State of Georgia
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Geologist Watershed Protection Branch
at State of Georgia
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division engages in continuous recruitment for Geologist.
The Environmental Protection Division (EPD) protects and restores Georgia's environment. We take the lead in ensuring clean air, land and water. With our partners, we pursue a sustainable environment that provides a foundation for a vibrant economy and healthy communities. EPD is responsive, effective and efficient. Associates are valued and empowered to use their expertise and creativity as leaders in protecting Georgia's environment. EPD's Air, Land and Watershed Protection Branches, in concert with its seven District Offices, serve the public by implementing state laws, rules, and policies to protect human health and the environment; apply and enforce environmental laws and standards in a consistent, fair, and timely manner; and are proactive, results-oriented, and help develop new approaches to meet Georgia's environmental challenges.
Watershed Protection Branch
The Watershed Protection Branch (WPB) protects and restores Georgia's water resources. We take the lead in ensuring clean and safe water, and with our partners, we pursue a sustainable environment that provides a foundation for a vibrant economy and healthy communities. The Branch manages water resources in Georgia through regulatory and protection programs, monitoring, assessment and planning. The Branch issues permits to local governments and industry to discharge treated wastewater and stormwater and to local governments, industry, farmers and subdivisions for surface water and groundwater withdrawals. The Branch ensures that Georgia's public water systems are operating properly to supply safe drinking water to citizens, and controls nonpoint sources of pollution through grants and volunteer programs such as Rivers Alive and Adopt-a-Stream. The Branch also conducts monitoring and modeling of Georgia's waters.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under supervision, studies the composition, structure and other physical aspects of the earth. Examines minerals, underground water, waste disposal, land reclamation or other environmental problems to determine physical and chemical properties to ensure quality standards. Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following: Assembles, operates, and maintains field and laboratory testing, measuring and mechanical equipment; collects and prepares solid and fluid samples for analysis. Conducts ground water/surface water and methane monitoring system inspections; audits field sampling techniques. Evaluates site investigations and remediation system design for petroleum releases from storage tanks and pipeline facilities. Identifies risks for natural disasters such as mud slides and provide advice on ways in which potential damage can be mitigated. Inspects construction projects in order to analyze problems, applying geological knowledge and using testing equipment and drilling machinery. Locates and estimates probable natural gas, strata, mineral deposits, underground water resources using charts, research and survey results. Performs studies of bridge foundations, soil surveys, and retaining walls; prepares related reports. Plots information from aerial photographs, well logs, section descriptions, and other databases. Field work and occasional overnight travel may be required.
Based on education and experience, the selectee will be hired into one of the job codes below. Salary is commensurate with education and experience in compliance with State Personnel Board Rules.
LSP050 – Geologist 1
Entry Salary $40,000
Bachelor's degree in Geology, Geologic Sciences or a related field from an accredited college or university
LSP051 – Geologist 2
Entry Salary $44,000
Master's degree in geology from an accredited college or university OR Bachelor's degree in geology, geologic sciences, or a related field from an accredited college or university AND Two years of related experience OR One year of experience required at the lower level Geologist 1 (LSP050) or position equivalent
LSP052 – Geologist 3
Entry Salary $47,280.21
Master's degree in geology from an accredited college or university AND One year of related experience OR Bachelor's degree in geology, geologic sciences, or a related field from an accredited college or university AND Three years of related experience OR One year of experience required at the lower level Geologist 2 (LSP051) or position equivalent
By applying to this requisition, you are applying to a pool and you will be considered for all vacancies within the stated job series and branch.
Candidates who meet minimum entry qualifications will be contacted further with specific position information.
This posting may close at any time prior to the posted close date, once a suitable applicant pool is identified. Because of the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring unit for next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.
The Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Bachelor's degree in geology, geologic sciences or a related field from an accredited college or university.