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Updated on 10/15/2019

Dear Colleagues,

Clarification: All correspondence and inquiries regarding the position below should be directed to:

Dr. Robert Burns, Director

School of Natural Resources

West Virginia University

Morgantown, West Virginia 26506-6125

Robert.Burns@mail.wvu.edu

Phone (304) 293-6781

The WVU School of Natural Resources is hiring a Postdoctoral Fellow to support various research projects dealing with the development of land reclamation education, human dimensions of land use, and perceptions of water quality at the state, national and international levels.

Summary of tasks include:

  • Specific tasks include, but are not limited to:
  • Plan and conduct surveys with various population segments
  • Create and maintain existing project databases for data analysis.
  • Attend research conferences, read scientific literature findings.
  • Write research proposals, papers, and abstracts.
  • Conduct literature reviews as needed to meet research goals.
  • Perform laboratory and field experiment activities according to protocol.
  • Oversee research facilities and personnel

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Updated on 10/1/2019

COASTAL GEOLOGIST

ILLINOIS STATE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, PRAIRIE RESEARCH INSTITUTE

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN

The Illinois State Geological Survey, part of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois, is seeking an Assistant Research Scientist, Coastal Geologist to conceive, plan, coordinate, and conduct basic research and applied studies related to Illinois Lake Michigan coastal geology. Position will be based in the Chicago, Illinois area.

Qualifications include master's degree in geology, geological engineering, civil engineering, or related discipline. Three years of coastal geology related industry or research experience with master's degree. Must understand the need for specific applied science needs to solve fundamental coastal issues along the Illinois shoreline. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 15, 2019; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.   

For additional information, including instructions on how to apply, please visit https://jobs.illinois.edu/academic-job-board or contact Lori Walston-Vonderharr, Human Resources, Prairie Research Institute at lwalston@illinois.edu. The University, which conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer, is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu.

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Updated on 9/30/2019

Dear Chair,

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Lehigh University is pleased to invite you to submit 3 of your best students (undergraduate or graduate) as candidates to interview with ExxonMobil Exploration Company and attend a short course on Reservoir Characterization and Modeling, October 18-20, 2018 at Lehigh University. Only a few select schools are receiving this invitation as enrollment in the course and associated recruiting program is limited. We ask for your help in advertising the opportunity and pre-selecting qualified students from your program. Participants to the course must be U.S. citizens (or have the right to work in the U.S.) who have indicated an interest in a career in the energy field. The program will also include an interview opportunity with ExxonMobil. Select graduates from the course will be considered for ExxonMobil sponsored field courses and possible company internships. Ideal students will be in the early part of their graduate studies or motivated undergraduate seniors with strong backgrounds in geology and/or geophysics and an interest in geoscience internships and positions.

The 3-day event will explore petroleum geology concepts, methods, and tools used to help predict the production of hydrocarbons in the subsurface. Students will be introduced to basin analysis, sequence stratigraphy, and reservoir scale properties. The students will work on applied problems based on real world examples. Throughout the course, emphasis will be on teamwork and collaboration while integrating multiple geoscience disciplines. Students will leave the course with a better understanding of scaling, uncertainty, and prediction in subsurface geologic problems. There is no expectation of familiarity with any of the concepts to be presented.

ExxonMobil will provide the following:

· A 3-day short course

· Two or three night’s hotel lodging in Bethlehem, PA (double occupancy).

· Dinner and mixer on Friday, October 18, 2018 and a class dinner on Saturday, October 19, 2018. Lunch will be provided on Saturday and Sunday. Breakfast will be available at the participant’s hotel.

The short course will begin in the STEPS Building, room 131 at Lehigh University Bethlehem, PA with introductions, an overview of the petroleum asset life cycle and deep water clastic reservoir architecture, and dinner on Friday, October 18, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. A full classroom day from 8:00 a.m.-5:00pm will be held Saturday, October 19th followed by a class dinner. On Sunday, October 20th, the final exercise will begin at 8:00 a.m. and conclude at noon. Interviews will begin on Friday, October 18th for students

who arrive prior to the course kickoff and following the course on Sunday, October 20th from 12:00-5:00 pm.

This ExxonMobil program offers a wonderful opportunity for students to gain valuable experience with interviewing and establishing a relationship with ExxonMobil that could lead to future employment.

The ExxonMobil workshop is early in the school year so that participants can still be competitive for the next round of field school and internship possibilities with the company in 2020. The timing does make it more difficult to identify suitable candidates so I ask you to make your students aware of the opportunity and that you finalize your department’s selections by September 20, 2018. Final acceptances to the course will be made by ExxonMobil and students will be notified by October 4, 2018.

Please direct selected students to:

Send their resume (CV’s) with a cover letter by September 24, 2017 directly to:

Dr. Amanda B. Mosola

ExxonMobil Upstream Business Development Company

amanda.b.mosola@exxonmobil.com

832 624 9755 Office Telephone

832 922 3456 Mobile Phone

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the program please contact Amanda or myself.

Thank you for your help and I hope that you help us identify the most appropriate candidates to participate in this exciting program.

Sincerely yours,

Gray Bebout, Ph.D.

Professor and Chairman

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Email: geb0@lehigh.edu

Phone: (610) 758-5831

Fax: (610) 758-3677

Web: https://www.lehigh.edu/~geb0/geb0.html

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Updated on 9/25/2019

BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” The University is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. Baylor seeks faculty who share in our aspiration to become a tier one research institution while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission as described in our strategic visionPro Futuriswww.baylor.edu/profuturis/ and academic strategic plan, Illuminate www.baylor.edu/illuminate. As the world’s largest Baptist University, Baylor offers over 40 doctoral programs and has more than 17,000 students from all 50 states and more than 85 countries.

Baylor seeks to fill the following tenure-track faculty position within the Department of Geosciences, College of Arts and Sciences:

Assistant Professor, Hydrology and Surface Processes The Baylor University Department of Geosciences seeks a dynamic scholar in hydrology and surface processes beginning August 2020. Candidates should possess a Ph.D. in a geoscience, hydrology, or closely related discipline. We seek an innovative scientist with demonstrated research excellence. Specific areas of interest could include water connections within anthropogenic and natural systems, ecohydrology, remote sensing, climate change, fluvial geomorphology, and intersections between water and energy, all at scales ranging from the local watershed to global. We welcome candidates who bring new perspectives and a commitment to teaching and mentoring of undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral students. Our department includes 17 tenured and tenure-track geoscientists, with considerable facilities and resources. Water-related research is a priority for the Geosciences and other STEM departments, with multiple opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaborations.

The application package for this position should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 3 peer-reviewed publications, separate research and teaching statements, and the names and contact information of 3 references. Submit the application package electronically via Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/66785).

If there are questions please contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Joe Yelderman (email: joe_yelderman@baylor.edu). Faculty will also be available to discuss the position at the GSA meeting in Phoenix and the AGU meeting in San Francisco.

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applications will be reviewed beginning 11/01/2019 and will be accepted until the position is filled. To learn more, please visit these links: https://www.baylor.edu/geosciences/https://www.baylor.edu/artsandsciences/.

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

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Updated on 9/9/2019

Hello!

Please share the following information with students and staff regarding upcoming job opportunities with the United States Forest Service:

The Rocky Mountain Region of the USDA Forest Service is announcing the availability of over 900 temporary jobs for the 2020 field season across national forests and grasslands in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming.

We are looking for dedicated individuals from all walks of like, of all abilities, to join our workforce. Apply for our temporary or seasonal positions and leave your legacy on the land for future generations. Temporary positions with the USDA Forest Service are a great way to gain valuable experience, work outdoors, and get exposure to different careers.

Applications are accepted on USAJOBS.gov Sept. 16-30.

Available Positions:

  • Animal Packer
  • Archaeological Technician
  • Automotive Equipment Dispatcher
  • Biological Technician
  • Custodial Worker
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Engineering Equipment Operator
  • Engineering Technician
  • Forestry Technician (Timber, Fire, Recreation)
  • Hydrology Technician
  • Information Receptionist
  • Laborer
  • Maintenance Worker
  • Materials Handler
  • Motor Vehicle Operator
  • Office Automation Clerk
  • Park Ranger
  • Range Technician
  • Social Services Assistant
  • Survey Technician
  • Visitor Information Assistant

For more information, visit the Temporary Jobs webpage, or contact Human Resources Management at (877) 372-7248, Option 2.

A list of available temporary jobs on national forests and grasslands across Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming is online at www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r2/jobs. Information regarding available temporary jobs across other parts of the country is available at www.fs.fed.us/working-with-us/jobs/temp. Job seekers can apply for temporary jobs through USAJOBS, www.usajobs.gov, September 16-30. 

Additional application information is available on the Forest Service’s How to Apply webpage. “Tips for Job Seekers” webinars are scheduled September 11 and 18.

Webinar Information

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Updated on 8/27/2019

A Geologist 1 position at the KGS (Kentucky Geological Survey) for a recent BS or MS grad.
https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/245659?fbclid=IwAR1NC_aQ5UqdpdD6m_fLAcTdoE_QbtfO-BGWZBgjPOkFzVLTy9KA8CS9vEg  

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Updated on 8/26/2019

Huntley & Huntley Energy Exploration (https://huntleyenergy.com/) would like to come to campus for interviews on Wednesday, September 11. The company would prefer to hold the interviews in the morning and then take the interviewing students out to lunch if they wanted. 30 minute interview with each student would be fine. They have already received 2 resumes. If you would like to be interviewed, please send your resume to:

Tim Vance

tim.vance@hhenergyco.com

Office (724) 754-0142

Mobile (304) 641-1458

Below is a description about the company:

Huntley & Huntley Energy Exploration is a privately-owned oil and natural gas company that specializes in upstream development of natural gas resources. Currently, HHEX applies leading-edge, proven exploration and production techniques, since its initial entry into the Appalachian basin in 2012. For the past several years, HHEX has been developing a premier position in the core Marcellus, Utica, and Upper Devonian basins of Southwestern Pennsylvania, assembling over 100,000 largely contiguous acres rich in natural gas resources.”

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Subject: recent grad or MS job
Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2019 19:45:21 -0400
From: Sarah Brown <srbrown19@gmail.com>
To: Graham Andrews <gdma1977@gmail.com>


https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/543710900  

Geologist, GS-1350-07 (TEMP-DEU-YS)

Department: Department of the Interior
Agency:Geological Survey
Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s): FEW vacancies - Anchorage, Alaska
Salary: $46,859.00 to $60,919.00 / Per Year
Series and Grade: GS-1350-07
Open Period: Monday, August 26, 2019 to Friday, August 30, 2019
Position Information: This is a temporary appointment not to exceed 12 months that may be extended for 12 additional months without further competition. - Full-Time
Who May Apply: Open to the public

As a Geologist within the Alaska Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:

- Uses ArcGIS to capture geologic and sample data from scanned map images

- Uses software (such as Filemaker Pro) with ArcGIS and/or Google Earth to update location coordinates in the Alaska Resource Data File.

- Assists in the preparation of geologic data for display or presentation as part of data analysis efforts.

- Assists in packaging samples to be sent for analysis.

- Provides informal editing and review of manuscripts and maps being prepared for formal review and publication.

- Operates a government motor vehicle as an incidental driver.

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Updated on 8/18/2019

Chevron will be visiting WVU to recruit for Full Time and Internship Earth Science Positions on Thursday October 3, 2019. Interested students can view the job descriptions below in this email.  Please have all information submitted to the links below by Wednesday September 18, 2018. We will review submitted material and inform candidates chosen for an interview by Wednesday September 25, 2017

To be considered for this position at Chevron, you must complete a profile AND application on our website through the link below.  If you have already created a candidate profile, please update your information to include your most recent education & GPA. Be sure your most recent transcript is uploaded under the “Additional Documents” field in the profile. To verify your application has been submitted, click on the Job Management tab. 

Internship

Please click on the link below or copy and paste link into your browser:

2019-2020: ES Intern - West Virginia University

 

Full Time Employment

Please click on the link below or copy and paste link into your browser:

2019-2020: ES Full Time - West Virginia University

 

Brooke Carson

Senior Earth Scientist – Exploration and ARM Team

brookecarson@chevron.com

 

Appalachian/Michigan Strategic Business Unit

Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company

a division of Chevron U.S.A. Inc.

700 Cherrington Pkwy

Coraopolis, PA 15108

Work: (412) 865-1476

Cell: (412) 841-5347

Fax: (412) 262-2820

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Updated on 8/15/2019

Shell Geophysicists

Location: Amsterdam / Rijswijk / Assen

At Shell, we're developing innovative ideas to help meet growing demand for energy. For this we need remarkable problem solvers, keen to make their impact and contribute to the economically, environmentally and socially responsible solutions we need. 

