Geologist II in Laramie, United States

at State of Wyoming
Location Laramie, United States
Date Posted September 10, 2019
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent


Description and Functions

Open Until Filled


The Wyoming State Geologic Survey is looking for a geologist with a background related to the geology of oil and gas resources. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to a state agency whose focus is to promote the beneficial and environmentally sound use of Wyoming's geologic, mineral, and energy resources. In this position, work will be conducted in a team environment, within established federal, state, and agency best practices, rules, regulations, and guidelines, with specialized studies related to oil and gas resource potential, hydrocarbon generation, and basin history.

Human Resource Contact: Tammy Mack 307-766-2286 x239

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level.

Work as a member of an integrated team of geologists to identify strategic oil and gas exploration opportunities in the State of Wyoming.
Analytical work: Use advanced geologic subsurface software to conduct analysis of geophysical well logs, incorporating additional geologic data from equipment including X-ray diffractometer, X-ray efflorescence, and petrographic microscope.
Data analysis: Research and interpret oil- and gas-related geologic data such as well logs, cores, geochemistry, thin sections, water quality, and field data.
Field work: Conduct geologic mapping, collect rock and water sample, create measured stratigraphic sections.
Reports and maps: Write accurate and detailed geologic reports on oil- and gas-related topics, drafts maps, and figures.
Outreach: Answer phone calls and emails pertaining to questions on Wyoming's petroleum geology, give presentations when requested, participate in public outreach events as an agency representative.
Evaluate and calculate potential oil and gas production, reserves, costs, and revenues for the State of Wyoming.
Use advanced technical writing and editing skills to prepare, present, and publish appropriate technical documents, presentations, reports, etc. Meticulously review and edit the work of others.
Render expert advice to appropriate federal, state, public and private entities.
Provide technical evaluations, rule/regulation interpretations, and consultations for the agency as wells as other appropriate individuals and entities. Track industry activity.



Preference will be given to those candidates with a demonstrated background in petroleum geology, excellent writing skills, and general knowledge of Wyoming's geology. Current ASBOG Geologist-in-Training (GIT) required, Professional Geologist (PG) license preferred.
Preference will be given to those candidates with a Masters Degree in Geology.

**Necessary Special Requirements
Cover Letter
Professional Resume - include references


Excellent observation skills and geologic knowledge.
Skilled technical writing and editing ability.
Skilled at interpersonal communications and presentations.
Strong project management principles and practices.
Knowledge of Wyoming's oil and gas industry and related geology.
Geologic expertise in stratigraphy, sedimentology, and/or basin analysis.
Data collection and handling protocols.
Skilled in use of geology-related software and programs, (i.e. ArcGIS, Petra, etc.)


Bachelor's Degree (in Geology/Geotechnical Engineering)

0-3 years of progressive work experience in Geology with acquired knowledge at the level of a Geologist I

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Geologist In Training (GIT) or Engineer in Training (EIT) required at time of hire

Necessary Special Requirements


This position requires some occasional state-wide travel.


FLSA: Exempt
All new hires or rehires starting in a non-exempt position on or after January 1, 2018 are required to be paid hourly.
Review of applications will begin September 16, 2019.

Supplemental Information
042-Wyoming State Geological Survey,

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The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities.

Class Specifications are subject to change, please refer to the A & I HRD Website to ensure that you have the most recent version.

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