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The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board has an opening for a permanent, part-time (24 hours per week) Engineering Geologist position in the Groundwater Protection Division. The position is located at 1515 Clay Street, Suite 1400, Oakland, CA 94612.       

Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, applying electronically is highly encouraged.


Under the close supervision of a Senior Engineering Geologist in the Groundwater Protection Division, the incumbent will manage regulatory oversight of investigation and remediation projects, perform engineering geology, hydrogeology, and other technical work, and implement State environmental laws and programs. Specific duties include:

Prepare written requirements, comments, and approval letters for reports and information relating to investigations, remediation, and monitoring to assess potential impacts to water quality and human health and demonstrate regulatory compliance. Review and evaluate reports involving the mathematical, physical, chemical, and geologic engineering sciences relating to subsurface investigation and soil and groundwater remediation. Participate in technical and policy meetings to coordinate and communicate regulatory input for optimal project management and regulatory oversight. Attend public meetings that may be held during or after regular business hours. Prepare fact sheets and other public announcements. Prepare tentative orders and informational items for Board consideration. Update required fields and enter site-specific records in the GeoTracker database. Perform site inspections to review compliance with requirements. Maintain appropriate health and safety training and comply with applicable health and safety procedures. Identify instances of significant non-compliance and recommend enforcement actions.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Equivalent to graduation from college with major work in geology, engineering geology, or a closely related field that includes coursework in geology. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.) (Registration as a senior in a recognized institution will admit applicants to the Engineering Geologist examination, but they must produce evidence of graduation or its equivalent before they can be considered eligible for appointment.)

Desirable Qualifications:
In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

State of California certification as a Professional Geologist, Hydrogeologist, or Engineering Geologist

Coursework/Experience in:
  • Groundwater hydrology, hydrogeology, geomorphology, water resources management, environmental engineering, and/or soil science
  • Collecting environmental samples
  • Making accurate tests, observations, and measurements

Familiarity with:
  • GIS, contour maps, and other data plots and charts
  • Methods for investigating and remediating subsurface contamination
  • Laws and regulations related to water quality protection and cleanup

Knowledge of:
  • Fundamental hydrogeology principles
  • Geological processes, survey techniques, and mapping
  • CERCLA cleanup process

Ability to:
  • Manage and prioritize multiple tasks/projects
  • Complete work commitments
  • Write clearly and concisely
  • Effectively analyze problems, consider alternatives, and make recommendations

Please remember these are desirables and are not required.