurements of water flow, level, and condition in rivers, streams, springs, lakes, marshes, and shallow ground water.

This position is grant-funded and continuation of this position is dependent upon ability to secure additional funding.


1. Establish and maintain a network of continuous gauges measuring water flow, water level, shallow groundwater levels and flow, and other pertinent parameters (e.g. temperature, turbidity, etc.), following US Geological Survey standards or the equivalent.

2. Write standard operating procedures for establishing and maintaining gauges, for quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) of data generated, and for publishing and managing final data sets.

3. Collaborate with other professionals in the US Geological Survey, the Oregon Water Resources Department, and others to establish and maintain gauges (e.g. agreements to jointly operate gauges).

4. Collaborate with other professionals in the development and implementation of ecosystem restoration and monitoring actions, fisheries restoration and monitoring projects, water quality monitoring, and other water-related activities.

5. Purchase, safely operate, maintain, and repair gear and equipment necessary for sampling and data collection.

6. Coordinate implementation of field surveys with collaborating agencies and organizations.

7. Enter, edit, update, and graph field and laboratory data.

8. Produce maps to assist with research efforts using ArcGIS.

9. Prepare written reports about and present on completed research and analysis.

10. Exercise the full range of supervisory duties for assigned staff. Perform overall work planning, establish work schedules and priorities, and assign and review work. Personally discuss the progress of the work and problems areas as they may arise. Recommend employee status and other personnel changes, approve leave, evaluate performance, identify training needs, and ensure that training opportunities are provided. Resolve complaints or minor grievances, and advise employees on matters related to less than satisfactory performance. Keep employees informed of management policies and goals.

11. The incumbent will be called upon to accomplish other tasks within their scope of work.


Minimum Qualifications: Failure to comply with minimum position requirements may result in termination of employment.

  • REQUIRED to possess a Bachelor Degree in Hydrology, Environmental Science, Soil Science, Geology, or closely related field. (Must submit copy of diploma or transcripts with application.)
  • REQUIRED to have at least two years of experience conducting field surveys while following detailed measurement procedures or monitoring protocols.
  • REQUIRED to have at least one year experience monitoring stream and aquatic conditions.
  • REQUIRED to have at least one year experience supervising field crews.
  • REQUIRED to be proficient in the use of computers for a variety of tasks including: general computing using Microsoft Office (e.g. spreadsheets, documents, presentations, etc.); general understanding of and mapping experience with ArcGIS.
  • REQUIRED to possess and maintain a valid Oregon Driver’s License, (out of state applicants must receive ODL within 90 days of hire), have good driving record and be insurable by The Klamath Tribes’ vehicle insurance policy. (Must submit copy of driver license with application.)
  • REQUIRED to submit to and clear an alcohol/drug screen and random testing as per policy.
  • REQUIRED to accept responsibility of a mandatory reporter in accordance with the Klamath Tribes Juvenile Ordinance Title 2, Chapter 15.64 and General Council Resolution #2005 003, all Tribal staff are considered mandatory reporters.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability able to operate power boats and obtain an Oregon Boater Education Card.
  • Report writing experience.
  • Analysis experience using statistical software (e.g. R, Systat, SAS, or the equivalent).


Indian and Tribal Preference will apply, as per policy. (Must submit tribal documentation with application to qualify for Indian Preference).

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $34,137.00 to $49,615.00 /hour


  • Bachelor’s (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off


  • Monday to Friday