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  • GRA Presents 1998 Lifetime Acheivement Award
    and in his marketing of such wells when many in the industry adamantly insisted that such could not be done and certainly not guaranteed He also was one who understood early the principles of well hydraulics and applied them to the proper design of pumps for installation in wells particularly for lengthy pumping cycles In the irrigation field Gene was a pioneer in the application of drip irrigation in the vineyards of the Napa Valley In 1968 Gene was asked by the Peace Corp to teach volunteers the principles of well drilling in six weeks It was Gene s usual practice not to let someone run a drill rig unless they helped on the rig for at least five years Somewhat overwhelmed with what he was being asked to do he agreed to help teach volunteers the basic principles of well drilling Several of his graduates helped install wells in India and Africa where previously potable water was not available Several volunteers were later hired by Gene to work for the family business after they returned from the Peace Corp Ultimately Gene sold the family owned business 150 employees and monthly sales of one million dollars to the Layne Western Co in 1976 and subsequently stayed on as Vice President and Western Regional Manager for two years before leaving to provide consulting engineering on groundwater and wells In late 1979 he co founded the Luhdorff and Scalmanini Consulting Engineering firm that still bears his name and continues the type of work which he conducted in groundwater wells pumps and water resources engineering Gene was a multi term President of the Associated Drilling Contractors of California a contributor and reviewer of the original Bulletin 74 Water Well Standards and technical reviewer of the University of California s Bulletin on the Design

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  • California Groundwater Employment Opportunies, California Groundwater Job Listings
    Act as project manager for groundwater basin and other technical studies Prepare technical analysis related to water resources including development of water demand projections and water supply allocations during droughts Supervise and or train other Water Agency staff including Hydrologists and Program Specialists Track apply for and oversee grants or grant programs such as the Integrated Regional Water Management Program Meet and collaborate with State Agencies including the State Water Resources Control Board and Department of Water Resources other Counties and local agencies such as Cities and Water Districts May also organize and conduct public meetings and workshops and advise potential stakeholders and other outside agencies This position will be responsible for leading projects or programs including overseeing staff budgets stakeholder outreach program compliance and related tasks with general oversight This position may attend Public Works Managers meetings and may prepare documents for the Board of Supervisors Prepare and present relevant information to County management in the form of agenda items for the Board of Supervisors and memorandum as necessary and to the public in general Qualifications Bachelor s Degree in Geology Hydrology Civil Engineering or a related field and A minimum of five 5 years of experience in a water related field such as Hydrology Hydrogeology or water resources management or A combination of training education and experience that is equivalent to the employment standard listed above and that provides the required knowledge and abilities Possession of a valid California Class C driver s license is required by the time of appointment Knowledge of principles and practices of water resource conservation planning and management principles of hydrology basic principles of California water law Ability to analyze data draw conclusions project consequences and make evaluations and recommendations learn interpret and apply federal state and local laws rules and regulations governing public water programs formulate interpret and apply policy exercise objectivity and independent judgment work independently balance competing priorities make public presentations before groups with varying levels of technical understanding demonstrate tact and diplomacy in representing the department and establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues staff and others To Apply To view the full job bulletin and to apply please visit https www governmentjobs com careers sbcounty jobs 1243368 water resources program manager or www SBCountyJobs com Top RHP Risk Management Inc Senior Environmental Project Manager EHS or Engineering Description City Sacramento CA Seeking a senior well established and networked professional with extensive experience in managing technical staff business development and leading teams on high value environmental remediation projects to completion Our firm is a small but nationwide environmental consulting firm with offices in Chicago IL Harrisburg PA Boise ID and Sacramento CA Our Sacramento CA office provides services to the San Francisco Bay Area and statewide We are a new company with highly credentialed and seasoned professionals ranging 15 40 years of experience and providing risk based consulting services for our clients Our growth has created a need for a technically skilled and well established senior practitioner to lead our west coast operations Equity partnership for the right individual is a consideration We have a generous benefit plan that includes 401 K medical dental vision sick leave and vacation Responsibilities Typical responsibilities include Developing project objectives by preparing project proposals and plans conferring with