Inland Empire Utilites Agency

Senior Hydrogeologist

Onsite - Chino, CA
Full-Time
Application Deadline: 2/6/24

This position is open until filled. The deadline for the first review of applications is 11:59 PM on Tuesday, February 6, 2024. Applicants that submit applications after the first review deadline are not guaranteed to be considered for this recruitment. This recruitment may close at any time without notice after the first review deadline.

There is one (1) vacancy in the Facilities and Water System Programs Unit

This recruitment is being conducted to fill one (1) vacancy and will establish an eligibility list which may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur during the active status of the eligibility list.

The candidate selected to fill the (1) vacancy may be selected from either this Senior Hydrogeologist recruitment or from the active Hydrogeologist recruitment. Applicants interested in both the Senior Hydrogeologist and the Hydrogeologist must submit separate applications for each recruitment.

Salary Range: UN 185

FLSA: Exempt

Probationary Period: 12 Months

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THE OPPORTUNITY:

Are you ready to make a meaningful impact on water resources and contribute to safeguarding our environment? Join our team to play a pivotal role in gathering and analyzing technical data related to groundwater flow, surface water, rainfall, and drainage areas. You will have the opportunity to be at the forefront of groundwater quality assessments, aquifer tests, and well sampling. If you’re passionate about making a difference in water resource management and enjoy working in a dynamic environment, the Inland Empire Utilities Agency has a great opportunity for you!

Here at the Inland Empire Utilities Agency, we are a leader in water management and environmental stewardship. We strive to produce high-quality renewable products such as recycled water and top-quality compost to enhance and preserve the quality of life throughout our region. Our values go beyond just protecting the resources and the communities we serve. We are committed to applying ethical, transparent, and environmentally sustainable principles to all aspects of business and organizational conduct. We recognize that our commitment to the community starts with our employees. In order to ensure that our staff are able to continue to perform at a high level and provide unparalleled services throughout our service area, we strive to provide a healthy work-life balance.

 

THE POSITION:

Under general direction, leads and participates in the work of other employees engaged in complex, professional hydrogeology work related to the observation, sampling, analysis, charting, mapping, and characterizing water flow across the land surface, in channels, in pipelines, in reservoirs, and in groundwater; monitors and evaluated the operation of aquifer recharge facilities from wells and basins, characterizes rock and soil in the subsurface, and performs related duties as required. Works to ensure proper operation of injection wells and recharge basins including their impacts on surrounding area; and performs related duties as assigned.

 

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:

A Senior Hydrogeologist is the advanced journey-level professional and working-class lead in the Hydrogeologist class series in the Groundwater Recharge Section. Incumbents perform a variety of professional level hydrogeology work requiring knowledge of principles and practices specific to the professional practice of geology and hydrogeology; including geologic logging and sampling methods, environmental regulations and principles, principles and practices routine to conducting aquifer tests, and the design and construction of surface water and groundwater supply projects. In addition to performing the full range of journey-level skilled duties, incumbents serve as the working lead person of lower-level professionals and perform the more complex duties in coordinating and overseeing the work and providing training and guidance to employees engaged in professional hydrogeology work. Incumbents work with limited supervision and exercise independent judgment to ensure employees complete assigned tasks and responsibilities within a broad framework of established policies, procedures and objectives.

The Senior Hydrogeologist performs assignments that are typically broad in scope or project focused that require the ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative in achieving results and coordinating the work with other Agency departments, external consultants, contractors and entities. Independent judgement and discretion require the application and interpretation of professional hydrogeologic principles and techniques and the use of professional judgment in interpreting information and preparing reports and documents for management review. Examples of such judgement include evaluation of facility recharge performance data and provide recommendations for rehabilitation, evaluation of groundwater flow paths and forecast impacts on downgradient water supplies, evaluation of geologic and hydrologic information to recommend changes in operational strategies.

Employees in this class typically report to a Deputy Manager and provide lead work, direction, and guidance to staff assigned to the section in support of goals to operated water recharge infrastructure, and in the development and implementation of data collection needs for compliance, compliance reporting, and assessment of recharge performance.

The Senior Hydrogeologist is distinguished from the Deputy Manager in that incumbents in that incumbents in the latter class have management responsibility for the section with broad planning and administration duties.

 

Who We Are:

An Employer of Choice in the Inland Empire

The Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA) secures and supplies supplemental water; collects and treats wastewater; produces high quality renewable products such as recycled water, compost and energy; and promotes the sustainable use of groundwater and development of local water supplies. IEUA serves approximately 935,000 residents in a 242-square mile service area in western San Bernardino County, California. As a regional wastewater treatment agency, IEUA provides sewage utility services to seven contracting agencies and provides wholesale imported water to seven retail agencies. IEUA owns and operates four facilities specializing in regional water recycling services. The facilities take in approximately 50 million gallons of wastewater per day for treatment, producing high-quality recycled water. IEUA also manages the recharge of recycled, storm and imported water through the Chino Basin Groundwater Recharge Program and coordinates regional water-use efficiency and education programs. IEUA is committed to meeting the needs of the region by providing essential services in a regionally planned and cost-effective manner while safeguarding public health, promoting economic development and protecting the environment.

 

Excellent Benefits Package:

Social Security, CalPERS, 457 Deferred Compensation Plans, Competitive Salaries, Certification Incentives, Health, Dental, Vision, & Life Insurance w/Agency-paid monthly contribution of $1,108 – $1,698 per month, Paid time off for holidays, vacation, bereavement and sick leave. Additional information is available on our website at: http://www.ieua.org/about-us/human-resources/benefits/.

 

Job Requirements:

EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE:

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in hydrogeology, geology, engineering, mathematics, physics or a closely related field, and at least five years of progressively responsible hydrogeologist experience in a groundwater recharge program, well injection, groundwater basin characterization, well construction, and groundwater modeling; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

LICENSES; CERTIFICATES; SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

A valid California Class C driver’s license and the ability to maintain insurability under the Agency’s vehicle insurance program.

Registration as a Professional Geologist (PG) in the State of California is required.

Registration as a Certified Hydrogeologist (CHG) in the State of California is required.

 

FILING DEADLINE:

APPLY ONLINE.  This recruitment is Open Until Filled. First Review of Applications scheduled for February 6, 2024. Applications must be completed and submitted electronically. Handwritten applications will not be accepted. A complete job description, online Agency Employment Application, and Supplemental Questionnaire is available online at: www.ieua.org (click on Job Openings).

 

An Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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Recruiter Information:

Raymond Lam