Hydrogeologist (Staff)

Idaho Department of Water Resources
Boise, ID, United States
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The Idaho Department of Water Resources is offering an exciting opportunity for an individual who has experience with the application of water-resource models, has proven hydrogeologic capabilities, demonstrates effective written and oral communication skills and wants to have a positive impact on complex groundwater water issues across Idaho.

In addition to the minimum qualifications, the ideal candidate for this vacancy would have experience with developing numerical models. The candidate should also have experience conducting technical groundwater resource studies, and communicating the methods and results via oral presentations and written technical documents. A demonstrated ability to write and edit computer scrips and programs is desired, as well as experience using Geographic Information System (GIS) software to process, analyze, and display hydrogeologic data.

The Hydrogeologist Technical is the full working level of the Hydrogeology classifications. The Hydrogeologist Staff classification is being used for recruitment and training purposes. The Hydrogeologist Technical is the full working level of the Hydrogeology classifications. The employee will learn to perform the duties of Hydrogeologist, Technical through various types of on-the-job training.  Upon completion of the training and meeting the minimum requirements, including Professional Geologist licensure in Idaho, the employee will complete the underfill Staff position and will be reclassified to the Technical level.

Example of Duties
  • Apply knowledge of hydrogeologic principles and practices;
  • Plan and conduct detailed hydrogeologic work;
  • Characterize the water resources of aquifer basins;
  • Provide peer review of technical reports;
  • Participate on technical committees involved in the development of numerical models;
  • Apply numerical models to perform quantitative analyses;
  • Prepare written technical reports to communicate results of studies and analyses;
  • Make oral presentations to agency personnel, technical experts, and the public;
Minimum Qualifications
Good knowledge of:
  • Principles, theories, and practices of groundwater hydrology or hydrogeology including those pertaining to groundwater flow.


  • Collecting and analyzing data to evaluate groundwater characteristics and flow
Supplemental Information
Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience with numerical model development;
  • Experience writing and editing computer programs;
  • Experience using GIS applications to process, analyze, and display hydrogeologic data.

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources at (208) 334-2263.

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.