Join Shell as a Geophysicist and you’ll become part of a vibrant global community of more than 500 staff from a broad range of strongly technical backgrounds. Through the acquisition, processing, integration and interpretation of different types of high-quality geophysical data you will impact major project decisions, either in a research role or as part of an operational team. The projects you work on may range from unexplored greenfield areas to the optimal development of existing fields, in almost every global habitat from arctic to tropical and from remote to built-up areas.

A Geophysics career offers you the opportunity to start working in one of several roles such as:

  • Operations Geophysicist – Design and run seismic surveys
  • Processing Geophysicist – Use digital processing techniques to create an optimal subsurface image
  • Quantitative Geophysicist – Work on the boundary between rock properties and geophysics
  • Geophysical Interpreter – Evaluate prospects and assess exploration and development options

Whether working at global, regional, basin or field scale, you will use, and help to further develop, the latest technologies in integrated teams with colleagues from the other Geoscience disciplines (Exploration Geoscience, Production Geoscience and Specialist Geoscience), Well Engineering and Petroleum Engineering. For example, we encourage young staff to explore, in parallel with developments in many other sciences, how to best use the capabilities of AI and digitalization to improve imaging, better design seismic surveys and optimize understanding of the subsurface . 

The Shell Graduate Programme: a world of opportunities!

The Shell Graduate Programme for Geosciences is a technical, three-year blended learning programme. It is a combination of on-the-job development, structured training and fieldwork. During this period, you’ll be able to apply and develop your skills and be assigned to work as part of a team on a current technical project.

The programme is designed to introduce you to the full scope of Shell’s operations, build your network and give you a broad foundation for your future career. During the Shell Graduate Programme, you will have the chance to rotate between roles, all the while working closely with senior technical experts. 

At Shell, we promote teamwork and a culture of continuous development. You can expect formal training, on-the-job training, mentoring and regular progress checks. During the Shell Graduate Programme, you will have opportunities to mix and share knowledge with fellow graduates of different disciplines. On successful completion of the Shell Graduate Programme, you will have developed a detailed understanding of Exploration Geoscience, Geophysics, Production Geoscience, Specialist Geoscience, and how these disciplines are used to support the overall Shell business.

This graduate program is just the starting point. It will equip you to either follow a technical specialist career with Shell or move towards leadership positions inside or outside the Netherlands. 

Who are we looking for?

You hold a Master or PhD degree in Geophysics/Physics/Mathematics/Electronics/Geology or a closely related field. You are either a recent graduate or already have some initial experience on your CV. You have strong analytical capabilities. You are a self-starter who enjoys tackling non-routine issues. You are a good communicator with the ability to work effectively in a culturally diverse environment. 

Helping you prepare 

We want you to be at your best when completing the assessments, so please review our top tips and some additional background information that may help you.  

Ready to apply? 

If you think that this type of job appeals to you and that you have the abilities required to make a success out of it, , click on the'Apply' button to start you application and choose ‘Geophysics’ as your preferred area of interest when being asked for.

Note we also very much welcome applications for an Assessed Internship. Our internships are fully assessed which means candidates may be offered full-time employment after a successful internship. If you have not yet graduated and are looking for a challenging internship or Master thesis project, this is a great route to get to know Shell, show your worth and possibly land the job upon graduation!

Do not wait for the deadline!

Our 2019 Graduate opportunities are open to applicants until 31st December 2019, however we strongly recommend not to wait until the end of the year to apply as we process applications throughout the year.

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Updated on 6/25/2019

Assistant Lecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor Position Geoscience

The Department of Geology and Environmental Earth Science at Miami University invites applications for a full-time Assistant Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor position on the Oxford campus, beginning August 2020. The Assistant Lecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor will teach undergraduate courses, including foundation courses in physical and environmental geology, as well as intermediate level courses; advise undergraduate students; and provide professional service to the department and university. Required: M.S. in geoscience (for appointment as Assistant Lecturer) or Ph.D. in geoscience (for appointment as Assistant Teaching Professor) by time of appointment, and documented teaching experience; applicant must be a U.S. citizen, a lawful permanent resident, admitted for residence as an applicant under the 1986 immigration amnesty law, refugee or asylee. Desired: interest in contributing to supervision of undergraduate student research and field-based experiences. Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, and evidence of teaching effectiveness to http://jobs.miamioh.edu/cw/en-us/job/495551. Letters of reference will be requested upon receipt of application. Inquiries can be directed to Cathy Edwards at edwardca@miamioh.edu. Review of applications will begin on October 2, 2019 and continue until position is filled.

Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of sex/gender (including sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking), race, color, religion, national origin (ancestry), disability, age (40 years or older), sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, status as a parent or foster parent, military status, or veteran status in its recruitment, selection, and employment practices. Requests for all reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to ADAFacultyStaff@miamioh.edu or 513-529-3560.

As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at http://www.miamioh.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/index.html, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2225. Criminal background check required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free.

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Pierpont Tech & Community College is looking for Candidates interested in teaching a course as a Petroleum Geology Adjunct Instructor!
The candidate would teach an 8 week Petroleum Geology class (January-March, 4 hours/week) in the Spring 2020 semester.  The class will be offered at the ACT facility (off I-79, Exit 132)  with approx. 8 students in the class.  The course description is:

This course introduces the student to the geological theory and science of the Appalachian Basin with the students achieving the following outcomes: 

Demonstrate an understanding of topo maps
Identify various trap types, reservoir rocks, reservoir properties
Explain historic and current plays in the Appalachian and other U.S. basins, including conventional and unconventional plays
Demonstrate using publically available oil and gas well data to construct a subsurface structure contour map and a structural cross-section

Contact Nathan Rakestraw, nathan.rakestraw@pierpont.edu

for more information.

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Updated on 6/18/2019

Dear Colleagues,

The Office of Environmental Health Services with the WV Department of Health and Human Resources has two job openings:

Geologist 3, Kanawha County

Application Deadline: June 26, 2019

Salary Range: $33,036 – $61,128

Description: The individual in this position is responsible, under administrative direction, reporting to the Source Water Assessment program of the Office of Environmental Health Services. This position is critical in assuring compliance with federal and state rules, regulations, guidance and policies to meet the programs primacy responsibilities as delegated to the DHHR. Responsibilities include:

  • Designing and/or selecting of mathematical models and applicable computer software.
  • Reviewing and approving locally developed source water protection programs.
  • Monitoring design, construction and other field activities within each source water and wellhead protection area to assure existing and future wells or surface intakes are afforded maximum protection.
  • Operating a geographical information system (GIS) for use by and integrated with other states and federal agencies.
  • Researching, developing and approving methodology (using higher mathematics, models, hydro geology, and geological principles) to scientifically establish wellhead protection and source water areas for each public drinking water supply.
  • Preparing and interpreting engineering/hydro geological and other highly technical reports.
  • Developing, adopting and implementing laws, regulations and design standards relating to water wells, wellhead protection, groundwater protection and certification of monitoring well drillers.

Click Here for additional information and application instructions.

Environmental Resources Program Manager 1

This position will reopen shortly for applications. The attached document contains a job description of the early posting. Once available online, a complete job description and application instructions can be found atwww.personnel.wv.gov.

 

Best Regards,

THE INSTITUTE OF WATER SECURITY AND SCIENCE

Office of the Director: Jason A. Hubbart, Ph.D.

PO BOX 6108 | 3109 Agricultural Sciences Bldg | WVU Davis College

Morgantown, WV 26506-6108

Office: 304-293-2472

Email: IWSS@mail.wvu.edu

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Updated on 6/17/2019

Please find information below regarding two job opportunities in West Virginia with American Water.American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company that provides regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services.

Part-Time Lab Technician

Location

Huntington, WV

Primary Role

Responsible for preparation of standards, reagents, and samples (digestions, extractions) and conduct basic chemical analyses.

Knowledge/Skills

  • Knowledge of basic chemistry and laboratory techniques
  • Knowledge of QA/QC programs
  • Familiar with EPA, NELAC, and OSHA rules and regulations.

Experience & Education

  • One year of lab experience preferred.
  • Associates Degree in science related field required.
  • Technical training equivalent or additional relevant experience may be substituted for Associates Degree.

Click Here for additional information and application instructions.

Full-Time IT Support Technician

Location

Charleston, WV

Job Description

Assist computer users with setup, maintenance, troubleshooting and problems they have with their computers. Provide both in-person technical support and assist customers remotely, generally via phone or e-mail. Offer support services exclusively for a certain technological product, such as a software program or particular hardware peripheral, or help users with any computer-related problem. Viruses, loss of data, non-working software programs, troublesome hardware setup and faulty Internet connections are potential issues that may be encountered in an IT support technician job.

Click Here for additional information and application instructions.

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 Updated on 6/16/2019

The Public Service Announcement (PSA) you requested for Geologist 3 is ready for review. Please let me know if it requires any changes or if you are having trouble viewing it. This PSA will be advertised from 6/14/19 – 6/29/19 on the WV Job Opportunities website. Have a great day!

https://agency.governmentjobs.com/wv/default.cfm?action=jobbulletin&JobID=2136868

Office 304.356.4298

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Updated on 6/3/2019

Hi Dorothy,

Please forward to any interested recent grads:

The following vacancy announcement was posted to USAJOBS.GOV on May 31, 2019

You need a degree or combination of education and experience as described below to qualify for this position.

Delegated Examining Authority – External (Open to All US Citizens)

RTP-R3-DE-2019-0006

Title:

Life Scientist/Environmental Engineer/Physical Scientist

On-Scene Coordinator

Series and Grade Announced:

GS-0401/0819/1301-07/09

Location of Position:

Region 3, Western Response Section, Preparedness & Response Branch, Superfund & Emergency Management Division, in Wheeling, West Virginia.

Area of Consideration:

This position is open to all US Citizens

Position Type:

Permanent / Full-Time

Opening Date:

05/31/2019

Closing Date:

06/07/2019

Number of Vacancies:

1

Position Risk Designation:

High

Direct Link to Announcement:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/535371800


Qualifications

You need a degree or combination of education and experience as described below to qualify for this position.

Life Scientist: You must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited or pre-accredited college or university in one of the following: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position; OR a combination of education and experience with courses equivalent to a major, as listed.

Environmental Engineer: All applicants must meet one of the following requirements to qualify for consideration for an engineering position:

  • Successful completion of a professional engineering degree at an accredited university or collegeOR
  • Have a combination of college level education or training AND technical experience that has furnished you with (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following:
  1. Professional registration as an engineer. 

     2. Evidence of passing the Engineer-in-Training written test.

     3.  Successful documented completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences as described by OPM. 

     4.  Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field and at least 1  year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.

Please review the OPM page on specifics about required curriculum and for more information on qualifications, please visit GS-800: All Professional Engineering Positions qualifications.

Physical Scientist: You must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited or pre-accredited college or university in one of the following: physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics; OR a combination of education and experience -- education equivalent to one of the majors shown above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

As part of the application process, you are required to submit college transcripts or a list of courses as described in the Required Documents section of this announcement.  However, if you are selected, you must provide official educational transcripts before you start work with EPA.  More information on verification of education can be found here:  EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures.

In addition to the educational requirements, we are looking for at least one year of specialized experience related to this position as described below:

To qualify for the GS-07 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to the GS-05 level defined as participating in hazardous material responses, assisting in conducting investigations and in monitoring the removal responses of hazardous waste OR 1 full year of graduate level education; or superior academic achievement (Superior Academic Achievement Definition) degree in the academic discipline as described below.
 
To qualify for the GS-09 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to the GS-07 level defined as assisting in responding to accidental or deliberate hazardous chemical or biological spills; assist in assessing an environmental incident to determine the appropriate response OR master's or equivalent graduate degree; OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in the academic discipline as described below.
 
Your answers to the online assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas: 1) Skill in collecting and reviewing scientific and/or engineering data; 2) Ability to assist with warranted Contracting Officer functions; 3) Knowledge of hazardous waste regulations; 4) Ability to perform developmental assignments related to environmental hazards resulting from releases of biological, chemical and radiological agents; 5) Ability to participate in monitoring removal responses that involve hazardous waste; and 6) Skill in oral communication.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

See Qualifications section.

Phone: 304-234-0240

Email: light.david@epa.gov

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Updated on 5/31/2019

Dear Colleagues,

Below are some job opportunities that may be of interest, particularly to students who recently graduated.

