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Engineering Geologist State Water Resources Control Board Are you interested in an exciting career as an Engineering Geologist based in beautiful San Luis Obispo County, home to great weather, scenic wine country, coastal beaches, and plentiful hiking and biking trails? The Site Cleanup Program at the Central Coast Water Board has a position open for a talented and ambitious Engineering Geologist to work on site investigation and cleanup projects to protect water resources. Apply today for an opportunity to join our team! CalCareers

NOVA Services, Inc. (NOVA) is a firm specializing in geotechnical engineering, special inspection, and materials testing services. Our clients include educational and healthcare institutions, private developers, as well as local, state, and federal government agencies. As NOVA continues to expand our presence in the southern California region, it has created opportunities within our geotechnical department for engineers seeking a geotechnical-focused career as well as special inspectors, field technicians, and drafters. Positions are open in both our San Diego and San Clemente offices. PROJECT AND STAFF ENGINEERS/GEOLOGISTS - The ideal candidate for either position will possess the following minimum qualifications:
  • BS in Civil Engineering or Geology
  • An entrepreneurial desire for a leadership position in a growing geotechnical practice, for which excellent technical writing and communication skills are a must.
In addition, for the Project Engineer/Geologistpositions, we are seeking candidates with:
  • A State of California Engineer-In-Training (EIT) or Geologist-In-Training (GIT) certificate
  • At least 2 years of experience demonstrating increasing responsibility and competency in geotechnical-related work
Responsibilities will include:
  • Conduct of geotechnical investigations and analysis, including site reconnaissance, subconsultant coordination and management, field explorations and sampling, data evaluation, laboratory soil characteristic and strength testing, engineering evaluations, and preparation of geotechnical reports.
  • Oversight of construction observation and testing services.
  • Preparation of proposals.
  • Reviewing plans and specifications.
  • Client interface (interviews, presentations, project kick-off meetings).
  • Attend association/industry events geared towards technical education/topics to further advance knowledge base and network.
Benefits include paid time off, retirement plan, 401(k), and health, vision, and dental insurance.

We are committed to promoting from within our ranks, giving employees opportunities for career advancement.

NOVA is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO), and as a state of California Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise and a Department of Veterans Affairs Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, we recognize the value of a diverse workforce. Hiring is conducted without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

If you are interested in either position, please submit your resume to Lisa Katz at

If you would like to find out more about our special inspector, field technical, or drafter opportunities, please contact Lisa Katz at for more information.

Project Engineering Geologist - Rancho Cucamonga Office - The qualified candidate shall be a Professional Geologist and Certified Engineering Geologist in the State of California with a minimum of 8 years of experience in consulting. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in managing multi-disciplinary project teams directed towards solving complex problems for a diverse client base and for diverse settings. The position requires effective verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated team leadership skills, a positive attitude, and strong project management skills. Responsibilities of the role will include:
  • Lead on interface and negotiations with regulatory agencies (local, state, and federal agencies) on behalf of our clients;
  • Supervise and manage geologists to perform geologic field reconnaissance and mapping for the identification of geologic hazards and site characterization;
  • Develop staff professionally;
  • Plan and manage subsurface field geologic exploration tasks including HSA, large-diameter borings (down-hole logging), direct push, rotosonic, and rotary drilling campaigns as well as programs to study the subsurface for active fault rupture via trenching, drilling, and other exploration methods;
  • Provide interpretation of subsurface conditions and develop conceptual geologic models;
  • Review geologic samples and geologic unit identification, assign laboratory testing, and supervise the preparation of exploration records;
  • Provide direction on the design and installation of monitoring wells and geotechnical instrumentation (VWP's, inclinometers, transducers, etc.);
  • Conduct geologic research and write project proposals and reports;
  • Provide technical direction and oversight as well as mentoring and training to junior-level staff;
  • Build and maintain long-term relationships with key clients by providing technical expertise, attending client meetings, and leading project development pursuits.
  • Bachelor's degree in Geology, Engineering Geology, or Geological Engineering (Master's preferred);
  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience;
  • Professional registration: CA Professional Geologist (PG) and CA Certified Engineering Geologist (CEG);
  • Experience managing complex subsurface investigations including drilling, soil classification, monitoring well installation and instrumentation;
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines efficiently with a strong attention to detail and work product quality;
  • Experience and proficiency using remote sensing data (LIDAR and aerial imagery) and GIS tools to develop geologic maps and identify geologic hazards;
  • Candidates must be willing to work in the field conducting physically rigorous field geologic data collection in a variety of terrain and weather conditions;
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.;
  • Must have excellent communication and writing skills with demonstrated report writing skills;
  • Existing strong client relationships in California;
  • Broad experience with geotechnical-focused projects;
  • Demonstrated success with permitting and regulatory compliance for complex projects;
  • Excellent client relationship skills with demonstrated track record of successful project outcomes;
  • Excellent mentoring skills.
To apply, visit:

Hydrographic Instrument Technician-21380307 - The County of San Diego is currently accepting online job applications for Hydrographic Instrument Technician, to fill a vacancy in the Department of Public Works. Additional information can be found on the County's HERE Hydrographic Instrument Technicians operate, calibrate, repair, fabricate, and service a variety of rainfall, stream-flow, and other hydrological monitoring and sampling instruments, equipment and component parts; and to perform related work as required.

Apply on line or contact:
Tyler Rodenbaugh
San Diego County Flood Control District Associate Meteorologist
Mobile: (619) 871-4546

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