Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Assistant Director position open in Oregon

The Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) is seeking motivated and qualified candidates to fill the position of Principal Executive/Manager E, Assistant Director Program One – Geologic Survey and Services Program. The position is located in Portland and serves as part of the agency’s management team and answers directly to the agency Director.

The mission of the Department of Geology & Mineral Industries is to provide earth science information and regulation to make Oregon safe and prosperous. The Department has two programs: Geologic Survey & Services and Mined Land Regulation & Reclamation, each managed by an Assistant Director.

This position resides as the lead of the Geologic Survey & Services (GS&S) Program whose strategic goals are to acquire and organize geologic information and data to inform the people of Oregon, to reduce risk, damage and loss from natural hazards throughout the state of Oregon, to produce earth science and natural hazard information and make it available for policy decisions at an individual, local, regional and statewide level. The program consists of 17 technical services and public education staff, 6 business office staff, and 14 earth science and engineering expert staff and varying number of temporary technical staff. Current areas of policy concern include geologic mapping for groundwater management, climate change adaptation, renewable energy development, statewide lidar data acquisition and development and geohazards mitigation including earthquakes and tsunamis, landslides, flooding and coastal hazards. This program conducts complex, long-term geoscientific investigations, supporting the primary Department mission and the 2009 – 2015 Strategic Plan.

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