2020-02-14 2020-03-20

Hydrologic Data Collection Specialist I, II, or III

St. Johns River Water Management District
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Palatka, Florida
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 54466
  • Organization Website
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Palatka, Florida
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 54466
  • Organization Website

Bureau of Water Resource Information

Two positions will be filled from this applicant pool as Hydrologic Data Collection Specialist (HDCS) I, II or III based on applicant’s qualifications

Job Summary:
This is specialized technical work performing hydrologic and meteorologic data collection, processing, and quality assurance.

Job duties include:

Hydrologic Data Collection Specialist I: Measure and record hydrometeorological data including water levels, rainfall, net and total radiation, wind speed, wind direction, relative humidity and evaporation; Assist in installation, calibration, testing, validation and maintenance of hydrometeorologic instrumentation used in hydrometeorologic data collection; Maintains field notes and data collection documentation in paper and electronic form;Uses portable and desktop computers in the field and office to perform data collection activities; Train for the next level in the Hydrologic Data Collection Specialist series; Performs other related work as required.

Hydrologic Data Collection Specialist II: In addition to the duties of HDCS I, Independently installs, calibrates, tests, validates and maintains hydrometeorologic instrumentation used in hydrometeorologic data collection; Designs, constructs and installs monitoring sites; Interact with District databases that store hydrometeorologic data and supporting documentation; Meets with landowners and appropriate staff to coordinate the collection of hydrometeorologic data and obtain signed Permissive Use Agreements.

Hydrologic Data Collection Specialist III: In addition to the duties of HDCS II, Troubleshoots and repairs hydrometeorologic instrumentation used in hydrometeorologic data collection;Responds to public inquiries and complaints regarding data collection, hydrologic conditions, and site monitoring construction; Serve as party chief in using a level to establish preliminary elevations of gauges and reference monuments; Conducts site investigations and recommends locations for installation of data collection systems. Train lower level Hydrologic Data Collection Specialists.

Minimum Qualifications:

The Hydrologic Data Collection Specialist I requires a high school diploma or G.E.D. and a valid Florida Driver's License.

The Hydrologic Data Collection Specialist II requires a high school diploma or G.E.D., one year of experience in the area of hydrology, open channel hydraulics, industrial mechanics or electronics; or postsecondary education in hydrology, open channel hydraulics, industrial mechanics or electronics may substitute for work experience on a year-for-year basis; and a valid Florida Driver's License.

The Hydrologic Data Collection Specialist III requires a high school diploma or G.E.D., three years of experience in the area of hydrology, open channel hydraulics, industrial mechanics or electronics, one of which must have been in the area of hydrology or open channel hydraulics; or postsecondary education in hydrology, open channel hydraulics, industrial mechanics or electronics may substitute for work experience on a year-for-year basis; and a valid Florida driver's license.

Applicant must have ability to endure outdoor environments in uncomfortable temperatures, inclement weather, and remote locations.

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:

Base Salary:

Hydrologic Data Collection Specialist I - $25,646.40

Hydrologic Data Collection Specialist II - $29,099.20

Hydrologic Data Collection Specialist III - $33,009.60

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: February 27, 2020

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