2020-03-24 2020-04-28

Data Quality Assurance Specialist III

St. Johns River Water Management District
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Palatka, Florida
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 54893
  • Organization Website
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Palatka, Florida
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 54893
  • Organization Website

Bureau of Water Resource Information

Job Summary:
This is complex, technical work developing, reviewing and correcting sampling methods and procedures or reviewing and correcting raw hydro-meteorological data to ensure reliability and validity of the data, developing and instructing hydrologic staff in sample collection techniques to ensure the reliability of the data collected, and testing and calibrating radio/cellular telemetry hydrologic data collection instrumentation.

Job duties include:

  • Analyze, validate, and correct hydro-meteorological data collected by the Water Resource Information (WRI); compute stream discharge and develop discharge ratings from flow measurements; compute evaporation/transpiration and other hydro-meteorological parameters from indirect measurements.

  • Develop and implement methods for performing quality checks on all data collected by the WRI; protect data from revision after quality checking; provide quality codes with all disseminated data; and publish periodic reports to summarize data availability and quality.

  • Measure discharge, installs equipment, and makes bathymetry measurements in the field. Perform other field operations as may be required.

  • Develop and implement improved quality assurance methods and procedures for hydro-meteorological data collection, validation, processing, reporting, and dissemination; develop and implement standard operating procedures for field data collection; publish, update, and ensure compliance with relevant quality assurance standards; and evaluate data collection sensors and processes to ensure quality performance.

  • Develop and present WRI’s quality assurance training.

  • Review data validated and processed by WRI staff prior to archiving and distribution.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in hydrology, a natural science, or engineering and four years professional experience in hydrologic-meteorologic data quality assurance or water quality assurance.
  • A master's degree from an accredited college or university in hydrology, a natural science, or engineering can substitute for one year of the required experience.

  • A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in hydrology, a natural science, or engineering can substitute for two years of the required experience.

  • Professional experience in hydrologic or water quality data quality assurance can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.

Additional Details:

Base Salary: $45,801.60 Annually

Benefits include Florida Retirement System, health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, long-term disability, paid leave and holidays, professional development and wellness program.

Your application will receive careful consideration and, if selected for an interview, you will be contacted to schedule an appointment. St. Johns River Water Management District participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is an internet based system that allows businesses to determine the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.

Equal Employment Opportunity/Veterans’ Preference/Drug-Free and Tobacco-Free Workplace

Location: Palatka

Closing Date: Open until filled

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