Hydrologist II

  • Hydrologist II
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  • Do I qualify?
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Class Number: 
4794
Exam Components: 
Rating of Education & Experience, 100%
Annual Salary Range:
$41,184.00 – $60,084.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,716.00 – $2,503.50
Pay Grade: 
A26

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Definition

This is mid-level professional work in hydrology.

Job Duties

Collects and analyzes hydrologic data in the field such as pH, alkalinity, specific conductance, precipitation data, groundwater levels, and pump tests data to determine aquifer properties.

Collects basic surface water field data by making tests and measurements such as stage-discharge, dissolved oxygen, sediment load, and specific conductance to determine watershed characteristics and water quality, and establish relationships for forecasting availability of water supplies.

Analyzes geologic data such as geologic cross-sections, structure maps, and depth of aquifer maps to determine influence on hydrologic properties.

Analyzes, interprets, adjusts, and correlates geophysical, hydrologic, geologic, and related data.

Installs, monitors, and maintains continuous recording and related equipment.

Performs moderately difficult hydrologic and geologic investigations and studies groundwater resources.

Performs well inventories, including on-site measurement of hydrologic parameters.

Enters and retrieves computerized data and uses related software for data analysis.

Prepares scientific and technical reports for publication in government documents and/or scientific journals.

Answers inquiries from the public, municipalities, and engineers.

Receives general administrative direction; work is reviewed while in progress and upon completion.

Performs other related work as assigned.

Areas of Interest: 
ENGINEERING & APPLIED SCIENCES; ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION & SANITATION

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility.  Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement; no other substitutions will be permitted.  These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

Two or more years of experience as a Hydrologist I with the Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System.

OR

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Engineering with the curriculum approved by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology Inc. (ABET), or in Geology, Hydrology, Water Resources, or a closely related field which included a minimum of 6 earned credit hours in Hydrology, Hydrogeology, or a closely related field; and,

Two or more years of professional hydrologic work.

(Earned graduate credit hours from an accredited college or university in Engineering, Geology, Hydrology, Water Resources, or a closely related field which included a minimum of 9 earned graduate credit hours in Hydrology, Hydrogeology, or a closely related field may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required experience at a rate of 24 earned graduate credit hours for one year of experience.)

OR

A Master's degree from an accredited college or university in Engineering, Geology, Hydrology, Water Resources, or a closely related field which included a minimum of 9 earned graduate credit hours in Hydrology, Hydrogeology, or a closely related field.

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Intermediate knowledge of conventional hydrologic data collection methods, techniques, and field/laboratory equipment.

Intermediate knowledge of the theories, principles, practices, and techniques relating to hydrology.

Intermediate knowledge of the use of a personal computer and associated software.

Ability to operate and use complex scientific instruments and equipment.

Ability to relate physical data to water movement, quality of water, and other relevant factors.

Ability to interpret obtained data.

Ability to relate scientific findings to analogous, but not identical situations.

Ability to write results of investigations for inclusion in widely-distributed scientifically-oriented interpretative reports.

Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, government and industrial officials, professional and civic groups, and the general public.

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