Research the distribution, circulation, and physical properties of underground and surface waters; and study the form and intensity of precipitation, its rate of infiltration into the soil, movement through the earth, and its return to the ocean and atmosphere.

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Indiana Average Salary $79,690.00
Average Time to Fill 41 days
Typical Education Bachelor's degree
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 55
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) 2.15 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Information Gathering
Attention to Detail
Critical Thinking
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Technology and Tool Usage
Oral Communication
Written Communication
Work Ethic

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Analyzing Data or Information

Forecast weather changes
Analyze geological or geographical data
Analyze ecosystem data
Interpret aerial photographs
Analyze environmental data
Calculate ocean tides and currents
Forecast phenomena based on statistical or mathematical research data
Analyze scientific or investigative findings
Identify problems using mathematical or statistical methods
Test chemical or physical characteristics of materials or products

Getting Information

Research hydrologic features or processes
Conduct climatological research
Research impact of environmental conservation initiatives
Collect geographical or geological field data
Conduct laboratory research or experiments
Conduct field research
Collect statistical data
Review maps to determine location or routes
Conduct atmospheric research

Thinking Creatively

Develop mathematical concepts, models, or simulations
Develop scientific hypotheses, theories, or laws
Write research or project grant proposals
Develop informational maps or charts
Create mathematical or statistical diagrams, charts, or tables
Develop simple informational data repositories or databases
Develop complex computer databases

Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others

Present research results to others
Write scholarly or technical research documents
Conduct scientific or research related presentations
Communicate results of environmental research
Recommend further study or action based on research data
Provide expert testimony

Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates

Direct scientific research or investigative studies
Manage laboratory environment or facility
Direct implementation of new procedures, policies, or programs
Direct natural resources extraction or mining projects
Manage handling of hazardous, toxic, or non-compliant materials
Supervise scientific or technical personnel

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Booster Skills & Certifications

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Project Management
Water Conservation
Hydrologic Analysis
Soil Conservation

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