Environmental Scientist I

Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control

Application Deadline: June 3, 2019

Salary Range: $34,142 - $42,678

Position Summary: This position's primary function will be to collect, compile, organize and manage environmental data to assist in the decisions regarding investigation and clean-up of sites under the Hazardous Substance Cleanup Act to protect the human health and the environment from the release of hazardous substances. Function also includes participation in public meetings and communicating with the various stakeholders and public.

Education: Bachelor’s degree or higher in Life, Physical, or Applied Science or related field

Click here for a complete description and application instructions.

 

Environmental Compliance Specialist IV

Maryland Department of the Environment

Application Deadline: June 5, 2019

Salary Range: $45,123 – $58,430 w/progression to $72,030 State Salary Guidelines applies to State employees

Position Summary: The Land and Materials Administration, Lead Poisoning Prevention Program is recruiting for an Environmental Compliance Specialist IV. The main purpose of this position is to provide technical expertise for the Lead Poisoning Prevention Program for the Western Region of the state to include Carroll, Frederick, Allegany, Washington and Garrett Counties. The main function is to act as the regional representative conducting inspections for environmental regulatory compliance.

Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in earth science, environmental science, geology, civil or environmental engineering, biology, chemistry, agronomy, forestry or other related discipline.

Click here for a complete description and application instructions.

 

Extension State Master Gardener Coordinator

Virginia Tech, School of Plant & Environmental Sciences

Review Begin Date: June 10, 2019

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Position Summary: The Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) State Extension Master Gardener Coordinator is responsible for working collaboratively with the Extension Master Gardener Program Director. This position will coordinate statewide aspects of the program including development of traditional and digital training opportunities, an annual statewide EMG conference, distribution of training and other programmatic materials, efforts to expand program diversity, marketing for volunteer recruitment and retention, serve as the VCE liaison to the Virginia Master Gardener Association (VMGA), and serve as the primary point of contact for EMG related inquiries.

Education: M.S. degree in horticulture, leadership, agricultural education or closely related field or a B.S. degree in horticulture, leadership, agricultural education or closely related field with relevant work experience and an earned M.S. within 3 years of employment.

Click here for a complete description and application instructions.

 

THE INSTITUTE OF WATER SECURITY AND SCIENCE

Office of the Director: Jason A. Hubbart, Ph.D.

PO BOX 6108 | 3109 Agricultural Sciences Bldg | WVU Davis College

Morgantown, WV 26506-6108

Office: 304-293-2472

Email: IWSS@mail.wvu.edu

 

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Updated on 5/12/2019

Engineering Geologist position in Bakersfield, CA, with the California Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources

ENGINEERING GEOLOGIST

(FIELD & REGULATORY SPECIALIST)

DIVISION OF OIL, GAS AND

GEOTHERMAL RESOURCES

Job Code # JC-152924

https://www.jobs.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=152924

FINAL FILING DATE: May 17, 2019

HOW TO APPLY: https://calcareers.ca.gov

1. CREATE A CALCAREERS ACCOUNT

2. TAKE THE ONLINE EXAM #9PB02 TO GET ON THE LIST

3. SEARCH FOR JOB POSTING JC-152924

4. COMPLETE APPLICATION PACKAGE AND SUBMIT ALL

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS ONLINE OR BY MAIL.

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Updated on 5/1/2019

Dear Past GSA Mentors,

Please help share the two opportunities below with students. Flyers are attached with more information. Thank you.

Apply to the On To the Future Program
The Geological Society of America’s<https://www.geosociety.org/gsa> (GSA) is accepting applications for its On To the Future (OTF) program. OTF provides partial funding to attend the GSA Annual Meeting, 22-25 September 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. Open to students and recent graduates from diverse backgrounds who have never attended a GSA Annual Meeting before. At the meeting students have the option to be paired with a mentor, attend special sessions including a full day professional development workshop, and meet GSA leadership. GSA encourages low-income, minority, first-generation, non-traditional, women, veterans, LBGTQ, students with disabilities, and others to apply. Apply by 31 May. Learn more<http://www.geosociety.org/otf>. For questions contact: Tahlia Bear, tbear@geosociety.org<mailto:tbear@geosociety.org>

Minority Scholarships Available
GSA will award six undergraduate students a scholarships in the amount of $1,500 plus full meeting registration to GSA2019<https://community.geosociety.org/gsa2019/home>. Apply by 15 May. Learn more<https://www.geosociety.org/GSA/About/awards/GSA/Awards/minority.aspx>. For questions contact: gsaawards@geosociety.org<mailto:gsaawards@geosociety.org>

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Tahlia Bear (she, her, hers)

Diversity and Career Officer

The Geological Society of America

3300 Penrose Place | P.O. Box 9140 | Boulder, CO, 80301

+1-303-357-1066

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Post-ODc opportunity at UT Austin in Urban Hydrogeology

https://findajob.agu.org/job/8009621/post-doctoral-fellow/

Dr. Graham D.M. Andrews
Assistant Professor of Geology & Chemical Hygiene Officer,
Dept. of Geology & Geography,
G33 Brooks Hall,
West Virginia University,

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VERY short notice, but spaces are still available for the IODP Petrophysics Summer School at the European Borehole Research facility at the University of LEicester (my alma mater).

Funding is available for US-based participants including PhD students. Their goal to reach-out to students and reseachers not normally thinking of IODP research, and to those more focused on industry. 
This would be a great opportunity for a PhD student looking to broaden their experience and to keep both academic and industry career paths open.
The deadline is TOMORROW! See: http://usoceandiscovery.org/petrophysics-summer-school-2017/#participation-supportand http://usoceandiscovery.org/petrophysics-summer-school-2017/#overview
Petrophysics skills are in high-demand worldwide, and for the researcher, IODP is a fabulous opportunity.
If interested you must complete TWO applications: 1 to the EPC organizers, and 1 to USSSP the US-based funding organization. BOTH deadlines are tomorrow.

GA

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Updated on 4/22/2019

Postdoctoral Fellowship Position 

The University of Texas at Austin is recruiting new or recent Ph.D. scientists for a postdoctoral fellowship position focused on groundwater/surface interactions and urban watershed evolution and how these processes can be captured in integrated hydrologic models. This position is part of a campus-wide research initiative on future statewide resilience with support from multiple research and academic units across UT Austin. This position will focus on water resources in upland and urban centers and ways to improve our process understanding and parameterization for future projections. Position: Groundwater/Surface Water Interactions and Urban Watershed Evolution We are interested in outstanding postdoctoral fellowship applicants with the following qualifications: • Formal training in Earth sciences or engineering; numerical modeling experience highly valued. • Research experience in surface and near-surface hydrology, geochemistry, soil physics, hyporeic environments in upland and urban settings, and/or ecohydrology • Computational proficiency across an array of tools and platforms and processes is preferred. • Experience in running simulations in parallel or in HPC environments is a plus. • Practical experience in applied problem solving is a plus. The position will support a new broad research initiative at the University of Texas at Austin called Planet Texas 2050 (https://bridgingbarriers.utexas.edu/planet-texas-2050/). The goals of Planet Texas 2050 are to improve our understanding of the synergistic impacts of climate change and rapid population growth on availability and equitable distribution of Texas’ vital resources, especially water resources and particularly surface water. Currently, river systems of interest include the Brazos and Colorado Rivers in central Texas and their tributaries, but other systems are vital too. Underpinning these research goals is the need to connect hydrologic data and understanding to an integrated modeling platform that will help build scenarios for Texas’ 21st century urban centers. The successful candidate is expected to lead in data integration and field data collection with a focus on central Texas, and then to integrate these data into other components of the hydrologic cycle, including groundwater and soil moisture. We anticipate significant interest on the parts of state agencies, industries, and municipalities in Texas who will rely on stable future water supplies. As part of the Planet Texas 2050 initiative, the candidate will have substantial opportunities to collaborate with existing and new faculty, researchers, and students across the UT Austin campus and beyond. 

Austin is often on the list of top places to live in the U.S. The Jackson School of Geosciences is one of the top ranked programs in the US for geosciences, and #8 in computer sciences. The Texas Advanced Computing Center designs and operates some of the world's most powerful computing resources and technologies to enable discoveries that advance science and society. This position is grant funded and has the potential to continue depending on funding and the potential to transition into a permanent Research-track position at UT Austin. Please send a resume/CV, a short expression of interest and names of 3 references to: Michael Young, Bureau of Economic Geology (michael.young@beg.utexas.edu) Jay Banner, Department of Geological Sciences (banner@jsg.utexas.edu); Suzanne Pierce, Texas Advanced Computing Center (spierce@tacc.utexas.edu) Review of applicants will begin on May 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. This position will be based in the Texas Advanced Computing Center and in the Department of Geological Sciences on UT Austin’s main campus. The University of Texas at Austin is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. All positions are security sensitive, and conviction verification is conducted on applicants selected.

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Updated on 4/16/2019

Hi everyone,

Below is a link for new position at the Kansas Geological Survey in the Cartographic Services Section. See the announcement for details. 

employment.ku.edu/staff/14183BR

Phil

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Updated on 4/10/2019

Summer Internship

CRREL is offering a summer internship under the supervision of Dr. Viktoria Gisladottir. The student is to participate in a pre-feasibility geothermal study for a site in Alaska. The objective of the pre-feasibility study is to look for indication of geothermal potential through review of existing data and field reconnaissance. The student would be involved in data collection and analysis as well as identifying and framing next step/scale field reconnaissance. A successful candidate would have demonstrable skills in geology/engineering- structural, water geochemistry, or geophysics.  Students with geothermal interest are encouraged to apply. 

Requirements: Graduate students preferred. Knowledgeable seniors with strong initiative and the ability to work independently considered.

Location of internship: Hanover, New Hampshire - travel to Alaska.
Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) U.S. Army Engineer R&D Center (ERDC)
Contact information: viktoria.r.gisladottir@erdc.dren.mil

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Updated on 4/9/2019

The following vacancy announcement was posted to USAJOBS on April 9, 2019.

Open to Recent Graduates – RTP-R3-OT-2019-0003 - Recent Graduates who have completed a qualifying degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution or technical education program within the preceding 2 years of the announcement closing date OR current students who will complete a qualifying degree/certificate within 4 months of the announcement closing date. Preference eligible veterans unable to apply within 2 years of receiving their degree due to military service obligation may apply up to 6 years after degree/certification.

Title:

Life Scientist/Environmental Engineer/Physical Scientist

Series and Grade Announced:

0401/0819/1301

Location of Position:

Fort Meade, MD; Annapolis, MD; Philadelphia, PA; Wheeling, WV

Area of Consideration:

Recent Graduates who have completed a qualifying degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution or technical education program within the preceding 2 years of the announcement closing date OR current students who will complete a qualifying degree/certificate within 4 months of the announcement closing date.  Preference eligible veterans unable to apply within 2 years of receiving their degree due to military service obligation may apply up to 6 years after degree/certification.

Position Type:

Recent Graduates, Excepted Service

Opening Date:

04/09/2019

Closing Date:

04/15/2019 or 150 applicant limit

Number of Vacancies:

MANY

Position Risk Designation:

Moderate Risk

Direct Link to Announcement

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/529892800


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Updated on 4/8/2019

The China University of Mining and Technology (CUMT) has offered WVU three expenses-paid scholarships to send students to a two-week cultural exchange program on their campus in Xuzhou, China. This program is coordinated at WVU by-China Energy Center (USCEC). CUMT will welcome a mix of students from over 15 international universities to study (in English) and interact with CUMT students and professors on topics that include: • Science, Engineering, and Safety related to Green Energy • Humanities and Social Science associated with History, Policy, and the Chinese Economy • Chinese Culture and Chinese Language Participation in the CUMT Summer Program is open to WVU students who are upper-level undergraduate students and graduate students who wish to learn more about China, its economy, and international concerns about energy. It is not necessary to understand Chinese, but WVU students who are studying Chinese will have an opportunity to interact with fellow students who wish to learn English. Scholarships include full costs for travel within China, tuition for courses, room and board, and charges for field trips and visiting cultural areas. Students are required to arrive at Beijing International Airport on Friday June 14 for transportation to Xuzhou and will be taken to Shanghai International Airport for departure on Sunday June 30. West Virginia University will provide financial assistance to partially defray travel costs to and from China. The USCEC will provide technical assistance with CUMT applications and obtaining visas. 

Interested students should contact: Richard Bajura, Interim Director Qingyun Sun, Associate Director US-China Energy Center US-China Energy Center 304-293-6034 304-293-5545 bajura@wvu.edu qsun@wvu.edu by Thursday, April 11, 2019 to apply for consideration. Screening will begin April 12th. Additional information for this program is posted on the home page of the web site for the WVU National Research Center for Coal and Energy and also under the Programs Tab for the US-China Energy Center.

