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Hydrogeologist (Early Career)

Company: Montgomery & Associates
Location: Oakland
Posted on: May 3, 2024

Job Description:

Hydrogeologist (Early Career)


Montgomery & Associates (M&A) is seeking a full-time early-career hydrogeologist to join our California Team. The position is for analytical support including groundwater modeling projects and geographic information systems analysis and requires the ability to provide technical support to multiple tasks and/or projects simultaneously. The person in this position will interact with M&A team leaders, project staff, and project managers.

Our company of highly respected water resources professionals, headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, has been in business since 1984 and is growing, with recent expansions in the western U.S. and South America. In California, our team comprises 18 professional staff located in 4 offices: Oakland, Sacramento, Monterey, and San Luis Obispo, with a fifth office opening soon in Southern California (Pasadena).

This position will support projects and tasks throughout Northern California, primarily related to the implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. The role offers an exciting opportunity to work with an enthusiastic team of water resource scientists and engineers.

The position is available at any of our 4 California offices, (Oakland, Sacramento, Monterey, or San Luis Obispo), with a preference given to Oakland or Sacramento where our main CA technical teams are located. Our team is currently working approximately 50% in the office and 50% remotely.

Work duties will include:

Technically contributing to tasks and projects that focus on quantitative hydrogeology and groundwater resources management, including:

Interpretation of lithologic, hydrologic testing, depth-specific water quality, and borehole geophysical data
Supporting pre-and post-processing of model inputs and results of predictive modeling runs and supporting model updates
Developing water budgets
Evaluating and filling hydrogeologic data gaps
Developing hydrogeologic conceptual models
Developing maps of well data and water level contours
Data evaluations and preparation of technical reports
Working with a range of task leads and project managers across our offices


Bachelor's degree in hydrology, geology, or engineering; graduate degree preferred
Understanding of groundwater principles and clear understanding of how to apply hydrogeologic principles to characterize and assess groundwater systems
Positive and enthusiastic attitude, willingness to learn, and ability to work in teams
Working knowledge of geographic information systems (ArcGIS), Survey123, and SQL and Access databases
Ability to work towards and obtain Professional registration (P.G. or P.E.)
Experience working on data analysis to support groundwater model development helpful
Up to 4 years of experience in environmental and water resources consulting preferred
Strong organizational, troubleshooting, and problem-solving skills, and ability to meet deadlines
Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, GIS, and general computer skills
Demonstrated technical writing skills
Experience using standard analytical approaches and tools
Ability and willingness to perform work in the field on occasion
Current and valid California driver's license
Ability to legally work and reside in the United States

Your benefits at Montgomery & Associates will include:

Competitive benefits and salary in an expanding team-oriented company
Dynamic work environment with safety and technical training provided by the company
Interesting and collaborative multidisciplinary projects
On the job mentoring by senior professionals
Medical, dental, and vision insurance
Flexible Spending Account; HRA
Long- and short-term disability
Life/AD&D insurance
Vacation, holiday, personal, and sick leave
Employer matching 401k retirement plan

Monthly Base Pay Range: $5,200 - $6,600

Estimated Annualized Compensation Including Bonuses: $70,000 - $89,000

Compensation for qualified extra hours could further increase the estimate above.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

M&A values diversity and inclusivity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, religious creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


Keywords: Montgomery & Associates, Oakland , Hydrogeologist (Early Career), Other , Oakland, California

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