[ES_JOBS_NET] Geologist/Hydrogeologist - Mapping & Modeling, Dept of Environmental Quality, NC

Christine Wiedinmyer Christine.Wiedinmyer at Colorado.EDU
Mon Apr 15 15:05:00 MDT 2019


Geologist/Hydrogeologist - Mapping & Modeling
$42,780.00 - $72,424.00 Annually
Buncombe County, NC
Job Type
Time-Limited Full-Time
Dept of Environmental Quality
Job Number
19-04268 EML65028982
4/18/2019 5:00 PM Eastern

Description of Work

Salary Grade: GN 11
Recruitment Range:  $42,780 - $67,672

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) primary mission is to protect North Carolina's environment and natural resources. In executing this mission, DEQ operates with the broad-based understanding that the following three fundamental principles are integral components of its protective mandate: Fundamental Philosophy, Fundamental Economics, and Fundamental Science. Ultimately, a collaborative stewardship among the citizens, government regulators, and the business community will maintain and enhance North Carolina's environment and natural resources for the benefit and enjoyment of everyone living in or visiting our great state. To learn more about the Department of Environmental Quality please visit our website at http://deq.nc.gov/.


The Division of Energy, Mineral and Land Resources (DEMLR) is comprised of two Sections:  Land Quality and Geological Survey.

The Land Quality Section is responsible for the administration of FOUR regulatory programs: Dam Safety Program as authorized by the Dam Safety of 1967, Mining Program as authorized by the Mining Act of 1971, Sediment Program as authorized by the Sedimentation Pollution Control Act of 1973 and Stormwater Program as authorized by state statutes and the federal Clean Water Act. DEMLR collects permit fees and issues permits for mines, dams, sedimentation control for construction sites, and stormwater permits for various activities and refers enforcement cases to the Attorney General's Office. DEMLR is responsible for scheduling, organizing and transcribing minutes of the Mining Committee of the North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission and the Sedimentation Control Commission as well as reporting to the Environmental Management Commission regarding dam safety and stormwater matters.

The N.C. Geological Survey (NCGS) Section's mission is to provide unbiased and technically accurate applied earth science scientific information to address societal needs. This includes geologic maps, mineral resource and geochemical information, topographic maps and digital products, and earth science education initiatives.

The NCGS "...examines, surveys, and maps the geology, mineral resources, and topography of the state" and encourages the wise conservation and use of geologic resources by industry, commerce, agriculture and government agencies for the general welfare of the citizens of North Carolina.  The results of the NCGS research are documented in Bulletins, Open File Reports, Information Circulars, Special Publications, and Geologic Map Series. The NCGS along with DEMLR provide staff to the Oil and Gas Commission.

This position primarily involved in producing landslide hazard maps for the mountain region of North Carolina.  This position is responsible for independently collecting, analyzing, and interpreting geological/hydrogeological data and for providing technical guidance and direction pertaining to landslide mapping. Duties in this role range from data collection and evaluation, mapping, report preparation and investigations of geologic/hydrogeologic conditions for application to landslides (debris flows, debris slides, rock falls, and rock slides) and deposits from landslide activity.  This position would be above mid-range and have skills in modeling landslides, slope stability, and especially debris flow susceptibility and debris flow pathways, evaluating the hazard potential over a spatial area, and documenting existing landslide types using geographic information system (GIS) technology; including the extensive use of remote sensing (e.g., archival aerial photography, orthophotography, LiDAR). Job duties will include emergency responses to landslides.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

**To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application form. Any information omitted from the application form will not be considered for qualifying credit. Information listed under the text resume section or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit.**

Qualified applicants must possess and the application must clearly reflect work experience that demonstrates the following:

1. Knowledge of the concepts, principles and theories of geology and hydrogeology, geosciences, geomorphology, fluvial geology or other branch of technical geological knowledge pertaining to landslide mapping, and knowledge of geological research processes.

2. Thorough knowledge of data gathering techniques and procedures, and the development and application of geodatabases associated with landslide mapping and their use in landslide hazard assessment and modeling.

3.  Skill and ability to plan geological or geomorphological studies, or research/projects using geographic information system (GIS) technology and spatial slope stability modeling as needed.

4. Abilities to analyzing, and interpreting geological/hydrogeological data and processes concerning surficial deposits, bedrock, groundwater resources and/or geotechnical subsurface evaluations; review plans and/or data for completeness, compatibility, compliance with geologic principles, and standards.

5.  Ability to prepare clear, concise and organized documents, maps and reports addressing complex geologic concepts and facts, and assist other staff in review pertaining to landslide mapping activities.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor's degree in geology, geosciences, physical science or engineering with 30 credit hours of geological science course work from an accredited college or university.
Supplemental and Contact Information

To apply for this position, please click APPLY link above. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of state application. "SEE ATTACHED RESUME" WILL RESULT IN AN INCOMPLETE APPLICATION. To receive credit, all relevant experience must be included in the work history section of the application.

To be minimally qualified for this position, an applicant must possess the Minimum Education and Experience Requirements AND all the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities/Competencies listed. It is important that all relevant education and work experience is documented on the application and that all questions associated with the application are answered completely.

Any information omitted from the application but included in the resume will not be considered for qualifying credit. It multiple applications are submitted to an individual posting, only the most recent application received prior to the posting date will be accepted.

Please upload a copy of college transcripts, if applicable or submit to the address noted below by 5:00 PM on the closing date to be considered. All degrees must be from an appropriately accredited institution.

Persons eligible for veteran's preference must submit a copy of Form DD-214.

The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with the most qualified applicants. When a hiring range is posted, the actual salary will be based on relevant competencies, knowledge, skills and abilities, internal equity, and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position.

The State of North Carolina is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Learn more about the Division of Energy, Mineral and Land Resources (DEMLR) by visiting http://deq.nc.gov/about/divisions/energy-mineral-land-resources.

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. To check the status of your application, please log in to your account. Processing applications will take an average of 4-6 weeks due to the high volume of applications received. It is not necessary to contact the Human Resources Office to check the status of an application. Upon the closing date, applications are "Under Review" and will be screened by Human Resources for qualified applicants.

For additional information, please contact:
Debra Godwin
Human Resources Manager
debra.godwin at ncdenr.gov

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