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Updated on 4/5/2019

The Kentucky Geological Survey has an opening for a PhD level carbonate geologist in industrial minerals. The position's focus is on limestone and aggregates. 

Here is the posting on the UK job site:

https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/224727

 I was asked by Dave Harris at KGS to share. 

Thanks, Phil

Philip Dinterman
Senior Petroleum Geologist
West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey
1 Mont Chateau Rd

Morgantown, WV 26508-8079
pdinterman@geosrv.wvnet.edu
(304) 594-2331

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Updated on 4/4/2019

Summer 2019 Job Opportunity:

Recreation Visitor Surveyor for National Forests in Oregon!

Please contact us ASAP—we are hiring now…

Job Title: Field Interviewer/Surveyor for Recreation Visitors: National Visitor Use Monitoring Program (NVUM). We are hiring multiple interviewers!

Brief Job Description: Conducting face-to-face interviews with visitors at various recreation sites in National Forest sites of Oregon & Washington.

Job Locations: Malheur, Umatilla and Wallowa-Whitman National Forests in Oregon, and White Salmon River in the Columbia River Gorge (WA state).

Dates (Approximate): May 12th – August 7th, 2019

Salary & Benefits: Full time at $12/hr, plus the following items will be provided free of charge: Roundtrip flight to and from Northwest, housing, rental car and gas card for work purposes.

Please send a resume & cover letter ASAP to: Dr. Dave Smaldone at David.smaldone@mail.wvu.edu &/or Mary Allen at mary.allen1@mail.wvu.edu

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Updated on 4/2/2019

From: Merriam, Eric R CIV USARMY CELRP (US) <Eric.R.Merriam@usace.army.mil> 
Sent: Tuesday, April 02, 2019 1:05 PM
To: Jason Hubbart <jason.hubbart@mail.wvu.edu>; Todd Petty <Todd.Petty@mail.wvu.edu>; Michael Strager <mstrager@wvu.edu>; Steve Kite <jkite@wvu.edu>; Dorothy Vesper <Dorothy.Vesper@mail.wvu.edu>; Kyle Hartman <Kyle.Hartman@mail.wvu.edu>; Jim Anderson <wetland@wvu.edu>
Subject: RE: New Hire Position Description (UNCLASSIFIED)

Jason et al.,

Please have any interested students submit resumes directly to Elliott Porter at Elliott.Porter@usace.army.mil

This is a direct hire and is not going through the formal Federal application process. This is great in that resumes do not have to fit the 'USA Jobs mold'. There is no initial screening of resumes by folks unfamiliar with the job - all resumes will go to the hiring supervisor (Elliott).

Thanks so much for this! Please don't hesitate to reach out to me with any questions.

Hope all is well with everyone!

Eric
Eric R. Merriam, PhD
Plan Formulator
Planning & Environmental Branch
US Army Corps of Engineers, Pittsburgh District
Office: (412) 395-7185

Job specifics

Position Description – Interdisciplinary Planner Email resume to: Elliott.porter@usace.army.mil , Pittsburgh District, Planning and Economics Section SUPERVISORY CONTROLS Performs work under the general technical supervision of a senior planner. Chief, Plan Formulation and Economics section provides administrative supervision. Technical supervisor defines objectives and priorities of work. Develops work procedures and coordinates and monitors accomplishment of assignments in accordance with results desired, and limits of scope of study and program policies and procedures. Independently identifies and defines nature and scope of obscure problems and recommends solution. Reports progress to supervisor on an as needed basis. Receives general guidance for unusual problems. Reports and findings are subject to review and approval of technical supervisor, Branch Chief and higher authority. MAJOR DUTIES 1. Planning/Water Resource Studies Prepares planning related components of studies for major water resource projects, continuing authority projects and other special studies assigned to the Planning Branch which are located in the Pittsburgh District. Typical project assignments include structural and nonstructural flood damage prevention, bank stabilization, water supply, water quality, recreation, hydropower, navigation, and environmental projects. Participates in interdisciplinary teams that perform investigations and planning to determine the feasibility of potential projects. a) With guidance of technical supervisor plans and executes work required to complete assignment. Develops cost estimate and determines resource requirements for accomplishing work. Assists in planning level of public involvement and interagency coordination and participates accordingly. Helps resolve controversial problems impacting various governmental and/or private entities. b) Accomplishes proper data collection to support development of required report input and serves as a planning resource for interdisciplinary teams. c) Prepares written reports or sections of reports detailing study results, conclusions and recommendations. Prepares accompanying exhibits, maps, photos and data sheets for inclusion. d) When necessary, utilizes consulting contractors to complete assigned work, developing required scopes of work and cost estimates. e) Prepares necessary correspondence in regard to efforts outlined above and responds to inquiries from other agencies and the public. Responds to pertinent review comments from higher authorities. 2. Virtual Team/Consulting Serves as Planning specialist or consultant on Division-wide virtual teams on as-needed basis. Provides required community planning information as requested for various type virtual teams supporting other in-house elements, other Districts or Divisions as assigned by Branch Chief. Work is subject to review by Independent Review Teams and Branch Chief. 3. Public Participation Represents the District on a continuing basis in discussions with citizen's groups and professionals, i.e. engineers, architects, lawyers, etc, directly concerned with Planning problems, processes or programs. Explains District programs or aids in applying concepts.

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Updated on 3/29/2019

Two 9-Month Positions in Geological Sciences, Central Washington University

The Department of Geological Sciences, Central Washington University, invites applications for two 9-month, non-tenure track lecturer positions from September 16, 2019 to June 15, 2020. The first position includes teaching Mineralogy and Introductory Petrology; the second includes Sedimentology/Stratigraphy and Historical Geology; either could also include Quantitative Reasoning for Geoscientists or summer teaching of our 5-week Geologic Field Methods course (June 22 to July 27, 2020). Both positions include a selection of introductory geology courses for majors and non-majors. A Master's Degree in Geological Sciences or closely allied field is required, and university-level teaching experience is preferred. For a comprehensive list of position requirements and to apply online, please visit: https://careers.cwu.edu. For additional information, see www.geology.cwu.edu or contact Dr. Lisa Ely at ely@geology.cwu.edu or 509.963.2177. Screening will begin April 22, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. CWU is an AA/EEO/Title IX Institution.

The Department of Geological Sciences at Central Washington University is composed of 11 permanent faculty who maintain diverse research and teaching programs that involve both undergraduate and M.S. students. There are ~75 undergraduate majors and 20 Master's degree graduate students. We offer a BS and BA in Geology, a BS in Environmental Geological Sciences, a Geology specialization in Environmental Sciences, and an MS in Geological Sciences. See www.geology.cwu.edu for more information about the department, faculty, students and programs.

Central Washington University, is a regional comprehensive university located on the eastern flanks of the Cascade Mountains in Ellensburg (population ~20,000), which provides one of the finest living environments in the Pacific Northwest. 

Position Descriptions
The successful candidates for each position will teach an average of 15 credit hours per quarter (2-3 courses), including a combination of  undergraduate courses in their areas of expertise (see below) and introductory courses for majors and non-majors. 

Courses for Mineralogy/Petrology Position:
*GEOL 320 Rocks and Minerals (Introductory Petrology)
*GEOL 346 Mineralogy
*GEOL 101 Introduction to Geology and/or GEOL 107 Earth's Changing Surface and/or GEOL 108 Earth and Energy Resources

Possible additional courses depending on interest and expertise: 
*GEOL 188 Geology and Environmental Geology Field Trips (non-majors). Weekend field trips to engage and recruit students into Geological Sciences
*GEOL 305 Quantitative Reasoning for Geoscientists (early majors)

Courses for Sedimentology/Stratigraphy Position:
*GEOL 370 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
*GEOL 200 Earth Evolution and Global Change (Historical Geology)
*GEOL 101 Introduction to Geology and/or GEOL 107 Earth's Changing Surface and/or GEOL 108 Earth and Energy Resources

Possible additional courses depending on interest and expertise: 
*GEOL 188 Geology and Environmental Geology Field Trips (non-majors). Weekend field trips to engage and recruit students into Geological Sciences
*GEOL 305 Quantitative Reasoning for Geoscientists (early majors)

For either position, there is an additional option to teach a 5-week summer course, GEOL 489 Geologic Field Methods, from June 22-July 27, 2020. This optional course would involve additional pay and work schedule during the summer quarter, and would be administered under a separate contract. Contact the CWU Department of Geological Sciences for more information about this course and teaching opportunity.
                                        
Minimum Qualifications for Both Positions
*Master's degree in Geological Sciences or related field
*Demonstrated teaching potential
*Expertise in either (1) mineralogy and petrology or (2) sedimentology, stratigraphy and historical geology suitable to teaching those courses
*Evidence of potential to be a dynamic instructor who can engage a diversity of students
*Demonstrated commitment to working with a multi-cultural population and adherence to the university philosophy supporting diversity

Preferred Qualifications
*Ph.D. in Geological Sciences or related field
*Demonstrated teaching experience in field of expertise
*Potential to teach an introductory majors' course in Quantitative Reasoning for Geoscientists

Pay & Work Schedule
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience, in accordance with the minimum salaries set by the CWU Collective Bargaining Agreement
Appointment: Full-time, non-tenure track, 9 month appointment, Sept 16, 2019 - June 15, 2020.
Benefits: CWU offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, retirement and optional savings plans, life and disability insurance. 
Additional Information: 
For additional information about the CWU Department of Geological Sciences, visit www.geology.cwu.edu
For additional information about the University, visit: http://www.cwu.edu

For additional information about Ellensburg, visit: http://myellensburg.com OR http://www.kittitascountychamber.com

How To Apply
For a comprehensive list of position requirements and to apply online, please visit: https://careers.cwu.edu. You must complete the on-line application and attach:
*A detailed cover letter clearly describing how your education and experience (a) meet the required (and, as applicable, preferred) qualifications; and (b) demonstrate the ability to perform the responsibilities as described by the posting; and (c) how your teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields (applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further CWU's commitment to diversity);
*Curriculum Vitae including work history, education, and training; 
*Contact information for three professional references; and
*Copies of highest degree held
* (Optional) Evidence of teaching effectiveness.
        
Screening Begins: April 22, 2019
**Priority will be given to applications received by the screening date. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
NOTE: Although copies of transcripts are acceptable for application purposes, all job offers are contingent upon verification of highest degree.

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Updated on 3/26/2019

From: John Harper <jharper.pgs@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Mar 26, 2019 at 11:50 AM
Subject: PGS - Hydrogeology position available at Indiana Geological Survey
To: John Harper <jharper.pgs@gmail.com>

The Indiana Geological and Water Survey, a research institute of Indiana University, seeks applications for a research scientist with expertise in hydrogeology to conduct basic and applied research to evaluate the water resources of Indiana and beyond. The application deadline is April 15, 2019. All info: HERE or HERE

Indiana University | 611 N. Walnut Grove Avenue | Bloomington, IN 47405-2208

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From: L. Jesse Rouse <jesse.rouse@uncp.edu>
Sent: Monday, March 25, 2019 9:35 PM
To: Timothy Carr
Subject: Tenure track Geology position for fall 

Dr. Carr,

Please share our newly posted announcement for a tenure track position beginning in August 2019 with anyone who is nearing completion. Details can be found at https://jobs.uncp.edu/postings/5407

I think it is safe to say we have a WVU friendly department since of our 6 faculty we have 3 individuals with degrees from WVU G&G (a PhD, an MS, and a BS between us).

Thank you!

Jesse-- 

L. Jesse Rouse, PhD, GISP, RPA
Department of Geology and Geography
University of North Carolina at Pembroke
232 Old Main, PO Box 1510
Pembroke, NC  28372
(910)521-6387
http://jesserouse.com/uncp

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Updated on 3/25/2019

From: Kozar, Mark <mdkozar@usgs.gov> 
Sent: Monday, March 25, 2019 10:30 AM
To: Steve Kite <jkite@wvu.edu>; Dorothy Vesper <Dorothy.Vesper@mail.wvu.edu>; Joseph Donovan <jdonovan@wvu.edu>; martinor@marshall.edu; Kurt Mccoy <kjmccoy@usgs.gov>
Subject: Vacancy for summer position with the USGS in Charleston, WV

As per our previous conversations please find attached to this email the vacancy announcement for the Hydrologic Field Assistant position we are hoping to fill for our office here in Charleston, WV. The primary duties for the position would be to assist with conducting dye tracer tests in support of our county-wide hydrogeologic assessment in Monroe County, West Virginia, but would also involve other tasks such as assisting with groundwater quality sampling, servicing partial record stream gage sites and long-term groundwater monitoring wells, and other associated office tasks such as entry of data into USGS databases. We also have other projects on-going including a statewide borehole geophysics project, and pending studies of groundwater quality of Ohio River Alluvial aquifers which are scheduled to start this summer as well, and potentially could require additional field support.

