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

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JOBS:

Project Manager - Stormwater

Closing date: 11/21/14
Location: Flagstaff, AZ

City of Flagstaff

The City of Flagstaff Stormwater Project Manager position is part of a broadband series in which incumbents are responsible for performing a wide variety of tasks. Duties range from routine to the most complex of project management responsibilities requiring incumbents to take initiative, make judgment calls, and make decisions for the projects/processes for which they are assigned. There are three zones within the broad band. The incumbent will have the opportunity to advance through the zones based on progressive responsibility and experience, continuing education, and professional development, and in some cases, certifications.

Employees of this class are expected to exercise skills and knowledge in the technical support associated with the management of projects, contracts, teams and services for city funded public improvements. In addition, employees are expected to exercise considerable judgment, initiative, and professional skills in project administration, knowledge of resource management, and coordination of projects and program delivery.

EXAMPLES OF THE WORK PERFORMED

(This is a representative sample of entry level duties; position assignments vary as the incumbent progresses through zones in the band.)

  • Provides excellent customer service to both internal and external customers.
  • Attends meetings and performs related duties as required.
  • Participates in public involvement on project related issues.
  • Designs and reviews Low Impact Development (LID) facilities.
  • Responsible for updating the LID manual.
  • Reviews and comments on development proposals.
  • Delivers stormwater capital program.
  • Reviews plans, specifications and drainage reports.
  • Responds to and resolves citizen drainage complaints.
  • Reviews reports, specifications and construction plans for public improvements.
  • Reviews construction plans for projects.
  • Reviews Internal Development Services (IDS) proposals, Capital Improvements, and Private Development design and construction plans for concerns and input.
  • Prepares for and makes presentations at various commission meetings.
  • Conducts detailed plan review to assure compliance with original project scope, regulatory requirements, and sound engineering practice.
  • Coordinates plan reviews and project management with other City departments, divisions, programs, and outside agencies.
  • Assists the general public and other City staff that have problems or concerns that require technical advice, response, research, and/or recommendations.
  • Develops and presents technical data and recommendations to both technical and non-technical staff.
  • Performs a wide variety of special assignments to help with specific Department/Division-wide initiatives.
  • Performs hydrologic and hydraulic calculations.

For details and to apply please click here.

Hydrologist

Date posted: 11/2/14
Location: Taos, NM

Carson National Forest

The Carson National Forest is filling one permanent, full-time GS-1315-11 Hydrologist position. The duty station is Taos, New Mexico and the position will serve as the hydrologist for the forest. The Carson National Forest is made up of 6 ranger districts and encompasses approximately 1.5 million acres in northern New Mexico. If you have questions please contact Greg Miller, 575-758-6251 (office), or at gmiller@fs.fed.us

ABOUT THE POSITION

This position serves as a Hydrologist with responsibility for conducting and interpreting hydrologic surveys, completing analyses, identifying watershed rehabilitation needs, participating in management planning (NEPA), and providing technical recommendations, guidance and training to Forest personnel in the watershed resource. The ideal candidate will also have working knowledge of principles and practices of hillslope hydrology and soil science.

This position:

  • Provides the leadership and technical expertise to maintain and restore watershed health and function.
  • Provides professional level support to project development and implementation for vegetation management, range management, watershed restoration and other Forest projects.
  • Serves as an Extended Team member of the Forest Plan Revision Team and provides professional level support to plan development and implementation for hydrology and watershed management.
  • Serves as the Hydrologist on local Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) teams and provides professional level support to emergency response damage assessments and implementation of BAER treatments to minimize effects of wildfire impacts to life and property, critical infrastructure, and natural resources.
  • Develops timely and complete professional level input to environmental planning documents as an active member of project level Interdisciplinary Teams (IDT).
  • This position may perform the duties of an IDT leader on smaller scale projects.
  • Works closely with Forest vegetation, timber, fuels, range, engineering, and recreation personnel to accomplish work priorities in a manner compatible with watershed health and restoration.
  • Works with various local government and non-government watershed organizations on multi-ownership watershed restoration programs.
  • Implements Forest components of National BMP monitoring and implementation of Watershed Condition Framework.
  • Uses national databases to plan and report watershed accomplishments and track water and soil resource inventory and monitoring activities.

The Carson National Forest is one of five National Forests in New Mexico. The National Forests are America's Great outdoors, here to serve the American people at work and play! Some of the finest mountain scenery in the Southwest is found in the 1.5 million acres covered by the Carson National Forest. Elevations rise from 6,000 feet to 13,161 feet at Wheeler Peak, the highest in New Mexico. Our objective is to maintain that natural beauty.

Click on the following link to express your interest: HydrologistVacancyOutreach_CNF_with_response_form.pdf

Mid Level Environmental Geologist or Hydrogeologist

Date posted: 11/2/14
Location: Phoenix, AZ

AMEC

AMEC is a focused supplier of consultancy, engineering and project management services to its customers in the world's oil and gas, minerals and metals, clean energy, environment and infrastructure markets. With annual revenues of some £4.2 billion, AMEC designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets and employs over 29,000 people in around 40 countries worldwide. See amec.com. AMEC shares are traded on the London Stock Exchange where the company is listed in the Oil Equipment and Services sector (LSE: AMEC.L). Since 2000, Engineering News Record magazine has ranked AMEC among the top International Design Firms. AMEC has also ranked at the top of its sector in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index since 2005.

