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Cherokee Nation Businesses

Tallahassee, FL, United States 🇺🇸

Hydrologic Technician III, Tallahassee, FL US ID# 18080

Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs (CNSP) is a versatile, tribally owned 8(a), SDB providing solutions throughout the U.S. and overseas. CNSP has expertise in a wide range of technical disciplines, including global vulnerability assessment, information assurance, intelligence operations, program management and professional services with partners in Information Technology. CNSP is owned by Cherokee Nation Businesses, the economic engine of Cherokee Nation, the largest Native American tribe in the U.S. One-hundred percent of the company’s profits support future business investments and the well-being of the tribe’s citizens through health care, education and job creation, ensuring better lives for Cherokees today and tomorrow.

For more company information, visit our site at www.cherokee-cnsp.com


Cherokee Nation Technologies (CNT) supports USGS Water Science Center in its leadership role in the conducting hydrologic investigations and data collection in various areas. This includes continuous monitoring of surface-water and groundwater resources through several data networks.

Hydrologic data routinely collected include ground water levels, surface water levels in lakes and streams, stream discharge, water quality, and a limited number of meteorological data (rainfall, evapotranspiration). Hydrologic investigations include areal studies (county and regional assessments), groundwater and surface-water modeling, water quality studies, and investigations specific to identified hydrologic or water-quality problems or potential problems. The data collected and studies conducted by the offices are used to better understand the hydrology of Florida and are used as a resource for water managers in decision making.


CNT is looking to hire Hydrologic Technicians to support our team in the following functions:

  • Surface Water: The contractor shall perform routine measurements of stage and discharge under a variety of field conditions using mid-section and hydroacoustic methods and stage and velocity measuring equipment.
  • Groundwater: The contractor shall perform routine water-level measurements at wells under a variety of field conditions using depth to water methods and steel tape or electric tape.
  • Quality Water: The contractor shall perform routine field measurements such as, but not limited to, water temperature, specific conductance, pH, dissolved oxygen and alkalinity selecting the appropriate technique, protocol, under a variety of field conditions using portable field meters and multi-parameter sensors.
  • Infrastructure: Assists in the construction and removal of gages and supporting structures. Applying established procedures, protocols, and standards assists in the construction, development, and abandonment of wells. Schedules and/or obtains appropriate vehicles, equipment, and supplies. Performs routine safety inspections of equipment and work areas.

  • Datums/Altitude/Elevation: Assists USGS crew chief in establishing vertical and horizontal datums. Flags high-water marks and documents their reliability. Measures and records routine crest-stage gage high-water marks.

  • Driving personal or federal government vehicles typically several times per month, typical trip ranges from 30-200 miles infrequently up to several hundred miles

  • Working with simple power tools such as saw and drill in the USGS shop. Support and maintenance of field equipment may include operation of gasoline-powered generator and possibly use of power tools for the construction of field equipment



Will report to CNT Program Manager and may coordinate daily work with client representative (Task Order Manager).


BS in a four-year science or math program such as Hydrology, Civil Engineering or related field. Relevant experience is a must.


The successful candidate must have a valid driver’s license and be physically able to function in the field. Outdoor field activities in Florida make up 30-40% of the time spent performing the duties of this position.

  • One year experience in laboratory work, data collection / logging and field work or related internships or coursework in environmental or lab analysis are required.
  • Computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets, internet, and database programs.
  • Familiarity with data processing and analysis software/systems is required.
  • Experience with Lab equipment and testing methods. Working knowledge of data entry and scientific literature or data searches.
  • Ability to organize, prepare and maintain field gear, and insure that all required trip supplies are available for USGS scientist use. The person assigned to this project must have a valid driver license and dependable means of transportation.
  • Must adhere to all computer security clearance requirements of the agency (training and testing).
  • Must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds or more.
  • Training for requirements that are uniquely specific to CNT or the clients will be provided


Work will be in field (30-40% of the time) and office (60-70% of the time) environments. Fieldwork will involve travel as stated above.

About Cherokee Federal
Cherokee Federal – a division of Cherokee Nation Businesses – is a team of tribally owned federal contracting companies focused on building solutions, solving complex challenges, and serving the nation’s mission around the globe for more than 60 federal clients. Our team of companies manages nearly 1,000 projects of all sizes across the construction, consulting, engineering and manufacturing, health, and technology portfolios.

Since 2012, the Cherokee Federal team of companies has won more than $5 billion in government contracts. Our 3,000+ employees work in 26 countries, 50 states and 2 U.S. territories.

Why choose Cherokee Federal? Visit our website and learn about the great reasons to join our team. cherokee-federal.com


Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, gender identity and sexual orientation. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please copy and paste the links to the following two sites: EEO Statement | EEO Poster; https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf and https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/ofccp_eeo_supplement_final_jrf_qa_508c.pdf

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