Contaminant Hydrogeolgist / Engineer / Water Quality Specialist

Water Replenishment District | Lakewood, CA

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Posted Date 10/06/2019
$99,808.97 - $146,167.22

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Water Replenishment District of is seeking a hydrogeologist, engineer, geochemist, or other water quality specialist experienced in contaminated site investigations and remediation to assist the District with various projects and programs related to hydrogeology, groundwater quality, recycled water reuse, and environmental site investigations.

Working both independently and in group settings under direction of the Manager of Hydrogeology, the person will perform detailed tasks related to groundwater quality and contaminated site investigations, discovery projects for source area identification, GeoTracker and other database reviews for site updates and remediation progress, multi-agency cooperative efforts, and special projects related to groundwater contamination prevention and cleanup.  Other projects related to recycled water reuse and permitting, groundwater monitoring, modeling, seawater intrusion, and managed aquifer recharge may also be assigned.

The ideal candidate will be both an excellent communicator and planner, able to facilitate and run meetings with regulators and others and represent the District at such meetings, and have a strong background in analytical science or engineering and ability to perform detailed and complicated technical analysis and reporting as well as present results in a non-technical manner to the general public.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS TO APPLY Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) from an accredited college or university in geology, hydrogeology, geochemistry, environmental engineering, civil engineering, environmental science, or closely related field; Seven to 15 years of progressively responsible experience in contaminant hydrogeology and/or engineering, including knowledge of current investigation and remediation technologies.  A strong background in geochemistry and experience in environmental site characterization a plus; Strong knowledge of California water quality regulating agencies and regulations related to contaminated site investigation and remediation; Excellent computer skills including use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.  Analytical and numerical groundwater flow and transport modeling, including Modflow and MT3D, a strong plus.  GIS knowledge a plus; Strong analytical, technical writing, data presentation, and oral presentation skills.  Published and/or presentations at technical conferences a plus.

LICENSES; CERTIFICATES; SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Current, valid professional registration in the State of California (PG, CHG, PE, other); Current valid California Driver’s License and insurance required.

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS: The first review of applications will be October 31, 2019. To be considered for this opportunity please submit a (1) Application for Employment (available at, (2) cover letter highlighting your applicable experience and (3) resume to Tracey Burke, by the first review date. The District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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