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The USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station (PSW), is seeking a permanent, full time
Hydrologist in support of research at the Caspar Creek Experimental Watersheds
( The Caspar Creek Experimental Watersheds are a
longterm, integrated paired watershed project addressing the effects of timber harvest and other
forest management on hydrologic processes and watersheds outputs, and is located in a managed
coastredwood forest in northern California. The incumbent will be working as part of a team made up
of Forest Service, state, and university researchers and managers.

Duties will include 1) field data collection throughout the year; 2) supervising field staff and coordinating
field operations; 3) office work including planning, review and analysis of hydrologic and meteorological
data, writing reports and publications, and planning and implementing project improvements; and 4)
working with state, federal, and academic partners. The incumbent will work under the supervision of a
Research Hydrologist both independently and as part of a team. The position requires familiarity with
surface and subsurface hydrologic measurements, hydrologic data analysis techniques, clear and concise
scientific communication (written and oral), leadership capacity, and strong interpersonal skills. The
demonstrated ability to independently complete a research project (e.g., a thesis in a related field) as
will be given strong preference. This is a federal government position open only to U.S. citizens.

The position will be located at the PSW office in Fort Bragg, CA. PSW is one of several research units in
the research and development branch of the Forest Service, a component of the U.S. Department of
Agriculture, and works at the forefront of science to improve the health and use of our Nation’s forests
and grasslands. Our researchers work independently and with a range of partners, including other
federal and state agencies, academia, nonprofit groups, and industry. The knowledge and technology
produced through basic and applied science programs is available to the public for its benefit and use.
Fort Bragg is located along the northern California coast about midway between San Francisco and the
Oregon border. Historically a lumber and fishing town, Fort Bragg has become economically more
dependent on tourism. Fort Bragg provides services for the coastal population of about 25,000 and
hosts a hospital, public schools, a community college, and a variety of shopping facilities