Hydrogeologist 3

Company Name:
Washington State Department of Ecology
_Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen_
The Department of Ecology's mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's environment, and promote the wise management of our air, land and water for current and future generations.
This means protecting both humans and the environment from pollution, restoring and preserving important ecosystems that sustain life, and finding ways to meet human needs without harming environmental resources and functions. Our everyday interaction with citizens, stakeholders, and the public is fundamental to achieving these results. We treat our customers as partners and collaborators, provide respectful and prompt service, explore creative solutions for the best results, and act with integrity. We maintain effective infrastructures and foster a workforce that is committed, productive and successful. We invest in our employees to create and sustain a working environment that encourages creative leadership, teamwork, professionalism and accountability.
The citizens of Washington trust that the Department of Ecology supports and assists them in promoting the sustainable environmental and economic well-being of the state. That trust, coupled with our effectiveness, helps Ecology to continue to receive the support it needs to advance our environmental mission.
To learn more about our agency, please visit our website at .
_Local efforts... Diverse people... Statewide impacts_
Accidental spills of dangerous materials and past business practices have contaminated land and water throughout the state. The Toxics Cleanup Program (TCP) works to remedy these situations, which range from cleaning up contamination from leaking underground storage tanks, to large, complex projects requiring engineering solutions. Our mission is to get and keep contaminants out of the environment.
The program's Voluntary Cleanup Program Unit in the Southwest Regional Office in Lacey, WA is looking for a Site Manager/Hydrogeologist (Hydrogeologist 3).
This position works as a site manager on assigned sites to ensure they achieve cleanup goals. Specifically, the person in this position:
Serves as a site manager evaluating/reviewing, and overseeing hydrogeologic and remediation projects, analyses, and/or investigations within the Southwest Region.
Oversees hydrogeologic analysis for groundwater, unsaturated zone and/or surface water investigations.
Works as a site manager or as a technical support hydrogeologist on assigned sites (Voluntary Cleanup Program VCP / Formal) to help achieve cleanup goals.
Directs and manages remedial investigations, feasibility studies, design activities, and corrective action at assigned VCP/Formal contaminated sites.
Maintains a detailed knowledge of hydrogeological and remediation methods and procedures in pursuit of compliance with applicable environmental statutes.
Maintains a working knowledge of applicable laws and regulations, including RCW 70.105D WAC 173-340 (Model Toxics Control Act MTCA Cleanup Regulation), and RCW 90.76 WAC 173-360 (Underground Storage Tank Regulation).
Required Qualifications
A Bachelor's degree involving major study in hydrogeology, hydrology, geology, or closely allied field and THREE years of professional experience as a hydrogeologist, hydrologist, geologist or closely allied profession at the Hydrogeologist2 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.
Research and Analytical Skills/Abilities: Ability to research, evaluate, and draw conclusions from data; support recommendations with facts and analysis; interpret and apply rules, laws, policies, and procedures.
Communication Skills/Abilities: Ability to convey ideas and facts orally and in writing using language the audience will best understand.
Consulting Skills/Abilities: Ability to partner with clients to identify and resolve complex or sensitive issues.
Relationship-Building Skills/Abilities: Ability to develop positive, productive, respectful working relationships with clients and co-workers.
Experience in cleanup site management.
Familiarity with the MTCA cleanup regulation.
Initial 40-hour hazardous materials training followed by annual 8-hour refresher.
Possession of a valid Washington State Geologist license and a Washington State Hydrogeologist specialty license.
_Special Requirements/Conditions of Employment_
Possession of a valid Washington State Drivers License.
Job Title: Hydrogeologist 3
Opening Date/Time: Tue. 11/18/14 12:00 AM Pacific Time
Closing Date/Time: Tue. 12/02/14 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary: $4,542.00 - $5,958.00 Monthly $54,504.00 - $71,496.00 Annually
Job Type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Thurston County - Lacey, Washington
Department: Dept. of Ecology

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