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Job Description

  Aspect Consulting, LLC, an earth science and engineering consulting firm, has an exciting opportunity for an entry level water right specialist with experience and interest leading to licensure as a Certified Water Right Examiner. This position will support our growing Water Resources practice on a variety of existing and upcoming projects in 2020. The role is a full-time, career-track position with an initial professional development focus on water right beneficial use investigations, water right transfers, and eventually project and client management.


  • Review and interpret water right files
  • Review and interpret water use data including aerial photos, metering data, land use, and crop records
  • Conduct field investigations, including estimation of water use, well inspections, streamflow monitoring, and a range of related activities to support water resource projects
  • Performing simple to complex quantitative spreadsheet analyses
  • Presentations of technical information to state and local agencies and the public
  • Technical report writing

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in geology, engineering, environmental science, environmental planning, geography, or related fields
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Master of Science degree in qualifying fields
  • 0 to 3 years of experience in conducting water right reviews or water right transfers
  • Professional certifications (e.g., Geologist-in-Training (GIT), Engineer in Training (EIT), or Certified Water Right Examiner (CWRE))
  • Ability to collect interpret complex water policy and legal issues, including a high level of attention to detail and thorough documentation
  • Practical knowledge of GIS/CAD, data entry and management using excel and database software, and field data collection and analysis methods
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
  • Clear writing and communication skills

Special Requirements:

  • Valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to work outdoors in all weather conditions in rugged and sometimes remote field locations for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to travel long distances and accommodate occasional overnight travel, travel is most often in central Washington, greater Puget Sound, and northern Oregon
  • Must be able to operate cars, vans, and pickup trucks in various weather conditions and after dark.

Workplace Setting:

  • Interactive team of nearly 100 professionals across seven offices in Washington and Oregon. Preferred location is Yakima or Olympia.
  • Casual, collaborative, and professional office environment.