Salary Group B17

Class No. 2356



Performs routine (journey-level) geosciences work. Work involves reviewing or evaluating designs and reports; preparing plans, estimates, and calculations; performing inspections; and collecting data. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.


Analyzes geological, geochemical, geohydrological, and geophysical information from sources such as survey data, well logs, bore holes, and aerial photos.

Collects technical data, analyzes findings, and assists with developing recommendations for programs or projects.

Conducts inspections for compliance with laws and specifications.

Researches laws, regulations, and policies; and delivers responses to the public and governmental agencies.

Plans and coordinates work projects.

Maintains and prepares records and reports.

Assists in reviewing and evaluating geology reports, test reports, studies, and data; and assists with the development of recommendations for programs or projects.

Assists in conducting geological, geochemical, geohydrological, and geophysical field studies and surveys; gathering samples; and/or conducting drilling and test programs used to collect data for research or application.

Assists in preparing analytical reports and providing recommendations for courses of action.

Assists in conducting geoscientific studies to provide information for use in regional development, resource management, environmental investigations, land use, site selection, and development of other projects.

Assists with implementing technical projects and design preparation, plans, estimates, and calculations.

May review the activities of contractors, operators, and civic authorities.

Performs related work as assigned.


Experience and Education

Experience in geosciences work. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in geology, geophysics, soil science, or a related field.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of geosciences principles, techniques, and procedures; of testing methods, processes, and procedures; of mathematics and statistics; and of the practical application of geosciences and technology.

Skill in scientific data management; in collecting and assessing geological, geohydrological, and geophysical data; in applying modeling and statistical procedures; in conducting laboratory tests; in the use of a computer and applicable software; and in the use of standard tools of the profession.

Ability to plan and coordinate projects, to conduct inspections, to apply geological concepts, and to communicate effectively.

Registration, Certification, or Licensure

Must be licensed as a Professional Geoscientist by the Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists.

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Revised 9-1-15