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Hydrologic Technician III, Orlando, FL, US ID# 17012



Cherokee Nation Technologies (CNT) supports USGS Water Science Center in its leadership role in the conducting hydrologic investigations and data collection in various areas. This includes continuous monitoring of sur­face-water and groundwater resources through several data networks. 


Hydrologic data routinely collected include ground water levels, surface water levels in lakes and streams, stream discharge, water quality, and a limited number of meteorological data (rainfall, evapotranspiration). Hydrologic investigations include areal studies (county and regional assessments), groundwater and surface-water modeling, water quality studies, and investigations specific to identified hydrologic or water-quality problems or potential problems. The data collected and studies conducted by the offices are used to better understand the hydrology of Florida and are used as a resource for water managers in decision making.




  • Surface Water: Perform routine measurements of stage and discharge under a variety of field conditions using mid-section and hydroacoustic methods and stage and velocity measuring equipment
  • Groundwater: Perform routine water-level measurements at wells under a variety of field conditions using depth to water methods and steel tape or electric tape
  • Quality Water: Perform routine field measurements such as, but not limited to, water temperature, specific conductance, pH, dissolved oxygen and alkalinity selecting the appropriate technique, protocol, under a variety of field conditions using portable field meters and multi-parameter sensors
  • Infrastructure:  Assist in the construction and removal of gages and supporting structures
  •  Apply established procedures, protocols, and standard assists in the construction, development, and abandonment of wells
  • Schedule and/or obtain appropriate vehicles, equipment, and supplies
  • Perform routine safety inspections of equipment and work areas
  • Datums/Altitude/Elevation:  Assist USGS crew chief in establishing vertical and horizontal datums.  Flag high-water marks and document their reliability.  Measure and record routine crest-stage gage high-water marks
  • Drive personal or federal government vehicles typically several times per month, typical trip ranges from 30-200 miles infrequently up to several hundred miles
  • Work with simple power tools such as saw and drill in the USGS shop. Support and maintenance of field equipment may include operation of gasoline-powered generator and possibly use of power tools for the construction of field equipment
  • Following every field trip, data and documentation associated with that field trip will be complied and communicated to the project manager via email before the next scheduled field trip



  • This position does not have management authority or supervisory capacity


EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Bachelors Degree in a four-year science or math program such as Hydrology, Civil Engineering or related field

  • Relevant experience is required



  • The successful candidate must have a valid driver’s license and be physically able to function in the field
  • One year experience in laboratory work, data collection / logging and field work or related internships or coursework in environmental or lab analysis are required
  • Computer skills include word processing, spreadsheets, internet, and database programs
  • Familiarity with data processing and analysis software/systems is required
  • Experience with Lab equipment and testing methods
  • Working knowledge of data entry and scientific literature or data searches
  • Ability to organize, prepare and maintain field gear, and insure that all required trip supplies are available for USGS scientist use.  The person assigned to this project must have a valid driver license and dependable means of transportation
  • Must adhere to all computer security clearance requirements of the agency (training and testing)
  • Must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds or more



  • Work will be in field (30-40% of the time) and office (60-70% of the time) environments


With $400 million in annual revenue, 20% growth per year, approximately 950+ active contracts serving 60+ government agencies in 25 countries, 47 states, 2 territories and 2000+ employees, Cherokee Nation Businesses’ (CNB) group of Federal Contracting Section 8(a) companies is well positioned to deliver expertise needed to solve complex technical issues. Federal Solutions provides an array of services for 12 of the 15 cabinet-level departments and agencies – from applications and data services to cybersecurity and national defense.


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