University of Idaho

Boise, ID, US

The Hydrogeologist position is the technical lead for hydrogeologic, geothermal energy, and groundwater research at the Idaho Geological Survey (IGS).The Hydrogeologist is versed in groundwater modeling, the design and monitoring of groundwater networks, the collection and interpretation of hydrogeologic/groundwater data, the characterization of aquifers, and geothermal resource development. The Hydrogeologist solicits funds from external research grants, develops and administers budgets, supervises staff involved in hydrogeology-related projects, and publishes and presents research results. Necessary field skills include, but are not limited to, measuring water levels in wells, collecting groundwater samples, conducting aquifer tests, and supervising well installations and drilling operations. As an IGS representative, the Hydrogeologist develops close working relationships with state and federal agencies, industry, and other non-governmental stakeholders involved with Idaho water and geothermal resources.
Principle duties are: 1) design and execution of hydrogeologic investigations, including the development of new initiatives via grant proposals; 2) data collection, data management, groundwater modeling and analysis, interpretation, quality assurance, and archiving of earth science information related to Idaho hydrogeology; 3) communication of research results through timely publications and public presentations to diverse audiences; and 4) serving on technical advisory boards.