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Hydrologic Technician


As a Hydrologic Technician within the Pennsylvania Water Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:
  • Perform and review statistical and/or technical analyses of a wide variety of hydrologic data collected in the field.
  • Observe and make detailed notes of various hydraulic or environmental conditions which may have a bearing on discharge.
  • Conduct quality-assurance review of a wide variety of ground-water records to assure accuracy, uniformity, and compliance with technical standards.
  • Configure, install, maintain and service a wide variety of sensing, recording and communications equipment.
  • Monitors water-quality sampling frequencies for timely data collection and reports discrepancies
  • Operate a government motor vehicle as an incidental driver, and small watercraft.
Physical Demands: The position requires moderate periods of standing and sitting while in the office. While in the field, considerable walking, lifting, bending, climbing, stream wading, or working in motorized watercraft is necessary to collect data.

Work Environment: Office conditions do not require special safety precautions; field conditions may include extreme heat or cold, rain or snow; hazardous conditions such as ice or flooding; or exposure to irritant or toxic chemicals. Work may require the use of personal protective equipment such as masks, coats, boots, goggles, respirators, or life jackets