New Jobs and Interviews

Updated on 3/19/2019

The following faculty and internship opportunities may be of interest to you and/or your students.

Faculty Assistant Non-Point Source Policy Analyst (Application deadline: April 12, 2019)
The Department of Environmental Science and Technology at the University of Maryland (UMD) seeks candidates for Faculty Assistant, Non-Point Source Policy Analyst. The location for this position will be at the Chesapeake Bay Program Office in Annapolis, MD. A flyer with more information is attached for your reference. To apply online, please visit theUMD Human Resources site.

City of Charles Town Street Tree Inventory - Internship (Application deadline: March 22, 2019)

May 20 – August 2, 2019 internship in the City of Charles Town, WV, inventorying and mapping street trees. Additional responsibilities includes GIS mapping and occasionally supporting WV Chesapeake Bay Program with other forestry initiatives.

Cacapon Institute Project Inventory Internship (Application deadline: March 22, 2019)

May 20 – August 2, 2019 internship with Cacapon Institute in Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan counties, WV, inventorying, mapping, and assessing best management practices (rain gardens, tree plantings, cisterns, etc.).  Additional responsibilities includes GIS mapping and occasionally supporting WV Chesapeake Bay Program with other forestry initiatives.

Street Tree Inventory Internship- City of Martinsburg (Two Positions - Application deadline: March 22, 2019)

May 20 – August 2, 2019 internship in the City of Martinsburg, WV, inventorying and mapping street trees.  Additional responsibilities includes GIS mapping and occasionally supporting WV Chesapeake Bay Program with other forestry initiatives.

Tree Survey & Maintenance Internship, WV Division of Forestry (Application deadline: March 22, 2019)
May 20 – August 2, 2019 internship with the WV Division of Forestry to perform maintenance and survey and inventory riparian buffers and urban tree plantings in Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan counties.  Additional responsibilities includes street tree inventories and occasionally supporting WV Chesapeake Bay Program with other forestry initiatives.

2019 Governor's Internship Program (Last Day to Apply: June 14th, 2019)
The Governor’s Internship Program assists college students in locating meaningful summer employment within West Virginia government agencies (including WV Department of Environmental Protection), private businesses, and nonprofit organizations. Ideally, students are placed in internships where they can gain experience relevant to their academic interests while learning under and being supervised by a professional in that field. Internships generally last nine to thirteen weeks during the summer and pay at least minimum wage


Updated on 3/19/2019

Entry Level GIS Analyst 

S & S Engineers, Inc. has an immediate opportunity for an Entry Level GIS Analyst. Position Overview: • Responsible for providing GIS services to external and internal clients.  • Requires knowledge of ArcGIS software to propose optimal GIS solutions to meet client needs.   • Creates, customizes, and produces maps and reports from the GIS system. • Creates GIS databases for clients to utilize in the field and office environments.   Responsibilities: • Uses geospatial data to complete tasks using knowledge of Geographical Information Systems. • Serves as GIS technician and resource for accessing, maintaining, and reporting data within the GIS system. • Creates and maintains a list of all GIS layers, software programs, licensing information. • Takes a lead role in coordinating efforts to ensure data integrity and quality of information. • Assists team in preparing aerial and mapping exhibits. • Trains end-users to become self-sufficient in the GIS system. • Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned. Qualifications, Education and Experience: • Associate degree in Geography, Surveying, Planning, Information Technology, Computer Science or related field required. For future advancement and growth, a Baccalaureate Degree and/or GIS professional coursework/certification is desirable for this position but not required. A combination of education and experience will be acceptable at the discretion of the supervisor. • Ability to operate a variety of additional office equipment such as a plotter, scanner, GIS equipment and related computer software. • Experience with water, wastewater and stormwater utilities preferred. Skills/Competencies: • Knowledge of industry standards for GIS data. • Recognizes when technical problems are developing and initiates appropriate corrective actions. • Ability to multi-task and perform work under time constraints with limited supervision. • Ability to comply with policies and work rules, including attendance, safety, drug-free workplace, and personal conduct. S & S Engineers, Inc. is a civil engineering firm specializing in water/wastewater design, site development, and land survey located in Charleston, WV.  S & S clients include municipalities, public service districts, developers, and contractors.  We offer a professional and supportive work environment with opportunities for professional development and growth.   Please call Mr. Jessie Parker, PE, with questions 304-342-7168.  

