The Kentucky Geological Survey, a research center within the University of Kentucky is seeking a geologist for 2-year FEMA funded landslide hazard and risk analysis project. The responsibilities of this position include: performing spatial analysis using large GIS data sets; slope stability modeling using established computer codes and analysis of model results; digitizing landslide maps and data compilation; preparation of map layouts to present results to project stakeholders; assist with stakeholder meetings; and, possibly, presentation of research results at professional and/or community meetings.
Basic landslide hazards knowledge, ArcGIS analysis, cartographic skills, ArcGIS technical skills (Raster tools, Spatial Analyst, 3D Analyst), basic knowledge of slope stability analysis principles, Microsoft Excel, MATLAB, preparation of geologic and/or thematic map layouts.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
No experience required.
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Geology or Engineering degrees preferred.
Driver’s license preferred.
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