Under direction of the Groundwater Manager, performs basic to professional level tasks including technical analysis of groundwater extraction, water quality, and water level data; preparation or review of technical or policy reports; analysis of potential impacts to groundwater and surface water resources from projects. Makes recommendations regarding water well construction and destruction work, and conducts or reviews hydrogeological studies, performing necessary follow-up work as required.
The ideal candidate will have experience in performing professional level technical and policy work in groundwater resources including identifying potential impacts to groundwater from proposed development and industrial activities, analyzing and preparing hydrogeological reports, and administering local ordinances, state and federal regulations. This candidate will have developed skills in data- and statistical-analysis with proficiency using Excel for such analyses. A good working knowledge of and experience with the CEQA process, Ventura County water resources and groundwater basins, and proficiency with GIS are desired. Registration as a professional geologist or civil engineer is desired.
PAYROLL TITLE: Hydrologist II - III
Hydrologist II: $2,441.59 - $3,423.86 biweekly
Hydrologist III: $2,666.77 - $3,741.71 biweekly
Incumbents may be eligible to receive an educational incentive of either 2.5%, for an Associate's degree, 3.5%, for a Bachelor's degree, or 5% for a post graduate degree that is not required to work in the classification. Incumbents may also be eligible for bilingual incentive pay depending upon operational needs and certification skills.
The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill current and future Regular (including Temporary and Fixed-term), Intermittent, and Extra Help vacancies for this position only, which is a Regular position.
NOTE: If appointed at the lower level, incumbent may be promoted to the higher level without further exam upon meeting the minimum requirements, demonstrating satisfactory performance, and in accordance with the business needs of the department.
Examples Of Duties
Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
These are entrance requirements to the examination process and assure neither continuance in the process nor placement on an eligible list.
EDUCATION, TRAINING and EXPERIENCE Progressively responsible professional hydrology experience and training which has led to the acquisition of the required knowledge, skills and abilities. This can also be obtained by completion of a Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, geology or a related physical science or certification as an Engineer-in-Training, and at least one (1) year (for Hydrologist II), or three (3) years (for Hydrologist III) of professional hydrologic experience, including experience in the field of engineering, geology, hydrogeology, petroleum geology or equivalent water-resources experience.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
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