February 15, 2022
Career Opportunity: Staff Groundwater Geologist
Two Positions Available

Richard C. Slade & Associates LLC, Consulting Groundwater Geologists, has immediate openings for two staff groundwater geologists in our Southern California (Sherman Oaks) office. Our employees are all degreed Geologists, and are currently licensed Geologists and/or Hydrogeologists in the State of California, or are working toward registration. Our firm, which was founded in 1983, has a wide range of groundwater-related projects and a diverse client base throughout the State.

Position 1:
Staff Groundwater Geologist, entry level to 5 years of experience.


Job responsibilities could include any/all of the following tasks: geologic logging of drill cuttings and field monitoring during well construction; evaluating and correlating electric log signatures; preparing technical specifications for well construction; evaluating the feasibility of developing groundwater resources in a wide variety of geologic materials; identifying locations for potential new water supply wells; writing and preparing technical reports; evaluating existing wells for possible rehabilitation, and defining rehabilitation protocol; onsite observation during well rehabilitation; developing and managing groundwater databases; sourcing data from large databases; preparing hydrographs, well location maps and geologic maps; designing and conducting aquifer tests, including the deployment and operation of water level data loggers; and Geographic Information System (GIS) work.


The new staff groundwater geologist must be able to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing. A BA or BS degree in Geology or Hydrogeology (or related field) is required; MA or MS is a plus. Entry level applicants may apply, 1 to 5 years of experience preferred. Experience should be related to the siting, design, construction observation, testing, and/or rehabilitation of production water wells and/or deep monitoring wells. Must be able to obtain registration as a Professional Geologist (PG) within 5 years. Experience with the Microsoft Office Software Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams) required. Experience with GIS software (ESRI) is required. Desirable, but not required, qualifications include: groundwater modeling experience; and Database/MS Acess experience. Position consists of 50% or more field work, and travel is required within the State; a valid driver's license and reliable transportation is required.

Position 2:
Staff Groundwater Geologist, 5 to 10 years with project management experience.


Same requirements as Position 1, with the following additions/modifications: Will include project management work, with the applicant expected to maintain communication with the client throughout the job, including monitoring project finances for client and internal project budgets. The applicant will be responsible for coordinating field operations and maintaining liaison with the client. Experience should be related to the siting, design, construction observation, and testing of production water wells and/or deep monitoring wells.


Same requirements as Position 1, with the following additions/modifications: Must be registered as a Professional Geologist (PG) in California, or be able to attain registration within the first year of employment; California Certified Hydrogeologist (CHG) registration is a plus. Strong GIS software skills (ESRI) are required, preferably with a portion of past employment including substantial GIS work. Proposal writing experience.

Job Description (both positions)

For any of our projects, the job may require the ability to:
  • lift 50 pounds regularly
  • respond quickly to sounds
  • move safely over uneven terrain or in confined spaces
  • see and respond to dangerous situations
  • work in inclement weather
  • wear personal protective gear correctly most of the day
  • travel during the week, and possibly stay away from home on an occasional basis for multiple nights
  • work alternate shifts (such as over night shifts) during water well construction and/or well rehabilitation projects

Work Location (both positions)

Currently, employees may work remotely. Beginning in March 2022 (date TBA), and depending on pandemic conditions and guidance from local government health agencies, RCS will transition workers back into our Sherman Oaks office. Initially, the schedule will consist of a three-day in-office schedule, and two days optional remote work, subject to change.


Richard C. Slade & Associates LLC offers highly competitive benefits that currently include employer-funded medical and dental coverage (for the employee), an employer-funded retirement investment program, and possible annual discretionary bonuses.

If you are interested in becoming part of our team of Groundwater Geologists, please submit your resume and cover letter ASAP to resumes@rcslade.com. We look forward to the possibility of meeting you.

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