Robert Rosman


Robert Rosman is a hydrologist with the US Geological Survey, where he has worked since 1980. His experience is in technical support for projects, with the main emphasis on groundwater data collection. Technical support duties include operating the District’s/Water Science Center’s (WSC) 10 and 5 ton Smeal derricks, a truck mounted 540UD Geoprobe and portable Minuteman Mobile drill and training of field personnel. He received a B.A. in Earth and Environmental Sciences from Queens College (part of the City University of NY) in 1979. Since 1984 he has been responsible for collecting field data for projects done in cooperation with the State of New Jersey, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the Environmental Protection Agency involving Coastal Plain and Non Coastal Plain water level synoptics, continuous water levels and discrete water levels in packed zones in fractured rock aquifers.
Hydrologist - Geohydrologic Studies Program, USGS NJ Water Science Center
B.A. Earth and Environmental Sciences Queens College, January, 1979


Professional Experience


2011 - 2015   USGS Toxics Substances Hydrology Program Fractured Bedrock Research Site- NAWC, Ewing, New Jersey -- Maintains continuous groundwater level and  stream flow data collection networks and maintains a straddle packer system for multiple wells. Create and maintains a packer testing facility off site. Assist multiple research groups from government, academia, and industry.


                      New Jersey NAWQA- Collect core samples and sediment for phase 1.  Collect water levels for second phase of project.

                       Other WSC investigations:

                             Lansdale Project, PA WSC


                            Warminster Project. PA WSC 

  1984 - 2015   

         Assisted numerous projects with the following skill sets:  

Install and maintain a network of continuous water-level recorders,

Collect punctuated water-level data,

Collect groundwater and surface-water samples

Geologic logging

Drill/Hammer and install shallow piezometers with the Minuteman mobile drill rig and Geoprobe

Well development

Install piezometers and collect water-level and water-quality data from groundwater below streambeds

Install soil gas probes and collect soil-gas probe data                      

Install submersible pumps for aquifer tests, water-quality sampling and other specialized borehole data collection

Collect drive point samples and cores in glacial and Coastal Plain sediments.

Set straddle packers, collect packed zone pressure data    

Provide assistance on surface and borehole geophysics

Collect slug test data          


Projects worked with

        NJ-WSC investigations

     Pinelands Acid Rain study,  Bonds Projects (Atlantic County study, Camden County study, South River study), Lake Hopatcong study, Cumberland County, study, Picatinny Arsenal study, Rutgers University study, Lamington study, Passaic Tunnel study, McDonalds Branch study, Princeton University study, Fairlawn study, NAWQA study, Chloride synoptic study,Sandy Hook study, Forsythe Refuge Center study, Joint Base McGuire-Dix- Lakehurst study, Atlantic Highlands Landslide study, Colts Neck water-level synoptic and Toxic Substances Hydrology Program Research Site at the NAWC, Ewing, NJ.


        Multi state investigations

Coastal Plain water-level synoptics investigations, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013

        Other WSC investigations

Toxic Substance Hydrology Program Research: Beaufort, South Carolina.

Warminster and Lansdale Projects, Exton, PA WSC,  

Otis Air Force Base, Mass WSC.

Delaware, WSC

Maryland, WSC

Troy, New York, WSC

Virginia, WSC          


Specialized skill

        Operation of 5- and 10-ton Smeals; Geoprobe, and Minuteman Mobile Drill

        Installation of packer assemblies

        Arc welding and oxy-acetylene torch


Special licenses and Safety training

        Hazmat-training, confined space training,

        Class B Commercial Drivers  


        Write Site safety plans                


1999- Present  Collect monthly water-level and stream data at the Naval air Warefare Centar, Ewing NJ


2003-2005       Collect monthly water-level data for the New Jersey WSC 

                        Groundwater Network


1996                Project Chief – Potentiometric Surfaces of the Potomac-Raritan-Magothy Aquifer

                                                 System Near National Park, New Jersey, 1996   

1989-1993       Acting Field Operations Chief

1988-1991       Project Chief - Water Levels in Major Artesian Aquifers of the New Jersey Coastal Plain          

                      Water Level Synoptic


1980-1981      Hydrologic Field Assistant USGS Colorado District


1980-1981       Summer field assistant. Collected rainfall and stage data, surface water and storm  

                         samples at nine field sites for the National Urban Runoff Program in and around the 

                     Denver metro area. Collected water quality data from shallow irrigation wells as 

                     part of a feedlot study in north east Denver.