Research the distribution, circulation, and physical properties of underground and surface waters; and study the form and intensity of precipitation, its rate of infiltration into the soil, movement through the earth, and its return to the ocean and atmosphere.

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Indiana Average Salary $79,690.00
Average Time to Fill 41 days
Typical Education Bachelor's degree
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 49
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 23.08 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Information Gathering
Attention to Detail
Critical Thinking
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Technology and Tool Usage
Written Communication
Oral Communication
Work Ethic

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Getting Information

Research impact of environmental conservation initiatives
Research hydrologic features or processes
Conduct climatological research
Collect statistical data
Conduct laboratory research or experiments
Collect geographical or geological field data
Conduct field research
Conduct atmospheric research
Determine effects of pollution
Gather physical or topographical survey data
Survey land or properties
Research environmental impact of industrial or development activities
Investigate environmental impact of projects and activities
Monitor environmental impacts of production or development activities
Conduct geological surveys
Review maps to determine location or routes
Review engineering data or reports
Conduct biological research
Conduct historical research

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze environmental data
Analyze geological samples
Analyze geological or geographical data
Analyze ecosystem data
Analyze scientific or investigative findings
Identify problems using mathematical or statistical methods
Interpret aerial photographs
Forecast weather changes
Calculate ocean tides and currents
Forecast phenomena based on statistical or mathematical research data
Perform health, safety, and environment (HSE) related research
Perform statistical analysis or modeling
Test chemical or physical characteristics of materials or products
Evaluate designs or specifications to ensure quality

Thinking Creatively

Create mathematical or statistical diagrams, charts, or tables
Develop informational maps or charts
Develop mathematical concepts, models, or simulations
Develop scientific hypotheses, theories, or laws
Develop simple informational data repositories or databases
Write research or project grant proposals
Develop plans to manage natural or renewable resources
Develop simple operational data repositories or databases
Develop complex computer databases
Develop sustainable industrial or development methods
Write business project or bid proposals
Develop engineering technical methods or processes

Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates

Direct scientific research or investigative studies
Direct geological surveys
Direct construction of mine shafts or tunnels
Direct natural resources extraction or mining projects
Direct natural resources management or conservation programs
Manage laboratory environment or facility
Direct engineering research or investigative studies
Supervise scientific or technical personnel
Manage handling of hazardous, toxic, or non-compliant materials
Direct implementation of new procedures, policies, or programs

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Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

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Supervisory Skills
Occupational Health and Safety
Performance Appraisals
Restoration Projects
Customer Service

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