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Full-time Geologist II

Full-time Geologist II

Posting Number: Geologist II

Release Date: 7/22/2019 Re-Release Date: 9/10/2019

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:
  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

    (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.
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WVGES address   WV Geological & Economic Survey
1 Mont Chateau Road
Morgantown, WV 26508
Phone: (304) 594-2331
Fax: (304) 594-2575
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