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

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