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The Hydrologist manages and maintains water resources to check the water being supplied to consumers in a safe and cost-effective way. He/She manages all aspects of water resource information and data collection, travelling to field sites to carry out tests, and identifying trends in data regarding hydrologic systems.

Key Responsibilities

  • Plans and collects surface water or groundwater and monitor data to support projects and programs
  • Works with local, state, and federal agencies on water resource issues
  • Conducts watershed and stormwater studies
  • Processes meteorological, snow, and hydrologic data
  • Prepares various maps and figures, including: contour maps of groundwater elevations, geologic structure, cross-sections, isopach, water quality, and other hydrogeologic data
  • Installs and maintains water property and water quality instrumentation
  • Determines the nature and extent of contamination in groundwater
  • Prepares written reports and make oral presentations

Job Requirements/Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in geosciences, engineering or related field
  • Master’s degree is preferable
  • Proficient in mathematics and statistics
  • Trained in data modeling and forecasting
  • Knowledge of environmental law and government policy
  • Experience with digital mapping software

Skills needed for this role

The Hydrologist must have excellent written and verbal communication and must be highly analytical. Having good interpersonal skills is also essential for this role.

Career Level

Skilled Worker

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