Southwest Florida Water Management District
The District is responsible for managing and protecting the water resources and related environmental systems. To protect natural systems that sustain ground water, there must be limitations on how much water can be withdrawn. This is accomplished through planning, permitting and regulation. Local and regional governments, agricultural and other users come to the District to request water use permits. In addition to protection through regulation, the District technically and financially assists regional water supply authorities and local governments in developing new water sources.
Help protect one of Florida’s most vital resources — water — with a career at the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District).
The District is a government agency whose mission is to protect water resources, minimize flood risks, and ensure the public’s water needs are met. We serve a population of nearly 6 million people in west-central Florida as directed by state law.
Join our Data Collection Bureau
Support the District’s Data Collection Bureau by providing accurate, cost effective, and defensible data for use in the management and protection of Florida’s water resources and related natural systems. The Hydrologic Data Analyst will provide technical hydrologic data management and support through data processing, analysis, reporting, quality control, and special project data investigations.
This opportunity offers an ability to use creative skills to develop process improvements that will make an impact on the organization. It also provides flexibility and a true work-life balance. You’ll have the chance to work with a wide range of teams in this promising position, each of which plays a vital role in our efforts to preserve our most valuable natural resources by making sure the best-quality data and information are available to our customers. Using your expertise, you’ll play an important role in ensuring data are available to support decisions that will provide a brighter future for the environment of Florida.
The District supports employees who prefer a remote work schedule so that they can enjoy their time outside of the District through work-life balance. This role can either be performed full time in the office or as a hybrid arrangement, which means the employee will be required to work in the home office part of the time but can work a portion of their time remotely.
- Maintains quality control of data series through review, editing, and annotation of data values and assures quality by evaluating data completeness and accuracy.
- Researches data collection issues, assesses causes, and recommends and helps implement solutions.
- Develops, maintains, and reviews data quality reports, Governing Board recaps, hydrologic conditions reports, and other published items.
- Produces and develops timely, accurate written and oral reports, graphics, tables, and communications.
- Performs statistical analysis, reporting, mapping, and graphing of hydrologic data.
- Works collaboratively as an integral team member by sharing knowledge, information, and ideas to help inform others, overcome issues, and identify and implement efficiency, process, and technology improvements.
- Coordinates with multi-disciplinary teams on priority initiatives such as site acquisition, data collection and data quality issue resolution, and other special projects.
- Manages projects for contracted services by developing scopes of work, procuring vendors, ensuring performance standards are met, tracking and reviewing project deliverables, reviewing and paying invoices, and archiving project files.
- Provides customer support to internal and external stakeholders.
- Participates in emergency management activities and reporting efforts, which occasionally may occur outside of normal working hours.
- Assists field supervisor and technicians with resolving data collection, field software, hardware, and data adjustment issues.
- Supports data site acquisition activities.
- Mentors staff as needed.
Required Credentials For Hydrologic Data Analyst Opportunities
- Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in a physical or natural science or engineering
- One (1) year related work experience
- Valid driver’s license
Preferred Credentials For Hydrologic Data Analyst Opportunities
- Understanding of hydrology, hydrogeology, and water-resource data
- Experience with the District’s hydrologic data database and data retrieval tools
- Familiarity with R, statistical analysis, and data quality reviews
- Strong communication and customer service skills
- Familiarity with District data collection networks and technology
- Ability to exercise sound judgement and make well-founded decisions
- Ability to work effectively within multidisciplinary teams
For helping to maintain our valuable water resources, we offer:
- Florida retirement system/retirement benefits
- Deferred compensation
- Work-life balance
- 9 paid holidays
- Generous vacation and sick leave
- Medical, dental and vision insurance
- Basic and voluntary life and AD&D insurance
- Long-term disability
- Supplemental insurance
- Health savings & flexible spending accounts
- Prescription drug coverage & mail order program
- Employee assistance program
- Legal and identity theft protection
- Wellness program
- Public service loan forgiveness qualified employer
- Tuition reimbursement
- State adoption benefit program qualified employer
- Training and development resources
- Innovative projects
- Advanced technologies
Compensation: $46,134.40 - $52,470.30