Submit Resumes via email to   


Updated on 3/17/2019

From: Neil, Mindy S [
Subject: RE: Meeting between WV DEP and MU & WVSU Modeling Group

Hello Everyone,

We discussed student internships.  Please encourage your students to visit the following site to apply to the Governor’s Internship Program. Once accepted their information will be in a database that we can search by interest to access their application.  John mentioned field work, but we are considering hiring an intern to work in the office on tasks related to TMDL development, water quality assessments, etc.  Please let us know if you have questions.

Thank you,

Mindy S. Neil

Phone: (304) 926-0499 ext. 1063

Fax: (304) 926-0463


Updated on 3/15/2019

Subject: Student Trainee-Geologist in Morgantown, WV

See announcement for the student trainee geologist position in Morgantown, WV.

Announcement closes 3/21/2019.

Please forward to any potential candidates.

Ph:  304-284-7561

Fax: 855-857-6448



Updated on 3/3/2019

From: Schwartz, Benjamin F []
Sent: Sunday, March 3, 2019 2:35 PM
To: Dorothy Vesper <>
Subject: Job in Austin

Dear Dorothy,

Here's an ad for a job in Austin TX, in case you know anyone qualified or interested. Please feel free to also distribute to folks in any Env. Engineering groups you know.

City of Austin is a great employer, from all the folks I know who work there. A few of my former students work there.


Benjamin Schwartz, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Biology
Director, Edwards Aquifer Research and Data Center
Texas State University

Updated on 2/28/2019

Hi Tim,

I just found out we're posting a new full time position for a Research Geologist.  

The candidate selected from this vacancy will work on a  National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program funded project (which is somewhat of a big deal, since this is one of the few programs directly funded by Congress).

I'm not sure how long the position is open for, but typically our postings are programmed to 'close' when 100 applicants have submitted (which sometimes happens rather quickly). 

I don't know who to pass this on to in the geology side of the department, so I'm hoping you can forward it to whomever might be interested.



---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Davidson, Josie <>
Date: Thu, Feb 28, 2019 at 8:42 AM
Subject: Link to Research Geologist vacancy......please pass it on to anyone you know who may be interested.


Josie Davidson

Administrative Officer

Florence Bascom Geoscience Center

United States Geological Survey



Jessica DeWitt

Research Geographer

USGS Geology & Paleoclimate Science Center

Reston, VA


Updated on 2/28/2019

The Central Valley Water Quality Control Board’s Fresno Office has an opening for an Engineering Geologist in the Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program Unit.  The position location is 1685 E Street, Fresno, CA 93706.


Under the close supervision of a Senior Engineering Geologist the incumbent will provide geological and hydrogeological expertise and assist in developing guidelines for assessing impacts to waters of the State from irrigated agricultural operations and facilities, including managed wetlands and nurseries, to ascertain compliance with prescribed waste discharge requirements and waivers of waste discharge requirements under the Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program. 

Conduct technical evaluations of farm management systems such as irrigation water delivery systems and tail water return systems that could affect the quality of waters of the State, and investigate complaints of alleged and/or actual pollution or other conditions contributing to water quality degradation from agricultural operations.  Field tasks may include collecting samples of water, soil, and waste for analysis, and evaluating actual field performance of irrigated agricultural facilities and operations.

Perform technical assessment of hydrogeological and engineering geology reports; review water quality data from technical and monitoring reports; prepare and/or supervise preparation of maps, graphs and other visual aids; prepare correspondence, identify possible water pollution effects from agricultural discharges, and provide hydrogeological expertise in defining the scope of investigation needed to determine the nature and extent of the discharge.    

Additional information:

Candidates must possess essential personal qualifications including integrity, initiative, dependability, good judgment, the ability to work cooperatively with others, and the ability to perform the assigned duties of the class.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

Position Details

Job Code #:


Position #(s):


Working Title:

Engineering Geologist



$5,098.00 - $9,597.00

# of Positions:


Work Location:

Fresno County

Job Type:

Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) and the nine (9) Regional Water Quality Control Boards (RWQCB) (collectively the Water Boards) work to preserve, enhance, and restore the quality of California’s water resources and drinking water for the protection of the environment, public health, and all beneficial uses, and to ensure proper water resource allocation and efficient use, for the benefit of present and future generations.

Special Requirements

In order to be considered for this position, you must include the following:

Must have Engineering Geologist list, transfer, or reinstatement eligibility and be reachable on the certification list.  Here is the link to the exam

Electronic submittal of applications and attachments through is preferred.  Emailed or faxed applications will not be accepted.


