Ernie Mancini, former State Geologist of Alabama, will be the 2016 recipient of the AGI Marcus Milling Legendary Geoscientist Medal. Ernie is most deserving of this award, which will be officially announced at the AAPG meeting in Calgary on June 19. [Photo credit, University of Alabama]
The Marcus Milling Legendary Geoscientist Medal is given to a recipient with consistent contributions of high-quality scientific achievements and service to the Earth sciences having lasting, historic value; who has been recognized for accomplishments in field(s) of expertise by professional societies, universities, or other organizations; and is a senior scientist nearing completion or has completed full-time regular employment. Prior to 2007 it can been called the AGI Legendary Geoscientist Award.
The AAPG's Michael Halbouty Award for Outstanding is being given to Scott Tinker, State Geologist of Texas, and Director of the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas. The award will be presented at the AAPG Annual Meeting in Calgary on June 19. There is a feature article about Scott in the current issue of the AAPG Explorer magazine. [Photo credit, BEG]
According to Jon Arthur, Past President and Awards Chair of AASG, "Seven superb nominations were considered this
year, all of which were excellent examples of the crucial
role that state geological surveys play in society."
"The Award is given each year to a nominated geological map,
compilation, or report on regional, energy, or mineral resource geology
published in one of the three preceding calendar years by a state geological
survey. Please join me in thanking the nominators of five outstanding
award candidates. Also join me in congratulating the nominators,
winning author and co-authors at the Utah Geological Survey for
producing a superb publication."
The Association of American State Geologists presented the 2016 Pick and Gavel Award to Anne Castle at the Cosmos Club, in Washington, D.C., on March 15. The award ceremony was preceded by a reception for the larger geoscience community followed by the annual Pick & Gavel Banquet.
Anne J. Castle, Senior Fellow at the Getches-Wilkinson Center,
University of Colorado School of Law and former Assistant Secretary of Water
and Science at the Department of the Interior, is the 2016 Pick and
Gavel Award recipient, recognizing her significant leadership and
service to the geosciences through contributions at the Department of Interior
and in other capacities throughout her career.
The Wyoming State Geological Survey is looking for an individual
with experience in supervising and managing professional geologists and
who is interested in having a satisfying and challenging career with the
State of Wyoming. You will use your skills to manage and lead a team of
geologists responsible for Wyoming's important and significant energy
and mineral resources. The person who holds this position will have the
opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to an agency whose focus
is to promote the understanding and beneficial use of Wyoming's vast
geologic, mineral and energy resources. You will work in a team
environment and within established federal, state and agency best
practices, rules, regulations and guidelines.
The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to
describe every function which may be performed in the job level.
Supervise and manage geologic staff and multiple programs and initiatives
Establishes clear roles, responsibilities and goals for assigned staff
Trains, guides, coaches, mentors and evaluates assigned staff
Assists with the preparation and monitoring of Survey's budgets, annual reports and strategic plans
Serves as a member of the Wyoming Geological Survey's Leadership team.
and responds to requests for information including providing key
information, insight and data on mineral and energy resources
Serves as Survey representative at public meetings
Within delegated authority, responds to and helps resolve key issues and concerns raised by federal, state and public entities
Provides input on, interprets and communicates rules and regulations related to critical issues
Responsible for reviews of initiatives and projects to determine the scope and quality of geologic investigations/work
monitors and reports status and results of investigations and studies.
Makes sure projects and initiatives stay on budget and meet key
deadlines and objectives
Proactively evaluates and resolves issues pertaining to Wyoming's energy and mineral resources
Acts as subject matter expert for the programs being supervised and managed
Ensures all grant and project reporting requirements are being properly handled
oversight, plans the type and method of investigations to be conducted
and assigns staff and resources to accomplish projects/initiatives
Manages and reports on work performed by consultants
Recommends appropriate employee actions based on staff performance
Establish key contacts in industry and geologic related agencies
PREFERENCES: Preference will be given to those candidates with extensive geologic supervisory and management experience
Must possess supervisory, management and leadership skills
Skilled at inter-personal and formal communications and presentations
Knowledge of Wyoming's energy and mineral resources