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 and demonstrated skill in leading a multidisciplinary organization committed to providing information and advice to decision makers. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate a commitment to public and/or customer service and must be able to communicate the importance of sciences to varied audiences. Lastly, the candidate must have a high level of professional credibility and personal integrity and be able to share a practical understanding of the challenges facing society related to the geosciences, including water, environmental , earth hazard, mineral resource, and/or energy issues.
Salary range is $76,519 to $116,265 with an attractive benefits package.
Requirements: 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; or 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).
Location: The position’s official headquarters are Middletown, PA. However, the work location of this position will either be in Middletown, PA or Pittsburgh, PA depending on the operational need and geographical location of the selected candidate. If headquartered in Pittsburgh, occasional travel to Middletown will be required.
Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest with a detailed resume postmarked by Friday, January 9, 2015, to:
The Bureau of Human Resources
Organization Management and Staffing Services Division
PO Box 8768
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8768
Questions can be directed to (717) 705-1082
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Supporting Workforce Diversity
Applicants who require an accommodation to participate in the interview should contact the Bureau of Human Resources at 717-787-8732 in advance of the interview.