In the hiring interview, the panel will consider education, experience, personal development, personal traits and fitness for the job. In appraising experience, more weight may be given to the breadth of pertinent experience and evidence of the candidate's ability to accept and fulfill increasing responsibilities than to the length of his/her experience. For additional information, you may refer to the class specification.

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 3/20/2019

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply. 

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.

Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

State Water Resources Control Board

Attn: Human Resources Branch

P.O. BOX 100

Sacramento, CA 95812-0100

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Shawntay Bryant

1001 I Street, 18th Floor

Sacramento, CA 95814

08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

We are looking for applicants that possess substantial hydrologeological knowledge or experience in the Central Valley applicable to the assessment of non-point source and point source discharges from agricultural operations to surface waters and ground waters.  Experience with agriculture, an advanced degree, and registration as a professional geologist are desirable qualifications.

Desirable qualifications include excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to conduct field investigations, the ability to work independently, organize and set priorities on assignments and meet deadlines; as well as possessing integrity, initiative, dependability, good judgment, and good interpersonal skills.

Additional desirable qualifications include proficiency in personal computer and software applications such as MODFLOW, GIS and statistical programs, knowledge of water chemistry/water quality; land, soil and water use interactions; knowledge of agricultural practices; experience in groundwater and soil investigation and evaluation of groundwater monitoring networks; knowledge of agricultural well construction procedures, geochemistry, soil science, and soil and groundwater sampling procedures; and the ability to consistently apply good judgment in analyzing farm practices and their possible impacts on water quality issues.

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the application process. The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position.

Human Resources Contact: 
Human Resources
(916) 341-5127

Hiring Unit Contact: 
David Sholes
(559) 445-6279

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
Shyla Hoffman
(916) 341-5881

California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Statement of Qualifications

The Statement of Qualifications should be no longer than two pages in length and must indicate your total years of experience explaining your verbal communications skills, customer service experience, organizational skills, database knowledge and Excel spreadsheet knowledge.

Posted on 2/2/2019

Interesting internship opportunities with the NAtional Park Service - 
open to UGs and Grads, geology, environmental science, and geography

Posted on 1/28/2019

Dr. Joe

I had you several years ago in the Geology Program at WVU, I am now working for a directional drilling company called Professional Directional based out of Texas, with a branch office here in Morgantown. Our branch provides Directional Drilling Services for multiple operators here in the Northeast district, such as EQT, Eclipse, and HG Energy. 

I was reaching out to see if you would know any recent graduates looking for work in the area, preferably coming out of the  Geology Program or the Petroleum Engineering Program?  We are looking to hire for a MWD position or a Directional Driller position both of which start off with good pay and give field experience, and help build relationships to further a career.  If you have anyone in mind feel free to pass along my info and have them get in touch with me, my info is in my email signature.

I will try to get over to Brooks Hall this week  and come speak with you in person, if you are free.  What are your office hours this semester so I can plan accordingly?

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Aaron Pertee | MWD Technician & Expeditor

421 N Metro  Drive | Morgantown | WV | 26501
O  304-566-7553 | F 304-566-7503 | C 304-923-7361 |

Posted on 1/18/2019


Visiting Faculty Position

The Geology Department at Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA seeks applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor starting in fall 2019. PhD or ABD is required at the time of appointment. Courses taught by the successful candidate will include historical geology at the majors level, physical geology at the introductory level, and other courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. We seek a dynamic, creative teacher/scholar who is dedicated to diverse and inclusive teaching approaches and is enthusiastic about teaching intensive field-based geology courses. W&L and the Geology Department value excellence in scholarship, meaningful engagement in professional activities, sustainability, and the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. W&L is a nationally ranked, highly selective liberal arts college. The Department ( has excellent facilities and resources, makes great use of the Appalachians in field courses and labs, and belongs to the Keck Geology Consortium. Apply to the search committee online at Applications should include a curriculum vitae, teaching statement detailing teaching interests/experience, research statement, and contact information for 3 referees. Please address to Lisa Greer, Chair, Geology Department, Washington and Lee University. Initial review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted on 11/16/2018

From: Lloyd Ford
Sent: Friday, November 16, 2018 1:23 PM
To: Timothy Carr; Shikha Sharma
Cc: Rachael Conrad
Subject: CNX Resources Internships - Geology 

