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Supervisory Geologist, GS-1350-14 (MP-DB), US Geological Survey

DEU - https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/572539900 - closes 7/16
MP - https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/572539700 - closes 7/23
Salary: $121,316 (Step 01) to $157,709 (Step 10);
NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01. Open to current or former Federal employees

As a Supervisory Geologist within the Eastern Energy Resources Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:
o Develops and coordinates contracts, cooperates with outside interests to develop Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs), Consortia documents, and Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs).
o Collaborates with Federal and State agencies to encourage and develop outside funding resources.
o Negotiates Team Scientist Emeritus and Volunteer agreements and coordinates/assesses their activities.
o As Associate Center Director, collaborates with the Center Director in the on-going day-to-day operation of the Centers by providing scientific support to the Center Director and Administrative Officer in the planning, execution, review, supervision, and administration of the technical phases of the Centers.
o Coordinates job duties with the Center Director to ensure that an area of scientific research can be pursued within the realm of the job.

Travel Required: Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position 1-2 nights per month.

Special Requirements For This Position:
o This position requires completion of a one year supervisory/managerial probationary period, if one has not previously been completed.
o If selected for this position, you may be required to file one or more financial statements upon reporting and annually, some of which may be subject to public disclosure.
o Because this position requires travel for official business, the selectee will be required to apply for a charge card within 30 calendar days of appointment. Individuals who have delinquent account balances from a previous Government charge card will be required to satisfy their existing obligation before a new card can be issued.
o A background investigation will be required for this position. Continued employment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
o Throughout the recruitment and hiring process we will be communicating with you via email; therefore, it is imperative that the email address you provide when applying for this vacancy remains active. Should your email address change, please notify the point of contact identified in the vacancy announcement as soon as possible so that we can update our system.

Supervisory Geologist, GS-1350-14 (MP-DB), US Geological Survey [7/7/2020]

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GIS Analyst, University of Idaho

Location: Moscow
Division/College: University Research (Div)
Employee Category: Classified
Pay Range: $24.04 - $28.85 per hour, depending on experience
Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
Based in Moscow, Idaho, the GIS Analyst will support Idaho Geological Survey (IGS) staff in grant related responsibilities and research including database creation and management, digital cartography, and geologic mapping. This position works closely with the IGS Director, Digital Mapping Lab (DML) Manager and other mapping lab staff. The position reports to the DML Manager and requires the development, implementation, and maintenance of GIS and non-spatial databases.

The position is a one-year appointment funded by the USGS-STATEMAP 2020 grant. Ongoing employment will be contingent upon funding.

Principal duties are: 1) supporting agency projects through GIS and database design and creative problem solving; 2) creating computer programs and scripts to assist with GIS projects; 3) GIS and other data management and maintenance including migrating and converting databases as necessary; 4) modeling of GIS data sets; and 5) creation of geologic maps in both GIS and vector graphic software.

Minimum Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree in GIS, Geology, Earth and Environmental Sciences, or closely related field.
- Three years of applied GIS work experience. Up to 1 year of relevant education experience can be counted toward the work experience requirement.
- Experience in the application of ESRI Geographic Information Systems software including data analysis, modeling, geoprocessing, data capture, data conversion, relational database design, ArcGIS, and ArcGIS Online as applied in the geological sciences.
- Experience in GIS-related scripting languages, such as Python or Visual Basic, and willingness to learn more as needed.
- Experience in managing several projects concurrently.
- Editing and writing business correspondence and technical documents using proper grammar and punctuation as demonstrated in application materials.
- Experience explaining and presenting scientific content in large group and individual settings.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Previous experience working at a State or Federal Geological Survey.
- Master’s degree in Geology or closely related field.
- Experience working with geological data.
- Working knowledge of GIS-based, web data delivery application techniques.
- Working knowledge of Windows-based computer systems, networks, and servers.
- Demonstrated ability to do Kriging and subsurface modeling.
- Proficient knowledge of geological mapping principles and skills.
- Knowledge of QA/QC techniques to assess the quality, accuracy, and content of spatial databases and GIS deliverable products and publications.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
- Ability to lift, carry and/or otherwise move equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.

Posting Number: SP002514P

Posting Date: 06/25/2020

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:
Preferential review of applicants will begin July 25, 2020.
Certificates and licenses along with an example of geologic map and/or database that the applicant has produced are optional documents to upload as “other documents”.
Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

To apply, please visit: https://apptrkr.com/1940225

EEO Statement
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

GIS Analyst, University of Idaho [7/1/2020]

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Associate Professor (Disaster and Remote Sensing), Earth Observatory of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University

The Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS), Asian School of the Environment (ASE) and School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is seeking to fill a dual-role position comprising (1) director of a new laboratory at EOS focused on natural hazards monitoring and disaster response using remote sensing and (2) a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor (without tenure) in the area of radar/optical remote sensing and geophysics.

