2023-05-24 2023-06-28

Hydrologic Technician

St. Johns River Water Management District
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Palatka, Florida
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 87009
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    Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Palatka, Florida
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 87009
  • Organization Website

Bureau of Water Resource Information

Job Summary: The work of the incumbent is dedicated to monitoring, understanding, and protecting the largest waterbody and most important drinking water source in Florida: the Floridan Aquifer system. This specialized technical position assists with plugging abandoned artesian flowing wells, constructing and assessing monitoring wells, and conducting complex field investigations. The position supports one of the most important missions of the District: protecting our water supply.

Job duties include:

  • Field representative for water well abandonment services; coordinates with abandonment contractor(s) to ensure correct delivery of materials and mobilization of equipment; communicates with hydrologists and project manager; stipulates plugging, drilling, and well construction and abandonment methodologies; documents daily progress and ensures contractor compliance to contract specifications and applicable rules and regulations; collects samples in accordance with standard operating procedures, documents and reports on water quality data, water level data; maintains field data sheets.

  • Independently investigates wells for the well abandonment program. Assesses well condition, accesses site, and completes site investigation forms. Makes recommendations to Project Manager.

  • Supports geophysical and video logging data collection of monitor well construction and abandonment activities; provides knowledge and skills required to support hydrogeologic investigations performed by the District; communicates field problems effectively to supervisors.

  • Assists in the operation of District well support equipment and maintains and repairs equipment as necessary; ensures documentation such as progress reports and vehicle utilization forms is completed; evaluates, repairs, abandons and constructs wells to ensure quality control of data collection.

Minimum Qualifications:
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in environmental science, agriculture, or environmental engineering; or an associate degree from an accredited community college related to the scientific field, and two years experience in one of the following areas: well drilling, well construction, water well pumps, surveying, hydrology, geohydrology, geology, hydraulics, environmental protection enforcement, or water use as it relates to water resource management.

Experience as described above can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.

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.

Physical Requirements/Working Environment:
Endure harsh outdoor environments in uncomfortable/extreme temperatures, inclement weather, and remote locations; lift and/or move equipment; operate or learn to operate vehicles/vessels to access sites (e.g. ATV, airboats, marsh masters, and four-wheel drive truck).

Expectations: Maintain a priority of safety, communicate and work well with others as a team, make effective, consistent, and defensible decisions in the field.

Valid State of Florida Driver’s License.

Additional Details:

Salary Range: $43,638.40 - $54,537.60 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: Palatka

Closing Date: June 5, 2023

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

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