Hydrologist III

  • Hydrologist III
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
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Class Number: 
4795
Exam Components: 
Rating of Education & Experience, 100%
Annual Salary Range:
$44,352.00 – $65,280.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,848.00 – $2,720.00
Pay Grade: 
A28

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Definition

This is senior-level professional and/or supervisory work in hydrology.

Job Duties

Collects hydrologic, hydraulic and water quality data in the field, makes evaluations of information gathered, determines availability and suitability of water resources for the projected use, and evaluates the effects of existing and proposed development works on the hydrologic system.

Conducts water resources studies that include the collection, computation, analysis, and interpretation of hydraulic, geologic, hydrologic and water quality data and the writing of scientific and technical reports and the describing of findings.

Supervises professional and technical personnel in the conduct of hydrologic studies; trains new or inexperienced personnel in methods, standards, and systems used in the collection, analysis, interpretation, and compilation of data.

Investigates and evaluates the quantity and availability of surface and groundwater resources.

Performs complex and specialized hydrologic investigations or research projects; writes reports reflecting data.

Writes appropriate replies to correspondence and answers requests for information; reviews and evaluates environmental impact statements and reports prepared for publication in the appropriate areas of competency.

Delivers presentations to professional organizations and the public on surface and groundwater hydrology.

Provides expert testimony at legal proceedings and public hearings.

Advises municipalities, engineers, well drillers, and the general public on urban hydrology, stormwater retention/detention, and casing depths for water wells.

Assists in coordinating specialized hydrologic research projects with other state and federal agencies and educational institutions.

Exercises significant independence and initiative in completing assignments; work is reviewed upon completion.

Performs others related work as assigned.

Areas of Interest: 
Engineering & Applied Sciences

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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 II 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,

Five 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 a maximum of two years of 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; and,

Three or more years of professional hydrologic work.

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?

Comprehensive knowledge of the hydrologic principles and concepts of standard hydrologic practices, methods, and techniques used in the collection, computation, and interpretation of hydrologic data.

Comprehensive knowledge of proper site selection for obtaining representative data on sediment, water quality, and discharge; and of design and installation of appropriate equipment for each site.

Intermediate knowledge of related disciplines, physics, chemistry, and mathematics.

Intermediate knowledge of the operation and care of instruments used to measure physical parameters of water, such as pH, conductivity, and dissolved oxygen.

Intermediate knowledge of technical writing and publication procedures.

Intermediate knowledge of a personal computer and computer software in order to utilize and/or modify programs.

Ability to operate and maintain complex monitoring equipment.

Ability to write results of investigations for publication and make presentations pertaining to hydrology.

Ability to plan, assign, and effectively direct the work of professional and technical staff.

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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