Position Details


Hydrologist

ID: F1COR2-001 Location: Fort Collins Program: FOREST
Wage/Hr: $75.00 Hours/Week: 20 Minimum Age: 55

Qualifications:

BA/BS Degree in Forestry, natural resources or related field of study OR Minimum of 30 year(s) of experience in

  • Must have degree in Hydrology
  • The hydrologist who will be able to provide assistance will have experience with projects that result in
  • extreme changes to hydrological systems (which include land patterns and all waterbodies connected
  • downstream and upstream from where the work will occur. Understanding land that will be flooded to
  • further develop reservoirs new and existing as well as the need to protect all biological entities
  • associated with what you could consider catastrophic changes to biota.
  • Knowledge of Agency policies and procedures sufficient to ensure that hydrological plans and programs
  • are consistent with such policies and procedures
  • Experience required with Windows, MS Word, MS Excel
  • WIT Database (Watershed Improvements)

Duties:

The Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland (ARP) are located along the Front Range in Colorado, which is a highly desirable area of the United States in which to live. Therefore, providing water resources to this increasing population is proving to be highly complex as water providers seek to fulfill theses growing needs. Reservoirs are being expanded, new ones are being proposed, and the protection of water quality and quantity in water bodies is difficult. Primary responsibilities for this individual then is to provide expert knowledge of hydrological principals as well as water rights as a mentor and coach to both a GS-11 Hydrology and Soil scientist; as well as technical advice, and evaluations in support of these rare and complex endeavors currently occurring on the ARP. Specific responsibilities are listed in the Task Responsibilities found below. This senior-level individual will provide the highest levels of knowledge and expertise while mentoring other staff members in the development of solutions for extremely complex hydrological processes and the delivery of water. It is expected that these projects will each bring about dramatic changes in flow pathways (both surface and ground water), within the affected landscape and most likely will create complications in water quality and quantity. The overall goals this person should seek to attain are to mentor and share expertise with Forest staff to ensure connectivity between hydrological systems is maintained, biological processes and species dependent on these systems are supported, and adherence to legally appropriated or mandated water rights and flows. This role is expected to understand and assist with Federal, State and local regulatory processes, permitting, consultation, etc. relating to water

  • FERC - Gross Reservoir expansion licensing 25%
  • FERC - Idylwild Dam Decommissioning 15%
  • Seaman Reservoir expansion in Larimer County 25%
  • Complex Water Rights requests and issues 10%
  • Grand Lake Water Quality Alternatives for review 25%

Other:

  • Health and Safety Considerations: Valid driver’s license Required to review annual Job Hazard Analysis documents at the Supervisor’s Office.
  • Required Safety Gear: Hard hat will be required as per the JHA, but will be required while out of the vehicle and in the woods working. Safety vest will be required as per the JHA, but at a minimum while working in road right-of-ways of county, state and federal highways.
  • Safety Gear Use: Hard hat will be required as per the JHA, but will be required while out of the vehicle and in the woods working. Safety vest will be required as per the JHA, but at a minimum while working in road right-of-ways of county, state and federal highways.