Colorado State University Hydrogeology Specialist in Fort Collins, Colorado
Posting Detail Information
Working Title Hydrogeology Specialist
Research Professional Position Yes
Posting Number 201800783AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Number of Vacancies
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range $45,564
Desired Start Date 10/01/2018
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Posting Date
Open Until Filled Yes
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 09/09/2018
Description of Work Unit
The mission of the Department of Geosciences is to achieve excellence in teaching, research, service, and outreach. The curriculum prepares students for careers in geosciences, including basic and applied research, and the management of geological resources, hence providing a comprehensive approach to the study of geosciences. Research, service, and outreach activities emphasize physical and chemical earth processes affecting the Earth’s interior and surface, as well as human intervention to solve environmental and resource management problems. The department is a center for research and teaching in the understanding of geological processes, and the identification and management of geological resources and environmental problems.
The National Park Service – Water Resource Division provides service-wide program management and specialized advice and assistance to parks in the protection and management of water resources. This position will provide technical expertise in the investigation of groundwater resources in various park units.
The person hired will collect, analyze, and interpret hydrogeologic and hydrologic data as needed by the Water Resources Division of the National Park Service.
This position will require occasional lifting /carrying of field equipment.
Required Job Qualifications
M.S. in Hydrogeology, Geology, Hydrology or related field or Bachelors degree in Hydrogeology, Geology, Hydrology or related field plus 3 years relevant experience in hydrogeology
Experience in performance, analysis and interpretation of aquifer tests
Geophysical well log interpretation and correlation
Available for short term travel (up to two weeks at a time)
Field experience in hydrogeology
Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license by the employment start date.
Preferred Job Qualifications
Experience in unsaturated zone hydrology
Experience with the installation, use and maintenance of data loggers
Understanding of results of near-surface geophysical surveys
At least one year of project management
Experience or coursework in groundwater/surface water interactions
Demonstrated ability to produce clear and concise reports
Able to lift/carry heavy (35 lb.) loads.
Willingness to work at night and in inclement weather.
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Job Duty Category Field Research
- Assist National Park Service employees with the performance and interpretation of aquifer tests and collection of geophysical data
- Collect water samples following specific protocols
- Implement hydrogeologic and hydrologic investigations
- Collect geologic and hydrologic data
- Maintain field equipment
Percentage Of Time 65
Job Duty Category Administrative
- Data management
- Reading existing literature and reports
- Interpretation of field data
- Create maps and charts of water level data, hydrogeologic properties, and water use data
- Aid in siting new water supply wells
- Prepare plans for field investigations: what to do, how to do it, create list of needed equipment and personnel, and prepare logistics
- Writing reports for NPS employees
Percentage Of Time 35
Special Instructions to Applicants
For full consideration, please apply by 9/09/2018, 11:59 pm (MT) with a cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications, resume and contact information for 3 professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Valid Driver’s License
Search Contact Bill Sanford: William.Sanford@colostate.edu
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Background Check Policy Statement
Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.
Minimum Requested 3
Maximum Requested 3
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Will you have an M.S. in Hydrogeology, Geology, Hydrology or related field OR Bachelor's degree in Hydrogeology, Geology, Hydrology or related field plus 3 years relevant experience in Hydrogeology by anticipated start date of October 1st, 2018?
Do you have experience in performance, analysis and interpretation of aquifer test?
Do you have experience with geophysical well log interpretation and correlation?
Are you able/available for short term travel (up to two weeks at a time)?
Do you have field experience in hydrogeology?
Do you have a valid drivers license or are you able to obtain one?