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Job ID: 15966
Agency: Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Division of Financial and Technical Assistance
Salary: $23.03 – $26.09 per hour, depending on experience
Pay Grade: ES2
Closing Date: 04/19/2021
This is a Full-Time 40 Hours Weekly position with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. For more information on the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, please visit https://denr.sd.gov/.
This position will perform work related to the documentation, mapping, and interpretation of South Dakota’s surface and subsurface geology and hydrogeology and could include areas of focus in eastern and western South Dakota. Bedrock geology will also be a component of the work, as will hydrogeologic conditions associated with the various glacial and bedrock units. Some specific duties will include the following.
- assist in the planning of drilling and well installation projects having the goal of defining subsurface geology and hydrogeology;
- perform the duties of a rig-side geologist to include the logging of test holes and wells that are drilled for the Geological Survey’s Investigations. Duties include assisting with drilling rig operations on occasion;
- operate a down-hole geophysical logging unit and interpret the logs;
- assist in the development of monitoring wells and collect water samples from wells;
- perform field mapping of surface geology for publication at scales of 1:24,000 or 1:100,000;
- create digital maps of the geology and groundwater resources of the state;
- compile and interpret geologic and hydrologic information for inclusion in reports or dissemination through online databases and interactive maps;
- prepare written technical reports that are suitable for publication by the Geological Survey Progra;
- update information in databases maintained for geophysical logs, records of test holes and wells, and water quality;
- assist with the programming and maintenance of databases containing geologic and water quality data in the Geological Survey Program’s databases;
- assist with developing and maintaining ArcGIS online mapping applications that provide access to geologic and water quality data in the Geological Survey Program’s databases.
Some travel will be required, including overnight stays. Fieldwork can occur in a wide range of weather conditions and occasionally require lifting up to 50 pounds. Normal work hours are 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. However, fieldwork may require the flexing of the work schedule to include longer work days but not to exceed 40 hours per week.
Licenses and Certifications:
Only candidates having a Bachelor’s degree in geology, earth science, or a closely related field will be considered. A Master’s degree is preferred.
The successful candidate must hold a valid driver’s license and must either have or obtain a Class A or B commercial driver’s license (CDL) within six months of the hire date. The license is necessary so that the employee can drive water trucks that are used in the Geological Survey’s drilling activities if the need arises. The employee will be subject to pre-employment, random and reasonable-suspicion, post-accident, follow-up, and return-to-duty drug and alcohol testing.
The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
A master’s degree in geology, earth science, or a closely related field is preferred.
- glacial geology and glacial processes;
- South Dakota’s surface and subsurface geology;
- hydrogeology, particularly in glacial sediments;
- Geographic Information System (GIS) software;
- down-hole geophysical logs;
- field mapping of geology;
- database design and programming principles.
- write understandable, complete, and accurate technical reports.
- design and program Microsoft Access databases;
- design and create ArcGIS Online mapping applications;
- manage geologic and water quality data;
- work independently as well as in teams;
- construct and interpret cross-sections, structure-contour maps, isopach maps, and geologic maps;
- effectively map surface and subsurface geology.
Additional Requirements: Please provide a resume, descriptions of work experience, and a recent writing example such as a college term paper or technical report.
VETERANS’ PREFERENCE ELIGIBLE
The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9.
The State of South Dakota offers employer paid health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, dental, vision, and other insurance options, and retirement benefits. You can view our benefits information at https://bhr.sd.gov/job-seekers/work-for-state-government/. This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.
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South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
Telephone: 605.773.3148 Fax: 605.773.4344
“An Equal Opportunity Employer”