Professional Geologist in Little Rock, United States

at Arkansas Natural Resources Commission
Location Little Rock, United States
Date Posted February 28, 2018
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent



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

Preferred qualifications include experience with collecting groundwater levels and water-quality samples. Other skills preferred include data entry and the use of Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint software. Education and training in basic hydrogeology and water well drilling techniques is also desirable.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Agency Specific Information

All candidates must complete the State of Arkansas application to be considered for employment. If a resume is submitted without an application, you will not be considered for employment.

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