Hydrologist, USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station
Grand Rapids, MN
About the Position:
The Northern Research Station is announcing an upcoming vacancy for a Hydrologist (GS-1315-11) position that will provide science support to the Center for Research on Ecosystem Change in the Northern Research Station. The position is a permanent appointment with a full-time tour of duty, stationed near Grand Rapids, MN at the Marcell Experimental Forest.
This position leads or assists hydrologic investigations and studies required for planning and design of long term environmental monitoring programs and multi-purpose projects focused on physcial and chemical components of the hydrologic cycle, including precipitation, streamflow, soil water, ground water, subsurface stormflow, evaporation, and transpiration. Responsibilities include data collection, quality assurance/quality control, analysis, and interpretation, and installation and maintenance of manual and electronic equipment. Independently studies and assists others in studing baseline environmental conditions as well as the impact of natural and man-made disturbance on water flows and water quality in forests. The incumbent will work with scientists and other staff to collect, analyze and disseminate hydrologic data and translate these finding into data publications and summaries while also contributing to research reports and peer-reviews journal articles. This position also manages the Marcell Research Center, on-site lodging, and collaborator use of facilities and instrumentation.
Knowledge of theories, methods and techniques of professional hydrology and watershed management principles and concepts sufficient to formulate, develop and execute watershed researc. Familiarity with related fields, such as forestry, soils, biogeochemistry, etc. sufficient to use techniques and knowledge from these disciplines in the development of research plans and programs.
Other Information of Interest
- The area of consideration is all United States citizens
- One position will be advertised
- Work will include overnight travel
- Basic entry qualifications for this series are a Master's degree in hydrology or similar, and/or degrees in soil science, water resources, atmospheric sciences, or related disciplines.
- Good written and verbal communication skills are essential
- An ability to work both independently and in a team setting is necessary
- United States citizenship required
The Research Environment:
The focus on the research program is on 1) understanding ecosystem processes and functions at multiple scales; 2) predicting ecosystem responses to disturbance and change; 3) assessing management approaches to address factors that change ecosystems; and 4) evaluating long-term responses to change and management utilizing our experimental forest. We manage the Marcell Experimental Forest in Minnesota which has 55+ years of long-term collection of data on hydrology, water chemistry, soil, climate and ecosystem biogeochemical data across multiple watersheds.
To Express Interest:
To learn more about the job duties or other questions about the position, contact Randy Kolka at (218) 326-7115 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)