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Job Listings for Hydrologists, Hydrogeologists, & Other Water-Resource Professionals

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JOBS:

ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM SUPERVISOR

Date posted: 7/10/14
Closing date: 7/18/14
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality

The Environmental Program Supervisor manages the AZPDES Individual Permits Unit. This position will ensure that all AZPDES permits meet applicable state laws and rules and are granted within Licensing Time Frames rule requirements. This position will hire and train new staff, oversee work by existing staff, and fulfill other duties to maintain delegation of the AZPDES permitting program from EPA. This position oversees work of considerable difficulty and complexity in the individual AZPDES permit program. The supervisor aids staff in determining the technical soundness and accuracy of permit applications, drafting permit requirements, and recommending issuance or denial of permits. This person coordinates workloads and outputs of unit staff within specific time frames, and coordinates with other agency program managers and external agencies, especially the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on permit application review, decisions, and enforcement. The person in this position supervises professional staff that includes hydrologists, environmental protection specialists, and engineers. This person develops, coordinates, and implements programmatic planning and tracking, including ADEQ performance metrics and EPA work plan goals. Duties include personnel management such as hiring, training, leave approvals, personnel evaluations and disciplinary actions. Work outputs include granted permits, achievement of program goals and objectives, and development of rules, policies and procedures specific to the surface water pollution control program.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Requirements for this position would include the below knowledge, skills and abilities but are not limited to the following:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the principles of supervision and effective personnel management.
  • Knowledge and understanding of project management and program development processes.
  • Knowledge and experience with environmental permitting programs.
  • Knowledge of the Clean Water Act, federal and state regulations governing NPDES (or AZPDES) permit program.
  • Working knowledge of the principles of surface water flow, water chemistry, and water quality sampling.
  • Practical knowledge of analytical data collection, analysis and interpretation, and of statistical procedures.
  • Technical writing and research
  • Problem solving and workload management
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal skills
  • Reading and comprehension
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and project management skills

Please apply for this position by clicking on the following link: http://www.hr.az.gov/azstatejobs/

Executive Director

Date posted: 7/3/14
Closing date: 7/11/14 or until filled
Location: Graham or Greenlee Counties, AZ

Gila Watershed Partnership

The Gila Watershed Partnership, a non-profit Arizona corporation, seeks an experienced Executive Director. The ED serves as the chief executive for the organization, and provides leadership and direction to the staff. The ED reports to the GWP Board of Directors, and is responsible for assisting and implementing the organization's strategic plan. The goals of GWP are to conserve natural resources, enhance the environment for all users, maintain or improve the local economy, increase recreational opportunities, increase water quantity, improve water quality and to plan and act to avoid and minimize damage from large storms, floods, and other natural disasters.

Requirements:

  • Must reside in Graham or Greenlee Counties and/or be prepared to move within 3 months of hire.
  • Education and/or experience in a natural resource and/or environmental management field.
  • Attendance of GWP meetings and functions.
  • Write, or assist in writing, grants for projects and programs to accomplish the GWP's mission, goals and objectives.
  • Experience in public communications.

Desired:

  • Demonstrated leadership in managing a non-profit organization.
  • Established financial management skills.
  • Experience in managing and motivating staff.
  • Proven experience in fundraising.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ranching or farming background.

Program Development

  • Determine with the Board a viable long-term strategy to achieve the GWP's mission.
  • Implement an annual operating plan to accomplish the GWP's objectives.
  • Foster partnerships with other entities, organizations, and state and federal agencies to further the GWP's mission, goals and objectives.
  • Write or assist in writing grant and agreement reports.

Organizational Development

  • Recruit, train, manage and motivate staff to accomplish the objectives of the organization.
  • Clearly communicate job responsibilities and objectives to staff.
  • Create and sustain a positive working environment.
  • Maintain good working relationships with the Board of Directors, including regular communication.
  • Assist in recruitment of new board members and complete their training.
  • Assist in developing monthly financial reports to the GWP board, including an explanation of any financial challenges and how they will be resolved.
  • Recommend an annual plan and budget for board approval.

Outreach

  • Serve as the public spokesperson for the organization.
  • Increase community awareness of the GWP, and its goals, mission, objectives, and accomplishments.
  • Maintain and expand positive working relationships with elected officials, government agencies, partner organizations, and landowners.
  • Develop communication strategies and messaging for outreach and fundraising.
  • Develop and maintain newsletter and/or monitor assigned staff.

Financial Management and Fundraising

  • Ensure compliance with all sound financial and management practices and comply with all legal requirements.
  • Produce timely financial budgets, reports and projections.
  • Diversify funding to ensure long term financial resiliency.
  • Develop and implement a fundraising plan to finance the annual and long-range strategic plans.
  • Participate in, and lead the GWP staff and board in donor cultivation and fundraising.

Please email a letter of interest with resume directed to Jean Reynolds, Board of Directors Chair, watershedchair@gmail.com due July 11, 2014 or until position is filled. We will review applications as received.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT COORDINATOR

Date posted: 7/3/14
Closing date: 7/28/14
Location: Tucson, AZ

City of Tucson - Environmental Services Department

Environmental Services Department is seeking a highly qualified individual to manage environmental assessment and remediation projects in compliance with local, State and Federal rules and regulations.