Good Afternoon Dr. Carr and Dr. Sharma, I hope you’re both doing well today.  I received this opportunity this morning from CNX, but wasn’t sure if they included you on it.  They’re looking for engineers and geologists, and I figured that you’d like to share with the geology students.  Students can apply online at:

Posted on 11/13/2018

My name is Jeremy White, and I am the Field Office Chief of the Charleston office of the US Geological Survey's Virginia-West Virginia Water Science Center.  I wanted to reach out to announce that we have two vacancies for Recent Graduate Hydrologic Technicians in our office in Charleston.  In order to be eligible for a recent graduate position, you must have earned a degree within the past 2 years, or are projected to do so in December 2018. I would greatly appreciate it if you could pass this email along to potential candidates that you'd feel would be well suited for this position.  We admittedly struggle to get potential candidates that have ties to WV, so I'm hopeful this will help in the process.   The attached draft vacancy announcement, that will be posted on USAJobs on November 5th, some of the duties of the position.  There is a 100 application limit, so if folks are interested, I'd encourage them to apply as early as possible.  If potential candidates have further questions, they can contact me directly at this email address or one of my phone numbers below in my signature.   This is a great opportunity for someone that's interested in working for the US Geological Survey.  I personally stumbled across a vacancy announcement for a similar position with the USGS in the Student Union at the University of Charleston over 20 years ago, and I'm now the Field Office Chief in that same office.  I apologize for the late notification, but I am hopeful that this email will get distributed to a broad audience and we'll get some local highly qualified candidates. Please feel free to contact me in the future if you have students that show an interest in the work that we do or if you're interested in learning more about our science activities here in WV and beyond.  Our program is growing, so there may be opportunities beyond these specific vacancies in the near future. If there's another resource within your university that is better suited for this type of communication, I'd appreciate it if you could send that along.

Posted on 11/12/2018

The WV Department of Environmental Protection is looking to hire an Environmental Resources Specialist, with the Division of Water and Waste Management (Watershed Branch, Kanawha County).

The Division of Water and Waste Management’s (DWWM) mission is to preserve, protect, and enhance the state’s watersheds for the benefit and safety of all its citizens through implementation of programs controlling hazardous waste, solid waste and surface & groundwater pollution, from any source.

Application Deadline: November 20, 2018

Areas of Specialization: Stream Biology, Ecology, Fisheries, and Water Quality

Job Description: Employee will perform entry level professional work and assist higher level specialists and analysts in support of the watershed assessment section in both office and field settings. Field related duties will include the collection of data regarding the physical and chemical properties of water in streams or lakes, assessing riparian and in-stream habitat conditions, evaluating watershed activities and disturbances, collecting samples of benthic macroinvertebrate and fish communities, conducting field reconnaissance for potential sample and assessment locations, and pollutant source tracking. Employee may also provide public education services about the environment to schools, watershed groups, and other requesting entities. Office related duties include data review (qa/qc) and entry of stream and lake assessment information, assisting high level staff with data analysis and reporting, working with GIS systems, summarizing environmental data, scanning assessment documents, and creating tables and graphic output for reporting.


Please see the online posting here, for additional requirements and instructions on how to apply.


Posted on 11/12/2018

Web developer (100%)

Application deadline: November 30, 2018

Hydrogeologist (100%)

Application deadline: November 30, 2018

Bedrock geologist (100%)

Application deadline: November 30, 2018

Geoscience program coordinator (100%)

Application deadline: November 30, 2018


Posted on 11/2/2018

Survey Geologist III

Posting number:  GEOLOGIST III

Release Date:  11/2/2018

Closing date:  when filled

Duties:  This position is located primarily within the WVGES Oil and Gas Program, although the successful candidate will be expected to participate in various field projects on a regular basis.  This is a senior-level position; an advanced degree is preferred. Basic knowledge of core logging techniques, subsurface correlation, structure contour mapping, and petrographic analysis is required, as is attendance and successful completion of geologic field camp. The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite and GIS software, with GIS proficiency preferred.  Experience with subsurface mapping software is a plus. Preference will be given to candidates possessing an advanced skill set, such as geochemical data analysis, petrophysics, or seismic interpretation. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter able to complete tasks with minimal supervision.  The candidate must be physically capable to assist with manual labor, such as moving core boxes, records, and other tasks as needed.  Applicants will be required to work outdoors all day mapping in rough terrain and variable weather for up to a week at a time.  Office tasks will involve extensive computer work updating and maintaining the Oil/Gas Program’s data bases using various industry and in-house software.