The position would be primarily for the summer months, May though August, but some tasks could possibly extend into the Fall and Winter should the projects require additional field support and funding is available to support the position. The position requires the applicant to have a valid State issued driver's license and would involve overnight multi-day field trips in the Monroe County area and potentially other areas of the state. If you know of any current or recent graduates that are looking for a summer or part time job, please have them contact Kurt McCoy at 804-261-2656 or at Kurt's email address kjmccoy@usgs.gov.

Should anyone have additional questions they can also call me if Kurt is unavailable. My cell phone number is 304-542-2594 and my office phone is 304-347-5130 extension 234..

Best regards,

Mark D. Kozar

Hydrologist, USGS VA & WV

Groundwater Specialist.

                                                  United States Department of the Interior

U. S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

Announcement Number

VA-WV WSC-2019-03

Who May Apply

United States Citizens

Position Title

Hydrologic Technician (Field Assistant)

Hiring

Agency

INTERIOR, Geological Survey

Open Period

2 to 3 weeks

Duty

Locations

1 vacancy in Charleston, WV

Series/Grade

GG-1316-04

For More

Info

Name:  Kurt J. McCoy

Email: kjmccoy@usgs.gov

Phone: 804-261-2656

Fax: 804-261-2657

Salary

$14.30/hr - $18.59/hr

Promotion Potential

GG-04

Duration of Appointment:  This is a temporary excepted service position not-to-exceed 1 year but may be extended up to a maximum of 2 years without further competition. Employment may not exceed 180 working days in a service year. All qualified applicants, with or without Federal status, may apply and be considered. Appointment to this position, however, will not convey permanent status in the Federal service.

Work Schedule: Part-Time

Travel Required:  Position may require up to 5 nights of travel per month.

Relocation:  Relocation expenses will not be paid. 

Why Is It Great To Work For The USGS?

Embark on an exciting future! From the peaks of the highest mountains to the depths of the deepest seas, the U.S. Geological Survey has career opportunities that make a difference in both the lives of others and in the environment. Would you like to join the more than 10,000 scientists, technicians, and support staff of the USGS who are working in more than 400 locations throughout the United States? Apply today! As the Nation's largest water, earth, and biological science and civilian mapping agency, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) collects, monitors, analyzes, and provides scientific understanding about natural resource conditions, issues, and problems. The diversity of our scientific expertise enables us to carry out large-scale, multi-disciplinary investigations and provide impartial, timely, and relevant scientific information to resource managers, planners, and other customers related to: the health of our ecosystems and environment; natural hazards that threaten us; natural resources we rely on, and; the impact of climate and land-use changes. For more information about the USGS please visit http://www.usgs.gov.

What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position?


Salary: $14.30/hr (Step 01) to $18.59 (Step 10).

NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.

Key Requirements

--Applicants must be U.S. Citizens.

--Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by background investigation.

--A valid state driver's license and safe driving record are required.

--A pre-employment physical at Federal expense is required.

--More requirements are listed under Qualifications and Other Information.

Major Duties 

As a Hydrologic Technician (Field Assistant) with the U.S. Geological Survey, Virginia-West Virginia Water Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:

·         Collects surface-water, ground-water, and quality-water data from gaging stations, wells, or QW monitoring stations.

·         Performs laboratory analysis of water samples to determine specified sediment, chemical, or biological concentrations or physical characteristics.

·         Operate a government vehicle as an incidental driver.

The U.S. Geological Survey has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster.

For additional information on our internal telework policy, please reference the Department of the Interior Telework Handbook at:  http://www.usgs.gov/humancapital/pb/telework.html

Physical Demands:  Work is physically demanding and includes walking, bending, climbing, and lifting of equipment up to 100 pounds when in the field, sometimes during adverse conditions.

Work Environment:  The work is performed in a laboratory or field environment. Field work involves moderate or sometimes extreme exposure to the discomforts of rain, cold/hot weather, and rapidly running or icy streams and rivers. Special safety precautions are required in many cases, and the employee may typically wear life jackets, special safety boots, waders, and special organism handling gear. If selected, you will be required to complete a pre-employment physical.

Education

If this position requires specific educational course work to qualify, or you are qualifying based in whole or part on education, you are required to provide all unofficial transcripts (undergraduate, graduate, etc.) or list of course work, which includes semester hours earned and grade received, by the closing date of this announcement or you will be disqualified from further consideration. This proof may be faxed or emailed to the point of contact listed in this bulletin. Please ensure that all documentation is legible.

Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the above requirements. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit: http://www.usgs.gov/ohr/oars/quals/foreign.html.

Are There Any Special Requirements For This Position?

--A background investigation will be required for this position. Continued employment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.

--Applicants for this position must meet the following requirements:  (1) possession of a valid State driver's license, and (2) possess a safe driving record. If selected, you will be required to provide proof of a valid State License and a copy of your driving record.

Evaluations

Basis of Rating: Applicants will not be rated or ranked. All applicants that meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements of the position will be referred to the selecting official in preference eligible order.

Qualifications

In order to qualify at the GG-04 level, you must meet one of the following:

--Six months of field party experience.  Field party experience includes activities associated with making and recording geologic, hydrologic, biologic or topographic field observations; collecting geologic, biological, or water samples for laboratory analysis; applying accepted data collection techniques and methods in the performance of field work in support of scientific investigations; and using a variety of surveying instruments and electronic or mechanical instrumentation in the making and recording of field measurements and observations designed to collect data for geologic physical science investigations. Only time actually spent in the field can be credited when qualifying individuals under the field party experience option.

--OR two years of sub-professional experience.  Sub-professional experience is defined as technical work performed in support of field or laboratory investigations relating to the biological sciences, physical sciences, or closely related disciplines, which provided basic knowledge or skills in gathering, recording, and assembling scientific or engineering data; using scientific instruments to measure angles, degrees weights, strengths, intensities, etc.; setting up and operating test apparatus, and manipulating quantitative data. Experience may include assisting professional employees in such duties as calibrating and operating measuring instruments, mixing solutions, making chemical analyses, setting up and operating test apparatus, and compiling and processing scientific data. Experience as a laboratory mechanic or in a trade or craft may be credited as experience when the work was performed in close association with physical or biological scientists or other technical personnel and provided a good working knowledge of appropriate scientific principles, methods, and techniques.

--OR one year of college work related to the position. 

You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement.

How to Apply

Applications for this vacancy must be submitted to the point of contact listed above via email BEFORE midnight Eastern Time (Washington, D.C. time) on the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to submit a complete application, you will not be considered for this position.

Required Documents

--If you are claiming veterans' preference you must submit a copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, by the closing date of this announcement. If you are currently on active military duty, you must provide documentation (e.g., campaign document, award citation, etc.), that verifies entitlement to veterans preference and that your character of military service is honorable. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, in addition to the DD-214, you must submit documentation that supports your claim (e.g., an official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces certifying the existence of a service-connected disability; or receipt of a Purple Heart). If you fail to submit any of the required documentation, you will not be granted veterans preference. Additional information on veterans' preference can be found in the VetGuide.

--Required documents may be faxed or emailed to the point of contact listed above.

Benefits

Temporary appointees expected to work at least 130 hours per month for at least 90 days will be eligible to enroll in a Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) plan.  Individuals eligible under this rule receive the full government contribution to their premiums regardless of work schedule and will also be eligible to participate in the Flexible Spending Accounts and Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program. Temporary appointees are not covered by the Federal Employee Retirement System and are ineligible for Federal life, dental, or vision insurance.

Other Information

--Applicants who include vulgar, offensive, or inappropriate language or information in their application package will be ineligible for further consideration for this position. 

--Under Executive Order 11935, only United States citizens and nationals (residents of American Samoa and Swains Island) may compete for civil service jobs. Agencies are permitted to hire non-citizens only in very limited circumstances where there are no qualified citizens available for the position.

--DOI uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.

--USGS employees are subject to Title 43, USC Section 31(a) and may not: (a) have any personal, private, direct or indirect interest in lands or mineral wealth of lands under survey; (b) have any substantial personal, private, direct or indirect interests in any private mining or mineral enterprise doing business with the United States; or (c) execute surveys or examinations for private parties or corporations.

--The application contains information subject to the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment, and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361.

--The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

-- Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

--If you misrepresent your experience or education, or provide false or fraudulent information in or with your application, it may be grounds for not hiring you or for firing you after you begin work. Making false or fraudulent statements also may be punishable by fine or imprisonment.

-- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.

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Updated on 3/19/2019

The following faculty and internship opportunities may be of interest to you and/or your students.

Faculty Assistant Non-Point Source Policy Analyst (Application deadline: April 12, 2019)
The Department of Environmental Science and Technology at the University of Maryland (UMD) seeks candidates for Faculty Assistant, Non-Point Source Policy Analyst. The location for this position will be at the Chesapeake Bay Program Office in Annapolis, MD. A flyer with more information is attached for your reference. To apply online, please visit theUMD Human Resources site.

City of Charles Town Street Tree Inventory - Internship (Application deadline: March 22, 2019)

May 20 – August 2, 2019 internship in the City of Charles Town, WV, inventorying and mapping street trees. Additional responsibilities includes GIS mapping and occasionally supporting WV Chesapeake Bay Program with other forestry initiatives.

Cacapon Institute Project Inventory Internship (Application deadline: March 22, 2019)

May 20 – August 2, 2019 internship with Cacapon Institute in Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan counties, WV, inventorying, mapping, and assessing best management practices (rain gardens, tree plantings, cisterns, etc.).  Additional responsibilities includes GIS mapping and occasionally supporting WV Chesapeake Bay Program with other forestry initiatives.

Street Tree Inventory Internship- City of Martinsburg (Two Positions - Application deadline: March 22, 2019)

May 20 – August 2, 2019 internship in the City of Martinsburg, WV, inventorying and mapping street trees.  Additional responsibilities includes GIS mapping and occasionally supporting WV Chesapeake Bay Program with other forestry initiatives.

Tree Survey & Maintenance Internship, WV Division of Forestry (Application deadline: March 22, 2019)
May 20 – August 2, 2019 internship with the WV Division of Forestry to perform maintenance and survey and inventory riparian buffers and urban tree plantings in Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan counties.  Additional responsibilities includes street tree inventories and occasionally supporting WV Chesapeake Bay Program with other forestry initiatives.

2019 Governor's Internship Program (Last Day to Apply: June 14th, 2019)
The Governor’s Internship Program assists college students in locating meaningful summer employment within West Virginia government agencies (including WV Department of Environmental Protection), private businesses, and nonprofit organizations. Ideally, students are placed in internships where they can gain experience relevant to their academic interests while learning under and being supervised by a professional in that field. Internships generally last nine to thirteen weeks during the summer and pay at least minimum wage

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Updated on 3/19/2019

Entry Level GIS Analyst 

S & S Engineers, Inc. has an immediate opportunity for an Entry Level GIS Analyst. Position Overview: • Responsible for providing GIS services to external and internal clients.  • Requires knowledge of ArcGIS software to propose optimal GIS solutions to meet client needs.   • Creates, customizes, and produces maps and reports from the GIS system. • Creates GIS databases for clients to utilize in the field and office environments.   Responsibilities: • Uses geospatial data to complete tasks using knowledge of Geographical Information Systems. • Serves as GIS technician and resource for accessing, maintaining, and reporting data within the GIS system. • Creates and maintains a list of all GIS layers, software programs, licensing information. • Takes a lead role in coordinating efforts to ensure data integrity and quality of information. • Assists team in preparing aerial and mapping exhibits. • Trains end-users to become self-sufficient in the GIS system. • Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned. Qualifications, Education and Experience: • Associate degree in Geography, Surveying, Planning, Information Technology, Computer Science or related field required. For future advancement and growth, a Baccalaureate Degree and/or GIS professional coursework/certification is desirable for this position but not required. A combination of education and experience will be acceptable at the discretion of the supervisor. • Ability to operate a variety of additional office equipment such as a plotter, scanner, GIS equipment and related computer software. • Experience with water, wastewater and stormwater utilities preferred. Skills/Competencies: • Knowledge of industry standards for GIS data. • Recognizes when technical problems are developing and initiates appropriate corrective actions. • Ability to multi-task and perform work under time constraints with limited supervision. • Ability to comply with policies and work rules, including attendance, safety, drug-free workplace, and personal conduct. S & S Engineers, Inc. is a civil engineering firm specializing in water/wastewater design, site development, and land survey located in Charleston, WV.  S & S clients include municipalities, public service districts, developers, and contractors.  We offer a professional and supportive work environment with opportunities for professional development and growth.   Please call Mr. Jessie Parker, PE, with questions 304-342-7168.  

