Project Manager/Hydrogeologist (Natural Resource Specialist 3)

State of Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Portland, OR, United States
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Experience Level: 
Entry Level (0-2 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


Please note: this job post has expired! To the best of our knowledge, this job is no longer available and this page remains here for archival purposes only.
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality currently has an opening for a full-time Project Manager/Hydrogeologist (Natural Resource Specialist 3) position in Portland, Oregon.  Please consider joining an innovative team, and work to advance our agency mission to protect and improve Oregon's environmental quality.

What you will do!
You will provide expert technical support to Cleanup Program managers and staff during the planning and implementation of site investigations, hydrogeologic investigations, remedial investigations, feasibility studies, remedial design and cleanup actions for hazardous substance contaminated sites in the Northwest Region.  You will primarily provide review and oversight expertise of groundwater portions of these cleanup efforts.  You will also serve as project manager on simple to medium complexity cleanup sites.

This is a permanent, full-time, exempt, AFSCME represented position.
The eligible list created from this recruitment may be used to fill future regular, limited duration, full or part-time or temporary positions.


Working conditions:

Principally in an office, although occasional site visits to observe, inspect, oversee and conduct   site sampling and other field work.  During field activities, there may be exposure to contaminated soil, sediment, water, vapors, airborne contaminants, etc.  Such conditions may require use of personal safety equipment and protective clothing.  You will be trained/monitored/equipped, in accordance with OSHA/29 CFR/Part 1910 Health and Safety Rules.  Employee must possess a current valid driver's license and be able to drive state vehicles to and from inspections.

Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills
Minimum Qualifications:
To be considered for this position you must meet the following minimum qualifications (required skills):
  • Three (3) years of experience in a physical science, environmental science or closely related natural resource field.
  • At least one (1) year of the experience must be at a technical or professional level performing activities in a natural resource program conducting investigations, applying pertinent laws and regulations, determining compliance or noncompliance with laws and regulations and recommending enforcement actions; AND
  • Registered to practice Geology in Oregon OR have the ability to obtain registration within 6 months of start date; AND                   
  • Bachelor's degree in a physical science, environmental science or a closely related natural resource field, OR Three (3) additional years of related, pertinent, experience.    

Education note:

  • Master's degree in a physical science, environmental science or a closely related natural resource field will substitute for up to one (1) year of the required experience.    
  • Doctorate degree in a physical science, environmental science or closely related natural resource field will substitute for up to two (2) years of the required experience.

Requested Skills (Desired Attributes):

  • Project management skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite, soil vapor and groundwater modeling software, SQL, statistical software, etc.). 
  • Experience analyzing and visualizing data using statistical techniques and GIS.
  • Experience presenting technical data to audiences unfamiliar with the subject matter.
  • Experience modeling a variety of soil vapor and groundwater flow, fate, and transport problems.
  • Completion of college coursework in GIS, statistics, geochemistry, geomorphology, groundwater hydrology, hydrologic fluid dynamics and soil physics.