This position is located in Winnemucca, NV. Information about the area can be found at Winnemucca Chamber of CommerceLearn more about this agency
As the hydrologist in the office, the employee must plan and coordinate projects involving the analysis and evaluation of stream flow and transport of sediment or pollutants in stream channels. The employee applies a variety of hydrologic models to generate information on high flows, channel behavior, sedimentation. The employee also calibrates models to account for changes in land use patterns in the district and modifies modeling procedures to improve model validity.
The employee engages in negotiations for agreements for the use of federally owned water resources and recommends actions to the district manager to assure availability of water needed for BLM management responsibilities. The employee provides support to other programs for water developments on public land. The incumbent may be required to provide guidance and instruction to less experienced specialists and student workers.
The incumbent provides technical advice on water rights applications and claims. The employee meets with other BLM personnel, state and local government officials, other federal agency personnel, tribal councils, State Office officials and members of the general public to discuss hydrological issues.
Physical Demands: The individual works partly in an office setting at this level, and partly in the field. Field work requires gathering samples and other data, monitoring and inventory activities, and participation in project work. In his/her field capacity, the individual will be required to walk or ride vehicles over rough terrain, perform duties that require recurring bending, crouching, stooping, reaching or lifting. Work may also include lifting of moderately heavy items, such as equipment and samples.
Work Environment: The work of the employee is performed partly in an office setting and partly in the field. When necessary to complete the work, there is outdoor exposure. Outdoor exposure requires some discomfort in extremes of temperature or inclement weather. The incumbent may subjected to hostile wildlife, chemical and physical hazards.
Occasional travel - Travel may be required for field work, meetings, and training.
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