Jared P Marion

Biography

I began my career with the U.S.G.S in April of 2000 as an intern as I attend TC3 Community College and became a full time employee upon completion of my Construction Technology degree. I am an avid fisherman and love being outside and around water so the U.S.G.S was a great fit. I have been involved with construction projects my whole life and I attended the Boces vocational school. I completed Rough Carpentry, Finish Carpentry, Residential Wiring I, and Residential Wiring II through Boces. I also received welding training while with the U.S.G.S. and I am capable of fabricating rugged well engineered mounts for the expensive equipment we use on a regular a basis. During my time with the U.S.G.S. I have installed more than 25 new stream gages, a new manned cableway, and dozens of ground water and precipitation gages. Six of the new stream gages were complex index velocity installations for the New York State Canal System. These sites required large gage structures, additional sub substructures, extensive conduit for electrical and equipment wiring, coordination with several other agencies, and fabrication of mounts for velocity sensors. I also have refurbished at least 15 old style gage structures with vinyl siding, new roofs, and new electrical. I have led or had a significant role in the majority new construction, repairs, and decommissions that have been completed on the Western and Central New York gage network for the last 15 years.  I was assigned a large routine field trip within a year of starting my career and have had a field trip to maintain ever since. When I began I was fortunate enough to have an excellent supervisor that encouraged me to get out and experience all the different field trips and how different technician did the job. Through my initial training and all the construction projects I have been involved with I have firsthand knowledge of most of the sites in Western and Central New York. When I am not at work I enjoy spending time with wife and daughter, fishing, and working construction projects.