PROFESSIONAL GEOLOGIST II - 37020257 in Tallahassee, United States

at The State of Florida
Location Tallahassee, United States
Date Posted August 18, 2019
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent


Requisition No: 71387
Agency: Environmental Protection
Working Title: PROFESSIONAL GEOLOGIST II - 37020257
Position Number: 37020257
Salary: $49,426.78
Posting Closing Date: 09/19/2019

If you have a desire to serve the people of Florida and help preserve our environment, a career with the Department of Environmental Protection will allow you to do so while offering an excellent array of benefits, including:
Health insurance (over 80% employer paid)
Basic life insurance policy (100% employer paid)
Dental, vision and supplemental insurance options
First-rate retirement program
Vacation and sick leave
Nine paid holidays
Opportunities for professional growth and career advancement
Tuition waiver for public college courses
Training opportunities
Flexible work schedules
In carrying out the duties of this position, the incumbent is expected at all times to be aware of and abide by the Department’s standards of conduct, as well as any and all departmental and/or work unit rules, directives, policies, procedures, and/or general orders applicable to performing the duties of this position.
Coordinates and conducts highly technical geological work requiring a professional geologist's license issued by the Florida State Board of Professional Geologists. Must ensure that license remains active.
Conducts statewide geological investigations. Collects geologic data to aid in the construction of geologic maps and geologic products that facilitate the completion of various projects. Conducts field investigations that may include core drilling, outcrop sampling, geophysical data collection/interpretation and any other methods necessary to further the understanding of Florida’s geologic history. Will produce geologic maps, cross sections and other geologic products as required. Must be competent in describing the lithology of Florida’s formations and in recognizing and picking the geologic formations represented in core and cuttings samples stored in the FGS repository (and in newly procured geologic samples).
Must be proficient in working with databases and be able to enter lithologic descriptions into the FGS GEODES system. Must have a strong background in stratigraphy and be able to apply those skills to the interpretation of Florida’s lithostratigraphic units. Must be competent in the identification of index fossils from Florida. Serves as technical/scientific reviewer of research/grant/contract proposals, deliverables and related documents submitted both by and to the DEP/FGS. Through scientific literature review and other means, keeps informed of recently developed science and technology with regard to geotechnical, geological and geophysical issues for FGS related investigations and projects. Responds to requests from government, public, and private sector regarding geotechnical, geological and/or geophysical data and interpretations of those data. Provide review of FGS publications. Provide Oil, Gas and Mineral reviews for potential state land purchases.
Responds to public inquiries and requests for geologic information about sinkholes or other aspects of Florida geology. May provide public lectures and presentations to customers about Florida geology.
Participates in additional geology studies and performs other duties as required.
Reads, reviews and keeps track of updates for DEP Directive 415 – “Performance Appraisal for Career Service, Senior Management & Select Exempt Service,” DEP Directive 300 – “Purchase of Commodities and Contractual Services.” and DEP 438 “Discrimination and Harassment.”

Knowledge of the terminology, principles and techniques of geological research, analysis or testing,
Knowledge of geologic field methods,
Must be able to construct geologic maps and cross sections,
Knowledge of the procedures, equipment and materials used in laboratory testing and analysis of geologic materials,
Knowledge of the methods of scientific geophysical/geological investigations and data collection,
Skilled in use of personal computers, scientific calculators, scientific reference sources and computer programs necessary to produce reports,
Skilled in analyzing and solving problems,
Ability to collect, record, and analyze/interpret scientific data relating to the science of geology, and geophysical/seismic data collection,
Ability to communicate effectively and courteously, both orally and in writing,
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and coordinate personnel and work assignments,
Ability to work independently,
Ability to travel overnight and for multiple days and work in excess of 40 hours per week as required,
Ability to plan and participate in fieldwork as needed.

Must have at least a bachelor of science degree in geology from an accredited university
Must have an active Florida Professional Geologist License
Valid Driver’s License
Bachelor of science degree from an accredited college or university with a major in geology
Must have an active Florida Professional Geologist License
Valid driver’s license.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.
Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.
VETERANS’ PREFERENCE. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee

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