management Determining project responsibilities by identifying project phases and elements assigning personnel to phases and elements reviewing bids from contractors Developing project specifications by studying product design customer requirements and performance regulatory standards completing technical studies preparing cost estimates Determining project schedule by studying project plan and specifications calculating time requirements sequencing project elements Meeting project financial objectives by preparing a budget scheduling expenditures initiating corrective actions Maintaining project schedules by monitoring project progress coordinating activities resolving problems Preparing project status reports by collecting analyzing and summarizing information and trends recommending actions Thoroughly documenting field work activities for environmental projects and directs other staff in the accomplishment of required project tasks Contributing to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed Interpreting responding to regulatory agency comments Meeting with clients via the phone web or on site to assist in technical aspects of business development Developing technical presentations and demonstrations on how our services meet client needs Managing and interpreting client requirements Researching collaboration teaming opportunities and requesting quotes for outsourced components of projects or custom products Attending and or participating in trade shows conferences and other marketing events Targeting new clients who might benefit from company consulting services Travel as required to manage or develop projects Qualifications Bachelors or Master s Degree in Health Sciences Toxicology Industrial Hygiene Epidemiology Environmental Chemical or Civil Engineering or a related physical science discipline Strong analytical and quantitative skills good oral and written communication skills research skills Minimum of 15 years of experience in consulting and environmental project management i e managing groundwater monitoring programs planning soil assessments and investigations oversight of remediation system installation and O M report and work plan review permitting Experience or familiarity with UST and AST removal replacement phase I due diligence experience in multiple states with multiple regulatory agencies RCRA and CERCLA sites State Federal and Private projects sites Proven ability to supervise or perform field work write reports and manage multiple sites or projects in an efficient and high quality manner Proven ability to manage projects staff members and schedules within budget Proven ability to maintain good relationships with clients Proven ability to generate new client sales and expand existing relationships Proven ability in personnel management and mentoring staff Diverse multi disciplinary technical EHS or engineering background including consulting industrial or governmental experience Preferred credentials PE or PG California CIH CSP To Apply Applicants should respond with salary requirements and resume Please send resumes as MS Word or PDF documents only Candidates will be contacted within 14 days if RHP determines a good fit may exist No phone calls please Submit to resumes rhprisk com Top City of Malibu Environmental Sustainability Director Description City Malibu CA Salary Range 135 193 175 751 Plus Excellent Benefits Full time permanent position subject to probation Responsibilities Manages all services and activities of the Environmental and Sustainability Department Develops directs and coordinates the implementation of goals objectives policies procedures and work standards for the Environmental and Sustainability Department Designs prepares and recommends appropriate codes and ordinances relating to environmental compliance wastewater operations and other environmental matters Administers current ordinances prepares revisions as needed Receives investigates and responds to the most complex citizen complaints inquiries and requests for services Assumes full management responsibility for all Environmental and Sustainability Department services and activities including permit services environmental impact studies wastewater operations building safety administration building plan check and inspection clean water wastewater environmental services and administration Confers with engineers developers architects and a var iety of agencies and the general public in acquiring information and coordination of building wastewater environmental and related matters provides information regarding City development Performs other duties as assigned Qualifications Knowledge and Skills Knowledge of Administrative principles and practices including goal setting program development implementation and evaluation and supervision of staff either directly or through subordinate levels of supervision Public agency budgetary contract administration City wide administrative practices and general principles of risk management related to the functions of the assigned area Principles practices and procedures related to environmental health safety and compliance particularly as related to municipal wastewater operations Local coastal environmental issues Skill in Developing and implementing goals objectives policies procedures work standards and internal controls for the department and assigned program areas Providing administrative and professional leadership and direction for the Environmental and Sustainability Department Education Experience and License Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major coursework in environmental engineering or technology sustainable development business or public administration or a related field and five 5 years of supervisory or