Training: Master’s Degree in Geology from an accredited college or university, and three years or professional experience as a geologist, or a Bachelor’s Degree in Geology from an accredited four-year college or university and five years paid experience as a professional geologist.

Other:   Valid driver’s license.

To apply:

1.            Download and complete the State Division of Personnel application at: Documents/Application.pdf

Include three professional references.

2.            Please include posting number GEOLOGIST III on application.

3.            Send the State Division of Personnel application directly to:

Hanna Law

WV Geological & Economic Survey

1 Mont Chateau Rd

Morgantown, WV 26508

Fax:  304-594-2575



Posted on 11/2/2018

From: Jonathan Knapp <>
Sent: Friday, November 2, 2018 11:20 AM
To: Timothy Carr
Subject: Senior Market Application Scientist Dr Carr,
I'm in desperate need of an applications scientific with a focus as a geologist, archaeologist, or art conservation specialist. This is a global position and includes a lot of travel, a lot of interaction with the public, and acting as an ambassador for the science. Unlike most application scientist positions this one includes the opportunity to pursue your own research program and work across multiple instruments. An enthusiastic and outgoing scientist who is finishing their PhD would be acceptable for this position. As a global position this person can be stationed anywhere, but would have access to the most instrumentation if they were based in Denver Colorado, Madison Wisconsin, or Austin Texas. I'd appreciate it if you could send this job announcement out to your recent graduates and Alumni network. Thank you. 

Bruker Corporation | Career | Senior Market Application ...englishcareers-bruker.icims.comSUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: The Senior Market Application Scientist brings a high level of scientific and technical expertise to activities associated with market development, business development, sales, application development, and product development.

Posted on 11/02/2018

From: Anthony J. Vega <>
Sent: Friday, November 2, 2018 10:40 AM
To: Timothy Carr
Subject: FW: Position at Clarion Dr Carr, We are in desperate need of a geologist to cover two courses (Sed Strat and Historical Geology) for the Spring semester (with the possibility of full time next academic year). If you know anyone (graduates, ABD, etc) that would be able to cover the courses, would you please pass along the information?  The job pool is:  Thank you very much for your time, Tony  Dr. Anthony J. VegaProfessor/ChairBiology and Geosciences DepartmentClarion UniversityClarion. PA 16214814.393.2023814.393.2004 (fax)


Updated on 11/1/2018

Hydrologic Technician, GS-1316-05/06/07 RECENT GRADUATE (RG-AG)


Geological Survey



 11/05/2018 to 11/09/2018

This job will close when we have received 100 applications which may be sooner than the closing date. Learn more


GS 05 - 07

$33,394 to $53,773 per year

Recent Graduates - Pathways Recent Graduate Appointment




Charleston, WV few vacancies


Relocation expenses reimbursed


Telework eligible



This job is open to

Recent graduates

Individuals who have graduated from an accredited educational institute or certificate program within the last 2 years or 6 years for Veterans.


Clarification from the agency

Open to all qualified U.S. Citizens that meet the eligibility requirements for the Pathways Recent Graduates Program as described below.




Announcement number


Control number





General Information


GS-05 $33,394.00 (Step 01) to $43,414.00 (Step 10);

GS-06 $37,223.00 (Step 01) to $48,385.00 (Step 10);

GS-07 $41,365.00 (Step 01) to $53,773.00 (Step 10);
NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.      

Learn more about this agency


As a Hydrologic Technician within the Virginia-West Virginia Water Science Center, some of your specific duties will include: 

--Measuring stage and discharge in a variety of field conditions using various methods and equipment.

--Measuring field water-quality such as water temperature, specific conductance, pH, dissolved oxygen and alkalinity.

--Computing, processing, and checking routine sediment samples.

--Entering sediment data into water-quality and/or daily-values file using automated systems.

--Installing, maintaining, servicing, and troubleshooting of sensing, recording, and communication equipment and instrumentation.

--Constructing and removing gages and supporting structures.

--Preparing material for publication including maps, tables, and other illustrative material.

--Establishing vertical and horizontal datums and applying surveying and geostationary reference techniques.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work regularly involves moderate risks or discomforts associated with visiting field sites with limited access, under adverse weather or flooding conditions, or exposure to irritant or toxic chemicals. Requires considerable dexterity, agility, and strenuous physical exertion such as needed to: climb, or work from, tall ladders or scaffolding; work in areas where footing is treacherous such as on slippery river banks, in steep or rocky terrain, and in fast-moving water; lift heavy objects weighing over 50 lbs; crouch or crawl in constricted areas. Work may require the use of special clothing and gear such as masks, coats, boots, goggles, respirators, and life jackets.

