2021-02-10 2021-03-09

Hydrologist III or IV

St. Johns River Water Management District
  • Organization Type: Other
  • Location: Palm Bay, Florida
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 65070
  • Organization Website
  • Organization Type: Other
  • Location: Palm Bay, Florida
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 65070
  • Organization Website

Bureau of Water Use Regulation

One position may be filled from this applicant pool as a Hydrologist III or IV based on applicant’s qualifications.

Job Summary: This is advanced independent professional hydrologic and/or hydrogeologic work reviewing the most complex permit applications, performing advanced research for hydrologic projects, preparing, and reviewing technical hydrologic publications.

Job duties include:

Hydrologist III

  • Reviews and processes moderate to complex consumptive use permit applications including: conducts pre-application meetings; reviews consumptive use permit applications for completeness and accuracy; supports environmental resource permit staff as needed; assists applicants in all phases of the application process; coordinates review with other staff as needed (groundwater modelers, environmental reviewers, Agricultural team, water supply planners, etc.); drafts permit related correspondence and technical staff reports; enters permit related data into the E-Reg system; and serves as an expert witness as required.

  • Conducts water use permit compliance and enforcement action on moderate to complex permit conditions. Provides project oversight to both consumptive use and environmental resource permitting and assists with complicated compliance projects.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned. Such duties may include but are not limited to: attends meetings; participates in special projects such as software and process enhancements; participates in and/or leads charter groups; participates in studies and investigations; writes reports; and coordinates with other staff on data collection tasks.

  • Coordinates with water supply planning staff, permitted water users, and the public to help integrate regulatory and planning efforts and better implement water supply plan components. Works directly with and provides assistance to the public on water use regulatory-related matters.

Hydrologist IV

  • Reviews and processes moderate to highly complex consumptive use permit applications, including: Conducts pre-application meetings; Reviews Consumptive Use Permit applications for completeness and accuracy; Assists applicants in all phases of the application process; Coordinates review with other staff specialists (groundwater modelers, environmental reviewers, Ag Team, water supply planners, etc.); Reviews calculations, data, legal documents and hydrologic modeling to determine if projects meet District permitting criteria; Prepares technical staff reports and letters; Enters permit related data into the District's E-Regulatory System (EReg); Serves as an expert witness, as required. Documents project actions, activities, and pertinent information in EReg; Communicates regularly with technical lead, supervisor, and the Regulatory Coordinator on projects of heightened concern.

  • Conducts water use permit compliance and enforcement action on complex permits and advanced or complex permit conditions. Provides oversight to both consumptive use and environmental resource permitting compliance staff on complicated compliance issues; Conducts periodic site inspections to monitor conditions; Evaluates compliance submittals; Reviews and evaluates monitoring reports; Responds to complaints and public information requests pertaining to rule violations; Facilitates resolutions to non-compliance issues; Performs permit determinations; Writes technical reports and enforcement actions; Reviews legal documents and coordinate with legal staff; Coordinates with other compliance team members, technical leads and supervisors, as necessary; Documents compliance actions, activities and pertinent information in EReg; Communicates regularly with the technical lead, supervising hydrologist, compliance coordinator, and Regulatory Coordinator on compliance matters of heightened concern.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned. Such duties may include but are not limited to: Provides technical guidance and support for junior staff; Testifies as an expert witness in administrative hearings; Attends meetings; Participates in special projects, such as software and process enhancement; Participates in studies and investigations; Writes reports; Coordinates with field representatives on data collection tasks; Works directly with the public to provide assistance on water use regulatory-related matters; Participates in public outreach and education including the promotion of the District’s e-Permit program; Attends and/or present at professional training sessions, seminars or workshops.

Minimum Qualifications:

Hydrologist III
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in geology, hydrology or a related field and two years of professional experience in hydrology relating to water resources.

A master’s degree from an accredited college or university in geology or hydrology can substitute for one year of the required experience.

A doctorate from an accredited college or university in geology or hydrology can substitute for the required experience.

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

Hydrologist IV
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in geology, hydrology, hydrogeology or related field and five years of experience in hydrology or hydrogeology; or registration with the State of Florida as a professional geologist or professional.

A master's degree from an accredited college or university in geology, hydrology, hydrogeology, or related field can substitute for one year of the required experience.

A doctorate from an accredited college or university in geology, hydrology, hydrogeology, or related field can substitute for two years of the required experience.

Professional experience in the areas described above can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

Additional Details:

Base Salary:
Hydrologist III - $49,462.40
Hydrologist IV - $57,678.40

Benefits include Florida Retirement System, health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, long-term disability, paid leave and holidays, professional development, and wellness 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.

Equal Employment Opportunity/Veterans’ Preference/Drug-Free and Tobacco-Free Workplace

Location: Negotiable

Closing Date: Open until filled

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