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Class Code:P3177

HYDROGEOLOGIST III

NATURE OF WORK

This is advanced professional and supervisory work performing hydrogeologic analyses of contaminated sites in the County.

Work involves supervising and conducting complex field investigations and review of contamination reports, and assessing actual or proposed remedial actions. Work requires the application of advanced hydrogeological skills and knowledge in the evaluation of contaminated sites. Employees in this class exercise considerable judgment and initiative within federal, state and county environmental guidelines and regulations, and may supervise professional and technical personnel. Performance is reviewed by an administrative superior through project results, conferences and review of reports.

 

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This class is distinguished from Hydrogeologist II by the supervisory responsibilities and by greater education and experience required.

 

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

Directs, conducts and evaluates complex hydrogeological experiments, investigations, studies and research.

Develops and implements technical procedures; prepares additions to and revisions of county soil and water standards regulations related to the assessment and cleanup of contaminated sites.

Coordinates section activities with federal, state and other county agencies.

Reviews hydrogeologic reports pertaining to the assessment and clean up of contaminated sites, regional impact studies and other water quality related projects.

Supervises technical personnel involved in field investigations and inspections at contaminated sites, analytical testing and remediation activities.

Performs related work as required.

 

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices and current developments in hydrogeology and contamination assessment.

Thorough knowledge of federal, state and county environmental rules and regulations regarding surface and groundwater contamination and well drilling.

Ability to evaluate findings from complex field studies and laboratory experiments and formulate sound recommendations.

Ability to provide technical training and supervision in conducting field investigations and laboratory analyses.

Ability to supervise the work of subordinates in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.

Ability to express ideas effectively both orally and in writing.

Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of BrowardCounty's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religion, age, sex, disability, political affiliation or sexual orientation.

 

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

A Masters degree in geology, hydrogeology, chemical, civil or environmental engineering from an accredited college or university; six (6) years experience in groundwater hydrogeology and the remediation of contaminated sites, including government and environmental regulatory experience; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bargaining Unit: Government Supervisors Association - Professional Unit)

FLSA Status: Exempt

Code of Ethics

Certification: No

Class Spec Estab./Revised: E2/93 R08/06


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