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CRO Regional Well Construction Coordinator (Hydrogeologist 3)

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Washington State Department of Ecology

Job Summary

Full Time
Posted on
December 13, 2019
Company
Washington State Department of Ecology
Location
Union Gap, WA
Years of Experiences
1 - 3
Career Level
Entry Level, Experienced (Non-Manager)
Education Level
Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, Doctorate
Salary
$62,460.00 - $81,936.00 Annually

About Washington State Department of Ecology

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.

Contact name
Phone
Email
careers@ecy.wa.gov
Website
https://ecology.wa.gov/About-us/Get-to-know-us/Jobs-at-Ecology

Job description

Click here to apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2655547/cro-regional-well-construction-coordinator-hydrogeologist-3


 



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Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen
 

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 Water Resources (WR) program is currently looking to fill a CRO Regional Well Construction Coordinator (Hydrogeologist 3) position. This position will be located in our Central Regional Office (CRO) in Union Gap, WA.   

This position serves as the Regional Well Construction Coordinator, and as such operates independently as the region's technical expert on all well driller licensing and well construction issues, including those requiring complex hydrogeological investigations.  The position provides technical assistance to well drillers, state agencies, local governments, and Ecology staff concerning the implementation and interpretation of State Well Construction Laws and Regulations.  The position is responsible for the enforcement of and compliance with the Washington Water Well Construction Act (Chapter 18.104 RCW), Minimum Standards for Construction and Maintenance of Water Wells (Chapter 173-160 WAC), and the Regulation and Licensing of Water Well Contractors and Operators (Chapter 173-162 WAC).  

We are looking for applicants who possess excellent people skills, the ability to quickly assess a situation and make a decision, enjoy providing technical assistance, and who are comfortable with taking compliance and regulatory actions when needed.

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.  

To learn more about Ecology, please visit our website at www.ecology.wa.gov and follow, like or visit us on LinkedInTwitterFacebookInstagram or our blog.

 
Local efforts... Diverse people... Statewide impacts



 

Duties

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Agency Mission: Ecology's mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's environment and to promote the wise management of our air, land and water for the benefit of current and future generations.  

Program Mission: The mission of the Water Resources Program is to support sustainable water resources management to meet the present and future water needs of people and the natural environment, in partnership with Washington communities.
 
Some of the key work activities of the CRO Regional Well Construction Coordinator position include: 

  • The successful candidate will have opportunities to conduct hydrogeologic investigations as they relate to well construction and water right decisions.

  • This position will be involved in providing technical assistance to well drillers, government agencies and the general public.

  • The position will conduct well construction investigations and make corrective recommendations and take regulatory actions as necessary.

  • This position will allow the successful candidate to gain a comprehensive understanding of the aquifers of Central Washington and how the state manages them. This knowledge will be applied in well construction compliance in order to help protect the state's groundwater resources for current and future generations.

  • The successful candidate will be working with a team of hydrogeologists that frequently work together in a collaborative manner in order to accomplish their goals and objectives.


 
 
This recruitment will remain open until filled. The initial screening will be January 2, 2020. In order to be considered for the initial screening, please submit an application on or before January 1, 2020. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.
 
Please do NOT include your salary history. Wage/salary depends on qualifications or rules of promotion, if applicable.


 


Qualifications


Required Qualifications:
 
A Bachelor's degree involving a major study in hydrogeology, hydrology, geology, or closely allied field

AND

Three (3) years of professional experience as a hydrogeologist, hydrologist, geologist or closely allied profession or one (1) year as a Hydrogeologist 2 at the Department of Ecology.

AND

Registration as a Hydrogeologist in the State of Washington.

OR

A Master's degree with a major study in hydrogeology, hydrology, geology, or closely allied field

AND

One (1) year of professional experience as a hydrogeologist, hydrologist, geologist or closely allied profession or one (1) year as a Hydrogeologist 2 at the Department of Ecology.

AND

Registration as a Hydrogeologist in the State of Washington.

OR

A Ph.D. with a major study in hydrogeology, hydrology, geology, or closely allied field

AND

Registration as a Hydrogeologist in the State of Washington.
 

Desired Qualifications:
 
A Bachelor of Science degree involving a major study in hydrogeology or geology, and experience working in the drilling industry, including logging and oversight of well drilling operations.  
 
 
Special Requirements/Conditions of Employment: 

  • Washington State Hydrogeology License.

  • Must obtain and maintain a valid Driver's License.


 
 
 
Why work for Ecology?

Joining Ecology means becoming a part of a team committed to protecting and restoring Washington State's environment.

A career in public service allows you to help solve some of the most challenging problems facing our state, while keeping the health and financial security of you and your family a priority. We combine one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation with a strong commitment to work/life balance.

Ecology employees may be eligible for the following:
Medical/Dental/Vision for employee & dependent(s)Public Employees Retirement System (PERS),  Vacation, Sick, and other Leave*, 11 Paid Holidays per year*, Public Service Loan ForgivenessTuition Waiver,  Long Term Disability & Life InsuranceDeferred Compensation ProgramsDependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP),  Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA)Employee Assistance ProgramCommute Trip Reduction Incentives (Download PDF reader)Combined Fund DriveSmartHealth 

Student debt and how working for Ecology can help
Employees may be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program, which forgives the remaining balance on your Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer. See https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service for more details.
 
*See the Benefits tab in this announcement for more information
 

Supplemental Information

 


Application Instructions:
 

In order to be considered, applicants MUST attach the following documents as an attachment to their application:


  • A cover letter describing how your experience, skills and abilities meet the required/desired qualifications of this position.

  • A resume outlining your professional experience.



Please do NOT include your salary history. Wage/salary depends on qualifications or rules of promotion, if applicable.

Please complete the applicant profile when applying for this position. Or, you may paste the text of your resume within the profile's resume text field.

Please read the supplemental questions carefully and answer completely. Incomplete responses, including "please see resume", may disqualify you from further consideration.

Department of Ecology employees, please make sure to answer the agency-wide questions regarding permanent status as a classified employee within the Washington General Service or Washington Management Service. Do not forget to select Department of Ecology as a response to question 2, and type your personnel ID number for question 3. If you are not sure of your status or do not know your personnel ID number, please contact Human Resources at (360) 407-6186.

If you are reading this announcement in print format, please visit www.careers.wa.gov to access the online recruitment system. Click on "Look for Jobs" and select Dept. of Ecology under the "Department" search list. Click "Apply Search."



Other Information:
 

If you need assistance applying for this job, please call Human Resources at (360) 407-6186 or e-mail careers@ecy.wa.gov. Please do not call this number or send an email to this address to follow-up the status of your application. You can view the latest status of your application on your profile's main page.

If you have specific questions about the position, please email John Kirk at: tkir461@ecy.wa.gov. Please do not contact John to inquire about the status of your application.

The act of submitting application materials electronically is considered affirmation that the information is complete and truthful. The state may verify this information and any untruthful or misleading answers are cause for rejection of your application or dismissal if employed.

This is a position covered by a bargaining unit for which the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) is the exclusive representative.  

The Washington State Department of Ecology is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, veterans or people with military status, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application/testing process or this job announcement in an alternative format may call (360) 407-6186. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.