OVERVIEW: This position focuses on the collection and processing of geologic information in the laboratory, field, and office settings. The work will be performed under the supervision of an experienced geologist. This position is temporary, beginning nearly immediately, and ending in approximately 15 months.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Duties may include assisting in the field with mapping, descriptive geology, soil boring, drilling, and geophysical surveys, associated logistics, and hiking, driving a vehicle, or paddling a canoe; assisting in the office with data entry and compilation sometimes utilizing Geographic Information Systems; assisting in the laboratory with examining, analyzing, and storing earth materials. Physical strength to operate a Giddings soil probe is mandatory.
The employer reserves the right to change or add duties to this position as long as the changes and/or additions are consistent with the job classification
Minimum/Essential Qualifications: High school graduation or the equivalent with some science courses and two years of experience in relevant academic and work experience may be substituted. A driver’s license and clean driving record. Physical strength to operate a Giddings soil probe. Must be willing to travel for extended periods of time.
Bachelor’s Degree in Geology; familiarity with geophysical techniques; familiarity with maps; familiarity with GIS. Experience in the outdoors. Experience with power equipment and small engines.
Internal Number: 336573
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