Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC

Hydrologist, Lead

Job Locations US-CA-Scotia
Job ID 2024-3214

Overview

Humboldt Redwood Company, LLC (HRC) located in Scotia, CA is seeking a Lead Hydrologist. The base salary for this position is $75,000.00 to $102,000.00.  Your final base salary compensation will be determined based on factors such as geographic locations, skills, education and/or experience.  Please keep in mind that that the range published is the full base salary. We also offer a generous benefits package.

 

This position will provide expertise and leadership in the field of forest hydrology relative to understanding watershed trends and effects of forest management on sediment, temperature, and other aspects of water quality and aquatic habitat across 210,000 acres of privately owned and managed forest lands in Humboldt County, CA.

 

In aggregate, the Mendocino Companies (Mendocino Forest Products Company, Mendocino Redwood Company, Humboldt Redwood Company, Humboldt Sawmill Company, and Allweather Wood) own nearly 450,000 acres of Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC® C031337) certificated redwood and Douglas-fir timberland, constitute the largest waterborne wood treater in the Western USA, and is the largest producer of redwood lumber in the world. Collectively providing 950 employees and their families with excellent wages and benefits in communities throughout the Western USA. Additionally, the Mendocino Companies own and operate a 25-megaWatt biomass cogeneration power plant and wood pellet plant.

Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

  • Collect and supervise the collection of scientific data for hydrologic and aquatic sciences projects
  • Perform scientific analysis, especially related to long-term sediment and hydrology trends, and develop and write technical reports documenting data evaluation findings and, where appropriate, recommendations
  • Prepare statistical data evaluations, tables, figures and graphs
  • Develop scientific information in support of the HRC watershed analysis program
  • Support forestry staff with technical expertise in hydrology and aquatic issues
  • Demonstrate strong critical thinking capabilities and a flexible approach to problem solving
  • Coordinate HCP and WQ monitoring and permitting requirements between Forest Science, Roads, and Forestry departments relative to erosion control
  • Assist with restoration projects and related grant proposals
  • Provide direction for fishery and water quality regulatory issues
  • Provide support for HRC in-stream gravel extraction projects
  • Represent HRC with fishery and watershed groups, agencies and individuals
  • Work as a leader and integral part of the HRC team
  • Manage HRC’s stream gaging program and oversee laboratory procedures for processing suspended sediment
  • Provide direction and support for HRC water drafting, permitting and monitoring
  • Directly supervise Hydrologist(s) and other staff positions involved in implementing HRC’s Hydrology Monitoring Program and Watershed Analysis related projects in accordance with Company policies and applicable laws
  • Coach employees for attainment of Company and individual goals and objectives in accordance with Company guidelines and performance management system

Qualifications

  • Minimum Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.), Master of Science (M.S.) preferred, in Forest or Watershed Hydrology or related subject from four-year college or university and minimum 2-3 years of work experience in Hydrology or other related field. Minimum of one year of supervisory experience in the hydrology field is desired.
  • Experience with streamflow measurements, turbidimeters, sediment sampling, surveying with total station, and dataloggers required.
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Suite, Python programming, database systems, statistical software (including R), and GIS.
  • Effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.
  • Knowledge of advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations and permutations as well as mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory and factor analysis.
  • Must maintain and carry a valid California driver license and remain eligible and capable of operating company vehicles including automobiles, trucks and 4-wheel drive vehicles in accordance with company policy guidelines.
  • Frequently required to sit, walk, walk on steep, difficult terrain, and in streambeds and occasionally required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and communicate.
  • The employee is frequently required to use a keyboard for extended periods of time while looking at a computer monitor.
  • The employee is regularly exposed to outside adverse weather and field conditions.   

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Frequently required to sit, walk, walk on steep, difficult terrain, and in streambeds and occasionally required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and communicate.
  • The employee is frequently required to use a keyboard for extended periods of time while looking at a computer monitor.
  • The employee is regularly exposed to outside adverse weather and field conditions.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer, Valuing Diversity of our Workforce and Offering a Drug Free Workplace

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