November 19, 2020
Career Opportunity:
Staff Groundwater Geologist

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


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 2 years of experience preferred. Experience should be related to the siting, design, construction observation, and testing 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) required. Experience with GIS software (ESRI) is required. Desirable, but not required, qualifications include: groundwater modeling experience; and Database/MS ACCESS experience. Position consists of 50% or more field work field work, and travel is required within the State; a valid driver's license and reliable transportation is required.

Job Description

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


Richard C. Slade & Associates LLC offers highly competitive benefits that currently include employer-funded medical and dental coverage, 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 We look forward to the possibility of meeting you.