The Department of Ecology is Washington's environmental protection agency. Our mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's land, air and water for current and future generations. We support environmental work throughout Washington. Nearly 70 percent of our budget is passed through to local communities to pay for projects that benefit the environment. We were founded in 1970 as the first agency in the nation dedicated to environmental protection.
Please Note: The salary posted above does not include the additional 5% premium pay that this position will receive due to this position's location in King County.
Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen
The Hazardous Waste and Toxics Reduction (HWTR) Program within the Department of Ecology is looking for a Hydrogeologist in our Northwest Regional Office in Bellevue, WA.
This position will be the hydrogeologist joining a team of established Environmental Engineering professionals dedicated to cleaning up contamination in Washington, and is an excellent opportunity to use hydrogeological expertise to make a difference for our state's environment and to influence regulations that will affect how contaminated groundwater is regulated in Washington State.
We are looking for applicants with a high level of attention to detail, and the ability to maintain organization and dedication over long project timelines.
As an agency, we invest in our employees to create and sustain a working environment that encourages creative leadership, effective resource management, teamwork, professionalism and accountability.
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Local efforts... Diverse people... Statewide impacts
A bachelor's degree involving major study in hydrogeology, hydrology, geology, or closely-allied field AND five years of professional experience as a hydrogeologist, hydrologist, geologist, or closely-allied profession at the Hydrogeologist 2 level, higher, or equivalent.
A master's degree with major study in hydrogeology, hydrology, geology, or closely-allied field will substitute for two years of experience.
A PhD degree will substitute for three years of experience if major research was in hydrogeology, hydrology, geology, or closely-allied field.
NOTE: This position also requires possession of a valid Washington State Hydrogeologist license.
The experience at the Hydrogeologist 2 level can include a combination of the following: (1) Provides professional hydrogeologic review and analysis of water quality and water quantity problems. (2) Provides technical hydrogeologic assistance to other sections or programs in the department. (3) Measures streamflow. (4) Estimates low streamflow, flood magnitude and frequency analysis. (5) Conducts drought and watershed yield analysis. (6) Locates and maps contaminant migration in ground water, unsaturated zone and surface water. (7) Determines hydrogeologic characteristics of drainage basins, aquifers, and waste sites. (8) Performs field duties on pump tests, slug tests, aquifer tests, and tracer studies to determine hydrogeologic characteristics such as potentiometric surface, seasonal water level variability, hydraulic conductivity, storage coefficient, dispersivity, velocity and direction of ground water flow, and well interference. (9) Analyzes project data, interprets results and reports conclusions. (10) Oversees and approves various phases of project development and implementation. (11) Provides project leadership of technicians and hydrogeologic staff on field projects. (12) Provides professional implementation and enforcement of state laws and regulations. (13) Responds to inquiries from public officials and private interests. (14) Assists in drafting and administering contracts for detailed hydrogeologic investigations and well construction. (15) Assists in drilling and administering contracts for detailed hydrogeologic investigations and well construction (16) Prepares technical reports and memoranda.