Hydrologist (Renewable Resources): Bureau of Land Management

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Independently plans and coordinates watershed analysis, wildfire or storm damage assessments, and evaluations of the water resource from planned or ongoing multiple-use activities. Plans and collects surface or groundwater water quality and quantity monitoring data to support projects and programs, and prepares records and reports.

Subject matter expert and point of contact for water resource issues and water rights at the District/Field office; responsible for planning and implementing techniques to maintain or restore stream function and water quality, monitor water use; and where necessary, negotiate agreements. Manages hydrologic and water quality projects to achieve desired results. Provides technical advice on water rights applications and claims. Meets with state and local government officials, federal agency personnel, tribal councils, State Office officials and members of the general public to discuss hydrological issues.

In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement – please be sure to include this information in your resume. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade of the position to be filled.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: A. Degree: physical or natural science, or engineering that included at least 30 semester hours in any combination of courses in hydrology, the physical sciences, geophysics, chemistry, engineering science, soils, mathematics, aquatic biology, atmospheric science, meteorology, geology, oceanography, or the management or conservation of water resources. The course work must have included at least 6 semester hours in calculus (including both differential and integral calculus), and at least 6 semester hours in physics. Calculus and physics, as described above, are requirements for all grade levels. OR B. Combination of education and experience — course work as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. Evaluation of Experience: Acceptable experience must have included performance of scientific functions related to the study of water resources, based on and requiring a professional knowledge of related sciences and the consistent application of basic scientific principles to the solution of theoretical and practical hydrologic problems. The following is illustrative of acceptable experience: field or laboratory work that would require application of hydrologic theory and related sciences such as geology, geo-chemistry, geophysics, or civil engineering to making observations, taking samples, operating instruments, assembling data from source materials, analyzing and interpreting data, and reporting findings orally and in writing. In some cases, professional scientific experience that is not clearly water resource experience may be acceptable if such experience was preceded by appropriate education in hydrology or by professional hydrology experience.

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