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.

Position Summary

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.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Field Research


  1. Assist National Park Service employees with the performance and interpretation of aquifer tests and collection of geophysical data
  2. Collect water samples following specific protocols
  3. Implement hydrogeologic and hydrologic investigations
  4. Collect geologic and hydrologic data
  5. Maintain field equipment

Percentage Of Time 65

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Administrative


  1. Data management
  2. Reading existing literature and reports
  3. Interpretation of field data
  4. Create maps and charts of water level data, hydrogeologic properties, and water use data
  5. Aid in siting new water supply wells
  6. Prepare plans for field investigations: what to do, how to do it, create list of needed equipment and personnel, and prepare logistics
  7. Writing reports for NPS employees

Percentage Of Time 35

Application Details

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:

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

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.

References Requested

References Requested

Minimum Requested 3

Maximum Requested 3

Supplemental Questions

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?

  • Yes

  • No

  • Do you have experience in performance, analysis and interpretation of aquifer test?

  • Yes

  • No

  • Do you have experience with geophysical well log interpretation and correlation?

  • Yes

  • No

  • Are you able/available for short term travel (up to two weeks at a time)?

  • Yes

  • No

  • Do you have field experience in hydrogeology?

  • Yes

  • No

  • Do you have a valid drivers license or are you able to obtain one?

  • Yes

  • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume

Optional Documents