LOCATION OF POSITION
Main Purpose of Job
The Department of Natural Resources, Maryland Geological Survey located in Baltimore City’s Old Goucher District, is currently accepting applications for a Geologist Lead/Advanced.
Duties of this position include planning and conducting geological investigations of Maryland’s tidewater, freshwater and bedrock resources and serving as project lead of National Geologic and Geophysical Data Preservation grants; coordinating the activities necessary to inventory, organize, manage, and preserve MGS’s geological collections; mapping historical shorelines and determining erosion rates; creating GIS layers for various projects related to shore erosion, geologic maps, and geologic data compilation. GIS duties will include creating and managing geodatabases, georeferencing, digitizing, creating shapefiles, running topology, and generating metadata. These duties require an advanced working knowledge of GPS systems operations/datums; GIS software including ESRI ArcGIS, USGS DSAS, SURFER; relational database management software including Microsoft Access; USGS National Geologic Map Database GeMS schema. A portion of work time will be spent in the field, both on a variety of water vessels and on land. These duties require an advanced working knowledge of piloting small vessels and boats, GPS systems operations, use of sampling gear; remote acoustic sensing systems including side scan sonar, seismic profilers, coring and sampling equipment; GIS software including ESRI ArcGIS, USGS DSAS, SURFER; relational database management software including Microsoft Access. The successful candidate will also have proven skills in report writing and digital cartography, which are required for the publication of final products.
Education: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Geology, Environmental Geology or a related earth science.
Experience: Five years of experience performing professional geological work.
1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Geology, Environmental Geology or a related earth science for one year of the required experience.
2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience at a rank of Corporal/Petty Officer or higher as a commissioned officer in physical science classification or physical science specialty codes in the geology field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
1. Experience working with geologic collections.
2. Training and experience with geologic stratigraphic mapping.
3. Training and experience using GIS software.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
1. Employees in this classification may be required to walk over rough or unstable terrain or over long distances while wearing personal protective equipment.
2. Employees in this classification may be subject to call-in on a twenty-four hour basis and, therefore, will be required to provide the employing agency with a telephone number where they can be reached.
Please make sure you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates may be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.
For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.
The online application is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may submit a paper application and supplemental questionnaire to: Department of Natural Resources, Human Resources, 580 Taylor Avenue, C-3 Annapolis, MD 21401. The Human Resources unit is not responsible for applications sent to any other address.
Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the application.
If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or [email protected].
Inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Crystal Wilson at [email protected].
TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay
Candidates with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply. As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.