U.S. nationals: Supervisory Hydrologist

U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service
Portland, OR, United States
Position Type: 
Full-Time
Organization Type: 
Government
Experience Level: 
Not Specified

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Summary

This position is located in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), National Water and Climate Center (NWCC).

The incumbent serves as Leader of the Water and Climate Monitoring (WCM) Branch, a component of the Snow Survey and Water Supply Forecasting Program (SSWSF), providing leadership for remote data collection of soil moisture, soil temperature and other climate data and is a senior, national technical authority in this business area.
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Responsibilities

  • Leads the NRCS automated snow telemetry (SNOTEL) system, the manual snow course network and the automated Soil Climate Analysis Network (SCAN) project.
  • Provides leadership in assessing water user customer needs and in defining research and development needs to carry out remote data monitoring in more efficient, accurate and environmentally-sound methods.
  • Provides national leadership to gather snowpack, soil moisture and soil temperature conditions and climate data from remote locations across the U.S. through the use of automated and manual technology.
  • Leads the NRCS automated snow telemetry (SNOTEL) system, the manual snow course network and the automated Soil Climate Analysis Network (SCAN) project.
  • Makes decisions on work problems and assignments, coordinates work with other NRCS and nonNRCS disciplines, creates training plans, standards of performance and evaluating performance of those directly supervised.
  • Develops and submits wide-ranging Water and Climate Monitoring strategic initiatives to the NWCC Director and appropriate NHQ Division Director.
  • Works in conjunction with the Employee Development Section (EDS) staff and is responsible for and actively involved with the required NRCS West-wide Snow Survey Training School.