Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Pick & Gavel Award to Anne Castle

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.  

Monday, March 21, 2016

Geology Manager position open at Wyoming Geological Survey

Wyoming State Geological Survey has an opening for a Geology Manager position. This manager will be in charge of the Energy and Minerals Resource section of the Wyoming Geological Survey and will have several geologists reporting to them. Interested parties are welcome to apply on line with the State Of Wyoming at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/wyoming/jobs/1383993/enge13-04231-energy-and-mineral-resources-manager-laramie

 Full Time - $6,100.00 - $6,700.00 monthly


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. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  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.
  • Manages 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
  • Conducts, 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
  • Provides 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


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
  • Strategic planning, project management principles and practices (budgets, schedules, deadlines, etc.)
  • Industry experience is a plus

Bachelor's Degree (in Geology/Geotechnical Engineering)
3-5 years of progressive work experience in Geology with acquired knowledge at the level of a Senior Project Geologist
 Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Professional Geologist License (PG) or Professional Engineering License (PE)
Necessary Special Requirements

  • Typically, the employee sits at a desk to perform the work; however, there may be some field work, walking, standing, bending, carrying light field equipment and driving an automobile.

 FLSA:  Exempt
Supplemental Information

042-Wyoming State Geological Survey

URL:  http://www.wsgs.wyo.gov/

Click here to view the State of Wyoming Classification and Pay Structure.

URL: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wyoming/default.cfm

The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities.

Class Specifications are subject to change, please refer to the A & I HRD Website to ensure that you have the most recent version.

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Geologic Mapping position in Kentucky

The Kentucky Geological Survey is seeking a highly motivated, experienced geologic mapper who can immediately provide a leadership role for the Geologic Mapping Section’s STATEMAP-funded efforts in surficial geologic mapping, research, and scientific publication. Candidates will be asked to attach a list of completed geologic maps and scientific publications with their application (Specific Request 1). Position will work from the KGS office on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington, Kentucky. NOTE: Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to submit access to an example of one of their geologic maps and will be asked to present a summary of their research results for KGS staff.

Minimum qualifications are a PhD Degree and three years of experience or the equivalent (eg. MS degree in geology and six years of experience in the field); background in sedimentology, soils, or Quaternary geology; strong record of geologic mapping, research and scientific publication; experience in a team environment; good communication skills; valid driver’s license; ability to independently navigate rough terrain. Preferred qualifications: PhD in geology or related field; GIS experience; experience with soil coring/drilling techniques and/or sediment lab analyses such as particle size analysis; and Professional Geologist certification. 

To apply for job # RE05437 submit a UK Online Application at http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/87265 . If you have any questions, contact HR/Employment, phone (859) 257-9555 press 2. Application deadline is January 7, 2016.

Founded in 1865 as a land-grant institution adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. Recently ranked as one of the safest, most creative, and the brainiest cities in the nation, Lexington is an ideal location to experience the work-life integration that the University strives to provide its employees. See for yourself what makes UK one great place to work.
The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, African Americans, and all minorities.