Salary: $33.08-$40.38 hourly / $5,753-$7,023 monthly / Range:
DEFINITION: Under general direction, performs advanced technical
hydrologic analysis, makes policy recommendations, may supervise
technical staff, and performs related duties as required.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is the senior journey level
class in which incumbents are expected to have sufficient background
in County policies regarding water use and reclamation. The
Hydrologist, Senior, differs from the Hydrologist, in that
incumbents are assigned more complex tasks that require development
of original analytical techniques, definition and development of
policy recommendations, and may supervise technical staff including
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
1. Performs highly complex analysis and interprets technical data
pertaining to ground and surface water quantity and quality, urban
and agricultural hydrologic programs, rainfall and drainage, flood
control, water resource facilities and waste water productions,
disposal, reclamation and reuse.
2. Compiles and interprets planning and design analyses based on
independent critical evaluations and makes recommendations
pertaining to hydrologic issues.
3. Prepares comprehensive reports regarding groundwater basins,
surface water resources, and water rights.
4. Evaluates water needs and supply availability utilizing
hydrologic models; develops computer programs pertaining to
hydrology and hydrologic models; assists in the formulation and
administration of water supply contracts.
5. Recommends, trains, supervises, and evaluates technical staff.
6. May use computer models to evaluate flooding potential and make
recommendations for public warnings during storm periods.
1. Possession of a bachelor's degree in one of the physical sciences
or civil engineering and four years of experience in hydrologic or
hydrogeologic work; or,
2. possession of an advanced degree in a related field and two years
experience in hydrologic work; or,
3. equivalent combination of training, education and experience that
would provide the required knowledge and abilities.
Additional Qualifications: Possession of a valid California Class C
Knowledge of: the advanced principles and practices employed in
hydrology, water supply, drainage, flood control, surface water,
ground water, and other related aspects of hydrology; the legal
requirements governing public hydrologic programs; the principles of
Ability to: compile and analyze complex hydrologic data; prepare
reports and comprehensive studies; communicate effectively in
written and oral formats; interpret and apply County policies and
regulations; develop and utilize computer programs pertaining to
hydrology; make selection recommendations, train, and evaluate
subordinates; assign and review the work of others; establish and
maintain effective working relationships with others.
Desirable Qualifications: Experience in supervision techniques is
Specialized knowledge: of meteorology and local storm rainfall
patterns, and operational cloud-seeding methods and potential local
impacts required for positions in Flood Control.