administrative experience in building and safety environmental compliance and or public administration in a municipal setting Possession of a Master s Degree in a field noted above is desirable Must possess a valid California Class C Driver License and maintain a satisfactory driving record To Apply Application Deadline Friday April 8 2016 at 4 00 p m To be considered for this outstanding opportunity apply online at www malibucity org jobs City Application supplemental questionnaire and resume must be received by the filing deadline Applications sent via email or facsimile will not be accepted The City of Malibu is an Equal Opportunity Employer Top Sacramento Suburban Water District Engineering Director Description Location Sacramento The Sacramento Suburban Water District is currently seeking an Engineering Director who will be responsible for managing directing and supervising a dynamic Engineering Department Annual Salary 98 009 132 579 DOQ Benefits include CalPERS retirement under PEPRA employer paid health dental vision life insurance disability 12 25 days annual vacation depending on length of service 5 days annual administrative leave 12 days annual sick leave 13 days annual paid holidays and voluntary participation in deferred compensation plans Responsibilities Responsibilities include the implementation of the District s Capital Improvement Program including projects involving supply transmission storage and distribution components of the water system as well as all other District engineering activities including planning design permitting construction and inspection Qualifications The position requires a Bachelor s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Civil Engineering valid and current Certificate of Registration as a Civil Engineer issued by the State of California and ten 10 or more years of progressively responsible professional engineering experience including at least five 5 years in a management or supervisory capacity To Apply A detailed recruitment brochure and District application form are available at www sswd org Candidates must submit an application packet that includes the application form detailed resume compelling cover letter answers to the supplemental questions shown in the recruitment brochure and three professional references Application packets must be received by Monday April 18 2016 Top INTERA Incorporated Water Resources Certified Professional Description Location Southern CA INTERA Incorporated is seeking a California certified Geologist Hydrogeologist or Water Resources Engineer to join our team in Southern California which is providing a variety of water resources services We are looking for a team player who would like to be involved in groundwater and surface water projects and who would like to gain exposure to diverse markets and business environments This position offers the opportunity to develop your skills in the field as well as in the office Our employees find that they are pleased with the amount of responsibility they are given and that there is a lot of opportunity to learn and develop An enthusiasm for learning and problem solving will likely lead to a variety of job assignments The ideal candidate will have a broad background in field investigations quantitative water resources analyses planning and stakeholder engagement and a broad understanding of both the technical as well as political and institutional aspects of developing and delivering a sustainable and resilient water supply INTERA is a geoscience and engineering consulting firm founded in 1974 and headquartered in Austin Texas with offices across the United States and in Europe Our employees say that what they value most at INTERA is our corporate culture We value a good work life balance and our employees are our most valuable assets INTERA is proud of maintaining a reputation for excellence and we empower our employees to accomplish their best Responsibilities Coordinating and working with a team of other hydrogeologists engineers scientists GIS analysts technical editors and or others to meet project objectives on schedule and within budget Well logging and installation Aquifer testing Developing conceptual water budgets on a basin scale Good understanding of surface water groundwater interactions Groundwater management plan development Aggregating organizing managing and analyzing data on groundwater surface water pumping climate demographics etc typically in a GIS database environment Esri ArcGIS Interpretation of soil and groundwater data Analyzing aerial photographs well logs and other data sources Creating geologic maps and charts Evaluating water rights understanding of water rights policies in California including familiarity with the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act SGMA Preparing written scientific reports Presenting findings to clients colleagues and other interested parties Reviewing reports and research done by other scientists and engineers Qualifications PE CHg or PG certification in California is required Master s degree in water resources engineering hydrogeology geology or a related field 5 15 years of experience preferably in California Experience working with public and private sector water agencies Ability to create clear and concise written work products for internal and external clients which may vary from technical to non technical Ability to work with a technical editor graphic artist and or GIS analyst to integrate text and figures together into a high quality written work product Presentation skills including public speaking presenting at conferences and presentation software such as PowerPoint Some proficiency in Groundwater modeling with experience in one or more of the following MODFLOW MODFLOW NWT