Hydrogeologist

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550
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Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where we apply science and technology to make the world a safer place; now one of 2020 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

We have an opening for a Hydrogeologist. You will conduct applied studies of subsurface contaminant fate-and-transport and perform hydrogeological data analysis and review for soil and groundwater characterization and remediation activities, including hydraulic test analysis, ground water chemistry trend analysis, and potentiometric surface and capture zone analyses. This position is in the Hydrogeology Division of the Environmental Restoration Department.

This position will be filled at either the TSS.2 or TSS.3 level depending on your level of experience. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.

Essential Duties
- Responsible for monitoring the performance of LLNLs remediation wellfield and status of the groundwater and soil vapor treatment facilities. Provide ongoing status reports to the project team. - Analyze data to provide summaries of remediation wellfield operational history and progress of subsurface remediation for quarterly and annual regulatory reports. Provide recommendations and solutions to improve performance.- Analyze and interpret geologic, borehole geophysical, and hydraulic/pneumatic data, and soil, rock and water chemistry data, and provide recommendations to senior scientists.- Assist in the preparation of documents and presentations to Federal and State regulators, and the local community. - Assist in the development of hydraulic tests and/or field experiments; analyze results and provide interpretations to senior scientists.- Ensure compliance with all federal, state, and Laboratorys environmental policies. - Perform other duties as assigned.In Addition at the TSS.3 level- Perform advanced hydrogeological analysis and interpretation of subsurface data for environmental remediation activities at LLNL, including hydrostratigraphic analysis; provide recommendations to ERD technical leaders.- Plan and implement hydraulic tests and/or field experiments for the development, adaption, and/or demonstration/validation of new environmental technologies.- Prepare regulatory documents and deliver presentations at meetings with Federal and State regulators, and the local community.

Qualifications
- Bachelors degree in Geology, Hydrogeology, or other relevant field or equivalent combination of education and related experience.- Comprehensive knowledge and relevant experience interpreting subsurface data, including geologic, borehole geophysical, and hydraulic and pneumatic data, and soil, rock and water chemistry data. - Relevant experience applying operational hydrogeology knowledge and skills, including remediation well performance evaluation, hydraulic capture zone interpretation, and analysis of groundwater contaminant trends. - Experience using spreadsheet/database, subsurface visualization, and Geographic Information System (GIS) software to process data.- Comprehensive knowledge of federal and state environmental regulations and experience applying it to an environmental restoration program.- Experience developing innovative solutions to moderately complex to complex environmental problems in areas of environmental characterization and remediation of contaminated areas.- Comprehensive knowledge of standard software applications (such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and ability to work on multiple computing platforms (UNIX, PC, MAC).- Proficient communication skills both verbal and written to interact effectively with team members and external parties; to collaborate in a multi-disciplinary team environment and present and explain technical information.In Addition at the TSS.3 Level- Advanced knowledge of and significant experience applying operational hydrogeology skills, including remediation well performance evaluation, hydraulic capture zone interpretation and analysis of groundwater contaminant trends.- Significant experience developing remedial action and/or hydraulic/pneumatic aquifer test plans. - Advanced communication skills both verbal and written to interact effectively with the scientific community, regulatory agencies, and other stakeholders. Ability to collaborate in a multi-disciplinary team environment and present and explain technical information; advanced technical report writing skills.

Desired Qualifications
- Master of Science degree in Geology or Hydrogeology.- California State Certified Professional Geologist; California Certified Hydrogeologist.- Experience working on Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) projects.- Understanding of analytical and numerical flow and transport models; experience with environmental databases.

Pre-Employment Drug Test: External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Security Clearance: This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.

If you are selected, wewill initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if youmeet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

Note: This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applyingcutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance. The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $2.3 billion, employing approximately 6,900 employees.

LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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