Hydrologist Job Description Sample
Help Requirements Conditions of Employment
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a background investigation.
Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
This is a Career Program (CP) 18 position.
This position requires you to submit a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 278) or a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE450) upon entry, and annually thereafter.
Must be able to obtain and/or maintain Secret Security Clearance.
Must be able to obtain and/or maintain a valid state Driver's License.
Who May Apply: US Citizens
In order to qualify, you must meet both the basic education and experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.
Basic Education Requirement for Hydrologist (GS-1315):
A. Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in physical or natural science, or engineering that included at least 30 semester hours in any combination of courses in hydrology, the physical sciences, geophysics, chemistry, engineering science, soils, mathematics, aquatic biology, atmospheric science, meteorology, geology, oceanography, or the management or conservation of water resources. The course work must have included at least 6 semester hours in calculus (including both differential and integral calculus), and at least 6 semester hours in physics.
B. Combination of Education and Experience: Course work, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. Acceptable experience must have included performance of scientific functions related to the study of water resources, based on and requiring a professional knowledge of related sciences and the consistent application of basic scientific principles to the solution of theoretical and practical hydrologic problems. In the absence of water resource experience, professional scientific experience may be acceptable if such experience was preceded by appropriate education in hydrology or by professional hydrology experience.
In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:
To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as conducting hydrologic studies such as collecting data for groundwater, stream flow, water conservation projects, and rain/storm water projects as it relates to Industrial/Construction projects. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11).
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
This is a Career Program (CP) 18 position.
You may claim military spouse preference.
Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
Relocation Incentive may be authorized.
Permanent Change of Station (PCS), Recruitment, and Retention incentives are not authorized.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 90 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.
You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.
Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.
Best Qualified. Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
Highly Qualified. Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
Qualified. Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for the announced position.
Background checks and security clearance
Hydrologist / Community Engagement Manager
Our client, the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI) is a non-profit organization representing over 130 universities and water-science organizations across the globe. CUAHSI receives support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop infrastructure and services for the advancement of water science in the United States.
CUAHSI is currently seeking a Hydrologist / Community Engagement Manager to support several essential functions. This will include hydrological modeling and data management, providing industry knowledge to internal and external entities, and planning and execution of community engagement programs for CUAHSI's professional network. This is an ideal position for an educated candidate looking to start a career in the water science field.
Creates and analyzes hydrological models using a variety of software tools
Provides technical expertise related to hydrological sciences to CUAHSI's internal team and greater network
Manages communication with CUAHSI's national network of universities, non-profits, and research entities
Organizes and executes meetings, in-person training, and other hydrology-related events for this national network, specifically CUAHSI's National Water Center Innovators program, which is a collaboration with the NOAA's National Water Center in Tuscacloosa, AL
Develops and tracks budgets for these activities
Evaluates and reports on effectiveness of programs both internally and to funding agencies
Travel to meetings and trainings nationwide to execute programs
Other duties as assigned
Master's Degree in Hydrology, Water Science, or another related field
Professional or academic experience in a relevant area of environmental science
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required; basic coding and GIS skills strongly desired
Experience planning and executing events strongly preferred
Program management and outstanding organizational skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Analytical and complex problem-solving skills
Ability and willingness to travel within the U.S. on a monthly basis
Hydrologist (ID 709569)
Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc. has a job opportunity for an unscheduled part-time, non-exempt Hydrologist. Most of the work will be performed in and around Ridgecrest, CA.
This position is responsible for performing work involving the collection, analysis, and evaluation of surface and ground water quality and quantity associated with the management of the Indian Wells Valley Groundwater System.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Document, organize, analyze and interpret hydrologic data.
Inspect completed water projects for permit compliance and perfection.
Provide technical advice on water resource problems and complaints.
Conduct water resource investigations and studies.
Supervise subsurface exploration group in drilling test holes and installing monitoring wells in project areas.
Review groundwater permit applications in assigned areas and make recommendations to the State Engineer.
Bachelor's Degree in the field of geology, hydrology, engineering, or closely related field with a hydrogeology emphasis.
15 or more years related experience in hydrological analysis.
10 or more years of progressively responsible project management experience, including demonstrated success in preparing project deliverables, managing project schedules and budgets, and communications with team members.
Knowledge and experience in California regulations associated with investigation, water quality, remediation, and solid waste.
Working knowledge of Federal environmental regulations.
Ability to interpret maps, hydrologic data, groundwater studies and reports.
Ability to write scientific reports for water management decisions.
Proven client management and leadership skills.
Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
Good communication skills - both verbal and written.
Self-motivated, strong initiative and work ethic, ability to work independently.
