Geologist IV Geophysicist - Fairbanks, Alaska

at Natural Resources
Location Alaska, United States
Date Posted December 13, 2016
Category Geologist
Geophysicist
Job Type Permanent
Min. Years Experience Required 3

Description

 

Hiring Restriction Exemption
This individual position is EXEMPT from the hiring restrictions. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

This position is open to all applicants

The Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys (DGGS) is a dynamic, fast-paced office with multiple field-based programs evaluating many facets of Alaska geology. DGGS is seeking a senior-level geophysicist to support the Division's geophysical projects in the areas of mineral resources, energy resources, engineering geology, geologic hazards, and other state geologic needs. This is a permanent position located in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
The successful applicant will use advanced principles and knowledge of geophysics to provide professional scientific and operational management of multiple applied ground- and airborne-geophysical surveys, including magnetic, gravity, electromagnetic, radiometric, and other survey data acquisition as needed, in support of statewide resource and infrastructure-hazards assessments. The successful applicant will seek out collaborative partnerships, projects and funding opportunities, and work independently and collaboratively with staff geologists in all aspects of project work, including participating in initial project concept development; writing and managing the components of geophysical survey contracts; quality checking geophysical data and working with contractors to ensure contract compliance; preparing digital data sets, documentation, and reports for publication; and maintaining public accessibility of all historical geophysical datasets via the Division's web site.

The following knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience are REQUIRED for this position, in addition to the standard minimum job qualifications for a Geologist IV. The following traits must be documented in your cover letter and applicant profile:

  • Demonstrated training and experience in applied geophysics, particularly in potential field and electromagnetic methods. In your application, provide supporting evidence by including a list of all university coursework in geophysics, physics, mathematics, and geology, as well as any professional training, seminars, and (or) workshops related to these fields. Make sure to fully describe all of your thesis, volunteer, internship, and (or) work experience related to these fields;
  • Demonstrated scientific interpretation, writing, and communication skills needed to produce professional-level, well-documented geophysical datasets, maps, reports, and public presentations;

The following traits or experience are desirable, but not required, and will strengthen your application. Please document all that apply in your cover letter and employment application:

  • Geophysical knowledge and the ability to manage all stages of projects, from initial planning and development of project concepts, goals, objectives, budgets, timelines, and milestones, to executing contracts, data acquisition and quality control, processing, quality checking of products, interpretation, modeling, map preparation, and report writing;
  • Experience developing collaborative relationships and writing funding proposals and budgets for projects with federal and state agencies, universities, and grant programs;
  • Experience designing Requests for Proposals (formal solicitations for bids) or similar documents, and (or) writing and managing complex contracts;
  • Experience clearly communicating and coordinating projects with contractors, and ensuring all methods, procedures, and products meet contract specifications;
  • Ability to work out problems with contractors in a diplomatic fashion;
  • Experience determining appropriate geophysical method(s) to use in a wide variety of geologic situations;
  • Experience in scientific-technical review and quality control of geophysical datasets;
  • Experience creating complete documentation, preferably comprehensive FGDC-compliant metadata, for geophysical publications or datasets;
  • Experience conducting various types of geophysical surveys, preferably including experience with airborne geophysical methods;
  • Training and (or) experience using Geosoft, ER Mapper, and (or) other geophysical software to import, quality control, process, analyze, model, interpret, and present geophysical data;
  • Training or experience with ArcGIS, MapInfo Professional, or other comparable GIS programs;
  • Experience creating and using relational databases with software such as Microsoft Access;
  • Experience with computer programming and (or) script writing.
  • Experience managing, or being a major participant in, a dynamic system where frequent oral and written communication/coordination with multiple persons both inside and outside of the office are crucial to keep all persons updated on changing products and processes;
  • Experience communicating detailed and complex geophysical information in both written and oral form to professional and non-professional audiences;
  • Training or experience using CorelDraw or Adobe Creative Suite, Excel spreadsheets, and PowerPoint software.

Special Notice:
This position requires the selected applicant to obtain a valid Alaska Driver's License. The selected applicant will need to provide proof of a valid Alaska Driver's License, without conditions prior to reporting to duty.
Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college in geology, geophysics, geochemistry, geological engineering, engineering geology, or any of their subdivisions, including mining engineering.
AND
Three years of journey professional experience in geology, geophysics, geochemistry, geological engineering, engineering geology, or any of their subdivisions, including mining engineering. This experience is met by service as a Geologist II with the State of Alaska or the equivalent with another employer.
OR
One year of advanced professional experience in geology, geophysics, geochemistry, geological engineering, engineering geology, or any of their subdivisions, including mining engineering. This experience is met by service as a Geologist III with the State of Alaska or the equivalent with another employer.

OR
A master's degree from an accredited college in geology, geophysics, geochemistry, geological engineering, engineering geology, or any of their subdivisions, including mining engineering.
AND
One year of journey professional experience in geology, geophysics, geochemistry, geological engineering, engineering geology, or any of their subdivisions, including mining engineering. This experience is met by service as a Geologist II with the State of Alaska or the equivalent with another employer.

OR
A doctorate degree from an accredited college in geology, geophysics, geochemistry, geological engineering, engineering geology, or any of their subdivisions, including mining engineering.

Equivalent combinations of professional experience and graduate level education in the geoscience fields described above are acceptable and will be considered as follows: 24 graduate semester hours=one full year of graduate education=one full year of professional experience.

Additional Required Information

**NOTE: PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY**

At time of application, applicant must attach as separate documents (If unable to attach please fax or email the contact listed below):

  1. Professionally formatted cover letter – please see cover letter information below for more information on the cover letter.

If selected for an interview, applicants must provide the following:

  1. Job resume, complete with supervisor contacts;
  2. Two most current evaluations from previous/current employer
  3. Two professional references with contact information (phone/email);
  4. Official college transcripts; and
  5. Valid Alaska Drivers License.

APPLICATION NOTICE
You can ONLY apply for this position through the Workplace Alaska website. If you accessed this recruitment bulletin through a job search portal such as ALEXsys or any other database, you MUST use a Workplace Alaska login to successfully apply. Your application must be submitted by 5:00pm Alaska Standard Time on the date of closing.

COVER LETTER INFORMATION
In addition to answering the supplemental question regarding how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position, a cover letter is required. The cover letter should highlight your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience as they pertain to the responsibilities listed in the job description above. Please attach the cover letter to your application before submitting it online or, if unable to attach to your application, fax it to the contact number provided in the job posting.  The cover letter will be used as a writing sample and will help determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process.

EDUCATION
If post-secondary education is required to meet the minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of units completed. Copies of transcripts are required to verify educational credentials if used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position.  Transcripts can be attached at the time of application or provided at the time of interview.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOREIGN EDUCATION
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the minimum qualifications listed above. If utilizing this education, you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the post-secondary institution.  It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

WORK EXPERIENCE
If using work experience not already documented in your application, also provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment, and whether full-or part-time. Applications will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and minimum qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.

MULTIPLE VACANCIES
This recruitment may be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety (90) days after this recruitment closes. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies.

 

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