Geologist/Hydrologist II

Government of South Carolina

Richland County, SC, United States 🇺🇸

Job Responsibilities

Are you an experienced professional looking for new opportunities to further your career?  The South Carolina Office of Resilience in the Disaster Recovery Division is seeking a hardworking and dependable candidate just like you to apply!  This position will offer great benefits with the state, including 15 days of annual and sick leave per year or more depending on applicable state service. 

Responsibilities of the Geologist/Hydrologist II:The Geologist/Hydrologist II will assist the Resilience Planning Director in the development and maintenance of the South Carolina Strategic Risk Reduction and Resilience Plan. Collects and evaluates technical information related to flooding and other extreme weather events. Review and evaluate surface water models and other hydrological information and report on their relevance to the resilience planning effort. The incumbent will participate in meetings and public hearings related for the purpose of making recommendations and explaining the plan. In this position you will:

  • Assist the Resilience Planning Director in the evaluation of technical information related to flood and other extreme weather events. Review and evaluate surface water models and report on their relevance to the Resilience planning effort.
  • Assist the Director of Resilience in planning and identifying vulnerabilities to flood and other extreme weather events through the evaluation of technical hydrological information and developing recommendations to attenuate those risk.
  • Assist the Resilience Planning Director in development and maintenance of the South Carolina Strategic Risk Reduction and Resilience Plan.
  • Participate in meeting and public hearings related to the planning process.

Minimum and Additional Requirements

A master’s degree in geology, hydrology, hydrogeology or geological engineering OR a bachelor’s degree in geology, hydrology, hydrogeology or geological engineering and one (1) year of experience in conducting geologic or hydrologic investigations.

Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to interpret geologic or hydrologic data for the purpose of recommending rules, regulations and policies.
  • Ability to work independently on geologic or hydrologic investigations. 
  • Ability to plan, coordinate and direct complex geologic or hydrologic investigations. 
  • Ability to train and supervise professional and technical staff. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with staff and the general public. 
  • Knowledge of principles and practices utilized in geologic or hydrologic investigations. 
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local laws related to the area of program responsibility. 
  • Knowledge of mathematics and calculus. 
  • Must have and maintain a valid drivers’ license. 
  • Position may require employee to report to work evenings, weekends and during emergency situations.
  • Position requires lifting up to 20 lbs.
  • Position may require overnight travel
  • Position requires routine drivers’ duties
  • Skill in the use of instruments, tools and equipment utilized in geologic or hydro logic investigations. 
  • Work is primarily in an office environment, but travel and field work will be required in areas where there are some risks and hazards that are known predictable and controllable.

Applicants indicating college credit or degree(s) on the application will be required to bring a copy of college transcript to the interview.  A copy of the transcript may also be uploaded as an attachment to the application, if required by the hiring department or if desired by the applicant.  Please note that some areas of the Department may require an official, certified copy of the transcript prior to hiring or within a specific timeframe required by that area, after hiring.  Failure to produce an official, certified transcript may result in not being hired or termination. 

Upon hiring, candidate must submit official college transcript or diploma for degree(s) obtained.  Additional Comments

The South Carolina Office of Resilience is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy childbirth or related medical conditions, including, but not limited, to lactation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.

Supplemental questions are considered part of your official application.  Any misrepresentation will result in your disqualification from employment.  Please complete the state application to include all current and previous work history and education.  A resume will not be accepted nor reviewed to determine if an applicant has met the qualifications for the position.    


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