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Full-time Geologist II

Full-time Geologist II

Posting Number: Geologist II

Release Date: 7/22/2019

Closing Date: When Filled

This position is in the Coal Section, although opportunities for other work will exist. Duties will be a combination of outdoor field work and office work. Appointment is initially for a one year probationary period with the possibility of a permanent appointment after the first year. Applicants must possess a MS degree in Geology from an accredited college or university, with coursework including Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, and Structural Geology. A BS and 2 years professional work experience may be substituted for a MS degree. Attendance and successful completion of geologic field camp is required. The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of GIS software, with GIS proficiency preferred, as well as familiarity with various Microsoft Office products. Experience with LiDAR datasets a plus. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter able to complete tasks with limited to moderate supervision and training. A valid driverís license is required, and the applicant must be insurable under the stateís vehicle insurance plan. The candidate must be physically capable to assist with manual labor, such as moving core boxes, records, and other tasks as needed. Applicants may be required to work outdoors visiting coal mines, sampling coal and accessory strata, sitting drill rigs, mapping in rough terrain and variable weather for up to a week at a time, multiple weeks a year as needed. Office tasks will involve extensive computer work updating and maintaining the Coal Programís comprehensive Coal Bed data in ArcGIS.

Interested candidates should submit a current resume and a WV Division of Personnel Application Form.

To Apply:

  1. Submit a current resume.
  2. Download and complete the State Division of Personnel application: https://personnel.wv.gov/SiteCollectionDocuments/Miscellaneous%20Documents/Application%207-12-18.pdf
  3. Please include posting number GEOLOGIST II on application.
  4. Send the State Division of Personnel application directly to:
    • Hanna Law
      WV Geological & Economic Survey
      1 Mont Chateau Rd
      Morgantown, WV 26508
      Fax: 304-594-2575
      e-mail: hlaw@geosrv.wvnet.edu

    (Do NOT send the application form to the Division of Personnel in Charleston; send directly to the WV Geological Survey in Morgantown at the addresse above.)

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The WV Geological and Economic Survey is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Part-time, Temporary Geologist I

Part-time, Temporary Geologist I

Posting Number: Geology Temp

Release Date: 7/8/2019

Closing Date: 8/8/2019 Revised: 8/2/2019

WVGES is seeking an individual for a part-time, temporary Geologist I position who is available approximately 20-29 hours per week during regular business hours. A grant-funded data preservation project begins September 1, 2019 and runs until August 15, 2020. The projectís primary goals involve cataloging oil and gas core and cuttings for a master inventory within WVGES, photographing core and thin sections, and scanning historical oil & gas logs. Cataloging includes both a physical inventory as well as a digital database of the samples. WVGES in in the process of barcoding the physical boxes of the cores and cuttings and then entering that information into a digital database. Photographing, re-boxing and shelving core samples is included in this inventory.

WVGES is seeking someone to work with the physical cores and cuttings boxes, manual cataloging, and digital entry of the information into barcode software. From this specialized software, bar code labels are created that will then be attached to the sample boxes. Photography of the cores and thin sections will entail photographing core using a WVGES setup. Re-boxing of core from aging and damaged boxes to new boxes will be necessary. Scanning of historical logs will be at a computer workstation.

Duties will include working independently at an offsite location where the sample inventory is located. Moving boxes up to 50 lbs may be necessary. Computer skills and experience working with cores and drill cuttings is desired.

Applications will be accepted until August 8, 2019. Interested candidates should submit a current resume and a WV Division of Personnel Application Form.

To Apply:

  1. Submit a current resume.
  2. Download and complete the State Division of Personnel application: https://personnel.wv.gov/SiteCollectionDocuments/Miscellaneous%20Documents/Application%207-12-18.pdf
  3. Please include posting number GEOLOGY TEMP on application.
  4. Send the State Division of Personnel application directly to:
    • Jessica Moore
      WV Geological & Economic Survey
      1 Mont Chateau Rd
      Morgantown, WV 26508
      Fax: 304-594-2575
      e-mail: jmoore@geosrv.wvnet.edu

      -or-

      Philip Dinterman
      WV Geological & Economic Survey
      1 Mont Chateau Rd
      Morgantown, WV 26508
      Fax: 304-594-2575
      e-mail: pdinterman@geosrv.wvnet.edu

    (Do NOT send the application form to the Division of Personnel in Charleston; it should be sent directly to the WV Geological Survey in Morgantown at either one of the addresse above.)

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The WV Geological and Economic Survey is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Phone: (304) 594-2331
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