Alan is a Hydrologic Technician with the USGS Colorado Water Science Center, in Lakewood, Colorado.
Alan M. Duran began his career with the USGS as a GS-1 student in the Pueblo Subdistrict office in Pueblo, Colorado, while still attending high school. In 1991, Alan became a permanent USGS employee in the Publications Section as a Scientific Illustrator in the Graphics Unit in the Colorado District (later the USGS Colorado Water Science Center [COWSC]), in Lakewood, CO. Alan participated in the USGS Upward Mobility program in 1999 and transferred to the Lakewood Field Office (LFO) as a Hydrologic Technician. During his time with the LFO, Alan also worked for several projects, which included Deer Trail DTX (GW/QW) and the South Platte NAWQA program (GW/SW/QW). Alan transferred to the Rocky Mountain Arsenal in 2006, in Commerce City, CO, with a focus on Ground Water (GW) activities, such as Water-Quality collection and maintaining a GW network of observation wells. Alan returned to the COWSC, in Lakewood, CO, in 2013 as a member of the Data Management Unit (DMU). As the sole remaining member of the DMU, starting in 2014, Alan maintains responsibility for data requests, approving the annual Water Year Summary, updating the Peak Flow File, and archiving duties for the COWSC, as well as other duties assigned.
1986 – 1991 – Student, USGS Pueblo Subdistrict Office
1991 – 1999 – Scientific Illustrator, USGS Colorado District (now USGS Colorado Water Science Center), Publications Section, Graphics Unit
1999 – 2006 – Hydrologic Technician, USGS Lakewood Field Office
2006 – 2013 – Hydrologic Technician, USGS Rocky Mountain Arsenal
2013 – Present – Hydrologic Technician, USGS Colorado Water Science Center
Education and Certifications
BS in Graphic Design from the University of Southern Colorado (USC) (now Colorado State University Pueblo), in Pueblo, CO, 1991