Hydrologic Technicians:

Collect and organize data concerning the distribution and circulation of ground and surface water, and data on its physical, chemical, and biological properties. Measure and report on flow rates and ground water levels, maintain field equipment, collect water samples, install and collect sampling equipment, and process samples for shipment to testing laboratories. May collect data on behalf of hydrologists, engineers, developers, government agencies, or agriculture.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $50,580.00
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 152
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) 10.67 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Critical Thinking
Information Gathering
Attention to Detail
Technology and Tool Usage
Following Directions
Written Communication
Oral Communication
Math Application

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Analyzing Data or Information

Perform statistical analysis or modeling
Conduct standardized quantitative laboratory analyses
Identify problems using mathematical or statistical methods
Analyze environmental data
Test chemical or physical characteristics of materials or products
Analyze ecosystem data
Perform environmental assessment
Analyze biological material samples
Analyze geological samples
Perform biological testing
Perform Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) related research
Analyze chemical compounds or substances
Analyze scientific or investigative findings
Analyze chemical or biological data
Perform environmental research
Examine biological specimens
Analyze geological data
Monitor chemical action of substances
Perform engineering research
Analyze the chemical structures, properties, and reactions of organic or carbon compounds
Provide scientific or technical research assistance
Analyze blood samples
Locate natural resources using geospatial or other environmental data
Analyze test data
Conduct ecological research in natural or industrial environments
Interpret aerial photographs
Analyze physical or environmental survey data
Analyze cellular, molecular, or biological compounds
Analyze forest conditions
Analyze soil to determine fertilizer requirements
Appraise environmental impact of regulations or policies
Determine condition of plants, flowers, shrubs, or trees
Forecast phenomena based on statistical or mathematical research data
Analyze engineering data
Forecast weather changes
Calculate ocean tides and currents
Isolate microorganisms
Evaluate impact of regulations or laws
Interpret laws or legislation
Evaluate designs or specifications to ensure quality
Determine regulatory limitations on project
Analyze engineering design problems
Interpret research data
Evaluate worker exposure to hazardous or dangerous conditions

Getting Information

Collect statistical data
Determine effects of pollution
Investigate environmental impact of projects and activities
Research environmental impact of industrial or development activities
Research impact of environmental conservation initiatives
Conduct climatological research
Collect scientific or technical data
Review engineering data or reports
Monitor environmental impacts of production or development activities
Collect geographical or geological field data
Conduct atmospheric research
Review maps to determine location or routes
Interpret information from diagrams, blueprints, schematics, or technical drawings
Research hydrologic features or processes
Conduct biological laboratory research or experiments
Survey land or properties
Perform chemical or chemistry research
Conduct biological research
Review Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) related codes and specifications
Research engineering designs or applications
Read operating, service, or repair manuals
Research agricultural processes or practices
Gather physical or topographical survey data
Conduct physics related field research
Conduct geological research
Research engineering aspects of biological or chemical processes
Obtain technical support instructions from scientists or engineers
Review industrial, production, or manufacturing work orders
Conduct interviews to gather scientific or research-based information
Conduct biological field research
Conduct geological surveys
Collect archival or historical material
Analyze adaptability of species to new environmental conditions
Conduct vivisection for scientific research
Conduct environmental field research
Review construction blueprints or specifications to determine work requirements
Review industrial, production, or manufacturing codes and specifications
Examine characteristics or behavior of living organisms
Study development of microscopic organisms
Research microbiological or chemical processes or structures
Study animal development
Study plant development
Research human or animal disease or parasites

Handling and Moving Objects

Collect samples for analysis or testing
Collect environmental data or samples
Prepare biological samples for testing or analysis
Prepare environmental sample for laboratory testing or analysis
Collect samples of raw materials or finished products
Set-up environmental field monitoring or testing equipment
Collect geological samples
Prepare compounds or solutions for products or testing
Cultivate microorganisms for study, testing, or medical preparations
Prepare geological sample for laboratory testing or analysis
Prepare chemical sample for laboratory testing or analysis
Prepare agricultural sample for laboratory testing or analysis
Install environmental sensors
Set-up biological laboratory equipment
Set-up chemical laboratory equipment
Collect biological specimens
Set-up field equipment in agricultural settings to test or monitor conditions
Don/Doff public services related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Sterilize laboratory, medical, or veterinary equipment or instruments
Adjust industrial, manufacturing, or production equipment
Adjust medical or medical laboratory equipment
Adjust electrical or electronic equipment
Adjust mechanical equipment
Collect blood or tissue samples

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Measure environmental characteristics
Monitor soil conditions
Assess compliance with environmental laws
Monitor atmospheric or meteorological conditions
Monitor timing or metering devices to regulate environmental conditions
Inspect condition of natural environments
Ensure compliance with polices or regulations
Monitor soil response to management practices
Observe weather conditions
Monitor transportation operations to ensure compliance with regulations or standards
Monitor operational procedures in technical environments to ensure conformance to standards
Store medical laboratory specimens
Maintain safe work environment
Determine air, water, steam, or fluid pressure using gauges
Analyze environmental regulations to ensure organizational compliance
Monitor engineering processes and activities for compliance with regulations or standards
Maintain physical security of sensitive or classified data
Assist personnel with chemical handling
Monitor activities or conditions affecting environmental quality
Detect industrial, production, or manufacturing equipment malfunctions by listening for abnormalities
Monitor production or manufacturing equipment operation to detect problems
Monitor animal behavior, health, or condition
Monitor conditions of production operations

Thinking Creatively

Create mathematical or statistical diagrams, charts, or tables
Develop complex computer databases
Develop sustainable environmental protection practices or methods
Develop simple informational data repositories or databases
Develop plans to manage natural resources
Develop informational maps or charts
Develop engineering policies, procedures, or standards
Develop basic data repositories or databases
Maintain quality assurance procedures
Develop renewable resource management plans
Determine operational criteria or specifications
Develop scientific hypotheses, theories, or laws in environmental science
Develop engineering technical methods or processes
Develop technical or scientific databases
Develop mathematical concepts, models, or simulations
Identify sustainable business practices
Design environmental control systems

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