Travel Required

25% or less - Average travel of 10 nights per month.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


1316 Hydrologic Technician



Conditions of Employment

Are There Any Special Requirements For This Position?


Eligibility Requirements
In order to be eligible for an appointment under the Pathways Recent Graduate Program you must meet the following requirements:

Qualification Requirements

For more information on basic qualifications, please click on the following: Hydrologic Technician 1316 job series.

GS-05: All applicants must meet at least one of the following to qualify for the GS-05 level:

A. One year of appropriate specialized experience that is equivalent to at least the GS-04 level in the Federal service. Examples of GS-04 level work assignments include: making adjustments and minor repairs to water level recorders, or other equipment used in water investigations; following well defined methods and designated formulas; computing, extracting, compiling, and presenting geological or hydrologic data in prescribed tabular or graphic form; computing mean daily gage heights from water stage record charts, editing record tapes, and making corrections based on field notes; OR

B. Successful completion of a full four year course of study (120 semester hours/180 quarter hours) leading to a bachelor's degree (a) with major study in an appropriate field of science (i.e., geology, chemistry, physics, geophysics, biology, ecology, mathematics, soils, forestry, meteorology, hydrology, oceanography, physical science, atmospheric science engineering, construction, or industrial technology), or (b) that included at least 24 semester hours, or the equivalent, in any combination of courses such as engineering, industrial technology, construction drafting, surveying, physical science, biology, or mathematics; OR

C. Equivalent combination of successfully completed post-high school education and specialized experience, as stated above. Only progressive education in excess of the first 60 semester hours/90 quarter hours (i.e., beyond the first two years) of a course of study leading to a bachelor's degree is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirement (CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO COMBINE UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION & SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE).

GS-06: All applicants must meet at least one of the following to qualify for the GS-06 level:

A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 level in the Federal service. Examples of GS-05 level work assignments: 1) Computing mean daily gage heights from water stage record charts, editing record tapes, and making corrections based on field observation notes; 2) Preparing maps showing well elevations and depth to water, hydrographs, profiles, and well locations. Other examples of GS-05 level work assignments include: 1) Installing, adjusting, inspecting, and servicing crest-stage indicators, well-recorders, and other instruments for the collection of ground and surface water data; and checking gage settings to ensure continuing accuracy of the records obtained from instruments; 2) Making technical studies of hydrologic data collected in the field, and preparing material for publication, such as, drafts, maps and other illustrative material; applying datum corrections to gage height records allowing for periods of ice effect, temperature variations, and precipitation; and plotting hydrographs and analyzing differences in hydrographs with earlier records, and making necessary changes; OR

B. Successful completion of 1/2 year of appropriate graduate level education (9 semester hours, 13.5 quarter hours or the equivalent) in hydrology or other field of study directly related to the work of this position; OR

C. Equivalent combination of appropriate specialized experience and appropriate graduate level education, as described above (CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO COMBINE GRADUATE EDUCATION & SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE).

GS-07: All applicants must meet at least one of the following to qualify for the GS-07 level:

A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-06 level in the Federal service. Examples of GS-06 level assignments include: 1) Installing, adjusting, inspecting, and servicing crest-stage indicators, well-recorders, and other instruments for the collection of ground and surface water data; and checking gage settings to ensure continuing accuracy of the records obtained from instruments; 2) Measuring stream discharge utilizing various devices; observing and noting conditions that may have a bearing on stage-discharge relationships; making and compiling observations of the fluctuations of ground water levels in designated wells; and collecting water samples for chemical analysis; OR

B. Successful completion of 1 year of appropriate graduate level education (18 semester hours, 27 quarter hours or the equivalent) in hydrology or other field of study directly related to the work of this position for the required 1 year of specialized experience if it provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work of this position; OR

C. Equivalent combination of appropriate specialized experience and appropriate graduate level education, as described above, that is beyond the first 1/2 year of progressive graduate study (CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO COMBINE GRADUATE EDUCATION & SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE).

All applicants must meet qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.


