Position: Fluvial Geomorphologist

Minimum Qualifications:

MS or higher in geomorphology

Five years experience

Ability to obtain professional geologist or civil engineer registration within 5 years

Office: Located in Port Angeles, WA with periodic travel to project sites and other offices.

Geographic range: OR, WA, ID, MT, HI, AK, CA

Expertise, Roles and responsibilities:

  • Geographic Information Systems
    • High proficiency in ARC MAP, including 3-D and Spatial analyst
    • Experience working with large digital elevation files
    • Experience working on fluvial and hillslope assessments
  • Historic Landscape Reconstruction
    • Experience assembling pre-European landscape conditions
      • Channel planform morphology
      • Native riparian, floodplain and hillslope vegetation
      • Wood loading characteristics
      • Floodplain connectivity
      • Natural and pre-European colonization human disturbance regimes
      • Map interpretations of pre-European channel/floodplain systems
    • Experience describing and quantifying historic landscape changes
      • Upland and channel changes
      • Magnitude and extent of incision or aggradation
      • Post-European human disturbance regimes
      • Changes in flow regimes
      • Changes in stress partitioning
    • Hydrologic and hydraulic modeling
      • Scoping and managing hydraulic analysis
      • Hydraulic and hydrologic analysis of existing and proposed conditions, including use of HEC-RAS, RiverFLO-2D, HEC-HMS, HEC-SSP, and other software applications,
      • Scour, sizing, and stability calculations for project elements
    • Process Geomorphology
      • Expertise in quantitative analysis of landscape evolution, channel adjustment
      • Channel migration analysis
      • Bank stability modeling
      • Sediment transport and budgets
      • Influence of vegetation and wood on channel processes
  • Surveying
    • Experience in total station and other surveying methodologies
    • Stream gaging
    • Sediment sampling
  • Remote Sensing
    • Experience in aerial photo and historic map analysis
    • Image rectification
    • Acquisition and analysis of remote sensing data
  • Technical report writing,
  • Experience public speaking, including presentation of technical materials to clients, engaging with public on technical matters in open forums
  • Development and management of technical scopes, schedules, and budgets,
  • Maintain an upbeat attitude and persevere during challenging field conditions including storms, wind, waves, dust, heat, rain, snow and blackberry brambles in terrain including estuaries, rivers, streams, mountains, forests, deserts and jungles.

Pay: $60,000 to $80,000 DOE

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision. 401K, 5 paid holidays, accrual of up to 4 weeks PTO annually

Start Date: Winter 2017-18

Hours:  Full-time