Responsibilities as a director will include (1) formulating and leading a lab for developing innovative new algorithms and systems for disaster response and hazard monitoring, using Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and optical imagery, (2) producing and delivering disaster response and hazard monitoring products in support of responding agencies and scientific communities, and (3) building trusted relationships with responding agencies to create societal impact in and around Southeast Asia. The director will work closely with offices at EOS focused on public engagement and philanthropy, and with faculty research groups at EOS, EEE and ASE.

Responsibilities as a faculty member will include (1) teaching undergraduate and graduate level classes in radar and optical remote sensing at EEE and ASE, (2) supervising PhD students and postdocs, (3) conducting research in remote sensing and geophysics in collaboration with the research groups at EOS, EEE and ASE, and (4) publishing research and application results and sharing lessons learned from response, monitoring, and development.

Details of requirements

As a director at The Earth Observatory of Singapore:
The successful applicant is expected to have an outstanding track record of rapid disaster-response activities following natural disasters -- such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, wildfires, and floods -- using SAR and InSAR observations from spaceborne and airborne platforms. They should have extensive experience supporting international responding agencies in disaster response and monitoring. Evidence of at least ten years of semi-operational application-oriented professional experiences is required.

EOS conducts research on earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions and climate change in Southeast Asia and elsewhere. Aside from its scientific value, our work gives Singapore and other countries in the region the knowledge they need to build societies that are more resilient to these natural hazards.

As a faculty member of Nanyang Technological University:
The successful applicant will have a PhD in geophysics, remote sensing, Earth science, or a related discipline, with a high level of education and experience in InSAR and its applications in geophysics. Also required is a track record of supervising other researchers, postdocs, students, and interns in relevant fields, and demonstrated ability in attracting research funding. The successful applicant needs to demonstrate outstanding teaching abilities in the field of radar and optical remote sensing. It is expected that the applicant be able to contribute to the collaborative research environment in EOS, EEE and ASE.

Application

Please click here and submit the following documents to us:
• Cover letter
• Curriculum Vitae including a full publication list
• Statement of current and future research interest
• Teaching statement
• Names of three referees

Closing Date
This position will remain open until filled.

Associate Professor (Disaster and Remote Sensing), Earth Observatory of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University [6/18/2020]

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Tenure-Track Faculty Position, Department of Earth System Sciences, Yonsei University

The Department of Earth System Sciences at Yonsei University, Republic of Korea seeks applications for tenure-track faculty position, starting from March, 2021. Candidates are encouraged to possess Ph.D. in Geology and Geological sciences. The Department of Earth System Sciences encompasses the field of Earth System Sciences, conducting various researches on minerals, soils, rocks, geophysics, hydrogeology, applied geology, environmental geochemistry, remote sensing, and other geologic fields. Detailed information about the department can be found online at http://geo.yonsei.ac.kr/en/. 
For more information regarding the application, please visit the following link.

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Korean

Tenure-Track Faculty Position, Department of Earth System Sciences, Yonsei University [6/16/2020]

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Deputy Group Leader, Computational Earth Science Group, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in science and engineering on behalf of national security. The Deputy Group Leader (DGL) will report to the Computational Earth Science (EES-16) Group Leader and will be responsible for scientific leadership, management, operation and administration of EES-16. The Computational Earth Science Group (EES-16) includes two teams: Subsurface Flow and Transport (SFT) and Applied Terrestrial Energy and Atmospheric Modeling (ATEAM). These teams combine basic and applied research to develop novel and integrated modeling and analysis platforms, including high-performance modeling, to address practical problems for federal and industrial agencies. Projects within EES-16 address challenges in clean energy, carbon sequestration, sustainable unconventional fossil resource extraction, subsurface environmental remediation and management, surface and subsurface hydrology, geologic repositories, atmospheric and ecological processes, wildfire impacts, geothermal energy and national security challenges.

Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in a science or engineering field or equivalent combination of education and experience; Ph.D. in Earth Science, Applied Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, Hydrology, Geography, Physics or related field preferred
• Experience recruiting, mentoring and assessing performance/ supervising technical work of scientific researchers
• Experience implementing institutional policies and procedures as they relate to personnel management, budget oversight, safety and security
• Experience building collaborative projects and relationships across organizational boundaries
• Experience proposing, developing and sustaining research programs in areas relevant to computational earth science
• Demonstrated record of excellence and achievement in technical areas relevant to computational earth science evidenced by peer-reviewed publications, reports, seminars,
• Ability to obtain DOE Q clearance (usually requires U.S. citizenship)