Additional information

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

--Basis of Rating: 

All applicants who meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements will be referred to the selecting official in veterans’ preference order.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Not Applicable

Drug test required



Required Documents

--You are required to provide all unofficial transcripts (undergraduate, graduate, etc.) or list of course work, which includes semester hours earned, grade received, and the date that the degree/certificate was conferred, by the closing date of this announcement or you will be disqualified from further consideration. This proof may be faxed, document uploaded, or hand delivered to the servicing Human Resources Office (see "Required Documents" and/or "Contact Information"). Please ensure that all documentation is legible.  If selected, you will be required to provide official transcripts.

--Future Graduates: Current transcripts documenting you are in your last semester/quarter of completing your degree/certificate requirements.  

--Veterans who were precluded from applying due to their military service obligation must submit documentation that confirms the period of active duty that kept them from applying during the typical 2-year eligibility period.  The date of release or discharge from active duty should be later than the date the degree or certificate was obtained.

--If you are claiming veterans' preference you must provide a legible copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, member 4 copy or any official documentation or statement from the Armed Forces that confirms your dates of service and that your separation, discharge, or release from active duty was under honorable conditions (i.e., Honorable or General Discharge).  Note:  If you have more than one DD-214 for multiple periods of active duty, submit a copy for each period of service.

--If you are currently on active military duty, you must provide documentation (e.g., campaign document, award citation, etc.), that verifies entitlement to veterans’ preference and that your character of military service is honorable.

--If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, in addition to the documents specified above, you must also submit documentation that supports your claim, e.g., an official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs (dated 1991 or later) or from a branch of the Armed Forces certifying the existence of a service-connected disability, or the award of the Purple Heart, etc.  The overall rating must be identified on your certification letter or separation orders.

--Documentation must be received by the closing date shown in this vacancy announcement.  If you fail to submit any of the required documentation, you will not be granted veterans’ preference.  Additional information on veterans' preference can be found in the VetGuide.

--Required documents may be: 1)faxed to the Agency Contact (see "Contact Information") 2)uploaded directly from your desktop 3)uploaded directly from your USAJOBS stored attachments 4)hand delivered to the servicing Human Resources Office (see 'Contact Information').

--Auto-Requested Fax: allows you to submit required documentation that will be electronically displayed along with your resume.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.



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How to Apply

--Applications (resume and application questions) for this vacancy must be received on-line via USAJOBS BEFORE midnight Eastern Time (Washington, D.C. time) on the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to submit a complete online resume, you will not be considered for this position. Requests for extensions will not be granted. Most libraries, employment offices, and all USGS personnel offices can provide access to the Internet. If applying online poses a hardship for you, you must speak to someone in the Servicing Human Resources Office listed on this announcement PRIOR TO THE CLOSING DATE for assistance.

--Instructions for Applying Online for this Vacancy Announcement: 1)Click the blue "Apply Online" button. 2)If you are not a registered USAJOBS user, please create a new account and follow the instructions to complete your application process. If you are a registered user, login to access your existing USAJOBS profile. 3)As a registered user, select a stored resume and select one or more of your stored documents to attach to your application. 4)Check the "Certification" box and click the "Apply for this position now!" button located at the bottom of the screen. 5)Address the eligibility questions as well as the questionnaire containing questions and/or task statements that address the knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies for this vacancy. 6)Submit required documents using one of the available methods listed below. 7) If you experience technical difficulties during the online application process, please contact the USAJOBS helpdesk.

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INTERIOR, Geological Survey
Interior, Geological Survey
PO Box 25046, MS-612, DFC 
Denver, Colorado 80225
United States

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Next steps

--If you are one of the most highly qualified candidates, you will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 30-45 days of the closing date of this announcement. You will be notified via email of the outcome. You can also go to "My Account" within USAJOBS to review your Application Status.

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The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

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You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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Updated on 10/22/2018

From: Michon Mulder
Sent: Monday, October 22, 8:22 AM
Subject: Montauk Energy - Job Openings
To: Shikha Sharma, Dorothy Vesper

Good morning ladies,
It has been a while since I’ve graced the halls of Brooks Hall – 6 years! I’ve been at Montauk Energy, renewable energy producer/developer, for the last 5 in the Environmental Department. 
We are hiring two (2) Environmental Specialists/Engineers with 3-5 years of experience: Pittsburgh, PA and Houston, TX. It’s not traditional geology – it’s definitely more environmental everything + permitting + engineering (learned on the job). 
Montauk is an extremely busy and hard place to work – but it’s incredibly rewarding and fascinating work. Montauk is growing rapidly and extensively, and we’re looking to hire very quickly. If you happen to know any grads that are looking for a change/move, please feel free to send them my contact info. Thanks in advance!
Hope all is well!
Ms. Michon L. Mulder Budziszewski
Manager, Environmental Attributes 
Montauk Energy
(412) 747-8724 (office)
(507) 450-4721 (mobile)

