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Position: Geo Tech Expert / Hazmat

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OREGON DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Announcement: ODOT18-2484oc
Geo Tech Expert/Hazmat - Professional Geologist 2

Salary: $72,096.00-$106,536.00 annually with relocation assistance
Bend, Oregon

www.odotjobs.com

ODOT has an opening for a Region 4 Geo Tech Expert / Hazmat in Bend. The primary purpose of this position is to act as the Engineering and Economic Geology technical expert and lead-worker for the Central and Eastern Oregon Region's (C&EOR).  This position will coordinate, schedule and evaluate Engineering and Economic geology work for an area spanning approximately 2/3rds of the state land mass, from the summit of the Cascades east to the Idaho State line. 

 Why Work For ODOT?

ODOT's Region 4 headquarters, located in Bend, offers a culturally diverse work environment that emphasizes public service, productivity and collaboration. You will feel engaged and motivated as you work with other like-minded individuals who are passionate about what they do.

Come live in Bend, Oregon!

Central Oregon offers a wide variety of things to do and see. With its spectacular views and a variety of outdoor activities, come and check out why Bend is THE place to work and live!

To learn more about this thriving community, click here!

What’s in it for you?

With competitive salary and relocation assistance, ODOT also offers full medical, vision, and dental with paid Sick Leave, Vacation, Personal leave and 10 paid holidays a year! ODOT values a work / life balance and offers flexible schedules.

Application Instructions

We appreciate your interest in this position. To apply, please go to www.odotjobs.com and search announcement ODOT18-2484oc or click here.

 

ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. 


Company: Oregon Department of Transportation
Closes: Open Until Filled
Details:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Professional Geologist 2: A Registered Geologist license or a Certified Engineering Geologist license from the Oregon State Board of Geologist Examiners.

AND

Three (3) years of journey level registered geologist or certified engineering geologist experience.

Special Qualifications:

  • A valid certified engineering geologist (CEG) license is required for this position. The successful applicant will have the opportunity of getting the CEG within six months of hire.
  • Driving is an essential function of this position. A valid driver license and an acceptable driving record are required for this position. We will conduct pre-employment driving records checks on our final candidate(s).


Contact: For questions about the job announcement, call 503-986-3468 or email at odotrecruitmentjf@odot.state.or.us



Position: Entry-Level Staff Geologist

Description:  Aspect Consulting, LLC, an earth science and engineering consulting firm, is seeking an entry-level Staff Geologist to join our team of strategic advisors supporting our environmental practice on assessments of contaminated properties. This is a full-time, career-track position, with the initial professional development focus on field data collection, growing over time into either geologic and hydrogeologic analyses, and eventually project and client management.

Company: Aspect Consulting, Seattle, WA

Closes:  Poster 8/10/18.

Details: Staff Geologist

Contact:
To apply, Staff Geologist


Position: Secretary and Treasurer

Description:  Both may be filled by one person.  Both positions are unpaid (all staff and Board members are currently unpaid), but the workload is extremely light and you get to work with dedicated geologists serving the public good.  For an example of one of our latest efforts, visit https://connect.agu.org/gss/home

Company: Geology in the Public Interest, a 501c3 nonprofit based in the Seattle area

Closes:  Positions are open until filled.

Details: For an example of one of our latest efforts, visit https://connect.agu.org/gss/home

Contact:
More information on GPI can be found at our website: www.publicgeology.org.  For more information and to apply, contact Greg Wessel at gwessel@publicgeology.org, cell 206-250-2222. 


Position: Unit Supervisor (Hydrogeologist 4)

Description:  

Protecting Washington State's environment for current and future generations is what we do every day at Ecology. We are a culture that is invested in making a difference. If you want to join a team that is highly effective, collaborative, has leadership that embraces the value of people, and believes in the fun factor, Ecology is a good fit.

The Environmental Assessment Program (EAP) program within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill a Unit Supervisor (Hydrogeologist 4) position. This position will be located at our Headquarter Building in Lacey, WA.

The Unit Supervisor position manages a highly technical unit comprised of hydrogeologists, research scientists, and biologists. The position is responsible for developing and implementing scientifically credible research and monitoring programs concerning the quality and quantity of state groundwater and surface water resources. The position acts as a supervisor and a subject-matter reviewer, and makes expertise-based recommendations on groundwater study design and implementation. This position also serves as a senior hydrogeologist, planning, developing, conducting, directing, and overseeing independent hydrologic projects statewide.
 
We are looking for candidates who possess excellent management skills, experience presenting complex hydrogeological information to a diverse audience, and a passion for furthering Ecology's mission.

As an agency, our mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's environment for current and future generations. We invest in our employees to create and sustain a working environment that encourages creative leadership, effective resource management, teamwork, professionalism and accountability. Maybe you've seen some of our recent stories on TwitterFacebookInstagram or our blog.

To learn more about our agency, please visit our website at www.ecology.wa.gov.