Submit Resumes via email to j.parker@s-s-eng.com.   

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Updated on 3/17/2019

From: Neil, Mindy S [mailto:Mindy.S.Neil@wv.gov
Subject: RE: Meeting between WV DEP and MU & WVSU Modeling Group

Hello Everyone,

We discussed student internships.  Please encourage your students to visit the following site to apply to the Governor’s Internship Program. Once accepted their information will be in a database that we can search by interest to access their application.  John mentioned field work, but we are considering hiring an intern to work in the office on tasks related to TMDL development, water quality assessments, etc.  Please let us know if you have questions. 

https://intern.wv.gov/program-information/Pages/default.aspx

Thank you,

Mindy S. Neil

Phone: (304) 926-0499 ext. 1063

Fax: (304) 926-0463

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Updated on 3/15/2019

Subject: Student Trainee-Geologist in Morgantown, WV

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/527484100

See announcement for the student trainee geologist position in Morgantown, WV.

Announcement closes 3/21/2019.

Please forward to any potential candidates.

Ph:  304-284-7561

Fax: 855-857-6448

Email: Kathy.Allen@wv.usda.gov

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Updated on 3/3/2019

From: Schwartz, Benjamin F [mailto:bs37@txstate.edu]
Sent: Sunday, March 3, 2019 2:35 PM
To: Dorothy Vesper <Dorothy.Vesper@mail.wvu.edu>
Subject: Job in Austin

Dear Dorothy,

Here's an ad for a job in Austin TX, in case you know anyone qualified or interested. Please feel free to also distribute to folks in any Env. Engineering groups you know.

City of Austin is a great employer, from all the folks I know who work there. A few of my former students work there.
https://www.austincityjobs.org/postings/73774?fbclid=IwAR25yaETpgeBXIorNPu7lEKE0MLJS1XwbINqFHsVlTvLM6i0Fhauisn2zpQ

Best,
Benjamin

Benjamin Schwartz, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Biology
Director, Edwards Aquifer Research and Data Center
Texas State University
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Updated on 2/28/2019

Hi Tim,

I just found out we're posting a new full time position for a Research Geologist.  

The candidate selected from this vacancy will work on a  National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program funded project (which is somewhat of a big deal, since this is one of the few programs directly funded by Congress).

I'm not sure how long the position is open for, but typically our postings are programmed to 'close' when 100 applicants have submitted (which sometimes happens rather quickly). 

I don't know who to pass this on to in the geology side of the department, so I'm hoping you can forward it to whomever might be interested.

Cheers,

Jessica


---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Davidson, Josie <jdavidson@usgs.gov>
Date: Thu, Feb 28, 2019 at 8:42 AM
Subject: Link to Research Geologist vacancy......please pass it on to anyone you know who may be interested.
To: GS-NEA-EGPSC ALL <gs-nea-egpsc_all@usgs.gov>

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/525758800

--

Josie Davidson

Administrative Officer

Florence Bascom Geoscience Center

United States Geological Survey

703-648-5436

--

Jessica DeWitt

Research Geographer

USGS Geology & Paleoclimate Science Center

Reston, VA

703-648-6926


Updated on 2/28/2019

The Central Valley Water Quality Control Board’s Fresno Office has an opening for an Engineering Geologist in the Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program Unit.  The position location is 1685 E Street, Fresno, CA 93706.

Duties:

Under the close supervision of a Senior Engineering Geologist the incumbent will provide geological and hydrogeological expertise and assist in developing guidelines for assessing impacts to waters of the State from irrigated agricultural operations and facilities, including managed wetlands and nurseries, to ascertain compliance with prescribed waste discharge requirements and waivers of waste discharge requirements under the Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program. 

Conduct technical evaluations of farm management systems such as irrigation water delivery systems and tail water return systems that could affect the quality of waters of the State, and investigate complaints of alleged and/or actual pollution or other conditions contributing to water quality degradation from agricultural operations.  Field tasks may include collecting samples of water, soil, and waste for analysis, and evaluating actual field performance of irrigated agricultural facilities and operations.

Perform technical assessment of hydrogeological and engineering geology reports; review water quality data from technical and monitoring reports; prepare and/or supervise preparation of maps, graphs and other visual aids; prepare correspondence, identify possible water pollution effects from agricultural discharges, and provide hydrogeological expertise in defining the scope of investigation needed to determine the nature and extent of the discharge.    

Additional information:

Candidates must possess essential personal qualifications including integrity, initiative, dependability, good judgment, the ability to work cooperatively with others, and the ability to perform the assigned duties of the class.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

Position Details

Job Code #:

JC-146515

Position #(s):

880-155-3756-041

Working Title:

Engineering Geologist

Classification:

ENGINEERING GEOLOGIST

$5,098.00 - $9,597.00

# of Positions:

1

Work Location:

Fresno County

Job Type:

Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) and the nine (9) Regional Water Quality Control Boards (RWQCB) (collectively the Water Boards) work to preserve, enhance, and restore the quality of California’s water resources and drinking water for the protection of the environment, public health, and all beneficial uses, and to ensure proper water resource allocation and efficient use, for the benefit of present and future generations.

Special Requirements

In order to be considered for this position, you must include the following:

  • RPA#18-155-043 in the “Examination or Job Title(s)” section of the State application when submitting a hardcopy application.
  • Photocopies of degree and transcripts

Must have Engineering Geologist list, transfer, or reinstatement eligibility and be reachable on the certification list.  Here is the link to the exam

 https://jobs.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Exams/Bulletin.aspx?examCD=3WB11

Electronic submittal of applications and attachments through jobs.ca.gov is preferred.  Emailed or faxed applications will not be accepted.

 

In the hiring interview, the panel will consider education, experience, personal development, personal traits and fitness for the job. In appraising experience, more weight may be given to the breadth of pertinent experience and evidence of the candidate's ability to accept and fulfill increasing responsibilities than to the length of his/her experience. For additional information, you may refer to the class specification.

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 3/20/2019

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply. 

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.

Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account atwww.CalCareers.ca.gov. When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

State Water Resources Control Board

Attn: Human Resources Branch

P.O. BOX 100

Sacramento, CA 95812-0100

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Shawntay Bryant

1001 I Street, 18th Floor

Sacramento, CA 95814

08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
  • Statement of Qualifications - please see below for specific SOQ requirements
  • Other - Cover Letter

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

We are looking for applicants that possess substantial hydrologeological knowledge or experience in the Central Valley applicable to the assessment of non-point source and point source discharges from agricultural operations to surface waters and ground waters.  Experience with agriculture, an advanced degree, and registration as a professional geologist are desirable qualifications.

Desirable qualifications include excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to conduct field investigations, the ability to work independently, organize and set priorities on assignments and meet deadlines; as well as possessing integrity, initiative, dependability, good judgment, and good interpersonal skills.

Additional desirable qualifications include proficiency in personal computer and software applications such as MODFLOW, GIS and statistical programs, knowledge of water chemistry/water quality; land, soil and water use interactions; knowledge of agricultural practices; experience in groundwater and soil investigation and evaluation of groundwater monitoring networks; knowledge of agricultural well construction procedures, geochemistry, soil science, and soil and groundwater sampling procedures; and the ability to consistently apply good judgment in analyzing farm practices and their possible impacts on water quality issues.

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the application process. The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position.

Human Resources Contact: 
Human Resources
(916) 341-5127
Shawntay.Bryant@waterboards.ca.gov

Hiring Unit Contact: 
David Sholes
(559) 445-6279
David.Sholes@waterboards.ca.gov

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
Shyla Hoffman
(916) 341-5881
Shyla.Hoffman@waterboards.ca.gov

California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Statement of Qualifications

The Statement of Qualifications should be no longer than two pages in length and must indicate your total years of experience explaining your verbal communications skills, customer service experience, organizational skills, database knowledge and Excel spreadsheet knowledge.

Posted on 2/2/2019

Interesting internship opportunities with the NAtional Park Service - 
open to UGs and Grads, geology, environmental science, and geography

https://www.mosaicsinscience.org/apply/

Posted on 1/28/2019

Dr. Joe

I had you several years ago in the Geology Program at WVU, I am now working for a directional drilling company called Professional Directional based out of Texas, with a branch office here in Morgantown. Our branch provides Directional Drilling Services for multiple operators here in the Northeast district, such as EQT, Eclipse, and HG Energy. 

I was reaching out to see if you would know any recent graduates looking for work in the area, preferably coming out of the  Geology Program or the Petroleum Engineering Program?  We are looking to hire for a MWD position or a Directional Driller position both of which start off with good pay and give field experience, and help build relationships to further a career.  If you have anyone in mind feel free to pass along my info and have them get in touch with me, my info is in my email signature.

I will try to get over to Brooks Hall this week  and come speak with you in person, if you are free.  What are your office hours this semester so I can plan accordingly?

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Aaron Pertee | MWD Technician & Expeditor

421 N Metro  Drive | Morgantown | WV | 26501
O  304-566-7553 | F 304-566-7503 | C 304-923-7361
APertee@prodirectional.com | www.prodirectional.com

Posted on 1/18/2019

WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY Department of Geology

Visiting Faculty Position

The Geology Department at Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA seeks applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor starting in fall 2019. PhD or ABD is required at the time of appointment. Courses taught by the successful candidate will include historical geology at the majors level, physical geology at the introductory level, and other courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. We seek a dynamic, creative teacher/scholar who is dedicated to diverse and inclusive teaching approaches and is enthusiastic about teaching intensive field-based geology courses. W&L and the Geology Department value excellence in scholarship, meaningful engagement in professional activities, sustainability, and the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. W&L is a nationally ranked, highly selective liberal arts college. The Department (geology.wlu.edu) has excellent facilities and resources, makes great use of the Appalachians in field courses and labs, and belongs to the Keck Geology Consortium. Apply to the search committee online at http://apply.interfolio.com/59327. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, teaching statement detailing teaching interests/experience, research statement, and contact information for 3 referees. Please address to Lisa Greer, Chair, Geology Department, Washington and Lee University. Initial review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted on 11/16/2018

From: Lloyd Ford
Sent: Friday, November 16, 2018 1:23 PM
To: Timothy Carr; Shikha Sharma
Cc: Rachael Conrad
Subject: CNX Resources Internships - Geology 

Good Afternoon Dr. Carr and Dr. Sharma, I hope you’re both doing well today.  I received this opportunity this morning from CNX, but wasn’t sure if they included you on it.  They’re looking for engineers and geologists, and I figured that you’d like to share with the geology students.  Students can apply online at: http://www.cnx.com/careers/career-search

Posted on 11/13/2018

My name is Jeremy White, and I am the Field Office Chief of the Charleston office of the US Geological Survey's Virginia-West Virginia Water Science Center.  I wanted to reach out to announce that we have two vacancies for Recent Graduate Hydrologic Technicians in our office in Charleston.  In order to be eligible for a recent graduate position, you must have earned a degree within the past 2 years, or are projected to do so in December 2018. I would greatly appreciate it if you could pass this email along to potential candidates that you'd feel would be well suited for this position.  We admittedly struggle to get potential candidates that have ties to WV, so I'm hopeful this will help in the process.   The attached draft vacancy announcement, that will be posted on USAJobs on November 5th, https://www.usajobs.gov/describes some of the duties of the position.  There is a 100 application limit, so if folks are interested, I'd encourage them to apply as early as possible.  If potential candidates have further questions, they can contact me directly at this email address or one of my phone numbers below in my signature.   This is a great opportunity for someone that's interested in working for the US Geological Survey.  I personally stumbled across a vacancy announcement for a similar position with the USGS in the Student Union at the University of Charleston over 20 years ago, and I'm now the Field Office Chief in that same office.  I apologize for the late notification, but I am hopeful that this email will get distributed to a broad audience and we'll get some local highly qualified candidates. Please feel free to contact me in the future if you have students that show an interest in the work that we do or if you're interested in learning more about our science activities here in WV and beyond.  Our program is growing, so there may be opportunities beyond these specific vacancies in the near future. If there's another resource within your university that is better suited for this type of communication, I'd appreciate it if you could send that along.

Posted on 11/12/2018

The WV Department of Environmental Protection is looking to hire an Environmental Resources Specialist, with the Division of Water and Waste Management (Watershed Branch, Kanawha County).

The Division of Water and Waste Management’s (DWWM) mission is to preserve, protect, and enhance the state’s watersheds for the benefit and safety of all its citizens through implementation of programs controlling hazardous waste, solid waste and surface & groundwater pollution, from any source.

