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HAZARDS MAPPING GEOLOGIST (official announcement)

Application Period: 02/02/2011 – 03/06/2011
Location: Salt Lake City – Utah Geological Survey – 1594 W. North Temple

The incumbent in this position will perform Quaternary geologic and geologic hazard mapping duties in our Geologic Hazards Program, generating 1:24,000-scale geologic maps and derivative geologic hazard map sets in urban areas mainly along the Wasatch Front, using ArcGIS software, stereo aerial photography, photogrammetry, and other methods. While the position is mainly focused on generating Quaternary geologic maps, the incumbent will work with other Geologic Hazards Program staff to perform geologic hazards and engineering geology investigations using GIS as needed; respond to geologic hazard emergency response requests; provide thorough technical publication reviews for other staff; and provide external outreach to citizens and local governments that may include the media.

The incumbent in this position will work closely with our Geologic Mapping Program in creation and publication of high-quality 1:24,000-scale Quaternary geologic maps that may be part of the U.S. Geological Survey StateMap program; will work with two other hazard mapping geologists in producing geologic hazard map sets; and will gather available geologic, geologic hazard, geotechnical, and soils data for subsequent analysis and map generation. Geologic mapping may also involve a combination of Quaternary and bedrock mapping, depending upon the mapped quadrangle, and will typically involve Lake Bonneville stratigraphy.

Incumbent hired as a Project Geologist will be required to obtain a Utah Professional Geologist (PG) license within one (1) year of hire.

This position may be filled at the Geologist level if the selected candidate does not meet the experience and/or licensing requirements for the Project Geologist level (i.e., at least 5 years of full-time directly applicable geologic experience, and has or can acquire a Utah Professional Geologist (PG) license within one year of hire)