Valid Driver License - at times, it will be necessary to drive a vehicle for this position.
- Extensive knowledge of the Indian Wells Valley Groundwater System.
Some sedentary work is performed in an office setting.
Much of the work may be outdoors: rugged terrain in extreme temperature ranges, potentially in uninhabited areas.
Must be physically and mentally capable of working in a wide range of physical and environmental conditions (e.g. off trail rugged hiking).
Ability to lift and move approximately 25 lbs., work in the field.
Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc. and its subsidiaries are proud Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veterans.
Hydrologist IV (Pcn 10-2078)
Hiring Restriction Exemption
This individual position is EXEMPT from the hiring restrictions. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.
This position is open to Alaska Residents only
Navarro Research and Engineering, Inc. is recruiting for a Senior Hydrologist in Grand Junction, CO.
Navarro is a premier contractor providing high-quality technical services to DOE, NASA, and DOD. Navarro’s success is based on our customer service focus and our well-known responsiveness and innovation. In all we do, either in corporate management or in our services to our clients, we seek for the most effective and efficient approaches to provide best value to our clients.
- Independently determine project scope and direction needed to address complex hydrologic and contaminant issues/concerns at LM sites. Oversee and help direct work of junior staff.
- Develop and execute scope for hydrogeologic and contaminant investigations.
- Collect and interpret geologic and hydrologic data.
- Write reports that summarize geologic/hydrologic results and interpretations, with recommendations for future work.
- Develop site conceptual models, apply groundwater and contaminant transport modeling tools to evaluate site conditions and processes, and apply the results to evaluate compliance strategies.
- Present results for internal and external audiences.
- Provide recommendations for work scope, direction, budget, and schedule.
- Provide technical advice as a subject matter expert on hydrogeology and contaminant transport for LM/LMS site leads.
- Review and edit reports from junior staff to ensure quality products.
- Publish and present applied research in the national/international scientific community, including journal articles and conference presentations.
- Collaborate with university and other scientific researchers on complex hydrogeologic and geochemical problems.
- Interface with Navarro site leads and task managers to determine project goals and objectives. Interface with ESH&Q to meet safety and health requirements and Business Services to meet contracting and budgeting requirements.
- External interface with DOE client(s) and associated stakeholders to communicate results. External presentations at stakeholder meetings and technical conferences.
- Masters or Ph.D. in Hydrology, Engineering, or Geology.
- Minimum of 10 years experience in groundwater and transport modeling.
- Detailed technical knowledge of groundwater and contaminant transport processes.
- Demonstrated ability to develop and execute scopes of work and write quality reports, mentor junior staff and develop and maintain productive interactions with internal and external clients.
- Experience using Excel, Word, Groundwater Vistas, MODFLOW and MT3D
- Strong groundwater and contaminant transport skills. Ability to independently determine scope of work and schedule.
- Need to be able to assemble and interpret hydrologic and contaminant data.
- Must be able to mentor junior staff and provide peer review to projects conducted by other group members.
- Strong scientific writing and interpersonal communication skills are imperative.
- Due to the nature of the government contract requirements and/or clearances requirements, US citizenship is required.
Navarro is an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.
- Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
- Retirement Plan (401k, IRA)
- Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
- Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
- Short Term & Long Term Disability
Senior Geologist / Hydrogeologist
Business Line Environment
Position Title Senior Geologist / Hydrogeologist
United States of America - California
AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Senior Geologist / Hydrogeologist for immediate employment for the Santa Barbara, CA office. AECOM is proud to provide our employees with exciting, challenging projects.
The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, those listed below:
Provide technical expertise and support for a large CERCLA project
Prepare technical work plans and reports
Understand and refine Conceptual Site Model involving complex hydrogeology, geochemistry and contaminate fate and transport
Perform analytical data evaluation
Prepare presentations for technical meetings with the client and regulators
Bachelor’s degree in geology or hydrogeology
10+ years' experience
Advanced capabilities in hydrogeological analysis (groundwater modeling, fate and transport of petroleum and chlorinated compounds, etc.)
Self-motivated and an effective communicator
Knowledge of CERCLA regulations
Superior technical report writing skills
Team player and detail-oriented
Knowledge of monitored natural attenuation and biodegradation
Experience with CERCLA projects
Experience with groundwater modeling software packages
What We Offer
AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
At AECOM, employee's safety and security are our top Safeguarding core value. All employees are expected to set the highest level of safety expectation in their work, display the highest level of safe behavior, and actively participate in AECOM's Safety For Life Program. SH&E is a part of our company culture and participation is required for all employees.
NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.