Application Deadline: November 20, 2018

Areas of Specialization: Stream Biology, Ecology, Fisheries, and Water Quality

Job Description: Employee will perform entry level professional work and assist higher level specialists and analysts in support of the watershed assessment section in both office and field settings. Field related duties will include the collection of data regarding the physical and chemical properties of water in streams or lakes, assessing riparian and in-stream habitat conditions, evaluating watershed activities and disturbances, collecting samples of benthic macroinvertebrate and fish communities, conducting field reconnaissance for potential sample and assessment locations, and pollutant source tracking. Employee may also provide public education services about the environment to schools, watershed groups, and other requesting entities. Office related duties include data review (qa/qc) and entry of stream and lake assessment information, assisting high level staff with data analysis and reporting, working with GIS systems, summarizing environmental data, scanning assessment documents, and creating tables and graphic output for reporting.

Requirements:

  • To be considered for this position, applicant must have permanent civil service status (this includes reinstatements) and meet the minimum requirements, or be within the top ten percent of the division of personnel competitive register for this job classification.
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in chemistry, physics, geography, geology, biology, economics, engineering, environmental studies, natural science, or archeology.
    • Substitution: full-time or equivalent part-time paid technical or paraprofessional experience in the acquisition, preservation, protection and enhancement of environmental/natural resources may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.

Please see the online posting here, for additional requirements and instructions on how to apply.

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Posted on 11/12/2018

https://wgnhs.uwex.edu/jobs/

Web developer (100%)

Application deadline: November 30, 2018

Hydrogeologist (100%)

Application deadline: November 30, 2018

Bedrock geologist (100%)

Application deadline: November 30, 2018

Geoscience program coordinator (100%)

Application deadline: November 30, 2018

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Posted on 11/2/2018

Survey Geologist III

Posting number:  GEOLOGIST III

Release Date:  11/2/2018

Closing date:  when filled

Duties:  This position is located primarily within the WVGES Oil and Gas Program, although the successful candidate will be expected to participate in various field projects on a regular basis.  This is a senior-level position; an advanced degree is preferred. Basic knowledge of core logging techniques, subsurface correlation, structure contour mapping, and petrographic analysis is required, as is attendance and successful completion of geologic field camp. The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite and GIS software, with GIS proficiency preferred.  Experience with subsurface mapping software is a plus. Preference will be given to candidates possessing an advanced skill set, such as geochemical data analysis, petrophysics, or seismic interpretation. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter able to complete tasks with minimal supervision.  The candidate must be physically capable to assist with manual labor, such as moving core boxes, records, and other tasks as needed.  Applicants will be required to work outdoors all day mapping in rough terrain and variable weather for up to a week at a time.  Office tasks will involve extensive computer work updating and maintaining the Oil/Gas Program’s data bases using various industry and in-house software.

Requirements:

Training: Master’s Degree in Geology from an accredited college or university, and three years or professional experience as a geologist, or a Bachelor’s Degree in Geology from an accredited four-year college or university and five years paid experience as a professional geologist.

Other:   Valid driver’s license.

To apply:

1.            Download and complete the State Division of Personnel application at:  www.personnel.wv.gov/SiteCollectionDocuments/Miscellaneous Documents/Application.pdf

Include three professional references.

2.            Please include posting number GEOLOGIST III on application.

3.            Send the State Division of Personnel application directly to:

Hanna Law

WV Geological & Economic Survey

1 Mont Chateau Rd

Morgantown, WV 26508

Fax:  304-594-2575

e-mail:  hlaw@geosrv.wvnet.edu

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Posted on 11/2/2018

From: Jonathan Knapp <knapp1jp@gmail.com>
Sent: Friday, November 2, 2018 11:20 AM
To: Timothy Carr
Subject: Senior Market Application Scientist Dr Carr,
I'm in desperate need of an applications scientific with a focus as a geologist, archaeologist, or art conservation specialist. This is a global position and includes a lot of travel, a lot of interaction with the public, and acting as an ambassador for the science. Unlike most application scientist positions this one includes the opportunity to pursue your own research program and work across multiple instruments. An enthusiastic and outgoing scientist who is finishing their PhD would be acceptable for this position. As a global position this person can be stationed anywhere, but would have access to the most instrumentation if they were based in Denver Colorado, Madison Wisconsin, or Austin Texas. I'd appreciate it if you could send this job announcement out to your recent graduates and Alumni network. Thank you. 
https://englishcareers-bruker.icims.com/jobs/6343/senior-market-application-scientist/job 

Bruker Corporation | Career | Senior Market Application ...englishcareers-bruker.icims.comSUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: The Senior Market Application Scientist brings a high level of scientific and technical expertise to activities associated with market development, business development, sales, application development, and product development.

Posted on 11/02/2018

From: Anthony J. Vega <avega@clarion.edu>
Sent: Friday, November 2, 2018 10:40 AM
To: Timothy Carr
Subject: FW: Position at Clarion Dr Carr, We are in desperate need of a geologist to cover two courses (Sed Strat and Historical Geology) for the Spring semester (with the possibility of full time next academic year). If you know anyone (graduates, ABD, etc) that would be able to cover the courses, would you please pass along the information?  The job pool is: https://jobs.clarion.edu/postings/10498  Thank you very much for your time, Tony  Dr. Anthony J. VegaProfessor/ChairBiology and Geosciences DepartmentClarion UniversityClarion. PA 16214814.393.2023814.393.2004 (fax)

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Updated on 11/1/2018

Hydrologic Technician, GS-1316-05/06/07 RECENT GRADUATE (RG-AG)

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Geological Survey

 

Overview

  • Open & closing dates

 11/05/2018 to 11/09/2018

This job will close when we have received 100 applications which may be sooner than the closing date. Learn more

  • Service

Excepted

  • Pay scale & grade

GS 05 - 07

  • Salary

$33,394 to $53,773 per year

  • Appointment type

Recent Graduates - Pathways Recent Graduate Appointment

  • Work schedule

Full-Time

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Location

Charleston, WV few vacancies

 

Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

Telework eligible

No

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This job is open to

Recent graduates

Individuals who have graduated from an accredited educational institute or certificate program within the last 2 years or 6 years for Veterans.

 

Clarification from the agency

Open to all qualified U.S. Citizens that meet the eligibility requirements for the Pathways Recent Graduates Program as described below.

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Announcement number

PATH-2019-0026

Control number

515627400

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General Information

Salary:

GS-05 $33,394.00 (Step 01) to $43,414.00 (Step 10);

GS-06 $37,223.00 (Step 01) to $48,385.00 (Step 10);

GS-07 $41,365.00 (Step 01) to $53,773.00 (Step 10);
 
NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.      

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Responsibilities

As a Hydrologic Technician within the Virginia-West Virginia Water Science Center, some of your specific duties will include: 

--Measuring stage and discharge in a variety of field conditions using various methods and equipment.

--Measuring field water-quality such as water temperature, specific conductance, pH, dissolved oxygen and alkalinity.

--Computing, processing, and checking routine sediment samples.

--Entering sediment data into water-quality and/or daily-values file using automated systems.

--Installing, maintaining, servicing, and troubleshooting of sensing, recording, and communication equipment and instrumentation.

--Constructing and removing gages and supporting structures.

--Preparing material for publication including maps, tables, and other illustrative material.

--Establishing vertical and horizontal datums and applying surveying and geostationary reference techniques.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work regularly involves moderate risks or discomforts associated with visiting field sites with limited access, under adverse weather or flooding conditions, or exposure to irritant or toxic chemicals. Requires considerable dexterity, agility, and strenuous physical exertion such as needed to: climb, or work from, tall ladders or scaffolding; work in areas where footing is treacherous such as on slippery river banks, in steep or rocky terrain, and in fast-moving water; lift heavy objects weighing over 50 lbs; crouch or crawl in constricted areas. Work may require the use of special clothing and gear such as masks, coats, boots, goggles, respirators, and life jackets.

Travel Required

25% or less - Average travel of 10 nights per month.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

11

  • Job family (Series)

1316 Hydrologic Technician

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Conditions of Employment

  • Applicants must be U.S. Citizens.
  • Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by background investigation.
  • The duration of the Recent Graduates appointment is a trial period.
  • More requirements are listed under Qualifications and Other Information.
  • Selectee must provide a valid state driver's license & safe driving record.
  • Selectee subject to successful completion of a pre-employment medical exam.

Are There Any Special Requirements For This Position?

  • This vacancy is limited to the first 100 applications received and will close at midnight Eastern Time on the day this application limit is reached regardless of the closing date specified in this vacancy announcement. Any application received prior to midnight Eastern Time of the day the application limit is reached will be accepted and considered.  You are strongly encouraged to submit all required supporting documents at the time of application should the vacancy close earlier than stated in this announcement due to the applicant limit being reached.  Supporting documents will not be accepted once the vacancy announcement closes.
  • Because this position requires travel for official business, the selectee will be required to apply for a charge card within 30 calendar days of appointment.  Individuals who have delinquent account balances from a previous Government charge card will be required to satisfy their existing obligation before a new card can be issued. 
  • The Recent Graduate Program lasts for 1 year.  Participants who successfully complete the Recent Graduate Program may be eligible for conversion to a permanent appointment or a term (1-4 years in duration) appointment without further competition. 
  • Throughout the recruitment and hiring process we will be communicating with you via email; therefore, it is imperative that the email address you provide when applying for this vacancy remains active.  Should your email address change, please notify the point of contact identified in the vacancy announcement as soon as possible so that we can update our system.
  • A background investigation will be required for this position. Continued employment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.

Qualifications

Eligibility Requirements
In order to be eligible for an appointment under the Pathways Recent Graduate Program you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be a recent graduate who has completed, within the previous two years, an associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution such as an accredited technical or vocational school; a 2- or 4-year college or university; a graduate or professional school (e.g., law school, medical school); or a post-secondary home school curriculum.  Note:  Certificate program is defined as post-secondary education in a qualifying educational institution equal to at least one academic year of full-time study that’s part of an accredited college-level, technical, trade, vocational, or business school curriculum; OR
  • You must be currently enrolled in a qualifying degree program as described above AND expect to complete your degree requirements no later than December 2018.  If you do not complete your degree requirements by December 2018 you will be ineligible for consideration under this program.
  • Veterans who were precluded from applying due to their military service obligation begin their 2-year eligibility period upon release or discharge from active duty; however, eligibility for these veterans cannot exceed 6 years from the date on which the degree or certificate was obtained.  The date of release or discharge from active duty should be later than the date the degree or certificate was obtained. 

Qualification Requirements

For more information on basic qualifications, please click on the following: Hydrologic Technician 1316 job series.

GS-05: All applicants must meet at least one of the following to qualify for the GS-05 level:

A. One year of appropriate specialized experience that is equivalent to at least the GS-04 level in the Federal service. Examples of GS-04 level work assignments include: making adjustments and minor repairs to water level recorders, or other equipment used in water investigations; following well defined methods and designated formulas; computing, extracting, compiling, and presenting geological or hydrologic data in prescribed tabular or graphic form; computing mean daily gage heights from water stage record charts, editing record tapes, and making corrections based on field notes; OR

B. Successful completion of a full four year course of study (120 semester hours/180 quarter hours) leading to a bachelor's degree (a) with major study in an appropriate field of science (i.e., geology, chemistry, physics, geophysics, biology, ecology, mathematics, soils, forestry, meteorology, hydrology, oceanography, physical science, atmospheric science engineering, construction, or industrial technology), or (b) that included at least 24 semester hours, or the equivalent, in any combination of courses such as engineering, industrial technology, construction drafting, surveying, physical science, biology, or mathematics; OR

C. Equivalent combination of successfully completed post-high school education and specialized experience, as stated above. Only progressive education in excess of the first 60 semester hours/90 quarter hours (i.e., beyond the first two years) of a course of study leading to a bachelor's degree is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirement (CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO COMBINE UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION & SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE).

GS-06: All applicants must meet at least one of the following to qualify for the GS-06 level:

A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 level in the Federal service. Examples of GS-05 level work assignments: 1) Computing mean daily gage heights from water stage record charts, editing record tapes, and making corrections based on field observation notes; 2) Preparing maps showing well elevations and depth to water, hydrographs, profiles, and well locations. Other examples of GS-05 level work assignments include: 1) Installing, adjusting, inspecting, and servicing crest-stage indicators, well-recorders, and other instruments for the collection of ground and surface water data; and checking gage settings to ensure continuing accuracy of the records obtained from instruments; 2) Making technical studies of hydrologic data collected in the field, and preparing material for publication, such as, drafts, maps and other illustrative material; applying datum corrections to gage height records allowing for periods of ice effect, temperature variations, and precipitation; and plotting hydrographs and analyzing differences in hydrographs with earlier records, and making necessary changes; OR

B. Successful completion of 1/2 year of appropriate graduate level education (9 semester hours, 13.5 quarter hours or the equivalent) in hydrology or other field of study directly related to the work of this position; OR

C. Equivalent combination of appropriate specialized experience and appropriate graduate level education, as described above (CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO COMBINE GRADUATE EDUCATION & SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE).

