Geologist

State of Michigan

Lansing, MI, United States 🇺🇸

Job Description

At the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, we are passionate about protecting human health and Michigan’s land, water, and energy resources. We are equally passionate about creating a positive, professional, and supportive work environment where we value our differences and are committed to being open and respectful of all our employees and the public we serve. Our unique backgrounds and experiences make us better equipped to equitably deliver impactful environmental outcomes in the interest of all of Michigan’s residents.

This position conducts basic geologic/hydrogeologic site investigations/studies using established geologic methods to address site conditions.  Basic site investigations/studies involve a single unconfined aquifer, shallow water tables and homogenous (2 or less) soil types.  Examples of a basic site investigation/study are small dry cleaners, corner gas stations, small auto repair shops, etc.

Required Education and Experience

Education
Possession of a bachelor’s degree in geology or geological, petroleum or mining engineering.

Experience

Geologist 9
No specific type or amount is required.

Geologist 10
One year of professional experience in carrying out geological activities to protect, develop and maintain natural resources equivalent to a Geologist 9.

Geologist P11
Two years of professional experience in carrying out geological activities to protect, develop and maintain natural resources equivalent to a Geologist, including one year equivalent to a Geologist 10.

Alternate Education and Experience

Possession of a bachelor’s degree in environmental geoscience, earth science, or environmental science with 15 semester (23 quarter term) credits in the following core geology classes: physical geology, sedimentology/stratigraphy, mineralogy/petrology, structural geology and field instruction. In addition, the candidate must have 21 semester (32 quarter term) credits in elective geology coursework; and two courses each in calculus, chemistry and physics. 

Additional Requirements and Information

Please attach a cover letter, resume, and official college transcripts (if applicable) to your application.
 
For a copy of the position description see below:

Geologist 9-P11

Information provided in your application, resume, cover letter, transcripts, and any other documentation provided will be used to verify responses to the supplemental questions.  Unsupported responses may not be considered further.

If applicable, you must attach an electronic and/or scanned copy of your official college/university transcripts.  For our purposes, “Official Transcripts” must contain the college/university name and address, the degree conferred and date granted, coursework completed (especially if no degree granted), and the Registrar’s signature and/or seal.

Your application for any position does not guarantee that you will be contacted by the Department/Agency for further consideration.  Only those applicants interviewed will be notified of the results.

Certain positions may require a criminal history background check.

View the class specification at: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/Geologist_12698_7.pdf (Download PDF reader)


POSITION TYPE

ORGANIZATION TYPE

EXPERIENCE-LEVEL

DEGREE REQUIRED