Local recruitment: Geologist/Hydrologist III

Government of South Carolina

Richland County, SC, USA 🇺🇸

Salary: $52,357.00 – $74,613.00 Annually
Location: Richland County, SC
Job Type: FTE – Full-Time
Agency: DHEC-EQC Land & Waste
Job Number: 146616/61009674
Closing: 4/2/2023 11:59 PM Eastern
Class Code: LC30
Position Number: 61009674
Normal Work Schedule: Monday – Friday (8:30 – 5:00)
Pay Band: Band 7

Hiring Range – Min.: $52,357.00
Hiring Range – Max.: $74,613.00
Opening Date: 03/16/2023
EEO Statement
Equal Opportunity Employer
Agency Specific Application Procedures:
If you meet the requirements of the position and would like to be considered, you must submit a state application online. 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. The quality of the application presented (completeness and accuracy as well as grammar and spelling) will be considered prior to the offer of an interview. A criminal records check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on the stated closing date.
Veteran Preference Statement: South Carolina is making our Veterans a priority for employment in state agencies and institutions.

Job Responsibilities

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This position is located in the State Remediation Section of the Site Assessment, Remediation & Revitalization Division (SARR) of the Bureau of Land & Waste Management. The individual will perform activities associated with the investigation and cleanup of uncontrolled hazardous waste sites.  

Job Duties:

  • Examine and evaluate plans, specs, hydrogeologic and engineering reports, etc. involving complex methods for site investigation and cleanup actions at uncontrolled sites
  • Provide technical assistance to consultants, state and local governmental officials, and industrial representatives
  • Direct and oversee state contractors performing environmental response actions
  • Oversee responsible party contractors performing response actions
  • Prepare reports on response actions for submission to management.
  • Enter site information into EFIS at least weekly
  • Know and apply a combination of hydrogeologic principles and federal/state laws to CERCLA activities
  • Perform project management activities related to site response actions 
  • Develop scopes of work and plan and coordinate site activities
  • Perform other duties as required

Minimum and Additional Requirements

A master’s degree in geology, hydrology, hydrogeology, or geological engineering and one year of related experience; or a bachelor’s degree in geology, hydrology, hydrogeology, or geological engineering and two years of related experience.

Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to provide excellent customer service
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, project management skills, math skills, organizational skills, and database management skills
  • Ability to speak publicly/be acceptable in public relations
  • Ability to interpret hydrologic and water quality data
  • Ability to analyze documents and files, draw conclusions, and summarize when necessary
  • Thorough knowledge of principles of hydrogeology, the geology of SC, and environmental investigation and remediation techniques 
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs., stoop, bend, and climb to collect samples
  • Outdoor work in non-traditional work environments and during adverse weather conditions may be required
  • In-state, out-of-state and some overnight travel may be required
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, 10-year driving record that complies with State and Agency Fleet guidelines, and the ability to drive a state vehicle

Applicants indicating college credit or degree(s) on the application may upload an unofficial copy of the transcript as an attachment to the application. Please note that the agency will require an official, certified copy of the transcript or diploma prior to hiring.
 
Institutions of higher learning must be recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.Preferred Qualifications

  • Thorough knowledge of environmental investigation and remediation techniques under CERCLA

Additional Comments

SC DHEC is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employing agency. We are committed to a diverse workforce. SC DHEC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. 

  • This Department will not sponsor H1B visas for this position
  • If this position requires the applicant to possess a valid driver’s license to operate a state vehicle or personal vehicle, any applicant being considered in the final stages of selection for the position will be required to provide a certified copy of a 10-year driving record

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control offers an exceptional benefits package for FTE positions that includes:

  • Health, Dental, Vision, Long Term Disability, and Life Insurance for Employee, Spouse, and Children
  • 15 days annual (vacation) leave per year
  • 15 days sick leave per year
  • 13 paid holidays
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • State Retirement Plan and Deferred Compensation Programs 
  • Flexible Schedules: alternate or remote work schedules may be available

Agency: State of South Carolina

Agency: DHEC-EQC Land & Waste

Address: 2600 Bull Street, Columbia, South Carolina, 29201

Phone: 803-898-2348

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