MODFLOW USG MODFLOW OWHM Hydrus Groundwater Vistas and or GMS An excellent corporate culture generous benefits package and performance based bonuses are part of the advantages of being an INTERA employee Come join our talented team of professionals who provide best in class services in our industry To Apply All interested applicants must apply online at https www interacareers com jobDesc asp JobID 55 EOE Minorities Females Vet Disability INTERA Incorporated participates in the federal E Verify Program Top PES Environmental Inc Project Geologist Description City Novato CA This is a full time salaried position and is available immediately Salary ranges from 65K to 80K depending on experience and includes sick and vacation time as well as fully paid medical and long term disability coverage PES also offers 401 k and Profit Sharing programs based on eligibility Responsibilities Experienced in conducting soil soil gas and groundwater investigations interpreting data writing proposals and reports assisting in designing remediation systems for contaminated soil groundwater and soil gas organizing subcontractors overseeing contractor s field work for investigation and remediation activities and related duties Qualifications Position requires a BS or advanced degree in Geology Hydrogeology or related field and approximately 4 to 6 years of experience with hazardous materials and waste regulations and site characterization remediation Registration as a professional geologist is preferred Qualified candidates must have excellent skills in written and oral communications To Apply Please submit resumes along with cover letters to jbeasley pesenv com Top Engineering Remediation Resources Group Inc Senior Project Engineer Description City Martinez CA Our Martinez CA office is seeking a full time hire who is self motivated independent strong communicator and dependable individual to be a Senior Project Engineer Work as a senior member of our dynamic team to lead plan and execute complex environmental remediation projects Responsibilities Project management preparation of technical reports development and oversight of remedial removal actions field sampling and field procedures supervision of soil and groundwater investigations Business development and preparation of proposals including developing technical approaches and pricing Supervision of support personnel and assistance in staff development mentoring in technical areas Qualifications Minimum Qualifications 10 years of previous experience in planning and or executing environmental remediation projects Bachelor s degree in civil environmental engineering or related field from a 4 year college or university 40 hour OSHA certification and current 8 Hour HAZWOPER Refresher Proficient in MS Office Suite Products Strong communication skills both verbal and written Ability to travel up to 25 percent of the time to project sites as needed Preferred Qualifications Master s degree in civil environmental engineering or related field California Professional Engineer registration Demonstrated project management experience Previous involvement in preparing and or lead proposal efforts To Apply Please apply online at www errg com careers or call the Human Resources department at 925 839 2279 Top Department of Toxics Substances Control DTSC Two Engineering Geologist Positions Description City Sacramento CA 4 760 00 8 961 00 Under close supervision Range A general supervision Range B or general direction Range C and D of the Senior Engineering Geologist Senior EG Supervisory the Engineering Geologist EG in the Geological Services Branch GSB serves as technical consultant pertaining to all geologic matters related to site investigation cleanup and enforcement of hazardous waste regulations Responsibilities Specific duties include but are not limited to Technical Expert Consultative Services Serves as technical expert on all matters related to geologic engineering and specifically on the interaction between geologic conditions and chemical contaminants in rock soil soil gas groundwater and surface water media Conducts technical reviews of and or prepares technical reports recommendations on environmental documents including but not limited to Phase I reports Preliminary Endangerment Assessments Resource Conservation and Recovery Act RCRA Facility Assessments soil soil gas and groundwater investigation workplans and reports results of site investigation and characterization reports sampling and analysis plans human health and ecological risk assessments pilot and treatability studies feasibility studies remedy selection documents remedy decision design implementation and completion reports operation and maintenance plans and reports groundwater and soil gas monitoring reports RCRA permit applications RCRA closure applications and reports and all other related environmental documents to ensure that geologic conditions are properly characterized and adequately considered in all Department of Toxic Substances Control DTSC determinations and decisions Investigation Oversight Drives to sites to undertake or oversee investigation of hazardous waste release sites to characterize nature and extent of contamination evaluate risk to human health and the environment develop remedial options and implement cleanup decisions Evaluates reports or conducts independent evaluation pertaining to siting and design of hazardous waste facilities engineering geologic studies of seismicity slope stability liquefaction erosion potential and other seismic hazards Evaluates reports of or conducts use of mathematical models to simulate geologic or hydrogeologic conditions and their effect on fate transport and remediation of contaminants Field Activities Drives to sites to conduct field visits of hazardous waste sites to gather and or verify information about physical and geologic conditions related to waste handling contaminant releases and release mitigation measures Conducts or oversees field investigation

