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Hydrology Program Manager- Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys

Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys
The position is at the main office of DGGS in Faribanks, Alaska
$3084.75 Biweekly
Closing date
Nov 26, 2023

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Cryosphere Sciences, Hydrology, Natural Hazards
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The Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys seeks a self-motivated, well-organized, detail-oriented individual to provide scientific and operational leadership of the Division’s Hydrology program while collaborating with and providing expertise to scientists developing an Alternative Energy Program. By building relationships and developing collaborations, the successful candidate will help the State identify and address important Hydrologic issues, benefiting the lives and well-being of Alaskans. If you enjoy developing multi-disciplinary projects that benefit people and communities, solving problems, working with other scientific experts, and continually learning in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, this position may be for you.

  • Establish goals, plans, and objectives as part of the scientific and operational leadership of the Hydrology Program.
  • Develop, plan, and conduct complex hydrologic investigations to evaluate surface and groundwater quality, quantity, availability, and changes over time with a focus on how the results impact the safety and well-being of Alaskans. 
  • Apply for grants, manage administrative and scientific work, assign tasks, monitor project schedules, manage resources, and ensure projects stay on schedule and budget and deliverables are met.
  • Offer expertise and provide support for the newly developed Alternative Energy Program. 
  • Provide expertise for the State as a liaison with municipal, state, federal, tribal, and industry officials.

We are looking for an advanced-level hydrologist with education and/or experience that demonstrates the following skills and abilities.

  • Demonstrated experience mapping groundwater and surface water systems, which includes the use of computer modeling and software applications (i.e. Python, Matlab, IDL, etc).
  • Demonstrated experience collecting field hydrologic data and analyzing the data as part of hydrologic investigations.
  • Demonstrated program and grant-funded project leadership, i.e., experience developing project ideas and funding proposals, applying for grants, and managing administrative and scientific work, including assigning tasks, monitoring staff’s project schedules, managing resources, ensuring that projects stay on schedule and budget, and meeting deliverables. 
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills to conduct scientific projects and communicate the results to other colleagues and the general public. 
  • Experience using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software to compile, process, analyze, and manage geospatial data supporting project and agency objectives.

Application Instructions:
The Hydrologist recruitment, within the Hydrology & Surficial Geology Section, is open to all applicants and closes on Monday, November 27, 2023, at 5:00 p.m.

You can ONLY apply for this position through the Workplace Alaska website or via a hardcopy application. If you accessed this recruitment bulletin through a job search portal, such as AlaskaJobs or any other database, you MUST use a Workplace Alaska online or hardcopy application to apply successfully. Instructions on how to apply with Workplace Alaska may be found on the Workplace Alaska “How to Apply" page. Your application must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Alaska Standard Time on the closing date.  

Application link follows:

For specific information about this position, please get in touch with the hiring manager at the following:

Name:  Trent Hubbard

Title:  Geologist V




Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys

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