December 1, 2011
POSITION: Geologist Specialist (Scientist II), Position #00422
LOCATION: Charlottesville, VA
STARTING SALARY: $40,959 to $50,000
The Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy, Division of Geology and Mineral Resources is seeking a qualified individual to complete a landslide hazard assessment project in Page County, Virginia. Duties include creating and updating an ArcGIS geodatabase; analyzing terrain using aerial photography and other datasets; field mapping of surficial deposits and landslide features; coordinating the work of contract and temporary employees; producing maps and reports using ArcGIS and Adobe Creative Suite; and providing project results to government agencies and the general public. Federal funding for this position extends for 12 months from start date.
A degree in geological sciences from an accredited college or university, preferred, or a combination of education and experience. Broad knowledge of geology (particularly engineering geology, geomorphology, hydrology, and sedimentology), geologic mapping experience, and experience using ArcGIS are required. The successful candidate will have: strong computer skills; excellent communication and writing skills; the ability to work independently and as a team member; the ability to stoop, crawl, bend, walk for long distances over rough terrain and carry up to 30 pounds; a valid driver’s license and excellent driving record.
All applications must be submitted on-line through the Commonwealth of Virginia Recruitment Management System http://jobs.agencies.virginia.gov.
For additional information: Telephone: (804) 692-3215; TTY/TTD: (800) 828-1120
ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED ON-LINE BY 5:00 PM, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2011
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