CountryUnited States of America
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
Senior Hydrogeologist (Temporary)
Position: Senior Hydrogeologist (Temporary)
Requisition Number: 2018-2440-04
S&ME, Inc., a leading design, engineering, environmental and multi-disciplined professional services firm, is seeking a temporary full-time, Senior Hydrogeologist for our Huntsville, Alabama location.
The position is for a senior level Hydrogeologist and requires a degree in Geology and a minimum of 15 years of experience. The successful candidate will work with our current staff of licensed Engineers and Geologists. The individual will primarily be responsible for conducting hydrogeology evaluations and source water assessments for design and permitting of public groundwater supply wells. The candidate should be experienced with US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Alabama Department of Environmental Management requirements for public groundwater supply wells.
BS in Geology required;
15-20 years of relevant experience;
Experience with geology and hydrogeology in northwest Alabama
Experience with Karst hydrogeology and aquifer characterization
Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines and excellent organizational skills;
Ability to work in a team environment with excellent motivational skills;
To apply go to www.smeinc.com and click the "Careers" and "Career Openings" link. This is a temporary full-time position with competitive pay based on experience. Successful candidate must meet requirements of the company's Fleet Management Program, Substance Policy and Reference check program. Submit resume, cover letter, salary history and expectations for consideration. Only qualified candidates with acceptable employment eligibility verification (I-9) will be considered. Visa assistance not provided. S&ME reserves the right to fill this position with an internal or external candidate at any time during the search. S&ME is not responsible for unauthorized job postings or submissions of resumes using external links/websites.
No candidate/recruiter calls, personal calls or walk-ins accepted.
An Equal Opportunity Employer.
Minorities/Females/Disability/Veterans; VEVRAA Federal Contractor
Posted Date 1 month ago(2/1/2018 2:59 PM)
Job ID: 2018-13551
Area of Interest: EN - Engineering Geology and Geology
Job Type: Full Time
of Positions: 1
Education (Minimum): Bachelors Degree
Experience (Years): 12
SLP: J2WHYDROGEO, J2WMINE
As a global, employee-owned organisation with over 50 years of experience, Golder Associates is driven by our purpose to engineer earth's development while preserving earth's integrity. From more than 170 offices worldwide, our over 7000 employees deliver solutions that help our clients achieve their sustainable development goals by providing a wide range of independent consulting, design and construction services in our specialist areas of earth, environment and energy.
Reporting to the Mine Water Division Leader, the primary focus for the Senior Hydrogeologist or Senior Consultant is to grow Golder's mining market share related to groundwater services using existing networks, to develop new business opportunities, and to understand and maintain existing key client relationships. The Senior Hydrogeologist or Senior Consultant provides guidance and consulting services in specialist areas and is expected to establish strong linkages across the Global Mining business.
The successful candidate will have a proven track record in delivering services to the mining industry related to hydrogeologic characterization, feasibility studies, environmental permitting, water rights, mine dewatering, injection and well testing, and environmental impact assessments. The candidate will also have substantial experience in and technical expertise related to operational mine water management, heap leach design, and deep groundwater investigations.
A key component of the Senior Hydrogeologist or Senior Consultant role is to work with local Golder counterparts and external clients to develop opportunities, and liaise and link the delivery of those opportunities to the broader mine water hydrogeological technical team, much of which is currently located in other Golder offices. This role is an integral part of the development and delivery of the Mining business strategy for Mine Water Services, in line with Golder's Vision, Charter, and Destination. As such, the individual would also be expected to:
Display safety leadership
Work collaboratively with other senior members of the Golder Mining team to implement the business growth strategy, develop and maintain relationships with a broad client base, and build a vibrant Mine Water Practice.
Lead multi-disciplinary project teams on local, regional and international consulting projects so they are delivered safely, on time, within budget and to client and Golder's standards.
Deliver leading practice consulting services to internal and external clients
Manage or direct complex mine water management studies and operational programs
Establish linkages with other business units to support and enhance service delivery
The preferred candidate will possess the following skills and attributes:
Bachelor degree in Hydrogeology or Geology or a related field. Postgraduate qualification in engineering or environmental management would be an advantage.
Connected to the mining business in the state of Arizona, with active contacts and clientele.
Experience in the state of Arizona related to mine operations and environmental permitting. Similar experience in the Western United States will also be considered an asset.
Registered Chartered/Professional Engineer or Member of a related professional body.
10 to 15 years' experience in the mining sector.
Proactive approach in technical service delivery.
Ability to lead and guide high performing teams, including high-level communication and presentation skills.
Experience in developing client relationships and contributing to business growth.
Track record of winning work individually and for others.
Flexible, adaptive to change and demanding conditions.
