Hydrologic Technician

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Cherokee Nation Businesses
Homestead, FL, United States
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Private Sector
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Cherokee Nation Management & Consulting (CNMC) is a versatile small business that provides advisory & assistance services in research, experimental development, technology implementation, and program management. CNMC has expertise in a wide-range of technical disciplines including engineering, environmental, information and asset management, along with a variety of physical and life sciences. The company is an integral part of the Technology Division’s portfolio of companies. Wholly owned by the Cherokee Nation, CNMC is part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses family of companies.


Everglades National Park protects a portion of the largest freshwater marsh in the United States, the Greater Everglades. A range of terrestrial, estuarine, and marine habitats simultaneously converge amidst a blend of temperate and subtropical climates to create the unique hydrologic conditions that exist in the Everglades. Water quantity and quality are critical to the health of the ecosystems that support the myriad plant and animal species inhabiting the park.

We are seeking a hydrologic technician to assist Everglades National Parks Inventory and Monitoring Program with hydrologic monitoring and data management operations. The primary responsibility of the person selected for this position will be to collect, process, and analyze physical data from continuous monitoring stations located in upland freshwater marshes and marine areas of the Park.


Collect physical oceanographic, hydrologic, water quality, and meteorological data from sites within and neighboring the Park. Collect water samples and make measurements of physical conditions in the field. Retrieve data from automated data collection devices using a laptop computer, radio, telemetry, or specialized data retrieval equipment. Perform field quality assurance checks and calibrate instruments. Evaluate, report, and replace field data collection equipment as needed to minimize data loss.

Process field data and samples as required to produce quality assured physical monitoring data. Process field data using custom data management software and standard PC editors and spreadsheets. Graph and check data for errors and then perform appropriate data validation processes. Verify that all processes were completed without error and enter supporting information into the database.

Assist project leader in preparing graphs, summary tables, maps, and written reports describing physical conditions. Use statistical software, graphics programs, and geographic information system (GIS) applications for scientific and engineering applications in the preparation of quarterly and annual reports.

Maintain accurate field notes and adequate supplies. Insure that marine boats, airboats, and field vehicles are serviced and repaired as necessary and that all required safety equipment is aboard. Order calibration standards, calibration equipment, batteries, and other critical supplies before they are needed.
Construct and maintain field stations designed to collect hydrologic and climatologic data. This activity includes, but is not limited to instrument and protective housing installation, equipment testing, and station surveying.

Coordinate field operations with other SFNRC projects, EVER divisions, other agencies and / or contractors. Schedule field equipment, airboats, helicopters, boats, and other critical resources as necessary.

Assist the project leader in training and directing the field and laboratory activities of new staff and volunteers. Assist with project planning, administration, procurement, and personnel tasks as directed by the project leader.


No management of others or supervisory roles


Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited school in a relevant degree, is highly desired;


  • Practical knowledge of hydrology, physical oceanography, or a closely related scientific or engineering field
  • Familiarity with basic electronics and related skills
  • Knowledge of the South Florida wetlands and marine systems
  • Knowledge of the theoretical concepts used in the collection of hydrologic and physical science data
  • Experience with standard hydrologic instrumentation including data loggers, and hydrologic and physical science parameter sensors
  • Experience with field and laboratory equipment used for the collection and analysis of hydrologic and water quality data
  • Knowledge of standard computer software used for entry, storage and retrieval of information (e.g. DOS, Windows, text editors, word processors, and spreadsheets)
  • Knowledge of computer databases and software used for graphical, statistical and GIS analysis of scientific or engineering data (e.g. MS Excel, SPSS, MS Access, ArcMAP, Google Earth, or similar tools)
  • Ability to establish sound and effective working relationships with others working in the Park, such as Park personnel, personnel from other agencies, and cooperating scientist from universities/agencies
  • Ability to operate class A and class I motor boats, airboats, vans, SUVs, small trucks, and basic field equipment in a safe and responsible manner
  • Ability to operate from helicopters in a safe and responsible manner


Work will be performed in a climate controlled office environment and will include significant time in the field collecting and observing.

With $400 million in annual revenue, 20% growth per year, approximately 950+ active contracts serving 60+ government agencies in 25 countries, 47 states, 2 territories and 2000+ employees, Cherokee Nation Businesses’ (CNB) group of Federal Contracting Section 8(a) companies is well positioned to deliver expertise needed to solve complex technical issues. Federal Solutions provides an array of services for 12 of the 15 cabinet-level departments and agencies – from applications and data services to cybersecurity and national defense.

Why consider Cherokee Nation and our Federal Solutions business? Here are some great resources highlighting what we do and compelling reasons for joining our team!




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