Company: State of Florida

Job description: Requisition No: 357041

Agency: Environmental Protection

Working Title: OPS GEOLOGIST II – 37940259

Position Number: 37940259

Salary: $19.69 per hour

Posting Closing Date: 05/07/2021

Duties and responsibilities:

In carrying out the duties of this position, the incumbent is expected to be aware of and abide by the Department’s standards of conduct, as well as any and all departmental and/or work unit rules, directives, policies, procedures, and/or general orders applicable to performing the duties of this position.

Conducts geological investigations for Earth Mapping Resources Initiative (EMRI) program. Collects geologic data to aid in the construction of geologic maps and geologic products that facilitate the completion of various projects. Conducts field investigations that may include core drilling, outcrop sampling, geophysical and geochemical data collection/interpretation, and any other methods necessary to further the understanding of Florida’s geologic history. Will produce geologic maps, cross sections, and other geologic products as required. Must be familiar with techniques for describing the lithology of Florida’s geologic formations and will be required to learn the lithostratigraphic units recognized in Florida. Must be willing and able to conduct geologic field work throughout the State of Florida and must be familiar with field sampling and field data collection techniques. Must be proficient with basic computer software including Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office products. Must be willing and able to learn database management and be able to input geologic data into FGS’ GEODES database. Must be willing to learn how to use GIS software. Must be able to communicate efficiently with members of the public regarding various aspects of the geology of Florida.

This is a Federal grant funded time-limited position for 28 hours per week that runs until November 31, 2022.

Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position:

Knowledge of or ability to learn the stratigraphy of Florida and how to identify geologic formations.

Knowledge of the techniques used for describing the lithology, paleontology and mineralogy of rocks and sediment.

Knowledge and experience in geologic field mapping.

Knowledge of the procedures, equipment and materials used in laboratory testing and analysis of geologic materials.

Knowledge of the methods and techniques of scientific geophysical/geological investigations and field sample and data collection.

Skilled in use of personal computers, scientific calculators, scientific reference sources and computer programs necessary to produce reports, geologic maps, cross-sections and other graphical representations of geologic data.

Skilled in analyzing and solving geologic problems.

Ability or willingness to learn to work on drill rigs as needed for geologic data collection.

Ability to produce quality written reports and scientific publications as the result of conducting geologic research and mapping.

Ability to collect, record, and analyze/interpret scientific data relating to the science of geology, and geophysical/seismic data collection.

Ability to apply the scientific method to geologic problems.

Ability to communicate effectively and courteously, both orally and in writing.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and coordinate personnel and work assignments.

Ability to work independently.

Ability to travel and work in excess of 40 hours per week as required.

Ability to plan and participate in fieldwork as needed for research projects.

Ability to maintain a valid class E Florida driver license.

Licensure/registration/certification requirements:

Class E Florida Driver License

Other job-related requirements for this position:

Bachelor of Science degree in geology from an accredited academic institution. Additional graduate level education or work experience is preferred.


Mary Elizabeth Lupo, M.S. G.I.T.

Florida Geological Survey

Phone 850-617-0323

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

Expected salary: $19.69 per hour

Location: Tallahassee, FL

Job date: Sun, 18 Apr 2021 04:47:19 GMT

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