Desired Skills:
• Experience interfacing and managing relationships with external sponsoring organizations (DOE, NNSA, DoD, DHS, Industry, etc.)
• Experience in conflict resolution and in dealing with human performance issues
• Experience with high-performance computing (HPC) or with projects that utilize HPC
• Experience with, and utilization of, uncertainty quantification, decision analysis and machine learning
• Experience conceiving, developing, leading and executing substantial computational modeling and simulation projects to address scientific questions relevant to EES-16

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Los Alamos National Laboratory is more than a place to work. It is a catalyst for discovery, innovation and achievement. It’s one of the reasons we attract world-class talent who contribute greatly to our outstanding culture. Professional development, work/life balance and a diverse and inclusive team foster lasting career satisfaction. Our onsite cafeterias and medical, fitness and breastfeeding facilities, education assistance and generous compensation and benefits reflect our commitment to providing our people with all they need for personal and professional growth.

Apply now:
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Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Deputy Group Leader, Computational Earth Science Group, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico [6/8/2020]

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Visiting Assistant Professor in Tectonics & GIS, New Mexico State University

The Department of Geological Sciences at New Mexico State University (https://geology.nmsu.edu/) invites applications for a 9-month Visiting Assistant Professor sabbatical replacement position beginning 19 August 2020. Teaching load is three courses each semester at the introductory through graduate levels with focus on GIS applications and tectonics. Fall 2020 courses will be offered online. NMSU is located in the southern Rio Grande rift, which provides a natural laboratory for teaching geology. We encourage applications from candidates from underrepresented groups and from individuals interested in working with underrepresented students.

NMSU IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. Offer of employment is contingent upon verification of individual's eligibility for employment in the United States. All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal law, state law, and NMSU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a criminal history check.

Access the online application at http://jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/38905 through 10 July 2020. Please direct questions to Nancy J. McMillan at 575-646-5000 or nmcmilla@nmsu.edu.

Visiting Assistant Professor in Tectonics & GIS, New Mexico State University [6/1/2020]

 

Opportunities for Students

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PhD Research Opportunity: Phosphorus Environmental Biogeochemistry in Agricultural Watersheds, UW Madison

The UW Madison Department of Soil Science and Department of Environmental Engineering has four years of funding for a PhD student interested in developing expertise in advanced chemical analytical methods, nutrient management in waterbodies and applying project results to real life wastewater management and nutrient trading scenarios. Partnering with existing research field trials, we will identify P compounds (speciation) and determine their bioavailability in field runoff using a variety traditional wet chemistry and advanced spectroscopic methods infrequently applied to agricultural systems (including synchrotron-based x-ray spectroscopic techniques and reverse phase ion-pair chromatography). We will then construct and test a model for particulate P bioavailability. This vital information will immediately inform Wisconsin and USDA nutrient management models. This work is important in the development of sustainable agricultural systems while protecting water supplies. It also has direct applicability to nutrient trading schemes involving utilities, municipal water systems, watershed protection agencies and farm management. The RA includes tuition waiver, health insurance and monthly stipend. The student will receive a joint PhD from the UW Madison Soil Science and Environmental Engineering departments and be jointly advised by Dr. Francisco Arriaga and Dr. Matthew Ginder-Vogel. For more information contact Geoff Siemering, Department of Soil Science, gsiemering@wisc.edu.

PhD Research Opportunity: Phosphorus Environmental Biogeochemistry in Agricultural Watersheds, UW Madison [7/7/2020]

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MS Student Research Opportunity: Surficial geologic mapping to investigate the contribution of clastic alluvial fans to the recharge of the Mississippi valley alluvial aquifer

The Mississippi Mineral Resources Institute, a research institute at the University of Mississippi, has a fully funded Research Assistant (RA) for one year supported by the USGS EDMAP program and a possible teaching assistantship for a second year for a MS Geology or Geological Engineering student to perform geologic mapping in Mississippi. The project will map a 7.5-minute quadrangle and will focus on characterizing alluvial fans on the valley margin and their role in recharging the alluvial aquifer in the Delta region of western Mississippi. The student will learn geologic mapping methods, learn to drill and describe cores, learn to use a ground penetrating radar system, and create a 3D database using ArcGIS and/or the Petrel software platform. This project is a collaboration with the USGS Lower Mississippi Water Science Center and the Mississippi Geological Survey and officially starts on July 1, 2020. Second year funding as a teaching assistant would include a stipend, health insurance, and full tuition waiver. For more information, contact: Dr. Ronald Counts, Associate Director, Mississippi Mineral Resources Institute, rcounts@olemiss.edu

MS Student Research Opportunity: Surficial geologic mapping to investigate the contribution of clastic alluvial fans to the recharge of the Mississippi valley alluvial aquifer [6/24/2020]

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MS Student Research Opportunity: Water circulation in coastal Mississippi and the impact on water quality and oyster health