AMEC offers competitive salaries along with a complete benefits package including: medical, vision, & dental coverage, 401K Matching, Educational Reimbursement, and a variety of Training and Development Programs to help you develop the skills you need to succeed in your chosen career path. Additional information can be obtained from our website at www.amec.com.

AMEC Environment & Infrastructure is currently seeking a Mid Level Environmental Geologist or Hydrogeologist in Phoenix.

Key Responsibilities

  • The position is approximately 50% field work and 50% office work on industrial, commercial and federal sites.
  • Will work under the supervision of a Registered Geologist and/or Engineer.
  • Field activities may include: logging of soil borings and rock cores, design and oversight of groundwater supply wells, design and oversight of monitoring well installations and geophysical logging programs, collecting soil, groundwater, surface-water and sediment samples, oversight of well development and aquifer testing, as well as documenting field activities.
  • Will oversee remediation contractors and operate/collect data from soil and groundwater remediation systems.
  • Office activities include preparation of boring log documentation, analysis and interpretation of aquifer data and analytical results and assistance with the preparation of work plans, sampling and analysis plans, site assessment reports and/or groundwater monitoring reports under the supervision of a Registered Geologist/Engineer.
  • Will be expected to thoroughly check permit applications, data tables, figures and boring logs/well construction diagrams.
  • Will perform field mapping and map preparation and maintain spreadsheets/databases of chemical results and other data for projects, prepare charts, conduct routine scientific calculations and run computer programs.
  • Will follow company safety standards, participate in safety training and prepare and implement site safety plans.

Role Requirements

  • BS in Geology, Hydrogeology or related technical degree. MS in Geology, Hydrogeology or Engineering desired but not required.
  • 5+ years experience in the environmental consulting field.
  • Geologist in-Training (or ability to obtain within 1 year).
  • Understanding of groundwater modeling and transport concepts are a plus.
  • Experience with overseeing the design, testing and installation of drinking water wells is a plus.
  • Must be a self starter with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must have solid technical report writing skills.
  • Attention to detail, organization abilities and strong time management capabilities required.
  • Flexibility to work outside of normal business hours.
  • Will be required to lift equipment and carry laboratory samples.
  • Experience collecting geotechnical samples and interpreting results of geotechnical lab tests is a plus.
  • 40-hour HAZWOPER OSHA training desired.
  • Must pass drug test, physical, background check and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company's driving (MVR) policy.
  • 50% + field work in outdoor environments.
  • Requires the ability to lift 40 pounds.

How to Apply: Apply online on our website by clicking the following link: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWEbHost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerid=25283&siteid=5191&AReq=17346BR
If you have any questions, please email to Terry.Bezouska@amec.com

Environmental Technician

Date posted: 11/2/14
Location: Phoenix, AZ

AMEC

AMEC is a focused supplier of consultancy, engineering and project management services to its customers in the world's oil and gas, minerals and metals, clean energy, environment and infrastructure markets. With annual revenues of some £4.2 billion, AMEC designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets and employs over 29,000 people in around 40 countries worldwide. See amec.com. AMEC shares are traded on the London Stock Exchange where the company is listed in the Oil Equipment and Services sector (LSE: AMEC.L). Since 2000, Engineering News Record magazine has ranked AMEC among the top International Design Firms. AMEC has also ranked at the top of its sector in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index since 2005.

AMEC offers competitive salaries along with a complete benefits package including: medical, vision, & dental coverage, 401K Matching, Educational Reimbursement, and a variety of Training and Development Programs to help you develop the skills you need to succeed in your chosen career path. Additional information can be obtained from our website at www.amec.com.

Role Overview

AMEC Environment & Infrastructure's Phoenix office is seeking an Environmental Technician to operate and maintain various remediation systems (groundwater and soil) throughout Arizona. Duties include troubleshooting, routine and non-routine operations and maintenance (e.g., electric motors, mechanical pumps, electrical power supply systems, etc.), field testing and recording.

Key Responsibilities

  • Accurate and appropriate data gathering in support of performed field activities, with subsequent generation of clearly-written and understandable daily field reports.
  • Collect environmental soil, groundwater and air samples.
  • Oversee drilling and installation of monitoring and remediation wells, both groundwater and soil vapor extraction (SVE).
  • Some sites may require occasional overnight travel.

Role Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • 4 to 6 years + environmental field experience.
  • Self-starter with good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Flexible to work outside normal business hours as required.
  • Willingness to travel to project sites. Approximately 10% overnight travel.
  • Must pass drug test, physical, background check and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company's driving (MVR) policy.

