Get Hydrology JobsGet Hydrology Jobs

LUST Site Manager/Hydrogeologist (Hydrogeologist 3)

  • Washington State Department of Ecology
  • 02/03/20
  • Lacey, WA
  • 98503
  • 72,000 / Yearly
  • Full-Time
Protecting Washington State's environment for current and future generations is what we do every day at Ecology. We have a culture that is invested in making a difference. If you want to join a team that is highly effective, collaborative, has leadership that embraces the value of people, Ecology is a good fit.

The Toxics Cleanup Program (TCP) is looking to fill a LUST Site Manager (Hydrogeologist 3) position. The position will be located in our Southwest Regional Office (SWRO) in Lacey, WA.

The LUST Site Manager position serves as a Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) site manager/hydrogeologist with responsibility for independently planning, developing, directing, conducting, overseeing, and/or providing technical assistance and guidance on hydrogeologic analyses and technical services for ground water, unsaturated zone and/or surface water investigations, feasibility studies, and cleanup actions at LUST sites within multiple counties of the Southwest Region.

We are looking for applicants who possess excellent technical and written skills, the ability to quickly assess and evaluate environmental data, and make decisions regarding sufficiency of cleanup actions.

As an agency, our mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's environment for current and future generations. We invest in our employees to create and sustain a working environment that encourages creative leadership, effective resource management, teamwork, professionalism and accountability.

To learn more about The Department of Ecology, please visit our website at and follow, like or visit us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or our blog.


The mission of the Toxics Cleanup Program (TCP) is to protect Washington's human health and environment by preventing and cleaning up pollution and supporting sustainable communities and natural resources for the benefit of current and future generations.

Some of the key work activities of the position include:

Reviews independent LUST cleanup projects reports under Ecology's Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP) to determine if the cleanup meets the substantive requirements of the Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA).
Plans, directs, and/ or provides oversight on professional hydrogeological analysis on assigned formal LUST cleanup sites.
Independently performs LUST Initial Investigations of Environmental Responses Tracking System complaints.
Provides VCP customers completing independent cleanups with technical assistance to ensure their remedial actions concur with cleanup standards.
Recommends compliance schedules and/or formal enforcement action necessary to expedite contaminated cleanup at LUST contaminated Sites.
Prepares letters, memos, technical reports, and bulletins.
Negotiates and drafts agreed orders, consent decrees, enforcement orders, and cleanup action plans, including work to be performed and associated work schedules.

This recruitment will remain open until filled. The next screening will be August 14, 2019. In order to be considered for the initial screening, please submit an application on or before August 13, 2019. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.

Please note: This position is being re-posted in order to increase the size of the applicant pool. If you previously applied you do not have to re-apply.

Required Qualifications:

A Bachelor's degree involving major study in hydrogeology, hydrology, geology, or closely allied field.


Three years of professional experience as a hydrogeologist, hydrologist, geologist or closely allied profession or one year as a Hydrogeologist 2.

A Master's degree with major study in hydrogeology, hydrology, geology, or closely allied field will substitute for two years of experience.

A Ph.D. will substitute for three years of experience if major research was in hydrogeology, hydrology, geology, or closely allied field.

Verification of completion of an Initial 40-hour hazardous materials training or the ability to successfully complete the training within the first six months of employment, followed by successful completion of an annual 8-hour refresher.

NOTE: This position also requires possession of a valid Washington State Geologist license

Special Requirements / Conditions of Employment:

Valid Driver's License.
Possession of a valid Washington State Geologist license.

Why work for Ecology?

Joining Ecology means becoming a part of a team committed to protecting and restoring Washington State's environment.

A career in public service allows you to help solve some of the most challenging problems facing our state, while keeping the health and financial security of you and your family a priority. We combine one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation with a strong commitment to work/life balance.