GS-07: All applicants must meet at least one of the following to qualify for the GS-07 level:

A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-06 level in the Federal service. Examples of GS-06 level assignments include: 1) Installing, adjusting, inspecting, and servicing crest-stage indicators, well-recorders, and other instruments for the collection of ground and surface water data; and checking gage settings to ensure continuing accuracy of the records obtained from instruments; 2) Measuring stream discharge utilizing various devices; observing and noting conditions that may have a bearing on stage-discharge relationships; making and compiling observations of the fluctuations of ground water levels in designated wells; and collecting water samples for chemical analysis; OR

B. Successful completion of 1 year of appropriate graduate level education (18 semester hours, 27 quarter hours or the equivalent) in hydrology or other field of study directly related to the work of this position for the required 1 year of specialized experience if it provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work of this position; OR

C. Equivalent combination of appropriate specialized experience and appropriate graduate level education, as described above, that is beyond the first 1/2 year of progressive graduate study (CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO COMBINE GRADUATE EDUCATION & SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE).

All applicants must meet qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

Education

  • Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g. Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
  • Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the above requirements. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit: http://www.usgs.gov/ohr/oars/quals/foreign.html.

Additional information

  • This position is being filled under the Pathways Recent Graduate Program that affords developmental experiences in the Federal Government intended to promote possible careers in the civil service to individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs.
  • Applicants who include vulgar, offensive, or inappropriate language or information in their application package will be ineligible for further consideration for this position. 
  • Identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for and performance of higher-level duties.
  • Under Executive Order 11935, only United States citizens and nationals (residents of American Samoa and Swains Island) may compete for civil service jobs. Agencies are permitted to hire non-citizens only in very limited circumstances where there are no qualified citizens available for the position.
  • USGS employees are subject to Title 43, USC Section 31(a) and may not: (a) have any personal, private, direct or indirect interest in lands or mineral wealth of lands under survey; (b) have any substantial personal, private, direct or indirect interests in any private mining or mineral enterprise doing business with the United States; or (c) execute surveys or examinations for private parties or corporations.
  • The application contains information subject to the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment, and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361.
  • DOI uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.
  • THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

--Basis of Rating: 

All applicants who meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements will be referred to the selecting official in veterans’ preference order.


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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Not Applicable

Drug test required

No

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Required Documents

--You are required to provide all unofficial transcripts (undergraduate, graduate, etc.) or list of course work, which includes semester hours earned, grade received, and the date that the degree/certificate was conferred, by the closing date of this announcement or you will be disqualified from further consideration. This proof may be faxed, document uploaded, or hand delivered to the servicing Human Resources Office (see "Required Documents" and/or "Contact Information"). Please ensure that all documentation is legible.  If selected, you will be required to provide official transcripts.

--Future Graduates: Current transcripts documenting you are in your last semester/quarter of completing your degree/certificate requirements.  

--Veterans who were precluded from applying due to their military service obligation must submit documentation that confirms the period of active duty that kept them from applying during the typical 2-year eligibility period.  The date of release or discharge from active duty should be later than the date the degree or certificate was obtained.

--If you are claiming veterans' preference you must provide a legible copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, member 4 copy or any official documentation or statement from the Armed Forces that confirms your dates of service and that your separation, discharge, or release from active duty was under honorable conditions (i.e., Honorable or General Discharge).  Note:  If you have more than one DD-214 for multiple periods of active duty, submit a copy for each period of service.

--If you are currently on active military duty, you must provide documentation (e.g., campaign document, award citation, etc.), that verifies entitlement to veterans’ preference and that your character of military service is honorable.

--If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, in addition to the documents specified above, you must also submit documentation that supports your claim, e.g., an official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs (dated 1991 or later) or from a branch of the Armed Forces certifying the existence of a service-connected disability, or the award of the Purple Heart, etc.  The overall rating must be identified on your certification letter or separation orders.

--Documentation must be received by the closing date shown in this vacancy announcement.  If you fail to submit any of the required documentation, you will not be granted veterans’ preference.  Additional information on veterans' preference can be found in the VetGuide.

--Required documents may be: 1)faxed to the Agency Contact (see "Contact Information") 2)uploaded directly from your desktop 3)uploaded directly from your USAJOBS stored attachments 4)hand delivered to the servicing Human Resources Office (see 'Contact Information').

--Auto-Requested Fax: allows you to submit required documentation that will be electronically displayed along with your resume.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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How to Apply

--Applications (resume and application questions) for this vacancy must be received on-line via USAJOBS BEFORE midnight Eastern Time (Washington, D.C. time) on the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to submit a complete online resume, you will not be considered for this position. Requests for extensions will not be granted. Most libraries, employment offices, and all USGS personnel offices can provide access to the Internet. If applying online poses a hardship for you, you must speak to someone in the Servicing Human Resources Office listed on this announcement PRIOR TO THE CLOSING DATE for assistance.

--Instructions for Applying Online for this Vacancy Announcement: 1)Click the blue "Apply Online" button. 2)If you are not a registered USAJOBS user, please create a new account and follow the instructions to complete your application process. If you are a registered user, login to access your existing USAJOBS profile. 3)As a registered user, select a stored resume and select one or more of your stored documents to attach to your application. 4)Check the "Certification" box and click the "Apply for this position now!" button located at the bottom of the screen. 5)Address the eligibility questions as well as the questionnaire containing questions and/or task statements that address the knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies for this vacancy. 6)Submit required documents using one of the available methods listed below. 7) If you experience technical difficulties during the online application process, please contact the USAJOBS helpdesk.

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Agency contact information

 Office of Human Resources

Phone

303-236-9588

Fax

303-236-5973

Email

pathways@usgs.gov

Address

INTERIOR, Geological Survey
Interior, Geological Survey
PO Box 25046, MS-612, DFC 
Denver, Colorado 80225
United States

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Next steps

--If you are one of the most highly qualified candidates, you will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 30-45 days of the closing date of this announcement. You will be notified via email of the outcome. You can also go to "My Account" within USAJOBS to review your Application Status.

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The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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Legal and regulatory guidance

 

Updated on 10/22/2018

From: Michon Mulder
Sent: Monday, October 22, 8:22 AM
Subject: Montauk Energy - Job Openings
To: Shikha Sharma, Dorothy Vesper

Good morning ladies,
 
It has been a while since I’ve graced the halls of Brooks Hall – 6 years! I’ve been at Montauk Energy, renewable energy producer/developer, for the last 5 in the Environmental Department. 
 
We are hiring two (2) Environmental Specialists/Engineers with 3-5 years of experience: Pittsburgh, PA and Houston, TX. It’s not traditional geology – it’s definitely more environmental everything + permitting + engineering (learned on the job). 
 
Montauk is an extremely busy and hard place to work – but it’s incredibly rewarding and fascinating work. Montauk is growing rapidly and extensively, and we’re looking to hire very quickly. If you happen to know any grads that are looking for a change/move, please feel free to send them my contact info. Thanks in advance!
 
http://montaukenergy.com/careers/
 
Hope all is well!
-Michon 
 
Ms. Michon L. Mulder Budziszewski
Manager, Environmental Attributes 
Montauk Energy
(412) 747-8724 (office)
(507) 450-4721 (mobile)


Updated on 10/16/2018

The Department of Geological Sciences at California State University, Bakersfield invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to start in Fall 2019. We seek a broadly trained geologist with applied research and teaching interests that includes (but is not limited to) hydrogeology, subsurface fluid dynamics, groundwater contamination, and groundwater sustainability. Candidates that employ GIS and/or remote sensing techniques in their research and teaching are particularly encouraged to apply. For details, please see attached file. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Web site: http://www.csub.edu/Geology/


Updated on 09/25/2018

The USDA Forest Service is looking for a full-time Hydrologist to work in Helena or Great Falls, MT, with responsibility for Forest level program management of the Watershed (i.e., Soils and Water) Program. This position is located on the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest, Region One. Application Deadline: October 4, 2018 Responsibilities:

  • Provides hydrologic functional and technical support and advice to be used in development of long and short range programs for Watershed Management and provides a variety of hydrologic recommendations for inclusion in the Forest Plan.
  • Provides specialized hydrologic advice to subunit managers to enable them to meet Watershed constraints while carrying out planned resource activities
  • Serves as an authority preparing reports on a variety of complex studies; involving analysis of data collected and the environment from which it was collected, and plans for corrective actions.
  • Reviews/analyzes site clearance requests and advises on site soil/groundwater problems which may impede construction or require revision of design.
  • Prepares replies to congressional and other queries pertaining to assigned projects.
  • Makes presentations and responds to technical questions at public Technical Review Committee Meetings.
  • Performs supervisory duties 20% or less of the time.

 For additional information, requirements, and instructions for applying, click here.


Updated on 09/24/2018

The Department of Geological Sciences at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in solid Earth processes to begin August 2019. Areas of expertise may include, but are not limited to: petrology, structural geology, geophysics, tectonics, and/or volcanology. The successful candidate will develop a strong research program involving undergraduate and graduate students supported by external funding; teach and advise at both the undergraduate and graduate level, including teaching introductory geology courses and upper-division courses in Earth materials, and serve on department committees. We seek candidates with a strong commitment to excellence in research, teaching (including classroom, online teaching, curricular development, and/or development of short courses), and mentoring students.

This is the direct link to the ad:  http://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/28590


An updated link to Chevron job application

https://career8.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareerpvt?jobId=388228&company=chevron&username=&st=670917ACDD9182601EF79D241A10D11320C22AAB 

Please try this link and see if it will work. 

Updated on 08/27/2018

Chevron will be visiting WVU to recruit for Full Time and Internship Earth Science Positions on Thursday September 27, 2018. Interested students can view the job descriptions below in this email.  Please have all information submitted to the links below by Monday September 17, 2018. We will review submitted material and inform candidates chosen for an interview by Monday September 24, 2017

To be considered for this position at Chevron, you must complete a profile AND application on our website through the link below.  If you have already created a candidate profile, please update your information to include your most recent education & GPA. Be sure your most recent transcript is uploaded under the “Additional Documents” field in the profile. To verify your application has been submitted, click on the Job Management tab. 

Internship

Please click on the link below or copy and paste link into your browser:

https://career8.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareerpvt?jobId=388047&company=chevron&username=&st=93E3225828970DE31014F3B90A941189BF70FBB7 

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Updated on 08/20/2018

The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Sciences is hiring a nonpoint source modeling analyst at the Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) office in Annapolis, MD.

Review Start Date: September 4, 2018

Job Description: The successful candidate will lead efforts to incorporate the best available scientific knowledge on nutrient and sediment transport into the Chesapeake Bay Program partnership’s Watershed Model. Activities will include statistical modeling, process modeling, research, data analysis, and other technical tasks in support of the CBP partnership. The successful candidate will work directly with technical and management work groups within the CBP to develop products that improve the technical aspects of CBP modeling and the communication of modeling results.

Job Category Status: Faculty

Qualifications: Candidates should have a PhD or significant professional experience in environmental science, environmental engineering, or a related field. The successful candidate must possess demonstrated knowledge of process based and/or physics models describing earth systems, experience applying Bayesian and other statistical methods in prediction, estimation, and/or scenario applications.

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Below are two full-time employment opportunities: the Friends of the Cheat are looking for a Restoration Program Manager, and the Forested Watershed Science Unit of the USDA Forest Service have an open position for a Research Biologist / Ecologist / Soil Scientist.

Restoration Program Manager

The Restoration Program Manager is the lead Friends of the Cheat (FOC) team member responsible for developing the vision and leading the direction of FOC’s Restoration Program, including long-term strategic planning and program development.

Location: Kingwood, WV

Start Date: ASAP

Application Deadline: August 24, 2018

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Research Biologist / Ecologist / Soil Scientist

The scientist pursues applications of forest management prescriptions to increase the production of wood products and ecosystem services, and conducts research on the effects of the management prescriptions on plant productivity, plant community dynamics, soil biogeochemical processes and water resources. The position entails leadership in developing products and applications for intensive silvicultural practices.

Location: Savannah River Forestry Laboratory, Aiken, SC

Start Date: January 2, 2019

Application Deadline: September 9, 2018

Please see the attachment for a full description of this position.