Senior Hydrologist

New Mexico Office of the State Engineer
Santa Fe, NM, United States
Position Type: 
Full-Time
Organization Type: 
Government
Experience Level: 
Mid-Level/Senior (8-9 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)

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Salary

$30.38 - $48.61 Hourly

$63,198 - $101,117 Annually

This position is a Pay Band EG

Purpose of Position

Interviews are anticipated to be conducted within two (2) weeks of the position closing.

Why does the job exist?

The purpose of this position is to perform complex hydrologic, hydrogeologic, and engineering analyses and evaluations for Water Rights Administration, Adjudications, Interstate Stream Compact compliance, subdivision review and other water planning and management functions.  This position develops and utilizes complex hydrologic models to assess the impacts of pending and new diversions on the hydrologic system and effectively communicates methods and results.  This position produces hydrologic data and analyses, technical memoranda and reports, exhibits and expert reports, interrogatory questions and responses, written and oral expert testimony, scopes of work, presentations, computer programs, policies and procedures.  This position also provides sound technical support for agency water resource management activities and participates in the preparation of new rules and regulations and Guidelines.

How does it get done?

- Education and knowledge of the theories and equations that govern the water flow in the saturated and unsaturated porous media.
- Education and training in developing hydrological and hydo-geologic analyses using USGS groundwater/surface water flow models particularly MODFLOW.
- Education and knowledge of the theories and equations that govern well hydraulics, Education and experience in computer programming and computer software.
- Education and knowledge of the theories and equations that govern surface water flow.
- Supports water rights administration, adjudications, interstate stream compact compliance, subdivision review, and other agency water management and planning functions.

Who are the customers?

New Mexico Office of the State Engineer/Interstate Stream Commission and the State of New Mexico.  (Administrating the use and development of the State's water resources while protecting existing water rights within the State.)

Ideal Candidate

Experience working with groundwater and surface water flow modeling, and aquifer testing.
Experience using GIS software, including creating and maintaining maps and geodatabases.
Experience working with physical laws that govern the water flow in the saturated and unsaturated porous media.
Experience developing hydrologic and hydro-geologic analyses using USGS groundwater/surface water flow models, particularly MODFLOW.
Experience applying the principles of hydrology and water law.
Experience collecting and evaluating technical data.
Experience conducted hydrologic field investigations and prepared technical reports.
Experience interpreting geophysical logs to identify lithology.

Minimum Qualification

Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture Science, Hydrology, Geology, Environmental Science, Water Resources, Watershed Management, Physics, Natural Science, Physical Science, Life Science, Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Forestry/Forest Science, Conservation Science, Wildlife Science Emergency Management or Engineering and eight (8) years of relevant experience. Substitutions Apply. See Substitution Table below.

Substitution Table

These combinations of education and experience qualify you for the position:

 
Education
 
Experience
 
Education
 
Experience

1
High School Diploma or Equivalent
AND
12 years of experience
OR
High School Diploma or Equivalent
AND
12 years of experience

2
Associate's degree in the field(s) specified in the minimum qualification
AND
10 years of experience
Associate's degree or higher in any field
AND
12 years of experience

3
Bachelor's degree in the field(s) specified in the minimum qualification
AND
8 years of experience
 
 
 

4
Master's degree in the field(s) specified in the minimum qualification
AND
6 years of experience
 
 
 

5
PhD degree in the field(s) specified in the minimum qualification
AND
4 years of experience
 
 
 

• Education and years of experience must be related to the purpose of the position.

• If Minimum Qualification requires a specific number of "semester hours" in a field (e.g. 6 semester hours in Accounting), applicants MUST have those semester hours in order to meet the minimum qualifications. No substitutions apply for semester hours.

Employment Requirements

Must possess and maintain a valid New Mexico Driver's License.  Must possess and maintain a current Defensive Driving Course Certificate from the State of New Mexico.

Working Conditions

Work is performed in an office setting with exposure to Visual/Video Display terminal (VDT) and extensive personal computer and telephone usage. Travel may be required to work at alternate sites and field visits for extended hours that may consist of work in adverse weather conditions.

Supplemental Information

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Agency Contact Information: Ghassan Musharrafieh ">Email

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Bargaining Unit Position

This position is not covered by a collective bargaining agreement.