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ERO Water Resources Program Technical Unit Supervisor Hydrogeologist 4

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Description Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen \u00a0 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 (WR) program within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill an ERO Water Resources Program Technical Unit Supervisor\u00a0 (Hydrogeologist 4)position. This position will be located in our\u00a0Eastern Regional Office (ERO)\u00a0in\u00a0 We are looking for candidates who have strong leadership skills required to manage a small group of technical professionals, and who have demonstrated knowledge and skills required to plan, organize, and direct complex surface water and groundwater investigations. You would enjoy this job if you like fast-paced work that requires you to be adaptable and flexible and you have the ability to find creative and innovative solutions and\/or new approaches as well as long-term strategic thinking\/planning. 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 , , or our . To learn more about our agency, please visit our website at . Local efforts... Diverse people... Statewide impacts Duties The mission of the (WR) program\u00a0is to manage water resources to meet the current and future needs of the natural environment and Washington's communities. Some of the key work activities of the ERO Water Resources Program Technical Unit Supervisor are: Oversees administration of a major component of Ecology's management responsibilities for state water resources by assigning, supervising, and approving work of the ERO WRP Technical Unit, which currently consists of five hydrogeologists and a GIS expert. Supervises and directs daily operations of the ERO WRP Technical Unit. Manages a wide variety of complex and highly visible hydrogeologic investigations. Plans, coordinates, and directs the collection and analysis of groundwater and surface water data. Leads Ecology's participation in hydrogeologic investigations conducted jointly by Ecology and our state and federal water program partners. Ensures the state's well drilling statute and regulations are enforced. Working in collaboration with our local, state, federal, and tribal partners, as well water user groups and association, the ERO WRP Technical Unit Supervisor helps solve both short-term and long-term regional water supply problems facing Eastern Washington communities and industries. This recruitment will remain open until filled. The initial screening will be April 24, 2018. In order to be considered for the initial screening, please submit an application on or before April 23, 2018. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date . Qualifications Required Qualifications: \u00a0A Bachelor's degree involving major study in hydrogeology, hydrology, geology, or closely allied field.\u00a0 \u00a0 AND \u00a0 Five (5) years of professional experience as a hydrogeologist, hydrologist, geologist, or closely allied profession at the Hydrogeologist 2 level, higher or equivalent. OR A Master's degree with major study in hydrogeology, hydrology, geology, or closely allied field AND three\u00a0(3) years of professional experience as a\u00a0hydrogeologist, hydrologist, geologist, or closely allied profession at the\u00a0Hydrogeologist\u00a02 level, higher or equivalent. OR \u00a0 A Ph.D. degree as long as the majority of research was in hydrogeology, hydrology, geology, or closely allied field AND two (2) years of professional experience as a\u00a0hydrogeologist, hydrologist, geologist, or closely allied profession at the\u00a0Hydrogeologist\u00a02 level, higher or equivalent. Registration as a professional\u00a0hydrogeologist\u00a0in the State of Washington. \u00a0 Desired Qualifications: Have demonstrated skills required to plan, organize, conduct, and direct hydrogeologic\/surface water investigations and to perform project management duties. Have at least one year of professional experience working on water supply or water availability issues. Have working knowledge of Washington's water code, including statutes and regulations pertaining to management of water resources. 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. \u00a0 Special Requirements\/Conditions of Employment: Registration as a professional hydrogeologist in the State of Washington. Valid drivers 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: , , *, *, ,\u00a0, & , , , , , , , \u00a0 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.\u00a0See for more details. *See the Benefits tab in this announcement for more information

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