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The mission of the Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR) is to safeguard the health, safety, and economic welfare of the public by protecting, conserving, and enhancing Arizona's water supplies in a bold, thoughtful and innovative manner. We are seeking a Hydrogeologist  for the Recharge and Assured & Adequate Water Supply Programs.

Hydrogeologist 2 

Recharge and Assured & Adequate Water Supply Programs



Job Location:

Hybrid: remote and 1110 W. Washington St., Suite #310 - Phoenix, AZ 85007

Posting Details:

Salary: $50,000 - $65,000

Grade: 22

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for reviewing hydrology submissions in applications for the Recharge, and Assured & Adequate Water Supply Programs and ensuring that the highest technical standards are applied. Responsible for technical input to decisions by utilizing their knowledge in hydrology, numerical and analytical groundwater flow modeling techniques, supply and demands of major municipal and private water providers, and database application support and development.

A hybrid work schedule (some work in the office and some work from home) is available for this position.

Job Duties:

This position will review various permits and applications for AAWS, Recharge, and Recovery Wells, under guidance. This position will assist and advise management, staff, and other professional hydrologists in developing approaches to analyze hydrologic conditions and groundwater modeling problems. This position will also provide technical input at project review and application meetings.

This position requires computer and GIS skills to conduct review of well impact analyses, recharge, recovery, and assured and adequate water supply modeling and applications.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:

  • The hydrologic principles including Arizona-specific hydrology.
  • The Groundwater Code, Department rules, statutes, and policies pertaining to the Recharge, Assured & Adequate Water Supply Program.
  • Well impact analysis techniques
  • The nature, occurrence, and behavior of surface water and groundwater, collection and analysis of data, and the interpretation of hydrologic data and systems
  • Groundwater flow equations, standards, and innovative techniques for solving variable groundwater problems

Skills in:

  • Writing and documentation of groundwater flow model studies, results, and analysis; and effective communication of such analysis and results to Department staff, other agencies and public forums
  • Applying analytical and numerical groundwater flow models and interpreting results
  • Applying hydrologic principles and methods involving the analysis of groundwater quantity and quality problems
  • Strong customer service
  • Effective problem-solving
  • Word, Excel, and GIS

Ability to:

  • Effectively communicate technical information to the public, Departmental management, and staff
  • Analyze, with standard and innovative techniques, groundwater and surface water problems
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with agency staff, governmental officials, the regulated community, consultants, and the general public
Selective Preference(s):


Pre-Employment Requirements:

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in hydrology, geology, hydrogeology, civil engineering, or environmental engineering, and two or more years of related experience, OR a Master’s degree in a related field.


The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • Affordable medical, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance plans
  • Top-ranked retirement and long-term disability plans
  • Accrued vacation days and sick days10 paid holidays per year
  • Deferred compensation plan
  • Credit union membership
  • Wellness plans
  • LinkedIn Learning membership
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employee discounts

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement system (ASRS). Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment. The current contribution rate is 12.17%.

Contact Us:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact ADWR Human Resources Office at (602) 771-8500 for assistance. Persons with disabilities may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language or an alternative format by contacting ADWR Human Resources.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.