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Oregon Department of Energy is a government agency that conducts emergency preparedness, facility sitting, storage, and efficient devices programs. The department's mission is to lead Oregon to a safe, clean, equitable, and sustainable energy future. Oregon Department of Energy is accountable for energy production, conservation, and other related safety & environmental impact. Oregon Legislative Assembly established the Oregon Department of Energy in 1975, and its headquarter is located in Salem, Oregon, United States. The department was established due to recommendations of numerous task forces and research groups over several years. Hydropower is the biggest renewable energy resource in Oregon, which is followed by natural gas and coal. Oregon Department of Energy provides highly competitive pay packages, paid vacations, healthcare benefits, and other perks to its employees.

Job Description

Hanford Hydrogeologist, Oregon Department of Energy
We are recruiting for a Hanford Hydrogeologist.
The successful candidate will provide in-depth technical and analytical evaluation of current and potential cleanup activities and technologies at the Hanford Nuclear Site in Washington State, particularly as they impact the vadose zone and groundwater.
Duties & ResponsibilitiesThe successful candidate will provide in-depth technical and analytical evaluation of current and potential cleanup activities and technologies at the Hanford Nuclear Site in Washington State, particularly as they impact the vadose zone and groundwater. The goal is to assess the potential impacts to Oregon and the Columbia River; to determine other, more protective remediation alternatives if appropriate; and to influence the technical approaches taken to cleanup at Hanford. This position must develop and maintain working relationships with technical staffs of various Federal, State and Tribal agencies, contractors, and Public Interest groups. This position must translate and explain highly technical issues to the lay public so as to involve the public as broadly as possible in the Hanford cleanup. This position also serves as part of the agency's nuclear and energy emergency preparedness and response program.
Requested Skills
The individual in this position will provide expert technical analysis of cleanup activities, strategies and technologies at the Hanford Site in Washington State to ensure cleanup decisions are protective of Oregon and the Columbia River. The candidates whose experience most closely matches the qualifications and desired attributes of this position will be invited to interview. We are looking for qualified applicants whose work experience most closely demonstrates the following:

A strong educational and experiential background primarily focusing on vadose zone and groundwater contamination, movement, and treatment, including groundwater modeling, well testing and sampling experience.
Expert technical and analytical background and skills related to environmental remediation, especially as related to nuclear and/or chemical cleanup work.
Experience at or involving Hanford or another U.S. Department of Energy nuclear production or research site.
Experience with in-depth technical analysis, historical forensics and data sleuthing.
The ability to work collaboratively, strategically and tactfully to solve problems.
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
Excellent negotiating and conflict resolution skills.
The ability to convey complex technical information to the public.
The ability to convey public values and principles to technical audiences in technical terms.

Come join our team and work on dynamic issues that affect current and future generations of Oregonians.recblid ehdhna80c5564o38m1xkttg5ezp885.
Associated topics: climate, earthquake, geomechanics, geophysics, gis, gravitational, petrophysicist, planetary atmosphere, seismicity, terrestrial

TASKS

  • Confer with scientists, engineers, regulators, or others to plan or review projects or to provide technical assistance.
  • Develop client relationships and communicate with clients to explain proposals, present research findings, establish specifications, or discuss project status.
  • Plan or direct research, development, or production activities.
  • Review project activities and prepare and review research, testing, or operational reports.

SKILLS

  • Reading ComprehensionUnderstanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active ListeningGiving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • WritingCommunicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • SpeakingTalking to others to convey information effectively.

KNOWLEDGE

  • Administration and ManagementKnowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Customer and Personal ServiceKnowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Computers and ElectronicsKnowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • MathematicsKnowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

Oregon Department of Energy

Type

Government

Size

Small

Location

Salem, OR

Industry

Government/Civil Service/Military

Founded

1911

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