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Engineering Geologist - The State Water Board Office of Enforcement will be posting two "Engineering Geologist" positions (possibly part-time leading to fulltime employment) on The state job classification Engineering Geologist is the search word to locate the opportunities and the related duty descriptions and position requirements.

The positions are to be investigators with the Office of Enforcement's Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Prevention Unit in Sacramento. The more real world experience you have with field work and managing UST cleanups, Drinking Water Supply, Water Treatment and Delivery, and Wastewater Treatment projects the better. We offer an onboarding training program in law enforcement and investigation. We also offer a lot of flexibility and creativity as we investigate projects and the Consultants, Contractors, and Project Owners for possible white-collar crimes. Statistics published by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners report the typical amount stolen from any financial entity is 5%. PROP 1 and SAFR Drinking Water Programs are about $2 Billion. So that is our mission in a nutshell. Prosecute and prevent the theft of about $100 Million annually.

We find the perps and hold them accountable. Past cases are described here:

Disqualified Businesses and Persons & Other Enforcement | California State Water Resources Control Board

The most recent three press releases were my cases.

I am available for any questions interested parties may have. We do not get concealed carry permits but we do have a variety of big legal hammers at our disposal...


Jacques P. Lord, CEG, CFE
Engineering Geologist
Office of Enforcement
Fraud, Waste, Abuse Prevention Unit
Office: 916-431-5651

LGC Geotechnical, Inc. is a geotechnical consulting firm providing professional services, from preliminary design through project completion, throughout Southern California. LGC Geotechnical is currently involved in some of Southern California's most technically challenging and diverse projects including master-planned residential communities, industrial developments, municipal improvements, public facilities, and custom residential developments. Current projects involve providing recommendations for grading, landslide stabilization, liquefaction mitigation, groundwater control, soil improvement, shallow and deep foundation design, observation of deep excavations, and design of earth retaining structures. Project sites are typically located in Orange, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino and Los Angeles Counties.

About the Position
LGC Geotechnical, Inc. has an immediate opening for a Staff Geologist with a solid work ethic, organizational skills, and the capability of working in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.

  • Education: B.S. in Geology required. M.S. in Geology preferred. GIT preferred (or the ability to obtain within 1 year).
  • Entry level to 3 years of geotechnical consulting experience, including conducting subsurface evaluations, laboratory testing, analysis of field and laboratory test data, preliminary geotechnical analysis and design, construction observation and testing, drafting of geotechnical information.
  • Strong computer skills in the use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe, AutoCAD and Google Earth.
  • Strong communication and report writing skills.
  • Ability to work independently or in close coordination with a team in a multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Ability to organize and adjust to changing priorities and assignments, strategically plan and coordinate multiple tasks in an efficient manner.
  • Must have own vehicle, a valid driver's license and willing to travel locally to job sites.
  • Positive work attitude and a thirst to learn and achieve continuous improvement in a team environment.
The Staff Geologist will be expected to have strong analytical skills, technical knowledge of the principles of geology and field geologic mapping skills and experience.

Project tasks may include the following:
  • Planning, scheduling, conducting and/or coordination of field and laboratory testing.
  • Performing preliminary field geologic mapping, sampling and logging of exploratory borings and trenches, preparation of geologic maps and cross-sections, and drafting for geotechnical projects.
  • Preparation of proposals, report writing, reviewing drawings, geotechnical reports, calculations, and maps.
  • Performing grading and construction observation and testing.
We offer competitive benefits and salaries and an excellent work environment. Our benefits package includes employee health insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance, paid time off, 401k, vehicle and mileage compensation, and educational reimbursements. Group rates are also available for family health insurance, dental and vision insurance. Salary determination is based on experience.

Please submit a PDF copy of your resume and cover letter to Amanda Amado ( Come join our dynamic team!

Helenschmidt Geotechnical, Inc. is seeking a Staff Geologist (Full-Time position) for its office in Carlsbad, California. The candidate should have at least 2 (+) years geotechnical experience and the following qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering Geology, Geology or Geological Engineering (Master's degree preferred).
  • Geologist in Training (GIT) preferred.
  • Excellent technical writing skills. Adept at use of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Experience in supervised logging of exploratory trenches, small and large diameter boreholes (including downhole logging); geologic mapping and development of geologic cross-sections; experience in grading observation and testing; experience in laboratory testing of soils. Experience in preparing daily field reports.
  • Able to lift 50 pounds.
  • Valid California Driver's License and vehicle.
Candidate should expect to perform a combination of field investigation, construction observation and testing, laboratory testing and assistance with report preparation.

Competitive salary and benefits package. EOE. Veterans welcome. E-mail your resume in confidence to:

Helenschmidt Geotechnical, Inc. is seeking a Certified Engineering Geologist (Full-Time position) for its office in Carlsbad, California. The candidate should have at least 10 years geotechnical experience and the following qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering Geology, Geology or Geological Engineering (Master's degree preferred).
  • California Certified Engineering Geologist
  • Excellent technical writing skills. Adept at use of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Experience in: site characterization; logging of exploratory trenches, small and large diameter boreholes (including downhole logging); geologic mapping and development of geologic cross-sections; aerial photograph interpretation; and fault studies. Technical experience in the Southern California area is preferred.
  • Experience in preparing graphic exhibits and delivering presentations (PowerPoint) to clients, community groups or agencies.
  • Project management skills including budgeting, proposal preparation, staff supervision and client relations.
  • Valid California Driver's License and vehicle.
Candidate should expect to perform a combination of field investigation, construction observation, business development, proposal preparation and technical report preparation.

Competitive salary and benefits package. EOE. E-mail your resume in confidence to:

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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