Hydrogeologist, Staff/Tech

Idaho Department of Water Resources | Posted Jun 6, 2024

Deadline: Jun 23, 2024

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The Idaho Department of Water Resources is looking for someone to join the Groundwater Modeling Unit of the Hydrology Section to aid in conducting hydrogeologic investigations and performing quantitative hydrogeologic analyses.

There are two levels for this job opening – Staff Hydrogeologist and Technical Hydrogeologist. The Staff Hydrogeologist is the entry level for the Hydrogeologist classification. Through on-the-job training, classroom training, achievement of team and agency goals, and Professional Geologist licensure in Idaho, there will be opportunities for a Staff Hydrogeologist to progress to the Technical Hydrogeologist level in the Hydrogeologist career track. A Technical Hydrogeologist is expected to handle more difficult projects with little supervision.

Example of Duties

Staff Hydrogeologist Level

- Conduct hydrologic studies and evaluations, including field work, related to water occurrence, availability, use, flow, regulation, and administration

- Prepare written technical reports to document studies and analyses

- Perform or oversee water resource data collection following standard procedures

- Provide technical review and generate comments on the hydrologic aspects of technical reports and permit/license applications

- Develop water budgets and conceptual models of aquifer systems

- Participate on technical committees involved in developing solutions to water resource problems

- Make oral presentations to agency personnel and the public Technical Hydrogeologist Level

- Apply intensive and diversified knowledge of hydrogeologic principles and practices within a specialty area

- Plan, conduct, and coordinate detailed phases of hydrogeologic work

- Make oral presentations to staff, other agencies, public officials, and the general public.

- Conduct analyses and report on large, complex water data sets for regulatory and management purposes

- Develop, calibrate, and apply groundwater flow models

- Testify in administrative hearings or legal proceedings