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Hillsborough County Government

Hydrologist (#HYDROLEPCO) EPCO
$20.58-$33.64 Hourly / $3,567.20-$5,830.93 Monthly / $42,806.40-$69,971.20 Yearly


Performs professional hydrological/hydro-geological studies and other associated activities involving a variety of functions related to environmental and water resource programs.


Graduation from an accredited four year degree granting college or university with a major in Geology, Hydrology, Civil Engineering or Environmental Engineering; and
One year of hydrologic/hydrogeologic experience.


An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-specific competencies noted below.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.


  • Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices, and methods of hydrology/hydrogeology.
  • Ability to operate hydrological/hydrogeological monitoring equipment.
  • Ability to read and interpret detailed geological/hydrogeological plans and reports.
  • Ability to work effectively with others and independently with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to collect, organize and evaluate data and to develop logical conclusions.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below.

  • Reviews permit applications and plans to determine hydrologic/hydro-geologic and potential environmental impacts and to ensure compliance with regulations.
  • Reviews documents concerning the installation, operation and maintenance of various hydrologic/hydro-geologic data for analysis.
  • Collects water and soil samples with respect to citizens' complaints and inspections concerning known or potential contamination source sites to determine existence and extent of contamination.
  • Reviews, develops, coordinates and implements ground water contamination assessments and ground water monitoring plans to minimize environmental impacts to soil, sediments, and surface and ground water.
  • Oversees contract operation for specification compliance.
  • Investigates complaints and answers queries.
  • Performs other related duties as required. 

This classification description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all inclusive list of the duties associated with a particular position. Management may require incumbents to perform job duties other than those contained in this document at any time.