Job Vacancy Notice: 22-85

This posting is REVISED

Job Title:
TexMesonet Field Technician (Hydrologist I - II)
Opening Date:
2022-05-31
Closing Date:
Open Until Closed
Work Location:
Austin, TX
Posting Number:
22-85
Monthly Salary:
$3081.34 - $4337.27
Group/Class:
B17/2456, B19/2460
Travel %:
70%
Division/Department:
Water Science & Conservation/Surface Water/TexMesonet
Number of Positions:
2

Job Description Summary

Performs routine to complex (journey-level) hydrological, meteorological, and earth science work for the Texas Water Development Board’s TexMesonet program, which operates and maintains a network of earth observations stations across Texas and publishes information at www.TexMesonet.org. Created in 2016, TexMesonet is designed to collect the data necessary for observing and tracking mesoscale weather events, such as thunderstorms, and for improving models and forecasts for severe weather, floods, fires, and droughts, as well as improve public safety, agricultural productivity, and research. Work involves coordinating and conducting fieldwork, including the construction, calibration, and maintenance of stations, coordination, preparation, and execution of fieldwork, use of GIS applications to assist in site identification and prioritization, and developing working relationships with landowners, private contractors, university professors, and hardware vendors to facilitate station deployment and meteorological data collection. This job requires extensive travel. May train others. Works under moderate to general supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Reports to the Manager of the TexMesonet Department.

Benefit Information

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k), flexible spending, and flexible work hours so you can have a work/life balance! Visit for more information about these benefits and more.

Veteran’s Preference

Veterans, Reservists or Guardsmen with an MOS or additional duties that fall in the fields of 42A Human Resources Specialist, 120X RL - Special Duty Officer - Human Resource Officer, 3F0X1 Personnel or other related fields pertaining to the minimum experience requirements may meet the minimum qualifications for this position and are highly encouraged to apply.

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More Information

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) endorses telecommuting and hybrid workplace plans, in addition to other flexible work alternatives. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, 401(k), flexible spending, and flexible work hours so you can have a work/life balance! For more information about these benefits and more, visit: TWDB Benefits webpage.

Contact the TWDB Human Resources, or call (512) 475-2142.

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