2023-01-12 2023-02-16

Hydrologic Data Collection Specialist (HDCS) V

St. Johns River Water Management District
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Apopka, Florida
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 85420
  • Organization Website
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Apopka, Florida
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 85420
  • Organization Website

Bureau of Water Resource Information

Job Summary: This is specialized technical work performing hydrologic data collection, processing, and quality assurance primarily focused on water flow measurements following USGS protocols.

Job duties include:

  • Measure and record stream discharge using standard USGS techniques at stream gauging stations using vertical axis current meters, acoustic velocity meters, and acoustic Doppler current profilers. Compute hydrologic records of continuous streamflow. Develop discharge ratings and prepare draft annual Station Analysis for each stream gaging station. Maintain standard operating procedures for instruments and routine field activities. Maintain level notes and datum corrections for gauge height records. Compile, record, and plot water level records to test and calibrate environmental sensors and data loggers.

  • Measure and record water levels according to standard operating procedures. Assist in the installation, calibration, testing, validation and maintains hydrologic instrumentation used data collection. Maintain field notes and data collection documentation in electronic form. Use digital devices in the field and office to test and calibrate environmental sensors and data loggers. Meet with landowners and appropriate District staff to coordinate the collection of hydrologic data. Review daily alert reports and identify issues at data collection sites.

  • Fix problems found at field sites or seek guidance from supervisors. Use GPS in the field for location information and update appropriate databases with GPS geographic coordinates of collection sites. Read and interpret maps, charts, and aerial photographs. Maintain wireless data transmittal for assigned collection sites as scheduled. Interact with District databases that store hydrologic data and supporting documentation.

  • Install, calibrate, test, validate and maintain instrumentation used in data collection. Design, construct and install monitoring sites. Troubleshoot and repair hydrologic instrumentation used in data collection. Assist in the cross-training of other HDCS.

  • Respond to public inquiries and complaints regarding data collection, hydrologic conditions, and site monitoring construction. Conduct site investigation and recommend locations for installation of data collection systems. Serve as party chief in using a level to establish preliminary elevations of gages and reference monuments. Train lower level HDCS.

  • Validating collected discharge measurement and water levels. Complete coordination or organizational tasks that support the hydrologic data collection network. Participate in standard operating procedures review.

Minimum Qualifications:
A high school diploma or G.E.D., six years of experience in the area of hydrology, open channel hydraulics, industrial mechanics, electronics, or stream discharge measurement and rating curve development, four of which must have been in the area of hydrology, open channel hydraulics, or stream discharge measurement and rating curve development. Formal education in hydrology or open channel hydraulics may substitute for work experience on a year-for-year basis.

A valid Florida Driver's License is required.

SJRWMD has determined this to be a mandatory-testing position as described in Section 440.102, Florida Statutes. Any offer of employment for a mandatory-testing position will be contingent upon successfully passing a drug screening paid by SJRWMD. The SJRWMD Drug Free Workplace Policy is available for review in the Careers section at www.sjrwmd.com.

Additional Details:

Starting Salary Range: $46,696.00 - $58,364.80 Annually

Starting salary is based on qualifications and experience

Benefits include Florida Retirement System, health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, long-term disability, paid leave and holidays, professional development, wellness program and eligible for public service student loan forgiveness 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.

Certain service members and veterans, and the spouses and family members of such service members and veterans will receive preference in employment and are encouraged to apply.

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

Location: Apopka Field Station

Closing Date: Open until filled

Apply: https://www.sjrwmd.com/jobs

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