Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Position opening: Outreach Coordinator, Kansas Geological Survey


The Kansas Geological Survey has an opening for Outreach Coordinator (00008422)

Duties are to coordinate the Outreach program, which furthers the mission of the KGS by developing materials, projects, and services that communicate information about the geology of Kansas, the state's natural resources, and the products of the KGS to the people of the state. 

First consideration will be given to applications received by September 15, 2014.

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Kentucky Landslide Inventory: From Design to Application


The Kentucky Geological Survey is compiling a landslide inventory database to better document the distribution and geologic context of Kentucky’s landslides. The database provides users with easy access to landslide information, raises awareness of landslide causes, and will help prevent property damage or injury. The database was used to create an online landslide information map, which provides online access to landslide data and gives users the ability to customize the map using other data layers pertinent to landslides.

The database design is based on common attributes collected by other states with active inventories and landslide hazard programs, as well as attributes necessary to document landslides in Kentucky and help with future research goals. A comprehensive landslide inventory database serves as a foundation for understanding landslide distribution, assisting land-use planning decisions, creating hazard maps, and modeling landslide susceptibility.  [Right, landslide damage along the now abandoned Ky. 10, Lewis County, Kentucky]


Thursday, September 04, 2014

Position Opening: Deputy Director, Arizona Geological Survey



Deputy Director



Arizona Geological Survey




The Arizona Geological Survey (www.azgs.az.gov), an independent state agency reporting directly to the Governor, seeks to hire a Deputy Director at its headquarters in Tucson, Arizona, with strong team-building, leadership, management, and communication skills and the ability to design, implement, and manage complex, multidisciplinary scientific programs in support of agency and state needs. The agency has never had a Deputy Director position, but increased demands to manage the growing staff, carry out the portfolio of large complex projects, and seek state and grant funding, require establishment of the position. 

Job Summary
Acts in a senior capacity to manage the internal operations of the agency that are necessary to carry out its programs and activities. Assists the Director and Section Chiefs in developing the agency’s programs, maintain scientific and technical proficiency of staff members and the agency, helps construct and implement the agency’s annual work plans and priorities based on available resources, allocates agency human and fiscal resources, and responds to requests and inquiries from the Governor, Legislature, local, state, and federal agencies, business and industry, news media, professional organizations, and the public.  Supervises the agency’s Section Chiefs.   Acts on behalf of department director in the Director´s absence; represents the agency with its stakeholders, clients, and partners.  Carries out geoscience projects in the incumbent’s area of scientific expertise or as needed.  

Education and Experience Requirements
·         Degree in Geological or Earth Sciences or closely related field, and at least 5 years of experience in the management of scientific programs; advanced degree encouraged
·         Managerial experience overseeing complex projects involving teams of geologists, computer and information scientists, and other professionals and support staff with diverse educational and work experience backgrounds 

Position Type: Permanent position, E1, in Arizona State Government, salary range, $51,499 - $97,335.
The State of Arizona offers a comprehensive benefits package that can be effective within the first two weeks of your employment that includes affordable health, dental and vision insurance, accrued vacation and sick leave, 10 holidays per year; long-term disability; retirement plan; and life insurance. Optional employee benefits include deferred compensation, short-term disability, flexible spending account for medical/dependent care expenses and supplemental life insurance.  We also offer free covered garage parking, Tuition Reimbursement and Public Transit Discounts. Position is located in Tucson.

How to Apply:
Fill out an application at: https://azstatejobs.azdoa.gov/ltmprod/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=KG2 or applications may be sent in the form of a resume and cover letter to resumes@azgs.az.gov. Please include “Deputy Director” in your subject line to distinguish your application from other recruitments currently open. First review of applicants will take place September 20, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. 
Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.
All newly hired employees will be subject to the E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification Program.