STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B21

Class No. 2364

GEOSCIENTIST III

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs highly complex (senior-level) geosciences work. Work involves planning and coordinating the execution of technical projects; reviewing or evaluating designs and reports; preparing plans, estimates, and calculations; and coordinating inspections, testing, and the collection of data. May supervise the work of others. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Coordinates inspections and evaluates data for compliance with laws and specifications.

Coordinates the execution of technical projects and design preparation, plans, estimates, and calculations.

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

Plans and conducts geological, geochemical, geohydrological, and geophysical field studies and surveys; gathers samples; and/or conducts drilling and test programs used to collect data for research or application.

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

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

Reviews the activities of contractors, operators, and civic authorities.

Reviews and evaluates geology reports, test reports, studies, and technical data; and develops recommendations for programs or projects.

Prepares and reviews records and analytical reports, and provides recommendations for courses of action.

May supervise the work of others.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

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 computers and related software; and in the use of standard tools of the profession.

Ability to plan and coordinate projects, to conduct inspections, to apply geological concepts, to communicate effectively, and to supervise the work of others.

Registration, Certification, or Licensure

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


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