Company: Washington State Department of Ecology

Closes:  Initial screening begins 8/15/18.

Details: The Environmental Assessment Program  provides a range of scientific, monitoring, laboratory, and quality assurance services. Its mission is to measure, assess and communicate environmental conditions in Washington State.

Some of the key work activities of the Unit Supervisor position are:
  • Develops and leads program strategy for groundwater and forest and fish.
  • Manages the day to day operations including personnel and budget.
  • Directs technical staff in the design and implementation of surface and groundwater monitoring and forest and fish monitoring duties statewide.
  • Conducts independent hydrologic projects statewide.
Interesting aspects of the position:
  • This position will have a key role in leading the science to protect our state's groundwater and forest resources.
  • This position will present complex science to a diverse audience including scientists, members of the public, and the legislature.
Contact: For more information, Unit Supervisor (Hydrogeologist 4)


Position: Sand and Gravel NPDES Permit Manager (Hydrogeologist 2)

Description:  
The Water Quality Program is currently looking for a Sand and Gravel Permit Manager (Hydrogeologist 2) in our our Southwest Regional Office. This position may be located in Lacey, WA or in the Vancouver Field Office in Vancouver, WA, depending on the location of the successful candidate.

This position provides regulatory oversight of Sand and Gravel Wastewater Permit holders in order to protect surface and ground water resources.

We are looking for people who have familiarity with Western Washington geology and hydrology, have a basic understanding of mining processes and the water pollution control practices for the industry, possess the ability to patiently communicate with people in the mining and construction businesses, and who are able to prioritize competing work demands.
 
As an agency, our mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's environment for current and future generations. We invest in our employees to create and sustain a working environment that encourages creative leadership, effective resource management, teamwork, professionalism and accountability. Maybe you've seen some of our recent stories on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or our blog.

To learn more about our agency, please visit our website at www.ecology.wa.gov.

Company: Washington State Department of Ecology, Lacey, WA or in the Vancouver Field Office in Vancouver, WA

Closes:  Continuous. Initial screening 8/22/18.

Details:

The Sand and Gravel NPDES Permit Manager supports these missions as a hydrogeologist, verifying that mines and mining related operations are in compliance with the Sand and Gravel Permit. This includes:

  • Conducting and reviewing technical hydrogeological analysis
  • Determining contaminant transport and fate
  • Researching, evaluating, and determining geologic formations, hydraulic conductivity, and boundary conditions
  • Interpreting and analyzing project data
  • Conducting compliance inspections and documenting compliance status
  • Verifying permit compliance, providing technical assistance, and evaluating impacts on ground and surface water
  • Reviewing erosion control plans to determine compliance and acceptability
Contact: For more information Sand and Gravel NPDES Permit Manager (Hydrogeologist 2)


Position: VCP Site Manage/Hydrogeologist/Initial Investigator (Hydrogeologist 3)

Description:  The VCP Site Manager/Initial Investigator position serves as a site manager and initial investigator who evaluates, reviews, and provided technical assistance on contaminated site cleanup projects and initial investigations within Ecology's Southwest Region. They will oversee hydrologic analysis of groundwater, unsaturated zones and/or surface water investigations and on assigned sites to help achieve cleanup goals. The VCP Site Manager/Initial Investigator will provide technical assistance and draft opinion letters on site assessments, remedial investigations, feasibility studies, designs activities, and other corrective actions at assigned contaminated sites, provide recommendations on initial investigations, and will maintain a detailed knowledge of hydrological and remedial methods and procedures in pursuit of compliance with applicable environmental statutes.

We are looking for applicants who possess excellent technical and written skills, the ability to quickly assess and evaluate environmental data, and make decisions regarding sufficiency of cleanup actions.

As an agency, our mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's environment for current and future generations. We invest in our employees to create and sustain a working environment that encourages creative leadership, effective resource management, teamwork, professionalism and accountability. Maybe you've seen some of our recent stories on TwitterFacebookInstagram or our blog.

Company: Washington State Department of Ecology, Southwest Regional Office (SWRO) in Lacey, WA.

Closes:  Continuous

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Site Manager:
 
