Monday, August 03, 2015

Ken Bradbury to lead Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey

A hydrogeologist with more than 30 years of experience devoted to protecting Wisconsin’s groundwater resources has been chosen as the new head of the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, part of UW-Extension, Cooperative Extension.

Dr. Ken Bradbury has accepted the position of Director and State Geologist for the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey.  He replaces Dr. Jamie Robertson, who has retired as Director after having provided excellent leadership to the Survey over the past 22 years. Bradbury will start in his new role on Sept. 1.

Bradbury is a leader in forging successful relationships with organizations and institutions throughout Wisconsin, bringing technical knowledge to discussions fostering wise use of the state’s geologic and water resources. He has been the Assistant Director for Science at the Survey since 2013, and before that, served the organization in a variety of capacities. 

Bradbury received his undergraduate degree from Ohio Wesleyan University, master’s degree from Indiana University and doctoral degree from UW-Madison.

“Dr. Bradbury brings a wealth of experience in hydrogeology and a broad knowledge of the work of the Survey to this new position,” said Rick Klemme, Dean and Director of UW-Extension, Cooperative Extension. “He has demonstrated great abilities in communicating the value of groundwater research and outreach to a broad constituency, and I look forward to his doing this on behalf of the entire Survey.”
Dr. Madeline Gotkowitz will serve as interim director of the Wisconsin Survey until Bradbury officially begins, said Klemme.

The Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey has served Wisconsin for more than 100 years by providing scientific information about the geology, mineral resources and water resources of the state. Learn more at

Monday, July 27, 2015

Position opening: Director, PA Bureau of Topographic & Geologic Survey

invites applications for the position of:
Director, Bureau of Topographic and Geologic Survey

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) has an immediate opening for:

Director, Bureau of Topographic and Geologic Survey in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

This is a full-time, senior management service position serving as the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's State Geologist responsible for directing DCNR's statewide program of collecting, preserving and disseminating impartial information on the Commonwealth's geology, geologic resources, and topography in order to contribute to the understanding and conservation of its land and its associated resources.

This position will actively engage with both internal DCNR staff and external entities, such as other Commonwealth agencies to encourage, foster, and develop collaborative relationships with stakeholders in state, federal, and international agencies, academic institutions, private industry and the public.

This position will also collaborate with other State Geologists in the formulation of national earth science policies, programs and related issues and will develop DCNR and statewide earth science policies and programs.
The selected candidate should:
  • show a demonstrated successful career and experience in geologic or geologic-based program management
  • demonstrate skill in leading a multidisciplinary organization committed to providing information and advice to decision makers
  • demonstrate a commitment to public and/or customer service
  • communicate the importance of sciences to varied audiences
  • have a high level of professional credibility and personal integrity
  • share a practical understanding of the challenges facing society related to the geosciences, including water, environmental, earth hazard, mineral resource, and/or energy issues
A Master's degree in geology, hydro geology, or a related geologic specialty field; and nine years of professional experience in the geologic research field. Four of the nine years of required experience must have included managerial and second-level supervisory experience;


Any equivalent combination of education and experience which affords the applicant the required knowledge, skills, and abilities, and includes a minimum of four years of managerial and second-level supervisory experience.

A necessary special requirement of this position is licensure as a Professional Geologist by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, or a reciprocal jurisdiction, where there can be no exemption from such licensure as defined in Section 5, Exemption from Licensure, of the Engineer, Land Surveyor and Geologist Registration Law (as amended).

$76,519 - $116,265 plus attractive benefits package.

JOB TYPE: Permanent Full-time
DEPARTMENT: Conservation & Natural Resources
BUREAU/DIVISION: Bureau of Topographic and Geologic Survey
COUNTY: Dauphin, Pennsylvania
ADDRESS: 3240 Schoolhouse Road, Middletown, Pennsylvania, 17057
CONTACT: Debra Gray,, 717-705-1082
OPENING DATE: 07/27/15
CLOSING DATE: 08/21/15 11:59 PM