STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B23

Class No. 2365

GEOSCIENTIST IV

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

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

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

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

Coordinates the analysis and interpretation of geological, geochemical, geohydrological, and geophysical information from sources such as survey data, well logs, bore holes, and aerial photos.

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

Develops and leads geological, geochemical, geohydrological, and geophysical field studies and surveys; coordinates the gathering of samples; and/or coordinates drilling and test programs used to collect data for research or application.

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

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

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

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

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

May assign and/or 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 a computer and applicable software; and in the use of standard tools of the profession.

Ability to plan and oversee projects, to conduct inspections, to apply geological concepts, to communicate effectively, and to assign and/or 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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