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.
Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen
The Environmental Assessment Program (EAP) within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill a Hydrogeologist 2 position at our Headquarters Building in Lacey, WA.
This Hydrogeologist 2 position serves as a staff hydrogeologist and is responsible for planning and conducting hydrogeologic investigations and providing technical services for groundwater, unsaturated zone and/or surface water investigations.
We are looking for applicants who possess a solid working knowledge of the principals and practices of geology and hydrogeology as they relate to the quality, quantity, development, and monitoring of groundwater and surface water resources. Applicants must have the ability and interest to work in the field under potentially adverse weather conditions. The successful candidate must also possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work both independently and with others in a project team setting.
This position will primarily be responsible for conducting monitoring field studies of toxics cleanup sites. Although, as a staff hydrogeologist work activities may also include studies to characterize groundwater/surface water interactions and asses potential impacts to groundwater quality from other land use practices.
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.
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.
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