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Name Program Hydrologist



PO BOX 278

PABLO MT  59855






****V A C A N C Y   A N N O U N C E M E N T****


TITLE:                            Program Hydrologist



LOCATION:                    Natural Resources Department – Ronan, MT.


SALARY:                        $26.16 to $30.07 per hour


CLOSING DATE:             Thursday, February 2, 2023



This is not a Testing Designated Position (TDP) within the definition of the CSKT Drug Testing policy. The successful applicant, if not already employed by the Tribes must pass a pre-hire drug test and serve a mandatory six (6) month probationary period.


The Program Hydrologist is a full-time, technical, professional-level position working in the Tribes' Natural Resources Department within the Division of Engineering and Water Resources. This position works under the direct supervision of the Water Management and Planning Program Manager. The Hydrologist’s duties include, but are not limited to, the following:



  • Completes specific technical projects related to water conservation, irrigation water supply and forecasting, irrigation water management, and adaptive management including project development, completion, and reporting.
  • Prepares technical memoranda and reports on various topics including hydrologic work, water conservation efforts, and water management planning tools;
  • Develops water budget reports to support Rehabilitation and Betterment projects, Operational Improvement projects, and irrigation water management;
  • Develops strategic plans for irrigation Operation Improvements identified through the water rights settlement;
  • Develops strategic plans for stock water mitigation measures identified through the water rights settlement;
  • Develops strategic plans for on-farm efficiency measures as identified through the water rights settlement;
  • Interacts extensively with staff within the Division and brings subject matter skills to support other Division initiatives;
  • Embraces and applies adaptive management as a working model for Program hydrologic work;
  • Contributes to the development of water management planning tools to support integrated management of instream flows, reservoir pool evaluations, and irrigation water supplies under wet, normal, and dry water supply conditions;
  • Assists in the determination of wet through dry water-type years as identified in the water rights settlement. This is a continuous adaptive management process requiring frequent within-season update;
  • Assists in the quantification and apportionment of Reallocated Water following completion of Rehabilitation and Betterment Projects
  • Serves as a technical member on the Compact Implementation Technical Team as required, prepares project-level assignments to support various CITT initiatives;
  • Interacts with Division engineering and technical staff to ensure water conservation is integrated into design and construction at both the planning and project levels;
  • As directed, serves on State and regional water supply and drought planning groups;
  • Supports other hydrologic work related to the implementation of the water rights settlement;
  • Completes administrative work including workplan development, contract preparation, budget development and projections, administrative reporting, and procurement;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Masters of Science with three (3) years of relevant professional-level experience or Bachelors of Science with a minimum of five (5) years relevant professional-level experience. Education must be in the field of hydrologic sciences, engineering, agricultural sciences, soil sciences, or a closely related physical science field with emphasis on surface or groundwater hydrology. Education and experience must demonstrate analytical and quantitative aptitude.
  • Possession of a valid State drivers license with the ability to obtain to obtain a Montana Drivers license within six (6) months.
  • Must have liability or full coverage insurance on personal vehicle (if used to travel off-site in performance of duties).
  • Must wear Tribal Government identification and safety apparel when conducting filed activities.
  • Required to successfully complete defensive driving course approved by the Department every three (3) years thereafter.



  1. Completed Tribal employment application.
  2. Copy of relevant academic transcript.
  1. Copy of current valid driver’s license and current proof of liability or full coverage insurance.
  2. Proof of enrollment in a federally recognized Tribe if other than CSKT.
  3. If claiming veteran’s preference, a copy of DD214 must be submitted.


SUBMIT ALL OF THE ABOVE TO: Personnel Office, P.O. Box 278, Pablo MT 59855, at 406-675-2700 Ext. 1040.



Contact: Casey Ryan, Compact Resource Manager @ (406) 675-2700 Ext. 6207.

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