Salary: $28.48-$34.77 hourly / $4,953-$6,047 monthly / Range:
DEFINITION: Under general direction, conducts technical
hydrologic research, prepares reports, and performs related duties
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is the journey level class
where incumbents may be assigned hydrologic tasks within a
specialized area such as resource, reclamation, conservation or
flood control and overseeing interns. The Hydrologist differs from
the Hydrologist, Senior, in that the latter is assigned more complex
tasks that require utilization of original analytical techniques,
defining and developing policy recommendations, with supervision of
technical staff including Hydrologists.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
1. Gathers, compiles and performs statistical analysis of technical
data pertaining to ground and surface water quantity and quality,
urban and agricultural hydrologic programs, rainfall and drainage,
flood control, water resource facilities, conservation, and waste
water production, disposal, reclamation and reuse.
2. Prepares planning and design analyses and develops alternatives
pertaining to hydrology issues.
3. Prepares comprehensive reports regarding precipitation records,
groundwater basins, surface water resources, conservation, and water
4. Evaluates water needs and supply availability utilizing computer
programs pertaining to hydrology; provides input for the formulation
and administration of water supply contracts.
5. Assists with permitting and environmental review functions
related to development of water supply projects.
6. Learns and applies County policies and regulations governing
public hydrologic programs and maintains official data files and
records; negotiates and prepares interagency agreements; prepares
7. May participate in the operation and maintenance of County
hydrologic data telemetry systems; may make presentations to
officials and the public; may oversee interns and some technical
1. Possession of a Bachelor level degree in one of the physical
sciences or civil engineering and one year of experience in a
related specialized field or hydrologic work; or,
2. equivalent combination of training, education and experience that
would provide the required knowledge and abilities.
Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License.
Knowledge of: the principles and practices employed in hydrology,
water supply, drainage, flood control, surface water, ground water,
conservation, and other related aspects of hydrology; statistical
analysis methods; computer operations; basic legal requirements
governing public hydrologic programs; the permitting and
environmental review requirements of water development projects.
Ability to: compile and analyze hydrologic data; prepare reports and
comprehensive studies; communicate effectively in written and oral
formats; learn and apply County policies and regulations; write
grant RFP's (Request for Proposal); negotiate and prepare various
agreements; learn and utilize computer programs pertaining to
hydrology; establish and maintain effective working relationships