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Hillsborough County Government

Senior Hydrologist (#SRHYDRCSBS) CSBS
$26.97-$44.10 Hourly / $4,674.80-$7,644.00 Monthly / $56,097.60-$91,728.00 Yearly


Performs professional, managerial hydrological/hydro-geological duties relating to water resource programs.


A Bachelor's degree in Geology, Hydrology, Civil Engineering or Environmental Engineering; and
Four years of hydrological/hydro-geological experience.

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


  • Extensive knowledge of the regulations, principles, practices, and methods of hydrology/hydrogeology including soil and groundwater contamination.
  • Ability to operate hydrological/hydrogeological soil/groundwater monitoring equipment, including contamination monitoring equipment.
  • Ability to read and interpret detailed engineering plans and reports.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of others.
  • 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.

  • Develops, implements, and administers the policies, procedures and directives necessary to manage hydrological/hydro-geological projects in compliance with federal, state and local requirements.
  • Conducts, evaluates and approves hydrological/hydro-geological ground water monitoring plans and studies for siting of land uses to include land excavations, mining operations, landfills and public construction projects to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
  • Performs hydrological/hydro-geologocal calculations and analyses to ensure compliance with established standards and regulations; and prepares hydrological/hydro-geological reports and recommendations.
  • Investigates and monitors wells, land excavations and selected construction sites for water and soil quality compliance as defined by federal, state and local regulations.
  • Performs environmental audits of site potentially selected for highway, utility and other construction projects.
  • Coordinates the reviews of land use applications to include phosphate mining.
  • Serves as technical advisor, senior project coordinator, and/or manager for hydrological/hydro-geological projects to ensure compliance with accepted hydrological/hydro-geological practices and regulations.
  • Assists in preparing, revising and implementing ordinances and Comprehensive Plan policies.
  • Prepares and presents hydrological/hydro-geological reports to the BOCC, County management and the public.
  • Prepares and presents phosphate mining unit reports to a Phosphate Mining Hearing Master and the BOCC.
  • Supervises assigned professional and support personnel as required.
  • 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.