The Mississippi Mineral Resources Institute, a research institute at the University of Mississippi, has two years of funding for a Research Assistant (RA) for a MS student in Geology or Geological Engineering for a project that will be using remote sensing and GIS, integrated with field measurements to understand the circulation patterns in the Mississippi Sound and the influence of the Bonnet Carre spillway and the impact on the oyster reefs in the western Mississippi Sound. The project, conducted in conjunction with other universities in Mississippi, is designed to improve our understanding of the water quality of the sound and the future of the oyster reefs in the region. It will require an interest in coastal issues, willingness to go out in a boat, and remote sensing and/or GIS experience. The project is part of the MBRACE, the Mississippi Center of Excellence funded through NOAA. The RA includes a full tuition waiver, health insurance, and a monthly stipend. For more information, contact: Dr. Greg Easson, Director, Mississippi Mineral Resources Institute, geasson@olemiss.edu.

MS Student Research Opportunity: Water circulation in coastal Mississippi and the impact on water quality and oyster health [6/24/2020]

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MS Student Research Opportunity: Geochronology of deep alluvium in selected areas in the Mississippi Alluvial Plain aquifer system using Optically-Stimulated Luminescence Dating

The Mississippi Mineral Resources Institute, a research institute at the University of Mississippi, has one year of funding for a Research Assistant (RA) with possible funding for a second year for a Geology or Geological Engineering graduate (MS) student on a project that involves optically stimulated luminescence dating of deep Mississippi River alluvium. This project will examine the Pleistocene evolution of the middle Mississippi River valley and is a collaboration with the USGS Lower Mississippi Water Science Center. The student will be involved with drilling and characterizing cores and will prepare samples for OSL dating at the USGS Luminescence Dating Lab in Denver. The project will also look at new airborne electrical resistivity data in the Mississippi River valley and possibly collect new data using other geophysical methods such as GPR and ground-based ER methods. The student will have the opportunity to use the Petrel software platform to create 3D geologic models with the geophysical data. This project tentatively starts in the spring of 2021 and includes a full tuition waiver, health insurance and a monthly stipend. Funding as a teaching assistant with a stipend, health insurance, and a full tuition waiver in the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering may be available in the second year if an RA is unavailable. For more information, contact: Dr. Ronald Counts, Associate Director, Mississippi Mineral Resources Institute, rcounts@olemiss.edu

MS Student Research Opportunity: Geochronology of deep alluvium in selected areas in the Mississippi Alluvial Plain aquifer system using Optically-Stimulated Luminescence Dating [6/24/2020]

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MS Student Research Opportunity: Using geophysics and luminescence geochronology to determine the age and extent of the Adams Mill fault, Smithsonian National Zoological Park, Washington, D.C.

The Mississippi Mineral Resources Institute, a research institute at the University of Mississippi, has a funded Research Assistant (RA) for one year, with a possibility of RA funding for a second year, for a MS student in Geology or Geological Engineering to collect samples to confirm preliminary maximum luminescence ages for a fault exposed at the Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park. The student will also use ground penetrating radar and seismic reflection and/or refraction to try to map the southward projection of the fault near the Washington Monument and the National Mall. This project officially starts on 7/01/2020 and includes an RA stipend, health insurance and full tuition waiver. Funding as a teaching assistant with a stipend, health insurance, and a full tuition waiver in the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering may be available in the second year if an RA is unavailable. For more information, contact: Dr. Ronald Counts, Associate Director, Mississippi Mineral Resources Institute, rcounts@olemiss.edu

MS Student Research Opportunity: Using geophysics and luminescence geochronology to determine the age and extent of the Adams Mill fault, Smithsonian National Zoological Park, Washington, D.C. [6/24/2020]

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Graduate Online GIS Certificates, Ohio University

GIS skills are now essential for geologists. If you are a recent college graduate or a working professional looking to acquire, or enhance your existing, proficiency in GIS, consider enrolling in a competitively priced, Ohio University Department of Geography online certificate program in Geospatial Information Science. These are fully online, three-course programs open to any individual who has an undergraduate degree (any major); GRE scores are not required for admission. With little or no previous experience in GIS, choose the certificate in GIS and Cartography (ND9984). For advancing existing GIS skills, select the Geospatial Analysis and Programming certificate (ND9985). The certificates are designed to be completed in one year. Start fall or spring semester for ND9984, and fall, spring, or summer for ND9985. See https://www.ohio.edu/cas/graduate/online-programs or contact Dr. Gaurav Sinha (sinhag@ohio.edu) for more information.

Graduate Online GIS Certificates, Ohio University [6/17/2020]

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Place Your Opportunities for Students, Internships, Summer Field Work Here [6/10/2020]