Scientist I (Entry-level Geologist) at National Security Technologies

Company Name: National Security Technologies

Title: Scientist I (Entry-level Geologist)
Location: Mercury, NV



Candidate will provide geologic support to a variety of national security-related research and development projects executed in the Counter Terrorism Division (CTD), Global Security Directorate, which will entail working in field, laboratory, and office settings. Field work includes geologic mapping on the surface and in underground facilities, support of surface and underground drilling and coring operations, and other field sampling and experimental support. Laboratory activities include visual and microscopic examination of drill cuttings, core, and geophysical logs for physical properties, lithologic descriptions, and stratigraphic determinations. Office activities include report writing, database construction and management, and 3-D geologic modeling. Work typically involves collaborations with diverse groups of scientists from the DOE National Laboratories, so the ability to work in a team environment, be project goal-oriented, and communicate effectively are required. The complexity of the NNSS geology and the wide range of support functions of the position requires an enthusiasm for continual learning of basic to advanced geologic concepts and professional geologic methods, as well as learning the geology of the NNSS. The principal work location is at the NNSS. The work schedule is typically 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, however, weekend and after-hours work are sometimes required.
Accept individual responsibility and accountability for environment, safety, health, and quality processes within personal control, personal safety, and the safety of co-workers. Comply with established regulations and procedures for environment, safety, health, and quality and perform duties in a way that will not cause personal danger, endanger other individuals, or violate environment, safety, health, and quality regulations. Promptly correct or report any hazard or potential hazard to supervision. Understand the principles associated with the NSTec safety concept. Participate in and embrace NSTec environment, safety, health, and quality initiatives.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Geology. Ability to work both independently and in teams. Effective interpersonal skills to communicate with coworkers, customers, and management/supervisors. Ability to follow oral and written instructions and established procedures, and execute assignments within required period. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. Must be able to use computer software including MS Office and Outlook applications.

Desired Majors: Geology

Position Type: Full time
Hours per week: about 45

Salary & Benefits: Varies

Application Process: If your qualifications match our requirements, e-mail your resume to, reference ad#172-16. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled.

Application Deadline: 10/14/201
Additional Details: National Security Technologies, LLC (NSTec), manages and operates the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) in support of national defense as well as research and development programs for the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration. The NNSS hosts an array of defense and national security experiments for the DOE National Laboratories, as well as supporting homeland security, non-proliferation testing and treaty verification training, radiological detection and first responder training.
The NNSS is a large (approx. 1,375 mi2) outdoor national security laboratory located approximately 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada. The site lies within the Basin and Range physiographic and Great Basin hydrographic provinces, and straddles the Mojave and Great Basin ecological transition zone. Ground elevations range from 2,700 feet to over 7,600 feet. The geology of the site is diverse and complex. More than 40,000 feet of rock section spanning more than 550 million years is represented at the site including Precambrian and Paleozoic carbonate and siliciclastic rocks, Mesozoic granitic rocks, and Cenozoic volcanic rocks and alluvial basin-filling sediments. The central caldera cluster of the southwestern Nevada volcanic field occupies the western portion of the NNSS, and provides world-class examples of resurgent caldera volcanism. Tectonism at the site includes late Paleozoic folding and thrusting, Miocene volcanic tectonism, and late Miocene to recent basin-and-range extension.