Thursday, June 02, 2016

Mancini to receive AGI Marcus Milling Legendary Geoscientist Medal

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.

[taken in part from AGI website]

Scott Tinker to receive AAPG Halbouty Award for Outstanding Leadership

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]

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Frye environmental geology award goes to New Mexico

The 2016 John C. Frye Memorial Award for environmental geology is being given for:
Geology and Hydrology of Groundwater-Fed Springs and Wetlands at La Cienega, Santa Fe County, New Mexico by Peggy S. Johnson, Dan J. Koning, Stacy S. Timmons, and Brigitte Felix.

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."

Utah wins AASG Mankin Award for Panguitch geologic map

Jon Arthur, State Geologist of Florida, and Past President of AASG, announced the winner of AASG’s 2016 Charles J. Mankin Memorial Award:

Geologic Map of the Panguitch 30'x60' Quadrangle, Garfield, Iron, and Kane Counties, Utah by Robert F. Biek, Peter D. Rowley, John J. Anderson, Florian Maldonado, David W. Moore, David B. Hacker, Jeffrey G. Eaton, Richard Hereford, Edward G. Sable, Harry F. Filkorn, and Basia Matyjasik.

"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."

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

 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


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