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Start your journey with RESPEC today. For over 50 years, we have been seeking and keeping people whose values and skillsets align with us. RESPEC is 100% employee-owned through our Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP), and we call each person who works for us an “employee-owner.” That recognition reinforces our mutual accountability. RESPEC’s successes help you advance, and your successes help RESPEC advance.

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Higher Job Growth

Over 10-Year Period


Larger Retirement



Sarasota, FL


Full Time


Entry Level

RESPEC is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, which includes equal pay for men and women. All information or testing, family and medical leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic is protected by law. Our Affirmative Action Plan for individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans are available upon request to any applicant during normal business hours. Pre-employment background check and drug screens are required for all positions.

Groundwater Hydrologist or Geologist - Entry Level

Sarasota, FL - W-Water & Environment

Job Description: Progressive Water Resources (PWR), a Division of RESPEC Company, LLC, is a leading-edge Professional Geology and Professional Engineering water-resource consulting company based in Sarasota, Florida. PWR has immediate employment opportunities for an entry, intermediate, or advanced level Groundwater Hydrologist or Geologist. The position will typically include both field and office work however, successful candidates must demonstrate a capability and commitment to conduct field work for extended hours (sometimes under adverse weather conditions) under predominantly remote supervision, be willing to stay overnight near the project or live sufficiently close to the project site to allow for daily round-trip travel to the site.

Qualifications: Candidates shall have at least a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology, Engineering (water resource-related), or similar scientific field from an accredited university. Intermediate-level candidates shall have at least 3 to 5 years of experience. Advanced-level candidates shall have at least 5 to 7 years of experience and a Professional Geology or Professional Engineering license. 

Preferred candidates will have experience in:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to regularly work in the field, sometimes for extended periods
  • Geologic and groundwater field data collection and analysis
  • Well drilling oversight, coring, packer and aquifer performance testing
  • Technical report writing skills
  • Ground or surface water flow modeling
  • Regulatory submittals and negotiation (e.g., Water Use and/or Injection Well permitting)
  • Proficiency in the following software programs: Microsoft Office (Word and Excel), ArcGIS, MODFLOW, AQTESOLV, STRATER, and/or other similar types of technical, hydrogeologic, engineering and water resource assessment and management related software.

Work Schedule:  Full-time position, Monday through Friday.

Compensation:  Salary depends on experience and expertise. Compensation includes a comprehensive fringe-benefits package that consists of medical, vision, dental insurance; holidays; paid leave; 401(k) Plan and Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP); continuing education; and professional societies. RESPEC is a 100% employee-owned company and employees are eligible for participation in the ESOP after a qualifying period.

Interviews: Interviews will be by appointment only.