UIS Commission on Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis

Position Opens: 07/11/11 Exempt status

Position Closes: 07/22/11


POSITION: Senior Modeler

REPORTING SUPERVISOR: Chief Technical Officer

TEAM: Aquifer Management

PROGRAM: Aquifer Science



Directs and performs data collection, computer modeling, and evaluation activities to carry out the mission of the Edwards Aquifer Authority.

Conducts and coordinates the collection and analysis of geologic and hydrologic data, performs and supervises computer modeling activities, including activities in support of the Edwards Aquifer Authority’s Aquifer Sciences Program and Recharge Program. Serves as the project manager and supervises complex groundwater investigations that involve computer models that simulate flow, and/or quantity, and/or quality, and/or optimization of the conjunctive use of groundwater and surface water; provides the general public with technical presentations regarding the Authority’s mission and activities as requested; prepares technical reports; directs site-specific hydrologic investigations performed by subordinate professionals and oversees day-to-day activities of project personnel; analyzes water quality and quantity data; performs hydrogeologic assessments regarding groundwater availability and groundwater development for the purpose of public assistance; contributes to the Authority’s annual planning and budgeting process; and performs other duties as assigned by the Chief Technical Officer.

Bachelor’s degree in geology, hydrology, engineering, or a closely related field; plus six years of relevant experience; supervisory experience preferred; Master’s degree preferred; a Master’s degree may be substituted for one year of experience; demonstrated knowledge of geology and hydrogeology procedures and practices especially related to karst aquifers; mastery of advanced concepts, principles, and practices of groundwater hydrology and numerical computer modeling of groundwater system, and ability to substantially modify or create new modeling methods using the latest developments in numerical modeling of groundwater systems; ability to explain complex technical aspects of various studies in non-technical terms to the public; 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.

Job performance may require: occasional lifting of items such as boxes of materials, books, etc. with weights not exceeding 30 pounds; limited walking, standing, stooping, and bending; some irregular hours and long workdays occasionally amounting to as much as 50 hours in one work week, 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.

Applications will be accepted through 4:30 p.m. July 22, 2011. Completion of an application is required. Applications may be obtained from our website, at the Edwards Aquifer Authority located at 1615 N. St. Mary’s, San Antonio, TX 78215 or by calling (210) 222-2204.

EOE/Drug Test Required.

Edwards Aquifer Authority