Examples of essential duties:

  • Evaluates and characterizes groundwater and vadose zone remediation sites.
  • Manages, designs, permits and operates groundwater and vadose zone remediation facilities.
  • Performs technical review of groundwater and vadose zone remediation systems and evaluates possible changes or modifications to the systems to improve performance.
  • Provides guidance on an as needed basis to senior departmental management on technical and regulatory environmental
  • issues
  • Coordinates the monitoring and reporting requirements of projects for environmental compliance by reviewing data, interpreting laws and regulations, and prepares, submits and presents reports to federal, state and local agencies.
  • Develops and monitors contracts.
  • Interviews, selects, and supervises outside consultants.
  • Schedules and monitors consultant activities.
  • Performs assigned job duties independently with minimal supervision.
  • Performs related duties such as making presentations and conducting meetings to educate personnel and the general public.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in Hydrogeology, Hydrology, Geology, Engineering, Environmental Science, or a related field
  • Over three years relevant technical experience.
  • Over three years supervisory experience in environmental assessment/remediation projects.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Solid background in groundwater hydrology and subsurface transport processes.
  • Knowledge of groundwater remediation system design, permitting, and operation.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State, and local regulations related to drinking water, reclaimed water, air quality, environmental pollution, solid waste and hazardous waste, (such as Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (Superfund), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and Environmental Protection Agency).
  • Excellent verbal and technical writing skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Proficiency in data management and presentation.
  • Experience using geographical information systems (GIS) and computer aided design (CAD) applications such as ArcInfo and AutoCAD.

CONTACT:

All inquiries should be addressed to the individuals below. Do not send emails to jobs@tucsonaz.gov, because this is utilized only for outbound notifications.
Malena Carreon 520.837.4165, email Malena.Carreon@tucsonaz.gov
Pilar Jauregui 520.837-4177 email Pilar.Jauregui@tucsonaz.gov

Click here for additional details and to apply!

FIELD GEOLOGIST

7/3/14
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Haley & Aldrich, Inc

Haley & Aldrich, Inc. is seeking an entry-level Field Geologist/Hydrogeologist who will work under the direction and supervision of more senior staff.

Requirements

  • Must have a Bachelor degree
  • Must comply with the Guiding Principles and Code of Behavior articulated in our Company Charter
  • Must comply with company and client Health & Safety protocols
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Maintains membership in one professional society or technical organization in their discipline or primary area of technical interest
  • Has, or applies for, initial professional certification in their core discipline, where applicable, such as EIT or GIT
  • Computer Skills - Strong computer literacy skills including proficiency in industry standard software
  • OSHA 40-hr. HAZWOPER training and MSHA New Miner Training preferred but not required

Responsibilities

  • Conduct routine data collection, synthesis, and analysis using approved procedures appropriate for their discipline
  • Assist in identifying technical issues and approaches for evaluation
  • Review regulations as appropriate
  • Conduct site reconnaissance
  • Perform other routine data collection activities
  • Document project-related activities
  • Draft technical sections of project communications and reports
  • Perform all work in accordance with company and client Health & Safety protocols

About Haley & Aldrich

Haley & Aldrich staff teams engage in challenging environmental, engineering and management projects with clients in the U.S. and internationally. If you enjoy seeing the positive impact of your work and want to grow your skills in a rewarding, collaborative learning environment, we would like to hear from you. With offices nationwide, our shared vision is to integrate technology and human potential to tackle tough issues facing the world. Through teamwork, sharing knowledge and building on experience, we achieve outcomes that benefit our clients and the communities we serve together.

Click here to apply online!

Mid-level Environmental Engineer

Date posted: 7/3/14
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Stantec

Your Opportunity:

2,500 Environmental Services staff. 20 technical specialties. 900 professional associations. An international team with local expertise. You could say we know a little something about the environment. Our passion for it drives our work. Grounded by safety, quality, and ethics, we come up with solutions that perfectly fit the site. We know what it takes to balance competing project interests with creativity and efficiency. We know what to look for. And, we know how to get the job done—the right way. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.

Stantec is seeking a mid-level environmental engineer with 5 to 8 years of experience to provide project management and technical support for our Phoenix office.

Your Duties:

  • Technical management of environmental remediation projects (active, passive, bioremediation, and in-situ chemical oxidation) that involve various types of geologic, environmental and hydrologic studies and analyses
  • Remedial system(s) design, permitting, and installation
  • Schedule and coordinate remedial system O & M activities
  • Data evaluation and system optimization
  • Report generation and review

Your Capabilities and Credentials:

  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Mechanical or Civil Engineering
  • Professional Engineer (P.E.) registration
  • 5-8 years consulting industry and/or environmental regulatory experience
  • Familiarity with ADEQ UST, WASTE, WQARF, Air Quality guidelines and regulations (preferred)
  • Project Management background and capabilities
  • Preparing proposals, reports, and permit application materials.
  • Managing project communications, deliverables, and data.
  • Maintaining project schedules.
  • Excellent technical writing, organizational and communications skills.
  • Computer skills including MS Word and Excel.
  • Valid Driver’s license and good driving record required.
  • Prior to employment this position will require the successful completion of a pre-employment physical and drug screen.

Preferred skills that will assist the candidate in succeeding in this role are:

  • Strong teamwork skills
  • Attention to details
  • 40 hour HAZWOPER Training
  • Comfortable working in the office and outside in various weather conditions

Click here for addition information and to apply!