TEXAS WATER DEVELOPMENT BOARD Professional Geoscientist/Geoscientist-In-Training in AUSTIN, Texas

Veterans Preference Veterans, Reservists or Guardsmen with an MOS or additional duties that fall in the fields of 680X LDO-Meteorology/Oceanography, 8831 Environmental Engineering Management Officer, 9S100 Scientific Applications Specialist, OAR15 Marine Environmental Response or other related fields pertaining to the minimum experience requirements may meet the minimum qualifications for this position and are highly encouraged to apply. Additional Military Crosswalk information can be accessed at http://www.hr.sao.texas.gov/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_NaturalResources.pdf Job Description Summary Performs complex (journey-level) geosciences work. Work involves conducting and overseeing the execution of technical projects to map and characterize brackish groundwater in the aquifers of the state related to the Brackish Resources Aquifer Characterization System program. Gathers and manages the collection of data. Analyzes and interprets geophysical well logs for stratigraphic, lithologic, and water quality information. Conducts data analysis, enters data in databases and GIS files, and prepares peer-reviewed reports. May train others. Works under general supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Reports to the Manager of the Innovative Water Technologies Department. Essential Job Functions Researches, organizes, and implements the acquisition of necessary geophysical well log and water well data to map and characterize the brackish sections of aquifers. Analyzes and interprets geological and geophysical well log information from sources such as well logs, well reports, and published and unpublished literature. Reviews and evaluates geology reports, test reports, studies, and data; and develops recommendations for projects. Spends extended periods on a computer performing database, GIS, log interpretation and other related tasks. Works on multi-year research projects requiring attention to detail and quality control. Manages contracts for programs. Prepares technical reports and other documents. Makes presentations at public meetings, workshops, seminars, and conferences on technical studies. Researches and provides written and verbal responses to public and inter- and intra-agency inquiries. Maintains confidential and sensitive information. Ensures individual and team files (electronic and hard versions) are appropriately maintained and timely disposed of in accordance with the agencys records retention procedures and schedule. Maintains required certifications and licenses and meets the continuing education needs and requirements of the position to include, attending mandatory training courses. May be required to operate a state or personal vehicle for business purposes. Performs other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor of Science in Geology, Geophysics, Hydrogeology or related field. Three to five years of progressive work experience in the Geology, Geophysics, and Hydrogeology field. Licensed as a Geoscientist-In-Training or Professional Geoscientist by the Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists. Previous experience with GIS applications and database applications. Previous experience with preparing and writing technical reports. Relevant education and experience can be substituted on a year-for-year basis. Preferred Qualifications Graduate degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Geology, Geophysics, Hydrogeology or related field. Previous experience with groundwater resources of Texas. Previous experience with the geology of the major and minor aquifers of Texas. Previous experience with aquifer geochemistry of the major and minor aquifers of Texas. Previous experience in collecting and interpreting large geological datasets. Previous experience