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Assistant Water Resources Specialist II in San Jose, CA at Johnson Service Group

Date Posted: 11/6/2018

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    San Jose, CA
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Job Description

JobID: 369561

Johnson Service Group is looking for an Assistant Water Resources Specialist II

The tasks would include collecting and analyzing ground and surface water quality monitoring data, field work related to installation of monitoring wells and CPT soundings, assist with preparation of annual monitoring report for fish passage projects. Collect watershed hydrology- and historical groundwater data, assist with survey and environmental data collection efforts for Safe Clean Water Projects.

Knowledge of:

Understanding the principles of watershed science as it pertains to geomorphology and water quality related to flood protection, water supply and environmental stewardship.

GIS abilities, preferably version 10.2.2

Ability to program water quality monitoring devices

Ability to work independently in both field and office conditions

Ability to organize technical data into charts/graphs etc. for report preparation


This position will perform variety of tasks related to groundwater management including groundwater monitoring; groundwater studies; assistance in hydro geologic investigations and groundwater modeling. This position will support the entity’s efforts to expand the use of recycled water by analyzing issues related to Regional Board permitting process as well as on going compliance monitoring. This includes efforts to conduct water supply and groundwater development studies, perform tasks related to groundwater modeling; develop groundwater monitoring programs; prepare and review Draft Environmental Impact Reports; review and comment upon investigation and remediation of potential groundwater quality impacts; prepare and review contract documents and monitor the work of contractors, consultants and professional services; administer agreements between the entity’s and other public agencies; oversee the ongoing groundwater monitoring and analysis in support of expansion of conjunctive use of imported and local supplies including recycled water.

Major Functions:

-Analyze water quality and supply data to conduct technical studies related to groundwater management, protection and identification of expanded groundwater resources, and expansion of conjunctive use of imported and local supplies, including the expanded use of recycled water for groundwater recharge.

-Assist with numerical and conceptual modeling to conduct groundwater simulations and forecasting analyses, feasibility studies, analyze capital improvement options, and evaluate other related plans and objectives to ensure that the information necessary for determining strategic directions related to water resource planning is available to the entity’s management.

-Participate in analyzing proposed and current government policies, rules, standards and regulations and develop recommendations; review Draft Environmental Impact Reports, general plans, and similar documents for validity and to ensure that the entity’s guidelines and activities are not compromised.

-Review and prepare less complex water resources studies, reports, design, and contract documents for compliance with professional standards and principles; applicable policies, rules, regulations and laws.

Required Knowledge:

- Principles and practices of water resources, hydrology and hydrogeology with emphasis on groundwater quality and supply.

- Mathematics and economics for engineering and scientific application, including statistical analysis.

- Computer software applications for water resources and project management.

- Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.

- Principles and practices of water resources modeling and forecasting with an emphasis on groundwater.

- Principles and practices of water resources development, including conjunctive water management, groundwater systems, and water treatment technologies.

- Terminology, methods and techniques used in research, analysis and planning.

- Basic project management practices and principles, including planning, organizing, scheduling, and cost control.

Skills and Abilities:

- Conduct, coordinate, and monitor groundwater studies.

- Apply research and investigative principles and use computer programs to evaluate groundwater resource issues.

- Analyze complex engineering, technical or scientific data related to groundwater quality and supply and draw sound conclusions.

- Read and interpret engineering plans, drawings, specifications, and contract documents.

- Analyze groundwater resource issues, propose solutions, identify project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals.

- Interpret and apply federal, state, and local policies, laws and regulations related to water resources, including groundwater and recycled water.

- Communicate clearly and concisely, in written and verbal communication, to both technical and non-technical audiences.

- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal the entity’s staff, external agencies, and the public

Experienced Needed:

Two years of professional water resources management


Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in physical science, engineering or other directly related field.