Preferred Qualifications

  • OSHA 40-hour certification.
  • High-level mechanical and electrical aptitude.
  • Past experience operating and maintaining SVE, groundwater capture, adsorption (granular activated carbon, ion exchange, etc.), In-Well Air Stripping (IWAS), chemical oxidation (e.g. hydrogen peroxide/ozone, permanganate, persulfate, etc.) and thermal treatment (e.g. thermal and catalytic oxidizer) systems.

How to Apply: Apply online at our website by clicking the following link: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWEbHost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerid=25283&siteid=5191&AReq=21795BR
If you have any questions, please email to Terry.Bezouska@amec.com

Development Coordinator

Date posted: 10/14/14
Location: Tucson, AZ

Arizona Land and Water Trust

ALWT Mission: The Arizona Land and Water Trust is a nonprofit organization committed to protecting southern Arizona’s vanishing western landscapes, its heritage of working farms and ranches, wildlife habitat and the water resources that sustain them. Since 1978, we have protected over 44,000 acres.

Position Summary: The Development Coordinator is responsible for managing the Trust’s development program. The Coordinator will: 1) assist the Executive Director in managing the annual giving program, major donor program, foundation program and corporate giving program, 2) coordinate annual appeals, annual report and other bulk mailings, and 3) organize donor field trips and other Trust events. The Coordinator will also staff the Philanthropy Committee of the Board of Directors. The Coordinator provides substantial support to the Executive Director and Board of Directors with a wide variety of development work. The Coordinator reports to the Executive Director, and may also supervise interns and volunteers.

Position Duties:

  • Manage the annual giving program, including membership recruitment and retention, and monthly giving.
  • Manage the major donor program, including donor research and support to the Executive Director and volunteer leadership in soliciting gifts and thanking donors.
  • Assist with capital campaigns including donor research and providing support to the Executive Director, campaign chair and Board members.
  • Manage the foundation giving program, including foundation research, proposal development, reporting and evaluation.
  • Manage the corporate giving program, including research, proposal development, reporting and evaluation.
  • Manage donor mailings including appeals, annual reports, invitations to Trust events, and other communications as needed.
  • Plan, execute and evaluate development events including house parties and field trips.
  • Serve as liaison to the Philanthropy Committee of the Board of Directors. Assist the chair in developing agendas, creating and publishing minutes, and providing data and information to the committee as necessary.
  • Establish and maintain the development calendar to track and meet all development deadlines.
  • Supervise volunteers and interns as appropriate.

Entrance Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Management, Marketing or similar.
  • Two to three years’ experience in non-profits preferred, fund development work, including annual giving, major donor giving and foundation giving a plus.
  • Superior organizational, written and oral communication skills.
  • Familiarity with database management, donor software and research a plus.
  • Ability to work well with senior executives and leadership volunteers.
  • Commitment to the mission of Arizona Land and Water Trust.

To apply, please email or mail a cover letter, resume and 3 references to:

Liz Petterson
Executive Director
Arizona Land and Water Trust
3127 N. Cherry Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85719
Email: lpetterson@alwt.org

Arizona Office Lead

Date posted: 8/15/14
Location: Arizona

Pinyon Environmental

Position Summary

The position is for an environmental professional to guide, coordinate, and grow the Arizona offices. This position will be the environmental technical lead for the Arizona operation; provide business development efforts for Arizona; be equipped to complete field activities, supervise field staff and operate the office functions as necessary to maintain current and future clients. This position reports to the President of the Company.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Provide field services to fulfill requirements of existing and future environmental contracts
  • Coordinate the implementation and successful completion of various projects such as assessments, sampling programs, environmental compliance, field studies, permits, remediation programs, field surveys and contract management
  • Technical writing of environmental reports and deliverables that meet the company and client standards
  • Supervise staff in the development and execution of projects involving environmental planning, remediation, assessment, regulatory compliance, air quality and natural resources.
  • Prepare cost estimates and work scopes
  • Review contract documents
  • Manage project work flow and budgets in accordance with contracts
  • Provide business development support, for the office with support from corporate marketing group and market managers
  • Complete other tasks as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree required in environmental science, engineering, geology, biology or related field
  • 8-10 +years of experience in environmental consulting services with skills in remediation, site assessments, asbestos testing, natural resources, environmental planning, permitting, and regulatory compliance
  • Knowledgeable of environmental regulations and specifically the Arizona regulatory environment.
  • Experience in the Arizona marketplace
  • 40-Hour OSHA HAZWOPER and Current Annual Refresher required
  • Strong technical knowledge in environmental science
  • Strong working skills in Word, Excel, Power Point, Access
  • PG, PE or a CHMM is highly desirable
  • Ability to communicate and work with both internal and external clients
  • Ability to work in a process oriented environment
  • Experience in transportation, facilities, municipal, government, energy and natural resources industries highly desirable

All personnel performing field projects for Pinyon will be required to complete 1st Aid/Adult CPR training (provided by Pinyon), and in the event of an emergency at a project site, field personnel will be expected to administer 1st Aid/CPR in accordance with their training.

Resumes can be sent to Shannon Lucio at lucio@pinyon-env.com (Please reference Julie Linn)