Professional Geologist in Little Rock, United States

at Arkansas Department of Health
Location Little Rock, United States
Date Posted November 5, 2018
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent


$45,010 - $65,265 a yearDesired: GISSummary The Professional Geologist is responsible for conducting and overseeing scientific research and analysis of rocks and minerals and monitoring permit facilities for compliance. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy. Typical Functions Plans and prepares geological maps, cross-sections, charts, technical reports and publications pertaining to geologic resources, using results from field work and laboratory and literature research. Analyzes and interprets geological, geochemical, and geophysical information from sources such as survey data, well logs, bore holes, aerial photographs, and geologic maps. Reviews pre-applications for permitted facilities for adequacy and compliance with state regulations and monitors sites after application is approved. Identifies geologic risks and provides advice on ways in which geologic damage from environmental or geohazards can be mitigated. Plans and conducts geological, geochemical, geohazards, and geophysical field studies and surveys to provide information for use in regional development, site selection, and the development of public works projects. Locates and identifies potential resources of natural gas, oil, coal, minerals, aggregates, and ground water using aerial photographs, charts, surveys, and geological research tools. Performs other duties as assigned. Special Job Dimensions Frequent in-state travel is required. Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills Knowledge of geology theories and practices. Knowledge of the methods and techniques for conducting petroleum, mineral, and watersurveys, tests, and analyses. Knowledge of mineral identification, geologic mapping, and geologic laboratory proceduresand instrumentation. Knowledge and proficiency of Geographic Information System (GIS) and geologic software. Knowledge of state laws and regulations governing geological activities. Ability to conduct geological investigations and analyses and compile data. Ability to write technical reports and geologic publications, and to make presentations. Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with others. Minimum Education and/or Experience The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in geology or a related field; plusthree years of experience with scientific geological research or a related field. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, AND/OR REGISTRATIONS:Must be registered as a Professional Geologist by the State Board of Registration for Professional Geologists. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE. Preferred Qualifications Master of Science degree in hydrogeology and five years of experience in providing technical assistance to public water systems; Familiar with rules and regulations pertaining to Public Water Systems, the 10 State Recommended Standards for Water Works, the Arkansas Water Well Construction Commission; Familiar with well drilling and well installation methods in both consolidated and unconsolidated aquifers; Detailed knowledge of the stratigraphy and aquifers in Arkansas. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations Agency Specific Information This Position will close at 11:59 pm on the closing date listed.

Hiring Official - D. Routh

This office only accepts completed applications, resumes and relevant transcripts to determine minimum qualifications. Applicants should present other documents to the hiring official upon interview, if applicable.

If you are a Veteran, Disable Veteran or a Surviving Spouse of a Deceased Veteran and remains unmarried at the time you are seeking preference and you are a citizen and resident of this state you shall be entitled to employment preference in a position over other applicants after meeting substantially equal qualifications.
Please submit the DD-214 and other official documentation to the address below.


All Applicants must submit complete and accurate information and complete the application form according to instructions. List all prior work experience, including military service, beginning with your most recent employment. Applicants are encouraged to attach an original written resume to supplement their application or a paper addendum for additional work history section of the application. You may include volunteer or unpaid work as part of your work history; however, you should include the number of hours per week which you performed these duties.

When submitting your State Application, you may refer to your resume for the Employment History if your resume includes all the information requested in the Employment History section of the state application (month and year employment began and ended, weekly hours worked, etc.).

Please complete the Work History section of the application, even if you are including a resume. Incomplete applications will NOT be processed.

All ADH applicants must complete a drug screen and background check if applicable. Direct Deposit is required for employment according to Act 1887 of 2005.

Human Resources Office- Recruitment Section
4815 W Markham St., Slot 26
Little Rock, AR 72205-3867
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday
Fax No. 501-661-2675

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