Natural Resources Specialist

Texas Water Development Board has an opening for a Meteorologist/Natural Resources Specialist.


Date posted

June 22, 2017 12:00 am

Application deadline

July 22, 2017 12:00 am


Texas Water Development Board


  • United States

Job description

Natural Resources Specialist (Hydrologist I or Engineering Specialist I)

Veteran’s Preference
Veterans, Reservist or Guardsmen with an MOS or additional duties that fall in the fields of 72D – Environmental Science and Engineering, 646X – LDO – Meteorology/Oceanography, 51 – Ocean Engineering, 6842 – METOC Analyst Forecaster, 9S100 – Scientific Applications Specialist, 12A – Engineer Senior Sergeant, EA – Engineering Aide, 510X – SC – Civil Engineer Corps, 8E000 – Research, Analysis and Lessons Learned, or other related fields pertaining to the minimum experience requirements may meet the minimum qualifications for this position and are highly encouraged to apply.
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Job Description Summary
Performs routine to entry-level-to-routine (journey-level) geological, hydrological, atmospheric, soils, environmental engineering, or other related earth science work in an office, a laboratory, and the field. The Hydrologist I/Engineering Specialist I will install earth observation stations, troubleshoot and repair earth science equipment (weather stations, hydrologic recorders, soil moisture sensors), manage and interpret data, use GIS applications, update web pages, and perform other activities as assigned. This position reports to the Manager of Groundwater Technical Assistance and works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Essential Job Functions

  • Constructs, calibrates, installs, and maintains environmental instrumentation statewide.
  • Summarizes technical data, analyzes findings, and assists with preparing reports, website updates, and summaries.
  • Enters technical data into databases.
  • Develops maps, charts, and graphs.
  • Maintains records of inspections, tests and surveys.
  • Coordinates and collaborates with other government agencies and institutions to maintain an earth observing network.
  • Performs qualitative and quantitative (statistical) analyses of natural resources or environmental data.
  • Assists in reviewing and evaluating scientific reports, studies, field notes, and data.
  • Performs related work as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with course work in earth observation measurement such as atmospheric sciences or environmental engineering is required.
  • One year of work experience in meteorology or atmospheric sciences.
  • Experience using geodatabase applications and GIS for project work and using web tools.
  • Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in statistical analysis.
  • Experience in designing and installing electronic instrumentation systems.
  • Experience in field work involving hydrology, atmospheric, environmental engineering, or environmental sciences.
  • Experience in Python and/or Matlab programming.
  • Three years of work experience in meteorology or atmospheric sciences.
  • Experience building, calibrating, networking, and maintaining earth observing instrumentation.

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