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Position: Hydrogeologist 3

Description:  The Hydrogeologist 3 position is to provide a point of technical review for independent cleanups of contaminated sites. The Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP) position assures that soil, air and water contamination have been adequately evaluated, and the independent cleanup meets levels that provide environmental and public health protection.

Company: Washinton State Department of Ecology

Closes:  25 April 2017

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Some of the key work activities of the position are: 

  • Performs the VCP activities in the Toxics Cleanup Program at Eastern Regional Office. 
  • Assures scientific soundness and consistency at sites by compiling, formulating, reviewing, proofing, monitoring, and advising on site data and information to assure scientific principles are applied consistently with regulations, guidance, and accepted protocols applicable to environmental work. 
  • Implements all aspects of the Model Toxics Control Act and its regulations.
  • When appropriate, reviews and comments on investigation and technical reports, as well as detailed plans & specifications. 
  • Provides technical support and guidance. 
  • Serves as a Site Manager and ensures remedial actions are in statutory compliance. 
  • Conducts all aspects of site management including: coordinating with the Office of the Attorney General; implementing statutes, policies and guidelines; facilitating public outreach; providing scientific oversight; managing the administrative record; performing literature searches; and providing technical assistance on remedial action work planning, implementation, and reporting. 
  • Conducts independent research to yield sound analyses and perspective to produce decisions and recommendations. 
  • Communicates effectively with liable parties, colleagues, management, and associated government entities, including providing written documentation indicating whether further remedial actions are required at sites. 
  • Applies advanced technical/scientific principles toward the evaluation and management of cleanups.
  • Coordinates activities and information flow on sites and independent cleanups with co-jurisdictional federal, state, regional, county and local agencies. 
  • Supports public information and community relations activities, and/or coordinates those efforts. Selects Site Hazard Assessments (SHA) to be conducted by Regional Health Districts and provides oversight of SHAs. 
  • Reviews SHA determinations prior to ranking of sites. 
  • Conducts de-listing of sites on the Hazardous Sites List. 
  • Conducts SHAs when time allows.
  • Maintains Integrated Site Information System, VCP and BARTs databases and develops reports as needed. Provides input into VCP documents and policies. 
  • Conducts site inspections as needed and collects verification samples when necessary.
Contact: Logan Thuet at lthu461@ecy.wa.gov or click on link for more information  HYDROGEOLOGIST 3



Position: Liscenced Hydrogeologist 3

Description:  The Hydrogeologist 3 position will provide hydrogeologic analysis and technical assistance related to water resource management and water rights processing in the region. The position will also be a lead permit writer processing water rights applications. Water rights processing requires the development of Reports of Examination as well as technical memorandums that support the decisions. This position will help coordinate and oversee contracts between Ecology, applicants, and consultants for water rights processing through the cost reimbursement program. The position will develop in-depth knowledge of water resources science and legal framework, and must effectively communicate and perform technical consultation with other agencies, tribes, businesses, interest groups, and local governments regarding complex issues.

Company: Washinton State Department of Ecology

Closes:  25 April 2017

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    • Leads hydrogeologic investigations, provides technical peer reviews, and serves as a technical expert for the region on surface and ground water flow.
    • Determines the hydrogeologic characteristics of drainage basins and aquifers.
    • Develops and applies standard methods to determine groundwater movement and storage, groundwater recharge and discharge, areal extent and thickness of geologic formations, hydraulic conductivities, boundary conditions, extent of ground-water mining, and other aquifer properties.
    • Drafts hydrogeologic cross-sections.
    • Measures streamflow, determines stream flow characteristics, estimates low streamflow, and conducts watershed yield analysis. 
    • Locates and maps seawater intrusion. 
    • Makes determinations on well construction, radial flow to a well, and well interference.  Determines effects of ground water withdrawals on surface water.
Contact: Logan Thuet at lthu461@ecy.wa.gov or click on link for more information  HYDROGEOLOGIST 3


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