We are always looking for talented individuals to add to the Balance team. Even if you do not see a job in your field of interest, feel free to submit a résumé to Balance Hydrologics via email at or via fax at (510) 704-1001, or even by mail at 800 Bancroft Way, Suite 101, Berkeley, CA, 94710. We invite phone inquiries, but encourage that applicants first transmit an initial letter of interest and a résumé.
To apply, please send résumé and cover letter outlining qualifications to the attention of Leslie Mack at or fax us at (510) 704-1001. For more information about Balance Hydrologics, Inc., visit
Balance Hydrologics is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Balance Hydrologics is seeking a senior-water quality specialist to support its habitat restoration and management programs. The successful candidate will:
  • Simulate treatment efficacy using a variety of scenarios and software
  • Help design and conduct field trials for storm runoff in urban and agricultural areas
  • Participate in Balance's sediment-transport and sediment-tracing programs
  • Quantify effectiveness in vadose-zone and shallow groundwater using lysimeters, nested piezometers and other instrumentation
  • Assess treatment efficiencies in wetlands in waters and soils
  • Support or conduct microbial-source tracing of pathogens
  • Distinguishing anthropogenic and natural sources of trace elements.

Most work entails nutrient budgets, detection of agricultural chemicals in offsite runoff, design of treatment wetlands, and real-time tracing of runoff. Balance's work is fundamentally in support of habitat management and restoration; conventional toxics or RCRA is rarely done.

Essential Qualifications Include:
  • An advanced degree in a related field
  • At least 8 years of a mix of field and permit-support work
  • A record of interdisciplinary work, and strong history of team science
  • Ability and willingness to conduct sampling during storms or other adverse conditions, and to install and operate instrumentation in montane or rough terrain
  • Familiarity and a history of working with conventional stormwater regulations, NEPA, CEQA, ESA, and coastal-zone regulations
  • Strong communications and supervisory abilities
To apply, please mail, fax or e-mail attention L. Mack, We invite phone inquiries, but ask that applicants first transmit an initial letter of interest and a resume.

Balance is an equal-opportunity employer