The Geologist is responsible for analyzing and interpreting geological data, populating and maintaining geological databases, working with the agency staff to produce maps and publications, and participating in outreach activities for the public and private sectors. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
Typical Functions Plans and prepares geological maps, cross-sections, charts, technical reports, and publications pertaining to geologic resources, using results from field work, laboratory, and literature research. Analyzes and interprets geological, geochemical, and geophysical information from sources such as survey data, well logs, bore holes, aerial photographs, and geologic maps. Assess ground water and surface water supply sources and characteristics in order to provide information to state and federal agencies and the citizens of Arkansas.
Identifies geologic risks and provides advice on ways in which geologic damage from environmental or geohazards can be mitigated. Plans and conducts geological, geochemical, geohazards, and geophysical field studies and surveys, sample collection, and drilling and testing programs used to collect data for research and application. Conducts geological, geohazards, and geophysical studies to provide information for use in regional development, site selection, and the development of public works projects.
Locates and identifies potential resources of natural gas, oil, coal, minerals, aggregates, and ground water using aerial photographs, charts, surveys, and geological research tools. Performs other duties as assigned. Special Job Dimensions Frequent in-state travel is required.
Occasional overnight and/or out-of-state travel may be required. Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills Knowledge of geology theories and practices. Knowledge of the methods and techniques for conducting petroleum, mineral, and watersurveys, tests, and analyses.
Knowledge of mineral identification, geologic mapping, and geologic laboratory proceduresand instrumentation. Knowledge and proficiency of GIS and geology software. Ability to conduct geological investigations and analyses and compile data.
Ability to write technical reports and geologic publications and to make oral presentations. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Minimum Education and/or Experience The formal education equivalent of a bachelors degree in geology or a related field; plustwo years of experience in geology or a related field.
Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE. Preferred Qualifications Related coursework and experience in hydrogeology, groundwater contaminant fate & transport, and groundwater hydraulics
Experience in hydrogeologic field investigations and groundwater sampling
Experience in the solid waste, hazardous waste, and environmental fields
Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (HAZWOPER) 40-hour and current 8-hour training
Registered Professional Geologist Certificates, Licenses, Registrations Agency Specific Information SALARY: Starting salary is $40,340. A higher starting salary would apply only if a promotional opportunity for a current State employee.
REQUIRED: If the job you are applying for requires a college degree or professional certification, a copy must be submitted at time of interview.
If you are a Veteran, Disabled Veteran or a Surviving Spouse of a Deceased Veteran and remain unmarried at the time you are seeking preference and you are a citizen and resident of this state, you shall be entitled to Veteran's Preference. Please submit the DD-214 and other official documentation at the time of the interview.
Applications are screened from information on State Application. List ALL work and/or volunteer experience in "Employment Work History" Section.
Resume WILL NOT Substitute. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
Direct Deposit of net pay [checking and/or savings account] is required for employment [Act 1887 of 2005].
5% Mandatory contribution to AR Public Employee Retirement System.
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New employees hired in 2014 or later will be automatically enrolled into the Arkansas Diamond Deferred Compensation 457 Plan with a 3% automatic deduction. You have 90 days from your first deduction to opt out if you decide not to participate.
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