Requisition No: 286063
Agency: Environmental Protection
Working Title: PROFESSIONAL GEOLOGIST I - 37020589 (Pending reclassification to Environmental Consultant)
Position Number: 37020589
Posting Closing Date: 02/07/2021
The Florida Geological Survey (FGS) is seeking to fill a full-time Environmental Consultant position. This is a licensed professional geologist track position. The hired candidate is expected to pursue eligibility to apply for the American State Boards of Geology exam to gain licensure as a Professional Geologist in Florida.
The position is responsible for the development and publication of potentiometric surface maps of the Upper Floridan aquifer twice a year using established protocols. The position will seek, propose, conduct, and participate in hydrogeological and geological investigations and research funded by federal, state, regional, and local agencies, the State University System, water management districts, and the private sector. The position will serve as principal investigator on hydrogeologic and geologic research projects, contracts, or grants. The position will develop, submit, and publish geoscientific reports. The position will plan, hire, and manage part-time staff as needed for funded projects. Investigations may include surface water/groundwater interactions, karst surveys, dye tracing (qualitative and quantitative), discharge measurements, water-level and water-quality monitoring, water sampling, hydrologic, hydraulic, hydrogeochemical analysis and interpretation, geologic sample collection, geologic sample description, geologic mapping, and any other methods necessary to further the understanding of Florida's geologic history and support environmental resource conservation and protection.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop and publish potentiometric surface maps of the Upper Floridan aquifer twice a year using established protocols.
Seek, propose, conduct, and participate in hydrogeological and geological investigations and research.
Pursue funding for projects and serve as principal investigator.
Become proficient in describing Florida's geologic units through inspection of cuttings, core, and field exposures.
Produce geologic and hydrogeologic maps, cross sections, and other geologic products as required.
Become proficient in working with the state's Geological Data Enterprise System (GEODES) and spreadsheets in support of geoscience research.
Conduct and participate in technical/scientific reviews of documents submitted to or by the DEP/FGS.
Through scientific literature review, and other means, keep informed of recently developed science and technology relating or applicable to FGS projects.
Respond to requests from government, public, and private sectors regarding geologic and hydrogeologic data and interpretations.
Participate in the production and review of FGS publications.
Provide oil, gas and mineral resource assessments in support of potential conservation land purchases.
Participates in outreach and education activities about Florida geology and application of geoscience toward environmental protection.
Pursue eligibility to successfully apply for the exam to become a Florida licensed Professional Geologist.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of core scientific geological and hydrogeological fundamentals.
Knowledge of the terminology, principles and techniques of conducting geological and hydrogeological research, analysis or testing.
Knowledge of the procedures, techniques, equipment, and materials used in geologic and hydrogeologic field and laboratory testing and analysis.
Knowledge of the stratigraphy of Florida and how to identify geologic formations.
Knowledge of the techniques used for describing the lithology, paleontology, and mineralogy of rocks and sediment.
Skilled in use of personal computers, geographic information systems, and other data analysis and management software.
Ability to learn and improve knowledge of Florida's lithostratigraphy and hydrostratigraphy
Ability to learn computer programs necessary to produce reports, maps, cross-sections and other graphical representations of geologic and hydrogeologic data.
Ability to produce quality written reports.
Ability to learn, use, and maintain specialized field equipment.
Ability to collect, record, and analyze/interpret scientific data relating to the science of geology.
Ability to communicate effectively and courteously, both orally and in writing.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and coordinate personnel and work assignments.
Ability to work independently and with a team.
Ability to travel as needed and to work an asymmetric work week as needed (such as 8 days on, 6 days off).
Ability to plan, conduct, manage, and participate in fieldwork.
Ability to hire, train, and manage part-time staff as needed for projects.
Ability to maintain a valid driver license
Other job-related requirements for this position:
The State of Florida offers an excellent array of benefits, including:
Health insurance for individual or family (HMO and PPO options with premiums starting as low as $50 per month)
Dental, vision and supplemental insurance
Vacation and sick leave
Opportunities for career advancement
Tuition waiver for state university and Florida College System courses
Tax deferred medical and childcare reimbursement accounts
For more information on the benefits offered: https://www.mybenefits.myflorida.com/.
The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.
Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.
VETERANS' PREFERENCE. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans' Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Candidates claiming Veterans' Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. Veterans' Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.
Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee
State Of Florida