Ecology employees may be eligible for the following:
Medical/Dental/Vision for employee & dependent(s), Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), Vacation, Sick, and other Leave, 11 Paid Holidays per year, Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Tuition Waiver, Long Term Disability & Life Insurance, Deferred Compensation Programs, Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP), Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA), Employee Assistance Program, Commute Trip Reduction Incentives (Download PDF reader), Combined Fund Drive, SmartHealth

Student debt and how working for Ecology can help
Employees may be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program, which forgives the remaining balance on your Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer. See for more details.

See the Benefits tab in this announcement for more information

Application Instructions:

In order to be considered, applicants MUST include the following documents as an attachment to their application:

A cover letter describing how your experience, skills and abilities meet the required qualifications of this position.
A resume outlining your professional experience.

Please complete the applicant profile when applying for this position. Or, you may paste the text of your resume within the profile's resume text field.

Please read the supplemental questions carefully and answer completely. Incomplete responses, including "please see resume" may disqualify you from further consideration.

Department of Ecology employees, please make sure to answer the agency-wide questions regarding permanent status as a classified employee within the Washington General Service or Washington Management Service. Do not forget to select Department of Ecology as a response to question 2, and type your personnel ID number for question 3. If you are not sure of your status or do not know your personnel ID number, please contact Human Resources at (360) 407-6186.

If you are reading this announcement in print format, please visit to access the online recruitment system. Click on "Look for Jobs" and select Dept. of Ecology under the "Department" search list. Click "Apply Search."

Other Information:

If you need assistance applying for this job, please call Human Resources at (360) 407-6186 or e-mail Please do not call this number or send an email to this address to follow-up the status of your application. You can view the latest status of your application on your profile's main page.

If you have specific questions about the position, please email Nicholas Acklam at: Please do not contact Nicholas to inquire about the status of your application.

The act of submitting application materials electronically is considered affirmation that the information is complete and truthful. The state may verify this information and any untruthful or misleading answers are cause for rejection of your application or dismissal if employed.

This position is included in the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) union bargaining unit for the Department of Ecology.

The Washington State Department of Ecology is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, veterans or people with military status, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application/testing process or this job announcement in an alternative format may call (360) 407-6186. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

Job Closed

This position is currently filled/closed/expired, please click here to search for similar positions.

Browse other Hydrology Jobs in Washington

  1. Hydrogeologist 4

    Lacey, WA
    As our community responds to the public health emergency, the Department of Ecology's priority is to keep our staff, candidates an...
  2. Senior Surface Water Hydrologist (Hydrogeologist...

    Lacey, WA
    As our community responds to the public health emergency, the Department of Ecology's priority is to keep our staff, candidates an...
  3. Hydrologist (Hydrogeologist 2)

    Lacey, WA
    As our community responds to the public health emergency, the Department of Ecology's priority is to keep our staff, candidates an...
  4. Environmental Scientist I / II / III

    Renton, WA
    Environmental Scientist I / II / III The position requires a dynamic individual with an environmental science, geology, biology,...
  5. VCP Site Manager/Hydrogeologist/Initial...

    Lacey, WA
    Protecting Washington State's environment for current and future generations is what we do every day at Ecology. We have a culture...
  6. Hydrologist/Watershed Modeler

    Vancouver, WA
    Application Deadline: open until filled Job Title: Hydrologist/Watershed Modeler Location: Portland, OR (HQ) Position Type: Per...
  7. Senior Environmental Specialist

    Kent, WA
    Ready to put your geological knowledge to work on marqueeenvironmental projects that will change the fabric of our community? Woul...
  8. Hydrogeologist 4

    Lacey, WA
    Description **_The Department of Ecology's priority during the Covid-19 health crisis is to keep our staff, candidates, and...
  9. Hydrologist (Hydrogeologist 2)

    Lacey, WA
    Description **_The Department of Ecology's priority during the Covid-19 health crisis is to keep our staff, candidates, and...
  10. Supervisory Hydrologist

    Portland, OR
    Summary This position is located in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Nat...