U.S. nationals: Hydrologic Technician
This position is located within a National Forest. The primary purpose of this position is to serve 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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- Performs hydrologic technician work in support of hydrologists, civil engineers and other professionals.
- Engaged in scientific studies of surface water, meteorology, sediment and debris production, and water quality for water resource and land management planning and design.
- Applies skills in mathematics, and the study of hydrology analysis and consideration of techniques and procedures, to perform the following duties:
- ? Installs and maintains the district hydrologic instrumentation; repairs, calibrates, and services gages and recorders; performs all maintenance necessary to insure optimal operation of all equipment.
- ? Assists with planning necessary for modification of existing data collection stations or installation of new stations to augment or improve existing instrumentation.
- Makes sketches of locations, dimensions, layouts, and modifications; coordinates with design personnel and applicable agencies.
- ? Prepares precipitation, sedimentation, and reservoir operation reports for transmittals to higher authority and other agencies; may supervise activities of lower-grades technicians in this effort.
- ? Prepares correspondence relating to the request for or transmittal of hydrologic data, or any other matters relating to the district?s instrumentation programs.
- Contacts and confers with Federal, State, and local agencies to exchange data and coordinate stream gaging and rainfall data collection.
- ? Compiles and analyzes hydrologic data for use in studies or reports, and furnishes data to district elements and outside agencies.
- Develops area-capacity, curves and compiles capacity tablet from surveys for use in sedimentation studies. Plots and revises discharge rating curves from discharge measurements.