Career Opportunities

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Equal Employment Opportunity

The Edwards Aquifer Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All recruiting, hiring or promotion comply with equal employment opportunity principles and are made without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, veterans status or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal and state laws. Request for accommodations should be made to the Human Resources office as soon as possible during the application process. Any questions or complaints regarding equal opportunity should be addressed to the Director of Human Resources at 900 E. Quincy Street, San Antonio, Texas 78215.

Application Process

To be considered for employment, you must complete an Edwards Aquifer Authority Employment Application Form (PDF) or you may pick one up at our office. Completed job applications are accepted by email, fax, hand delivery or mailed.

Email:              jobs@edwardsaquifer.org

Fax:                 (210) 299-5084

Address:         Edwards Aquifer Authority

                        Attention Human Resources

                        900 E. Quincy Street

                         San Antonio, TX

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Current Positions:

  • Employment Type: Full-Time
  • Salary: $50,593.30
  • Opening: 10/09/2018
  • Closing: 10/22/2018

BASIC BASIC FUNCTION

Provides a supporting role for activities related to geographic information system (GIS) analysis and provides field support for a wide variety of water quantity and quality protection activities related to the mission of the EAA.

DESCRIPTION

Provides analysis and development of GIS data and products for multiple teams; conducts environmental field investigations and provides analysis for water quantity and quality related initiatives; develops reports and documentation relating to field inspection activities; evaluates and advises team on new data collection technologies that may increase staff efficiency in field inspections; maintains GIS design documentation; assists in the identification, design, implementation, and support of GIS end user applications for distribution; designs and produces maps as requested; monitors GIS technological developments and recommends any need for expanding or upgrading GIS software; and performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Bachelors degree in environmental science, geography, or related field plus four years of relevant experience of which two years should include experience working with Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) ArcGIS software; or Master’s degree plus two years of relevant experience of which one year should include experience working with ESRI ArcGIS software; experience with conducting environmental inspections or consulting; knowledge of stormwater pollution protection and best management practices preferred; strong analytical and technical writing skills; ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical professionals; a valid driver’s license; and ability to operate a motor vehicle.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Job performance may require: listening, seeing, sitting, talking, reaching, pulling or pushing; frequent lifting, balancing, carrying, grasping, handling of items and equipment weighting up to 50 pounds; occasional standing, stooping, bending, crawling and moderate to heavy walking in rough terrain requiring a high level of physical exertion; some irregular hours and long workdays and moderate levels of stress. Job may consist of up to 50% work in an office environment and 50% work outside that includes exposure to extremes in weather, rough terrain such as brush, rocks, and hills, and may also include exposure to hazards such as chemicals, insects, and snakes. Performance may also include work around construction sites, work along roadways, well drilling or other similar work sites.

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  • Employment Type: Full-Time
  • Salary: $64,571.31
  • Opening: 10/17/2018
  • Closing: 11/02/2018

BASIC FUNCTION

Directs and performs groundwater and watershed modeling and evaluates geologic and hydrologic data to carry out the mission of the Edwards Aquifer Authority.

DESCRIPTION

Compiles and analyzes geologic and hydrologic data, performs computer modeling activities; develops, calibrates, and uses numerical groundwater and surface-water models to evaluate the effectiveness of water resource conservation measures and management strategies; identifies data and conceptual uncertainties and their overall importance to model results; estimate aquifer recharge from contributing watersheds and stream flow responses to rainfall events; provides feedback to Aquifer Science program regarding areas for further study to reduce model uncertainties; presents results of modeling and data analyses in written technical reports and presentations to management and stakeholder groups; uses geographic information systems to manage and evaluate geospatial data and to develop model input data sets; uses computer programming techniques assist in complex data analyses, processing raw data to suitable format for model inputs, and to automate batch model simulations; uses inverse parameter estimation optimization methods to assist in model calibrations and to evaluate and rank conceptual and parameter uncertainties.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor’s degree in geology, hydrology, engineering, or a closely related field; plus a minimum of five years of progressive responsibility; or Master’s degree plus a minimum of three years of relevant modeling experience; or a Ph.D. plus one year of experience with research focus on numerical hydrologic modeling; mastery of advanced concepts, principles, and practices of groundwater hydrology and numerical modeling of groundwater and surface-water systems (experience with MODFLOW or HSPF modeling software is a plus; experience using geographic information systems to create and manage geospatial data sets used in model development; experience in programing techniques (e.g., Python, C++, Fortran, Visual Basic) to process, analyze, and format data for model input, and to automate batch model runs; understanding of inverse parameter estimation methods (PEST software experience is a plus); a desire to research and develop advanced modeling techniques in a collaborative team setting; strong research and analytical skills; effective oral, written, time management and organizational skills; ability to exercise initiative, independent judgment and responsibility; valid driver's license; and ability to operate a motor vehicle.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Job performance may require: listening, seeing, sitting, talking; occasional reaching, grasping, lifting, handling, pulling or pushing, balancing and carrying of items such as boxes of materials, books, etc. with weights not exceeding 25 pounds; limited walking, standing, stooping, and bending; some irregular hours and long workdays and moderate levels of stress. Job is performed primarily in an office environment with infrequent trips to other offices and limited exposure to weather conditions.

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