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    This is a career-seasonal position, which includes all the benefits of permanent employment, but does not provide employment on a year-round basis. You will be in a non-pay/non-duty status for at least 2 weeks per year. You are guaranteed to work at least 6 months per year but not more than 50 weeks per year. The typical season is mid-January through mid-December, but can be variable during these months due to project requirements or weather conditions.

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    As a Hydrologist with Grand Canyon National Park, you will:

    • Serve as the principal adviser for an intricate program of hydrologic activities that are both sensitive and complex and that may impact a wide variety of park issues. Develop and prepare major portions of resource management plans dealing with water resources, hydrology, and karst resources. Prepare specific action plans needed to manage and protect water resources. Represent the superintendent when working with others on hydrological resource matters.
    • Develop and implement long range plans for the inventory, evaluation, documentation, preservation, research, and interpretation of hydrologic resources. This includes collecting flow rates, hydrological characteristics, and chemical quality of surface and ground waters. Adapt existing protocol and policy to write new monitoring documents that define collection and monitoring techniques and develops methods for future refinement of protocols.
    • Develop and maintain liaisons and effective working relations with related groups and individuals, agencies, and the public. Attend management and professional conferences and other events for the purpose of exchanging information, presenting technical and policy information, and advancing advocacy for park stewardship. Participate in and represent the park at NPS, regional, and/or interagency work groups, and make presentations at the park, public gatherings, and professional meetings.
    • Develop and carry out statistically valid data collection protocols for the monitoring of water resources and the results of protection. Perform data collection using the latest automated technology such as stream gauges and electronic data collectors. Perform data entry and carry out quality control checks on data entry performed by others. Conduct analysis of complex data. Determine and document the significance of findings.
    • Participate in the drafting of environmental assessments (EAs) or water resource portions of larger EAs for projects in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act. Evaluate EAs and environmental impact statements prepared by other federal agencies or groups for impacts on resources.
    Physical Demands: This position may require strenuous physical activity including periods of standing, walking, climbing, lifting and carrying heavy objects. Some activities will occur in physically dangerous areas or settings.

    Working Conditions: Work is performed both indoors and outdoors in all types of weather. Assignments may be performed in potentially hazardous areas including steep slopes, rocky terrain, caves fire lines, deserts, forests and whitewater rivers.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1315 Hydrology

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