Our staff benefit from:
An option to purchase shares in Golder Associates
Career and personal development opportunities and support of personal growth
Employee mentoring program
Competitive benefits and remuneration packages
Golder Associates Statement
Golder Associates Inc. is a drug free employer and undertakes drug and alcohol testing as allowed by law and pursuant to its Drug Free Workplace Policy. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
Hydraulic-Hydrologic Engineer / Dam Safety Engineer
Managed Business Solutions is seeking is seeking a Hydraulic and Hydrologic Engineer / Hydrologist / Dam Safety Engineer with water resources engineering and/or dam safety engineering experience to work on dam safety projects, specifically emergency action planning with respect to dam related failures with our onsite Program Team at the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)/Division of Water and Power (DWP) Office in Lakewood, CO.
This is a full-time/salaried, benefited opening which is fully funded and slated to begin as soon as possible. We will consider local candidates in the Denver area - no relocation.
The principal function of this role will be to provide technical support services related to hydraulic and hydrologic engineering and emergency preparedness on behalf of the U.S. BIA Branch of Dam Safety, Security, and Emergency Management (DSSEM):
Support dam safety engineering, by supporting the multi-disciplinary needs of the BIA's dam safety program.
Assess existing or create new hydrologic and hydraulic dam failure scenarios, to generate and model analytic output in support of the BIA's needs.
Advise federal management, scientists, engineers, dam tenders, and tribal members on dam safety program management as it pertains to an exhaustive scope of services in both a formal (presentation) and informal (conversational) setting.
Multi-task across various disciplines and locations in support of dam specific project work. work within a dynamic environment, coordinate schedules that are inherent in a nationwide dam safety program.
Communicate professionally and effectively with a variety of subject-matter experts and project contributors in a collaborative team environment.
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering or related engineering degree required; Master of Science in Civil Engineering preferred.
EIT registration required.
Minimum of seven (7) years of experience related to hydrologic analysis, hydraulic analysis, and/or dam safety engineering.
Proficiency in MS Office.
A successfully adjudicated Low-Risk Federal background investigation is required and is a condition of employment.
Occasional out-of-state travel required.
Highly Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with HEC-RAS, HEC-2, FLO-2D, MIKE 21, and/or MIKE FLOOD preferred.
Experience with HEC-HMS, HEC-1, and/or MIKE SHE preferred.
Experience with ESRI ArcGIS (version 10.0 or later) preferred.
Familiarity with standards of practice related to dam failure inundation analysis preferred.
Familiarity with Federal Guidelines for Dam Safety, USBR Design Standards, and/or BIA Safety of Dams Program Handbook preferred.
Familiarity with standards of practice related to dam safety engineering, dam design, dam rehabilitation, dam construction, and dam safety emergency action planning preferred.
Familiarity with Erosion and Sedimentation analysis is a plus.
Registration as a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) is a plus.
Environment (Working conditions):
This position will be mostly stationary requiring some movement around the office and frequent communication with others. The average working hours will be 8 hours per day for this position. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Environmental Engineer Or Hydrogeologist
Sanborn Head is seeking an environmental engineer or hydrogeologist to join our Concord, NH office. We offer our staff members opportunities to work on challenging, fast-paced, and exciting projects that facilitate professional growth and development. We offer a team-oriented, dynamic, and rewarding work environment with competitive wages and benefits. We promote employee involvement in professional and business organizations and support individuals seeking licensure. At Sanborn Head, we are passionate about our profession, our commitment to Client service, and our dedication to providing opportunities for growth and advancement of our outstanding staff.
Interested candidates should have 0-2 years of experience and possess a BS Degree or MS Degree in civil or environmental engineering or hydrogeology, with the ability to demonstrate a strong record of academic achievement or professional experience in relevant areas such as contaminated site investigations, remediation, and/or preparation of plans and specifications. Familiarity with AutoCAD, ArcGIS, databases, and various air/water modeling skills are beneficial. Excellent verbal communication, analytical, and technical writing skills are essential. A strong attention to detail is required.
Examples of the position responsibilities include:
Perform environmental investigations at sites with soil, groundwater, and soil vapor contamination;
Collect, interpret, and analyze various types of field data;
Perform environmental due diligence assessments;
Conduct groundwater fate and transport calculations and computer modeling exercises;
Assist project managers in developing recommendations for environmental strategies, remedial alternatives, and remediation designs;
Design and implement remediation systems;
Prepare technical reports, permit applications, and bid documents; and
Engage in industrial compliance projects.
As part of our team, you will have the opportunity to contribute to diverse, challenging, and technically progressive projects.
A valid driver's license and an acceptable driving record are required.
Sanborn Head is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, and disability, protected veteran or marital status.
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