Local recruitment: Hydrologist III

State of Delaware

New Castle, DE, USA 🇺🇸

Opening Date7/27/2021 12:00:00 AM
Closing Date8/9/2021 11:59:00 PM
Type of RecruitmentOpen Competitive
SalaryYearly: $54,285.00/Min
Salary PlanSMV
Pay GradeH15
Shift Hours8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Employment TypeActual Vacancy
Employment TermRegular
AgencyDNREC/Div. of Waste & Haz. Substance – Remediation
Location(s)Lukens Drive: (391 Lukens Drive, New Castle, DE, 19720)
Contact NameDNREC Applicant Services
Contact Phone302-739-9901

Introduction

The DNREC-Remediation Section manages and assists with clean-up and restoration of chemical release sites, including brownfield and hazardous substances sites. It assists with voluntary cleanup and corrective actions.

Click here for more information about the Division of Waste and Hazardous Substance.

Summary Statement

This position will be project lead in development, implementation, and coordination of a plan to address emerging contaminants including per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), which are a group of synthetic chemicals. This role will include researching and compiling state of the science, creating Standard Operating Procedures for sampling, training staff on the PFAS Team, collecting field samples from natural and man-made media, compiling and interpreting emerging contaminant data and presenting these findings. The position will manage investigation and clean-up of sites under the Hazardous Substance Cleanup Act.  Position functions include participation in public meetings and communication and coordination with public and private stakeholders.

Career Ladder

Upon satisfactory completion of department promotional standards and job requirements, employees may be eligible to be promoted to the next level.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Collects, analyzes, and interprets field samples, scientific literature and statistical data. 
     
  • Supervises and documents the installation of wells; inspects and compiles data regarding existing wells, waste disposal sites, and underground storage facilities.
     
  • Summarizes data used in studies, projects, plans, specifications and research.
     
  • Performs mathematical calculations to aid in the selection of alternatives.
     
  • Reviews and comments on permit applications.
     
  • Provides technical and regulatory information.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Hydrologist III
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Possession of a Bachelors degree or higher in Geology, Hydrology or related field.
  2. Three years experience in hydrogeology and stratigraphy.
  3. Six months experience in environmental or natural resources project management which includes planning, developing, implementing, managing and evaluating environmental or natural resources projects to ensure objectives are met.
  4. Six months experience in designing and conducting hydrologic data collection projects such as geologic descriptions, water levels and water samples.
  5. Six months experience in analyzing and interpreting hydrogeologic data and making technical recommendations.
  6. Three years experience in interpreting environmental laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.
  7. Six months experience in technical report writing.

Conditions Of Hire

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.  DNREC does not provide sponsorship for holders of H-1 B Visas.

As a condition of hire you must possess a valid driver’s license (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The State of Delaware Executive Branch participates in the Federal E-Verify system where the State will provide the federal government with each new hires Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For more information refer to our job seeker resources.

DNREC Medical Exam:  To meet the Division of Waste and Hazardous Substance Health and Safety requirements, applicants for this position must successfully pass a baseline medical examination to demonstrate fitness for duty.  For additional information concerning the Division of Waste and Hazardous Substance Health and Safety Program, please visit our website at 

http://www.awm.delaware.gov/SiteCollectionDocuments/AWM%20Gallery/AWMSafety.pdf

Benefits

To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit our website at https://dhr.delaware.gov/benefits/

Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at Delaware State Jobs.

Accommodations

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance. The State of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek out a workforce representative of Delaware including race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. 

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Contact us via conventional means.For further assistance, you may contact us by phone at (302) 739-5458, or e-mail at [email protected].

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