Virginia Dept of Environmental Quality
Virginia, United States
Spotlight Preferred
30+ days ago
$60,000.00 - $88,000.00
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Groundwater Characterization Geologist -

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Office of Water Supply Planning is seeking a qualified candidate to gather and analyze data to understand the availability, quantity, and quality of groundwater in Virginia. Collects groundwater-level and groundwater-quality data from DEQ’s statewide network of 290+ monitoring wells, in accordance with established schedules and operating procedures. Processes data collected in the field, enters data into DEQ and USGS database systems, and reviews data entered by other staff. Procures, installs, operates, and maintains monitoring equipment, including data collection platform (DCP) logger/transmitters, pressure transducers, encoders, antennas, and solar collection power systems. Safely operates power tools and groundskeeping equipment to maintain well sites in working condition. Operates global positioning system (GPS) and surveying equipment to collect precise position and elevation data. Manages geospatial data with geographic information systems (GIS). Organizes electronic records and physical inventory. Documents the occurrence of groundwater-level declines, well interference, or aquifer depletion, to enable DEQ to address potential problems through management practices. Communicates effectively with landowners, permittees, contractors, other stakeholders, and interagency partners. Provides project oversight and management for drilling, installation, testing, and abandonment of deep wells (300+ feet). Assists in the collection of hydrogeological data from mud-rotary drill cuttings, wireline/rotosonic cores, and geophysical logging, primarily in the Coastal Plain of Virginia, including on the Eastern Shore. 

Hiring Range: $60,000 - $88,000.   Closing at: May 28, 2024, at 11:55 p.m. EDT

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Job ID: 73151418
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