U.S. nationals: Hydrologic Technician

U.S. Forest Service (USFS)

New Meadows, ID, US

Summary

 

This position is located within a National Forest. The primary purpose of this position is to perform as a technical assistant in the performance of a variety of hydrology tasks, either as a crew member or individual worker.


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Responsibilities

  • Independently performs technical work in the field and/or laboratory which involves a variety of duties such as the following:
  • Develops, assembles, evaluates, adapts, and presents in tabular or graphic form, technical data in the fields of water data collection, stage data, stream discharge,
  • rainfall, and wind gaging that includes special flow computations, current velocity analyses, flow and discharge estimations, and special data collection and study programs.
  • Prepares criteria for use in calibrating stream flow in open and controlled channels; makes detailed analyses for use by hydrologists and engineers in considering possibility of applying engineering theories to the rise and fall of water,
  • water slopes, natural and artificial controls, etc.
  • Collects data from field recording instruments and makes on-site measurements of study area conditions. Assists on field survey crews in the collection of resource data.
  • Prepares a variety of charts, graphs, and figures for data analysis and publication. Prepares correspondence, in draft form, relating to all phases of the work; initiates directives for securing data needed.
  • Maintains liaison with other elements of the Forest and Ranger District, with Forest Service personnel at higher echelons, with other Federal,
  • state and local agencies and with public and private interests having a common interest in the collection and dissemination of the hydrological data.
  • Services, repairs, and installs a variety of hydrologic instruments.

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