Geologist/Hydrologist II

  • South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
  • Richland, South Carolina, United States
  • Nov 22, 2016
Full time Remediation - Brownfields - CERCLA Environmental Science/Engineering

Job Description

This position is currently located in the Assessment Section of the Underground Storage Tank Management Division. Depending on qualifications and program needs, the individual will be responsible for oversight of assessment investigations and cleanups of petroleum releases from unregulated sources, such as aboveground storage tanks, heating oil tanks, transportation spills, etc. Job duties will include: review of assessment and corrective action plans and reports for technical completeness and conformance with risk-based criteria; development or review of corrective action plans for monitored natural attenuation; coordination of all permits needed to complete assessment or corrective action; providing written correspondence to responsible parties, operators, and contractors; conducting field investigations and environmental sampling; reviewing Quality Assurance and Quality Control plans; completing field audits of directed work activities, performing database and records management. Job duties may also include: coordination of emergency response actions, as needed; and enforcement case management.

Minimum and Additional Requirements:
A bachelor's degree in geology, hydrology, hydrogeology, or geological engineering and experience in conducting geologic or hydrologic investigations; or a master's degree in geology, hydrology, hydrogeology, or geological engineering. Institutions of higher learning must be recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Requires environmental project management experience; computer skills (data management, word processing); valid driver's license / good driving record; physically able to lift 40 lbs.; and the ability to perform field activities in varied conditions. An official college transcript may be requested.

Preferred Qualifications:
Demonstrated positive outlook and willingness to work toward organizational objectives; experience with environmental investigations to determine extent and severity of environmental impacts; experience in contaminant fate and transport modeling and risk-based corrective action principles; experience with petroleum remediation technologies; experience with Quality Assurance and Quality Control practices; excellent data base management skills, excellent writing skills; excellent organizational skills; experience with risk assessment methodologies; good math and/or calculus skills; records management experience; Professional Registration (PE or PG) in South Carolina; prior regulatory experience.
Note: These Preferred Qualifications are desirable, but not mandatory, for applicants to be considered qualified for the position.

Closing Date/Time:Tue. 11/29/16 11:59 PM Eastern Time
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Job Level



Government- State/Provincial


$39,960.00 - $73,935.00 annually