U.S. nationals: Hydrologist
This position supports the USDA Pacific SW Research Station located in Arcata, CA or Fort Bragg, CA. If selected, you will be responsible for evaluating work in the field of hydrology, participating as a member of a research team working to evaluate short-and long-term effects of forest management activities on erosion processes and stream functions.
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- Duties listed are at the full performance level.
- Operates, maintains, and collects data from hydrometeorological field instruments; performs field and laboratory measurements on hydrologic characteristics;
- Analyzes and compiles reports of processed samples and measurements; queries and maintains research databases; Prepares maps, graphs, and other presentation materials using software packages.
- Responsible for data compilation and quality assurance for hydrometeorological data, including streamflow, temperature, and rainfall data.
- Prepares and processes sediment samples to determine sediment characteristics using gravimetric methods, as well as miscellaneous other sediment-related analyses.
- Develops and implements quality control and assurance plans for the laboratory, and analyzes hydrologic data to determine the causes of data anomalies.
- Compiles reports of processed samples, and analyzes data to calculate standard streamflow and precipitation metrics and assess sensor functions at each monitoring station.
- Evaluates data quality and assembles data bases required to support research studies. Prepares reports of findings for assigned parts of studies.
- Develops, maintains, and trouble-shoots software used at various stages in sample processing and reporting, as well as software used in processing and documenting other hydrologic data from monitoring sites.