Geologic Hazard Geologist at the University of Idaho

Company Name: University of Idaho: Idaho Geological Survey

Title: Geologic Hazard Geologist
Location: Boise, Idaho (ID)

Description: The Geologic Hazards Geologist is the lead geologist for geologic hazard research (e.g. landslides, earthquakes, floods, sinkholes, volcanic eruptions) at the Idaho Geological Survey (IGS). The Geologic Hazards Geologist provides direct leadership and oversight of the IGS geologic hazard program, including the development and administration of budgets, and the supervision of other IGS staff involved in these projects. As an IGSrepresentative, the Hazards Geologist develops close working relationships with the agencies and non-governmental organizations involved with Idaho hazard mitigation.

Principle duties are: 1) design and execution of geologic hazard investigations, including development of new initiatives via grant proposals; 2) management and data collection, analysis, interpretation, quality assurance, and archiving of earth science information related to Idaho geologic hazards; 3) communication of research results through timely publications and public presentations to diverse audiences; 4) serving on technical advisory boards and providing emergency support functions during a state-declared disaster; 5) maintain and communicate awareness of potential and known threats posed by geologic hazards in Idaho to relevant agencies and citizens in the state.

Minimum Qualifications: 

Bachelor’s degree in the Earth Sciences (Geology, Geophysics, Engineering Geology, or closely related discipline) plus seven (7) years of post-Bachelor’s degree applied work experience in the Earth Sciences (teaching experience at any level is not counted); OR Master’s degree in the Earth Sciences (Geology, Geophysics, Engineering Geology, or closely related discipline) plus four (4) years of post-degree applied work experience in the Earth Sciences (teaching experience at any level not counted).

One (1) year post-degree work experience performing geologic hazard research and/or mitigation (teaching experience at any level is not counted). Geologic hazards are defined as landslides, earthquakes, floods, sinkholes and volcanic eruptions.

Valid driver’s license and ability to pass University of Idaho Defensive Driving course.

Preferred Qualifications:

Work experience in a state or federal geologic survey.

Ability to complete licensure within 18 months of employment at IGS to be eligible for merit-based pay increases. Registration as a Licensed Professional Geologist in Idaho enhances the integrity and credentials of the geologic staff at IGS.

Work experience directly supervising geologists, geophysicists, GIS analysts, or other technical staff.

Experience identifying and soliciting sources of research funding, such as submission of grant applications or development of project funding within a corporate structure.

Experience developing and executing fiscal budgets for research projects.

Demonstrated proficiency in scientific writing and technical communication.

Proficiency in public speaking to diverse audiences (academic researchers, consultants, news media, property owners, emergency managers, elected officials, general public).

Proficiency using ESRI ArcGIS software platform.

Training and experience in landslide hazard mapping and analysis including slope stability analysis and production of landslide inventories.

Experience using remote sensing and/or photogrammetric techniques (including but not limited to Structure-from-Motion software).

Experience applying LiDAR and/or InSAR data to geologic hazard applications.

Training and experience in paleoseismology and/or neotectonics.

Experience installing, operating, and maintaining seismic monitoring equipment.

Proficiency with seismic monitoring software such as Earthworm.

Knowledge of the geologic hazards of Idaho.

Registration as a Licensed Professional Geologist.

Ph.D. in Geology, Geophysics, Engineering Geology or a closely related discipline.

Desired Majors: Geology, Geophysics,  Geological Engineering,

Position Type: Full-time Employment
Hours per week: 40+ hours/week

Salary & Benefits: Commensurate with Experience up to $65,000


Application Process: Please visit the following website for more information

Application Deadline: 10/01/2016
Timestamp: 8/26/2016 14:46