Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Geologic Mapping position in Kentucky

The Kentucky Geological Survey is seeking a highly motivated, experienced geologic mapper who can immediately provide a leadership role for the Geologic Mapping Section’s STATEMAP-funded efforts in surficial geologic mapping, research, and scientific publication. Candidates will be asked to attach a list of completed geologic maps and scientific publications with their application (Specific Request 1). Position will work from the KGS office on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington, Kentucky. NOTE: Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to submit access to an example of one of their geologic maps and will be asked to present a summary of their research results for KGS staff.

Minimum qualifications are a PhD Degree and three years of experience or the equivalent (eg. MS degree in geology and six years of experience in the field); background in sedimentology, soils, or Quaternary geology; strong record of geologic mapping, research and scientific publication; experience in a team environment; good communication skills; valid driver’s license; ability to independently navigate rough terrain. Preferred qualifications: PhD in geology or related field; GIS experience; experience with soil coring/drilling techniques and/or sediment lab analyses such as particle size analysis; and Professional Geologist certification. 

To apply for job # RE05437 submit a UK Online Application at . If you have any questions, contact HR/Employment, phone (859) 257-9555 press 2. Application deadline is January 7, 2016.

Founded in 1865 as a land-grant institution adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. Recently ranked as one of the safest, most creative, and the brainiest cities in the nation, Lexington is an ideal location to experience the work-life integration that the University strives to provide its employees. See for yourself what makes UK one great place to work.
The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, African Americans, and all minorities.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Brad Avy appointed Oregon's State Geologist

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Governing Board of the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) has appointed Brad Avy as the State Geologist and Agency Executive Director.

"Mr. Avy brings a rare combination of state agency leadership, public policy and research experience, and geologic understanding to the Agency," says Governing Board Chairman Larry Givens. "He is uniquely qualified to lead DOGAMI in increasing Oregon's understanding of geologic resources and hazards through science and stewardship."

Avy is a registered engineering geologist, hydrogeologist, and geologist. He earned a bachelor's degree in geological sciences from the University of Washington and a master's degree in geology from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He comes to DOGAMI from the Washington State Department of Agriculture, where he served as the assistant director of the commodity inspection division. Before joining the Department of Agriculture, he was a senior research analyst with the Washington House of Representatives. He previously held management positions with the Washington State Department of Health and the Washington State Department of Ecology.

Avy began his career performing geotechnical field studies as an engineering geologist in Alaska, co-founded the Eureka Drilling Company, and worked as a hydrogeologist in Washington on toxics site cleanup investigations.

As the State Geologist and Agency Executive Director, Avy will lead a staff of 41 in providing earth science information and regulation to make Oregon safe and prosperous. The Agency's Mineral Land Reclamation & Regulation program oversees the state's mineral production, and works to minimize impacts of natural resource extraction and maximize opportunities for land reclamation. The Agency's Geological Survey & Services program develops maps, reports and data to help Oregon manage natural resources and prepare for natural hazards.

Avy will join DOGAMI December 1.

[News release from Oregon Dept. of Geology and Mineral Industries]

Monday, November 23, 2015

Jeff Hoffman appointed State Geologist of New Jersey

Jeffery L. Hoffman has been confirmed by the NJ Governor as the State Geologist to manage the New Jersey Geological & Water Survey.  Jeff has a B.S. from Penn State and his M.A. from Princeton.  

He has 34 years of experience in the NJ Department of Environmental Protection in hydrogeologic investigations including ground-water modeling, water-supply planning, drought indicators and response, ecologic flow goals and analysis of nitrate carrying capacity of land in support of watershed management.  

He is active in numerous public and professional organizations in presenting geoscience to inform decisions.  He was in part responsible for organizing New Jersey's water supply and use information which has served in preserving the New Jersey Highlands and as an example to USGS for a national water census.  

He is a registered professional geologist and was recognized in 2000 with a New Jersey Exceptional Service Award.  Over the past two years he has been coordinating much of the Department’s work with the USGS including the Cooperative Water Program.