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  • Post Jobs, Announcements, Listings, Groundwater Employment Opportunities
    No Job Information Position Title Description Start Date Employment Type Salary Hours Benefits etc Duties Work Performed Equipment Methods Materials Physical Activities etc Qualifications Requirements Education Training Experience Knowledge Skills Personal Characteristics etc Application Instructions Call for Appointment Send Resume

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  • Post an Internship
    Member Yes No Internship Information Intership Title Description Start Date Salary Hours etc Duties Work Performed Equipment Methods Materials Physical Activities etc Qualifications Requirements Education Training Experience Skills Personal Characteristics etc Application Instructions Call for Appointment Send Resume Via Fax

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  • Technical Papers and Articles
    Engineers Developing Managing and Sustaining California s Groundwater Resources PDF Advisory Active Soil Gas Investigations DTSC CA RWQCB LA Region PDF Overview Articles GRA White Paper Recycled Water For Recharge PDF GRA White Paper Low Concentrations of OCWs in Hydrologic System PDF GRA White Paper Hexavalent Chromium PDF MTBE White Paper GRA Tech Committee PDF Position Papers News Release GRA Urges Governor to Uphold 2002 MtBE Phase Out Deadline MtBE

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  • Groundwater Links
    wellhead html Groundwater Monitoring Groundwater Ambient Monitoring and Assessment Program http www swrcb ca gov gama Geotracker Site Directory and data http geotracker swrcb ca gov US EPA s Directory of Online California Consumer Confidence Reports http yosemite epa gov ogwdw ccr nsf California OpenView Monitoring Design with Spatial Analysis and Decision Assistance http www tiem utk edu sada documentation html Stormwater Sampling Is it raining at my field site Radar at http www wrh noaa gov mtr Groundwater Cleanup http www envirostor dtsc ca gov public http geotracker swrcb ca gov State Coalition for Dry Cleaner Remediation http www drycleancoalition org California Hazardous Waste Site Information DTSC Envirostor Database http www envirostor dtsc ca gov public US EPA Toxic Release Inventory http www epa gov tri Treatment Technologies The Hazardous Waste Clean Up Information CLU IN Web Site provides information about innovative treatment and site characterization technologies to the hazardous waste remediation community It describes programs organizations publications and other tools for federal and state personnel consulting engineers technology developers and vendors remediation contractors researchers community groups and individual citizens The site was developed by the U S Environmental Protection Agency EPA but is intended as a forum for all waste remediation stakeholders http www clu in org Laboratory Analytical Methods Superfund Analytical Services Contract Laboratory Program CLP http www epa gov superfund programs clp methods htm http www epa gov epaoswer hazwaste test http www epa gov epaoswer hazwaste test main htm Synectics on line reference library http synectics net resources Chemical Information Gateway for chemical property toxicology and environmental fate and transport properties http chem sis nlm nih gov chemidplus California Section of the American Chemical Society Chemical information meeting announcements section publication The VORTEX http www calacs org American Chemical Society Chemical information http www chemistry org Er is thallium Tl or Th I can t remember but I don t panic I go here http www webelements com Is it antimony or antinomy Why is it Sb Who makes this stuff up Groundwater Basins Department of Water Resources Bulletin 118 http www groundwater water ca gov bulletin118 Wellhead protection http www dhs ca gov ps ddwem dwsap DWSAPindex htm http www epa gov seahome wellhead html http www ecn purdue edu SafeWater wellhead http www engr uga edu service extension publications c819 13c html Toxicology ATSDR s mission is to serve the public by using the best science taking responsive public health actions and providing trusted health information to prevent harmful exposures and disease related exposures to toxic substances http www atsdr cdc gov Geology Geological Society of America web site http www geosociety org USGS Sites a wealth of groundwater and geology information http ca water usgs gov groundwater http www usgs gov pubprod maps html USGS SF Bay Area Geology http wrgis wr usgs gov sfbay Geologic Mapping in the San Francisco Bay Region http wrgis wr usgs gov sfbay geomap html Online digital geologic maps for SF Bay Area http wrgis wr

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  • GRA Event Registration Form
    Information Payment Options Payment option Nothing selected please select payment option Total 0 00 Cancellations and Refunds Use Edit to change selections GRAC org Copyright 2014 Groundwater Resources Association of California Address questions about this site to the GRA Web

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  • Quarterly Prorating
    for 2017 will be prorated on a quarterly basis as follows If you join GRA between 4 1 2016 and 6 30 2016 then your dues to renew for 2017 will reduced by 25 percent If you join GRA between 7 1 2016 and 9 30 2016 then your dues to renew for 2017 will be reduced by 50 percent If you join GRA between 10 1 2016 and 12

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