Updated on 10/16/2018

The Department of Geological Sciences at California State University, Bakersfield invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to start in Fall 2019. We seek a broadly trained geologist with applied research and teaching interests that includes (but is not limited to) hydrogeology, subsurface fluid dynamics, groundwater contamination, and groundwater sustainability. Candidates that employ GIS and/or remote sensing techniques in their research and teaching are particularly encouraged to apply. For details, please see attached file. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Web site:

Updated on 09/25/2018

The USDA Forest Service is looking for a full-time Hydrologist to work in Helena or Great Falls, MT, with responsibility for Forest level program management of the Watershed (i.e., Soils and Water) Program. This position is located on the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest, Region One. Application Deadline: October 4, 2018 Responsibilities:

 For additional information, requirements, and instructions for applying, click here.

Updated on 09/24/2018

The Department of Geological Sciences at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in solid Earth processes to begin August 2019. Areas of expertise may include, but are not limited to: petrology, structural geology, geophysics, tectonics, and/or volcanology. The successful candidate will develop a strong research program involving undergraduate and graduate students supported by external funding; teach and advise at both the undergraduate and graduate level, including teaching introductory geology courses and upper-division courses in Earth materials, and serve on department committees. We seek candidates with a strong commitment to excellence in research, teaching (including classroom, online teaching, curricular development, and/or development of short courses), and mentoring students.

This is the direct link to the ad:

An updated link to Chevron job application 

Please try this link and see if it will work. 

Updated on 08/27/2018

Chevron will be visiting WVU to recruit for Full Time and Internship Earth Science Positions on Thursday September 27, 2018. Interested students can view the job descriptions below in this email.  Please have all information submitted to the links below by Monday September 17, 2018. We will review submitted material and inform candidates chosen for an interview by Monday September 24, 2017

To be considered for this position at Chevron, you must complete a profile AND application on our website through the link below.  If you have already created a candidate profile, please update your information to include your most recent education & GPA. Be sure your most recent transcript is uploaded under the “Additional Documents” field in the profile. To verify your application has been submitted, click on the Job Management tab. 


Please click on the link below or copy and paste link into your browser: 

Full Time Employment

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We look forward to visiting WVU.

Updated on 08/20/2018

The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Sciences is hiring a nonpoint source modeling analyst at the Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) office in Annapolis, MD.

Review Start Date: September 4, 2018

Job Description: The successful candidate will lead efforts to incorporate the best available scientific knowledge on nutrient and sediment transport into the Chesapeake Bay Program partnership’s Watershed Model. Activities will include statistical modeling, process modeling, research, data analysis, and other technical tasks in support of the CBP partnership. The successful candidate will work directly with technical and management work groups within the CBP to develop products that improve the technical aspects of CBP modeling and the communication of modeling results.

Job Category Status: Faculty

Qualifications: Candidates should have a PhD or significant professional experience in environmental science, environmental engineering, or a related field. The successful candidate must possess demonstrated knowledge of process based and/or physics models describing earth systems, experience applying Bayesian and other statistical methods in prediction, estimation, and/or scenario applications.

Full Description


Below are two full-time employment opportunities: the Friends of the Cheat are looking for a Restoration Program Manager, and the Forested Watershed Science Unit of the USDA Forest Service have an open position for a Research Biologist / Ecologist / Soil Scientist.

Restoration Program Manager

The Restoration Program Manager is the lead Friends of the Cheat (FOC) team member responsible for developing the vision and leading the direction of FOC’s Restoration Program, including long-term strategic planning and program development.

Location: Kingwood, WV

Start Date: ASAP

Application Deadline: August 24, 2018

Full posting


Research Biologist / Ecologist / Soil Scientist

The scientist pursues applications of forest management prescriptions to increase the production of wood products and ecosystem services, and conducts research on the effects of the management prescriptions on plant productivity, plant community dynamics, soil biogeochemical processes and water resources. The position entails leadership in developing products and applications for intensive silvicultural practices.

Location: Savannah River Forestry Laboratory, Aiken, SC

Start Date: January 2, 2019

Application Deadline: September 9, 2018

Please see the attachment for a full description of this position.