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GN Salary Grade: GN11
Recruitment Range: $$42,780 -$63,000
Classification Title: Geologist/Hydrogeologist
Department Information
The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) primary mission is to protect North Carolina's environment and natural resources. In executing this mission, DEQ operated with the broad-based understanding that the following three fundamental principles are integral components of its protective mandate. Fundamental Philosophy, Fundamental Economics, and Fundamental Science. Ultimately, a collaborative stewardship among the citizens, government regulators, and the business community will maintain and enhance North Carolina's environment and natural resources for the benefit and enjoyment of everyone living in or visiting our great State.

Division Information
The primary purpose of the Division of Waste Management is to protect the public health and environment through assuring that solid and hazardous wastes and underground storage tanks are managed properly, and existing contamination is cleaned up across the State of North Carolina. This is accomplished through the Hazardous Waste, Solid Waste, Superfund and Underground Storage Tank Sections, and the Brownfields programs.

Description of Work
This position is physically located at 217 West Jones St. Raleigh NC 27603.
This position in the Pre-Regulatory Landfill (PRLF) Unit within the Inactive Hazardous Site Branch, Superfund Section addresses contamination at pre-1983 landfills. The Hydrogeologist will be responsible for performing the work of project manager, contract management and directing the technical work associated with the assessment and mitigation of contamination at these PRLF sites. The Hydrogeologist will make assessment and cleanup decisions, review, interpret, evaluate data and reports, track work and costs. Activities also include coordinating public participation to facilitate site cleanup and abate health risks. The work will require some travel to project locations within the state.

***To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application form. Any information omitted from the application form, listed under the text resume section, or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit. ***

Qualified applicants must possess an application that clearly reflects work experience that demonstrates the following:
  1. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of environmental laws and regulations.
  2. Thorough technical working knowledge of engineering, hydrogeology,chemistry, and toxicology.
  3. Experience preparing and reviewing risk assessments, risk management plans and communicating risk information to authorities and the public.
  4. Ability to prepare and understand documents that express technical information, as well as excellent communication skills both orally and in writing; ability to interact and communicate effectively with people having diverse backgrounds.
  5.  A self-motivated professional with outstanding time management skills; must be able to function with limited supervision, follow directions, plan and schedule work, handle multiple tasks simultaneously and manage stressful situations effectively.

Bachelor's degree in geology, geosciences, physical science or engineering with 30 credit hours of geological science course work from an accredited college or university.
Some positions may require licensure as a Professional Geologist by the North Carolina Board for the Licensing of Geologists.

To apply for this position, please click APPLY link above. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of state application. "SEE ATTACHED RESUME" WILL RESULT IN AN INCOMPLETE APPLICATION. To receive credit, all relevant experience must be included in the work history section of the application. 

Any information omitted from the application but included in the resume will not be considered for qualifying credit. If multiple applications are submitted to an individual posting, only the most recent application received prior to the posting date will be accepted.

Please upload a copy of college transcripts, if applicable, or submit to the address noted below by 5:00 PM on the closing date to be considered. All degrees must be from an appropriately accredited institution.

Persons eligible for veteran's preference must submit a copy of Form DD-214.

The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with the most qualified applicants. When a hiring range is posted, the actual salary will be based on relevant competencies, knowledge, skills and abilities, internal equity, and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position. 

The State of North Carolina is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Learn more about the Division of Waste Management by visiting
For technical issues with your application, please call the NEOGOV Help Line at 855-524-5627.

For additional information, please contact:
Horace Dixon
HR Liaison