Geology Specialist 13 (Hydrogeology Specialist)

State of Michigan

Lansing, MI, US

Job Description

The primary function of this position is to provide hydrogeologic expertise to the Drinking Water and Environmental Health Division (DWEHD).  In this capacity, the employee critiques aquifer characterizations, geologic interpretations, hydrogeologic assessments, and the application of ground water models to site specific geologic settings.  The employee is responsible for coordinating activities with the water use and water withdrawal programs in the development of public water supply sources, including water withdrawal impact assessments and large quantity water registration.
DWEHD is routinely consulted by engineering firms, water supply contractors, local health departments and other agencies on aspects of rules and regulations, water withdrawals, construction of wells and ground water contaminant investigation in relation to development of the ground water resource.  The employee provides consultation relative to quantitative and qualitative assessments of surface water and ground water resource impacts.   Consultation is also provided on compliance with public water supply requirements in construction of wells and the applicability of rules to site specific problems.

Position Description – Geologist Specialist 13

Required Education and Experience


Possession of a bachelor’s degree in geology, or in geological, petroleum, mining, engineering, or earth science.

Four years of professional experience equivalent to a Geologist, including two years equivalent to a Geologist P11 or one year equivalent to a Geologist 12.

The Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy’s mission is to protect Michigan’s environment and public health by managing air, water, land, and energy resources.

At the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, we are passionate about protecting human health and Michigan’s land, water, and energy resources. We are equally passionate about creating a positive, professional, and supportive work environment where we value our differences and are committed to being open and respectful of all our employees and the public we serve. Our unique backgrounds and experiences make us better equipped to equitably deliver impactful environmental outcomes in the interest of all of Michigan’s residents.


The State of Michigan offers a competitive benefits package for all career employees that include medical, dental and vision coverage, along with paid parental leave, flexible spending accounts, retirement and much more. Click the following link to learn more.
State of Michigan – Employee Benefits 

The health and safety of our employees is a top priority for the Department Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE).  Although the official work location for this position is the “Constitution Hall, located in Lansing, MI”, our employees are temporarily working remotely as part of our COVID-19 response.  To learn more about how EGLE employees are achieving the EGLE’s mission while abiding by COVID-19 safety protocols, please visit our EGLEWebsite. 

Please attach a cover letter, resume and official college transcripts to your application. 

Information provided in your application, resume, cover letter, transcripts, and any other documentation provided will be used to verify responses to the supplemental questions.  Unsupported responses may not be considered further.

You must attach an electronic and/or scanned copy of your official college/university transcripts.  For our purposes, “Official Transcripts” must contain the college/university name and address, the degree conferred and date granted, coursework completed (especially if no degree granted), and the Registrar’s signature and/or seal.

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Certain positions may require a criminal history background check.  

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