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

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Posted: 12/9/14
Closes: 12/19/14
Location: Arizona

Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto’s Copper Product Group, Copper Projects manages the planning, development and related technology aspects of the portfolio of major global copper projects. The group collaborates with the Rio Tinto Technology and Innovation group to focus on applications of innovative technologies including block caving, automation, flash converter smelting and sulphide leaching. With exploration indicating one of the largest copper resources ever found in North America, and possibly worldwide, the Resolution Project stands to be one of premier copper mines. Located three miles east of Superior, Arizona, the ore body rests more than a mile below the surface and appears to be of good grade. The copper ore will be mined using a method known as panel caving, a subset of block caving. For more information about the Resolution Copper Project, please visit

We are looking for a Hydrogeologist, residentially based in Arizona, to provide support in implementing, evaluating, and interpreting portions of hydrogeological scopes of work and outcomes for hydrological studies, characterizations and modeling efforts.

Reporting to the Superintendent Hydrology, you will be responsible for:

  • Providing specialist advice or review on specialist area discipline for study or mine capital requests with respect to identifying and mitigating water-related risks and compliance with the Group study definition guidelines
  • Implementing best practice for modelling assumptions and data use. Follows technical standards and industry standards to ensure model is defensible and repeatable in the regulatory arena.
  • Conducting specialist predictive hydrogeological modelling using the Leap Frog platform for project construction planning.
  • Supporting implementation of hydrogeological work programs and oversight for some water-related aspects for the project study
  • Conducting hydrogeological field programs including aquifer test design and predictive modelling
  • Ensuring quality in data collection and provide recommendations for improvement based on industry’s best standards
  • Utilising support from network of specialists throughout industry, academia and external research and development in conducting required hydrogeological work in area of expertise
  • Preparing reports on specialist project activities, progress, issues and outcomes

Click here for more details and to apply.

San Antonio Program Office Chief

Posted: 12/1/14
Closes: 12/12/14 Location: San Antonio, TX


The Texas Water Science Center has announced the opening of the San Antonio Program Office Chief. The Office Chief is responsible for $4.5 million dollar program in South Texas, with oversight of a wide range of studies projects and a growing gaging program that now exceeds 120 sites.

VA# PAC-2015-0114 was posted open and the shortcut to the vacancy posting is as follows;

Anyone interested in learning more about our Center should feel free to contact Robert L. Joseph, Director, USGS Texas Water Science Center, via cell (512) 297-4371 or, at any time.


Date posted: 12/1/14
Location: Berkeley, CA

University of California, Berkeley

The Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California, Berkeley seeks academics to apply as an Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist (Fiscal Year) to conduct applied research and outreach in each of the following areas: Forest Health; Rangeland Planning & Policy; and Water Resources & Climate Change Adaptation. The expected start date is July 1, 2015. For more information about the positions, including required qualifications and application materials, go to: for Forest Health for Rangeland Planning & Policy for Water Resources & Climate Change Adaptation

The initial review date is December 1, 2014 for the Forest Health and Rangeland Planning & Policy positions. The initial review date for the Water Resources & Climate Change Adaptation position is December 12, 2014. To receive full consideration, please submit all materials prior to the initial review dates; these positions will remain open until filled. Please direct questions to UC Berkeley is an AA/EEO employer.

Environmental Program Supervisor/ Water Quality Field Services Unit

Closing Date: 12/05/14
Location: Phoenix, AZ


The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality’s (ADEQ) mission is to protect and enhance public health, welfare and the environment in Arizona. ADEQ administers a variety of programs to improve the health and welfare of our citizens and ensure the quality of Arizona’s air, land and water resources meets healthful, regulatory standards.

The Water Quality Field Services Unit is responsible for conducting inspections to determine compliance with the State Aquifer Protection Permit, Clean Water Act, and Safe Drinking Water Programs. The primary duties include training, managing and evaluating the performance of six employees in appropriate field inspections procedures and development and implementation of unit policies and procedures.

The selected candidate will ensure the legal and technical accuracy of inspection reports and enforcement documents and will manage the unit's activities to ensure compliance with the agency's field inspection, complaint response, and enforcement procedures. This position is a link between senior management and the unit and will be responsible for developing, coordinating, and implementing programmatic planning. The preferred candidate would have a Bachelor's degree in environmental science, and/or at least two years of environmental regulatory experience. Previous experience in managing employees, teams, or projects is also preferred.
$44,000.00-$65,000.00 plus benefits

ADEQ is committed to leading Arizona and the nation in protecting the environment and improving the quality of life for the people of our state. Our diverse workforce connects to more than just a career; we share a common passion to promote a cleaner, healthier environment. For additional information or to apply for this position, please visit (Job ID 13533).