  • Review independent cleanup projects reports under Ecology's VCP to determine if the cleanup meets the substantive requirements of MTCA.
  • Independently perform Initial Instigations of Environmental Responses Tracking System complaints within 90 days of reporting as required by MTCA.
  • Plans and directs professional hydrologic analysis on the most hydrologically complex projects managed by the section and as delegated by the Program Manager.
  • Pursues the cleanup of contaminated sites through the implementation of applicable statutes, administrative codes, and agency guidance and policy related to voluntary and formal remedial investigations, feasibility studies, remedial design, and corrective action at contaminated site. This includes the ability to successfully deal with confrontational situations and difficult clients.
  • Negotiates and drafts agreed orders, consent decrees, administrative orders, and cleanup action plans, which can include work to be performed and associated work schedules; e.g. remediation investigation, feasibility study, and/or other cleanup actions.
  • Develops and evaluates work plans and scopes of work to investigate contaminated sites.
  • Reviews and comments on technical reports and proposals submitted to the agency and conducts field investigations of site activities to ensure feasibility and compliance with orders, decrees, cleanup actions, applicable statutes, policy and guidance, and/ or other agency requirements.
  • Prepares letters, memos, technical reports, and bulletins.
  • Recommends compliance schedules and/or formal enforcement action necessary to expedite contaminated site cleanup.
  • Reviews voluntary cleanup projects under Ecology's VCP to determine the adequacy of cleanup; drafting opinion letters; drafting and negotiating agreed orders and consent decrees; drafting, issuing, and enforcing orders; developing scopes of work; describing and/ or requiring actions leading to site remediation and/or source control; reviewing technical reports and proposals for completeness, feasibility, and compliance with applicable agency requirements; coordinating with federal, state, and local agencies as well as special interest groups and the public.
  • Administrative responsibilities include developing scopes of work and associated cost estimates, developing site specific invoice and cost tracking practices, and overall contract management and reporting.
  • Takes part in training, planning, policy review/comment, and associated administrative activities as required by management.
 
Hydrologic Support:
  • Oversees the hydrologic analyses on assigned MTCA contaminated cleanup sites.
  • Applies state of the art theories and practices of hydrogeology in evaluating, reviewing, and providing technical support on professional site assessments, field investigations, and technical services at contaminated sites.
  • Provides hydrologic review of site documents and work to ensure compliance with applicable statutes, guidance, and policy.
  • Reviews, evaluates, and comments on the hydrological adequacy of technical proposals and reports related to voluntary and formal remedial investigations, feasibility studies, remedial design, and corrective action at contaminated sites.
  • Interprets and analyzes hydrological data and information obtained during site check and site assessments and site investigations.
  • Determines the professional completeness of reports, oversees monitoring well drilling/ installation techniques, assesses the impacts of contamination on potable water supplies, oversees soil and groundwater sampling, assesses the adequacy of PLP computer modeling practices, conducts  analyses of contaminate fate and transport, and applies state of the art hydrologic theories and practices to contaminated sites.
 
Technical Support:
  • Provides technical and hydrological review of assigned cleanup sites requesting assistance under the VCP and /or providing technical assistance to consultants, industry, local authorities, the public, and agency staff regarding data interpretation and applicable laws, regulation, and guidance for assigned contaminated sites. 

Contact:
For more information, go to VCP Site Manager/Hydrogeologist/Initial Investigator (Hydrogologist 3)


Position:
Forest and Fish Hydrogeologist (Hydrologist 3)

Description:  

Protecting Washington State's environment for current and future generations is what we do every day at Ecology. We have a culture that is invested in making a difference. If you want to join a team that is highly effective, collaborative, has leadership that embraces the value of people, Ecology is a good fit.

The Water Quality Program
 is looking to hire a Forest and Fish Hydrogeologist to protect water quality in our state's forests. Over the past decades, historic forest practices have led to many environmental problems, including increased sediment in streams and landslides. This position will be working to adaptively manage our statewide and site-specific approaches to these and other forest practice issues.

We are looking for applicants who want to work outdoors and in the woods, can cooperatively solve problems with landowners and other agencies, and who understand unstable slopes related to forest practices.

As an agency, our mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's environment for current and future generations. We invest in our employees to create and sustain a working environment that encourages creative leadership, effective resource management, teamwork, professionalism and accountability.

 

Agency Mission: The mission of the Department of Ecology is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's environment, for current and future generations.

Program Mission: The mission of the Water Quality Program is to protect and restore Washington's waters to support healthy watersheds and communities. Our work ensures state waters can support beneficial uses including recreational and business activities, supplies for clean drinking water, and the protection of fish, shellfish, wildlife, and public health.
 
What does the Forest and Fish Hydrogeologist do?

·         Evaluate proposed forest practice activities to determine if they will protect water quality

·         Work with landowners, tribes, and other state agencies to implement forestry rules

·         Provide hydrogeology and engineering geology consultation

Why join the team?

This position provides a unique opportunity for someone who enjoys all aspects of environmental work: spending time in the field solving site-specific problems, working collaboratively with other stakeholders, being part of Ecology's nine-person forestry team, and applying hydrogeology and engineering geology expertise.

There are nine dedicated people at Ecology statewide who work to protect water quality in our state's forests. This small team works with professional staff at the Department of Natural Resources, the Department of Fish and Wildlife, and tribes to protect the environment. 

Are you up for the challenge?
This position involves extensive field work, including hiking many miles off-trail in difficult terrain.


Company: Washington State Department of Ecology

Closes:  Apply by June 18th to be considered for the initial applicant review.

Details: Please view the full job announcement, required qualifications, and application instructions online.

Contact:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2093773/forest-and-fish-hydrogeologist-hydrogeologist-3









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