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Hydrology Section Manager - WR

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Posting Begin Date: 2024/06/05
Posting End Date: 2024/06/23
Category: Natural Resources
Sub Category: Water Agency
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Boise, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 42.50
Maximum Salary: 45.00
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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State of Idaho Opportunity


Applications will be accepted through 4:59 PM MST on the posting end date.

The Idaho Department of Water Resources (IDWR) has a department promotional opening for the Hydrology Section Manager at the State Office in Boise. This position offers an exciting opportunity to impact Idaho water resource management.

This position will manage
the preparation of hydrologic and hydrogeologic analyses for planning, design, regulation, and management of Idaho's water resources. It also performs related work.

Example of Duties

Section management:

· Hires and evaluates staff performing hydrologic analyses

· Prepares, reviews, and implements section work plans, priorities, and programs

· Evaluates program effectiveness and compliance with state laws and regulations

· Confers with leadership on water administration, policy development, and program problems

· Monitors section expenditures

· Conducts training sessions and staff meetings

Hydrology Studies:

· Determines analysis needs and coordinates activities between staff and other sections to perform hydrologic, hydrogeologic, groundwater quality, and geothermal resource analyses

· Oversees development, improvement, and implementation of water accounting programs used by the Department

· Assists staff in complex evaluations

· Develops and uses simulation models of river and groundwater systems

· Predicts potential impacts of new reservoirs, diversions, and minimum flow levels

· Writes reports

· Directs hydrogeologic studies of aquifers and recommends changes in federal or contractor hydrologic studies

· Reviews hydrologic aspects of plans and proposals of other agencies dealing with Idaho water and recommends appropriate action

Minimum Qualifications

· Experience demonstrating considerable knowledge of surface water hydrology and groundwater hydrogeology principles and evaluation techniques

· Experience managing technical staff and programs

· Experience constructing or using surface or groundwater models for analyzing hydrologic responses, for the purposes of providing recommendations for conflict resolution or to plan for future water management

Desired Qualifications 

· Experience supervising staff

· Effective communication and interpersonal skills


The State of Idaho offers a robust total compensation package, including medical, vision, and dental insurance; PERSI retirement benefits; paid sick, vacation, and parental leave; and 11 paid holidays per year. For additional information related to benefits and/or State programs, please visit:*

To learn more about the Idaho Department of Water Resources, please visit our website:

Our Mission: To serve the citizens of Idaho by ensuring that water is conserved and available to sustain Idaho’s economy, ecosystems, and resulting quality of life.


The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].

    Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.