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GEOLOGIST
Agency: Arkansas Geological Survey
Office: 3815 W. Roosevelt Road
Section: Technical
Date Posted: 11/07/2017
Posting Expires: 11/27/2017
Summary
The Geologist is responsible for analyzing and interpreting geological data, populating and maintaining geological databases, working with the agency staff to produce maps and publications, and participating in outreach activities for the public and private sectors. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
Typical Functions
Plans and prepares geological maps, cross-sections, charts, technical reports, and publications pertaining to geologic resources, using results from field work, laboratory, and literature research. Analyzes and interprets geological, geochemical, and geophysical information from sources such as survey data, well logs, bore holes, aerial photographs, and geologic maps. Assess ground water and surface water supply sources and characteristics in order to provide information to state and federal agencies and the citizens of Arkansas. Identifies geologic risks and provides advice on ways in which geologic damage from environmental or geohazards can be mitigated. Plans and conducts geological, geochemical, geohazards, and geophysical field studies and surveys, sample collection, and drilling and testing programs used to collect data for research and application. Conducts geological, geohazards, and geophysical studies to provide information for use in regional development, site selection, and the development of public works projects. Locates and identifies potential resources of natural gas, oil, coal, minerals, aggregates, and ground water using aerial photographs, charts, surveys, and geological research tools. Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions
Frequent in-state travel is required. Occasional overnight and/or out-of-state travel may be required.
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of geology theories and practices. Knowledge of the methods and techniques for conducting petroleum, mineral, and watersurveys, tests, and analyses. Knowledge of mineral identification, geologic mapping, and geologic laboratory proceduresand instrumentation. Knowledge and proficiency of GIS and geology software. Ability to conduct geological investigations and analyses and compile data. Ability to write technical reports and geologic publications and to make oral presentations. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent of a bachelorís degree in geology or a related field; plustwo years of experience in geology or a related field. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
Preferred Qualifications
This position in part focuses on petroleum geology. Knowledge and experience of petroleum geology with an emphasis on one or more of the following will be deemed highly desirable: subsurface mapping, basin analysis and modeling, petrophysical log interpretation, core/thin section description, identifying and interpreting facies, depositional environments, reservoir diagenesis from subsurface geological data, cores, and outcrops, and seismic interpretation. Knowledge of unconventional resources is a plus.

Prefer applicant with ability and experience with other duties of this position which include:
-Field mapping (requires overnight travel)
-Familiarity with Arkansas stratigraphy
-Proficiency in ArcView 10, ArcGIS, Adobe Illustrator, GPS, Brunton Compass, Trimble Nomad
-Experience with Petra and Petrel software
-Good writing and editing skills with working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, and geodatabases
-Skilled in the digitization of maps based on USGS standards
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Agency Specific Information
Position duties consist of tasks as stated in the Preferred Qualifications section of this application.
Geologist position salary is $40,340 and offers a full benefit package including paid holidays, annual and sick leave, health insurance and retirement benefits.

Applicants must meet or exceed minimum qualifications and must complete all areas of the Application for State Employment.

The Arkansas Geological Survey is an equal opportunity employer.
Job Details
Position No.: 22142805
Class Code: B051C
Grade: GS07
Salary Range: $40,340.00 - $58,493.00 per year
Background
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No
Job Type: Full Time
Location Information
Job City: Little Rock
Job County/Region: Pulaski
Contact Information
Contact name: Laura Hinze
Phone: 501-683-0121
Email: laura.hinze@arkansas.gov
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