Assistant Hydrogeologist, Assistant Geologist

Company Name: WSP USA

Title:  Assistant Hydrogeologist, Assistant Geologist
Location:Reno, NV

WSP USA (WSP) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Hydrogeologist to
support client projects at their Reno, Nevada office. To apply visit the following web address:
The ideal candidate will have GIS and database skills and be able to perform basic geologic,
hydrogeologic and geochemical analysis such as creating ground water elevation contour maps
and cross-sections, analysis and interpretation of aquifer test results, analysis and interpretation
of geologic and geophysical maps and borehole logs, and analysis and interpretation of ground
water chemistry data. Practical experience of conducting aquifer tests such as slug tests,
constant discharge tests, and step drawdown tests is a plus.
The successful candidate must have a mature and professional approach to interactions with coworkers,
supervisors, and clients. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential
for this position.
Position responsibilities include:
 Developing a thorough knowledge of standard field sampling procedures for soil, rock,
sediments, surface water and ground water.
 Documenting and recording field data and observations in a clear and organized
manner, and prepare logs and other forms from the field notes.
 Becoming knowledgeable about drilling and sampling techniques used in unconsolidated
deposits and bedrock.
 Direction and oversight of the installation of groundwater monitoring wells,
piezometers, and groundwater production wells.
 Assisting in the field performance of aquifer tests and analysis of test data using
standard solution methods.
 Supervision and direction of contractors during field work.
 Coordination of field activities and schedules with property/facility owner/operators in a
clear, professional manner.
 Providing assistance in the analysis, evaluation, and interpretation of hydrologic,
hydrogeologic and chemical data obtained during field investigations.
 Demonstrating the ability to implement safe work practices in the field in accordance
with WSP, client, and government regulations
 Assisting project managers in subcontractor selection and management during field
investigation activities.
 Assisting in preparing project plans and technical reports of investigation and
remediation activities and providing analysis and interpretations of findings.
 Assist with office tasks such as equipment maintenance and inventory, report
production, figure and table preparation, and corporate programs.
 Developing a working knowledge and understanding of federal and state regulations
applicable to mining operations, environmental site investigation, and remediation

Minimum Qualifications: 

This position requires someone who is self-motivated to complete quality work safely and
according to schedule with minimal supervision. The position will be approximately 50% field
based and will periodically require work days up to 16 hours long in remote locations with
constant exposure to weather. Field assignments can vary from a few days up to several weeks
and weekend work will sometimes be required to meet client needs. The ability to lift up to 40
pounds is essential.
The candidate must have a Master of Science degree in hydrogeology or other earth science
with 0-3 years of relevant experience.
Other training and requirements include:
 Must authorized to work in the U.S.
 Valid US driver’s license
 Certifications desired: MSHA (Part 48) 24 hour Training, OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER
Training, CPR and First Aid Training, and other related environmental certifications.
 Sufficient coursework to sit for ASBOG professional geologist licensing exam and apply
for state licensure in western states such as Arizona, California, and Utah once enough
work experience is obtained (preferred).

Preferred qualifications: N/A

Desired Majors: Geology, Hydrogeology

Position Type: Full-time Employment

Hours per week: 40+
Salary & Benefits: N/A

Application Process:

Application Deadline: N/A