New job Geologist 4 (PN 20043441) in Ohio

Geologist 4 (PN 20043441)

Company : State of Ohio Jobs
Salary : $28.80 an hour
Location : Ohio

Full Description

Primary Location: United States of America-OHIO-Hocking County-Logan
Work Locations: Ohio EPA Southeast District Of 2195 Front Street Logan 43138
Organization: Environmental Protection Agency
Classified Indicator: Classified
Bargaining Unit / Exempt: Bargaining Unit
Schedule: Full-time
Compensation: $28.80
Unposting Date: Jun 18, 2021, 10:59:00 PM
Job Function: Geology/Hydrology

Agency Contact Name: Employee Services
Agency Contact Information: 614-644-2100

Geologist 4 (PN 20043441)

Job Duties

Serves as a lead worker by providing technical support, training, guidance, and direction regarding solid waste, infectious waste, and construction and demolition debris programs to district staff. Serves as liaison with Central Office to ensure district staff maintain current on new rules, policies, procedures, rule interpretations, and other topics that support the effective administration of programs. Peer reviews written correspondence and technical documents to ensure accuracy and adherence to Agency and division policies and procedures.

Works independently to review, evaluate and prepare comments on ground water projects and hydrogeologic reports pertaining to existing and proposed Division of Materials and Waste Management facilities and sites for completeness, accuracy and compliance. Makes recommendations to ensure adequate ground water protection and compliance with applicable regulations. Prepares technical documents concerning hydrogeologic conditions of disposal facilities and sites concerning the protection of ground water quality. Performs ground water sampling, site inspections and complaint investigations, as assigned, to evaluate compliance with Ohio’s solid waste and construction and demolition debris laws and regulations.

Participates on Agency and division technical workgroups, participates in enforcement cases as a technical expert, and performs various public relations tasks (e.g., prepares and delivers public presentations, provides technical assistance to facilities, local government, and other customers, attends training conferences and meetings).

Coordinates project tracking and prepares progress reports to assure goals and objectives are achieved. Assists supervisor in the development of goals and objectives, including work commitments. Serves as liaison with Central Office to ensure district staff adhere to division policies and procedures related to delivery of work products.

Assists in coordinating and planning of work commitments, including field inspections, environmental sampling, permits, licenses, technical reports, and related documents. Advises and updates supervisor concerning projects and makes recommendations to ensure compliance with applicable regulations.

Performs other duties, as required.

Completion of graduate core program in geology, hydrogeology or other specialized geologic science; 24 mos. exp. in geologic field, laboratory &/or research methods.

  • Or completion of undergraduate core program in geology, hydrogeology or other specialized geologic science; 36 mos. exp. in geologic field, laboratory &/or drafting research methods.

  • Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications For Employment noted above.
Knowledge of geology; hydrogeology or geophysics or other specialized geologic science; geologic field & laboratory techniques; geologic map compilation & design techniques; laws & rules governing geologic-related regulated activities; scientific computer programs; two & three dimensional ground water flow models & pumping test analysis programs; public relations, employee training & development*; budgeting*, technical writing. Skill in operation of geologic field & laboratory equipment. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts & draw valid conclusions; read, write & interpret technical materials &/or geologic map or groundwater data; write & edit technical or scientific publications; gather, collate & classify information; communicate verbally or in writing regarding technical & non-technical matters; handle complaints from angry citizens, industry representatives & government officials on sensitive/controversial matters; engage in physical activities requiring agility or dexterity. (*)Developed after employment.


Location: Southeast District Offe, 2195 E. Front Street, Logan, Ohio

Division/Office: Division of Materials and Waste Management

EDUCATIONAL TRANSCRIPT REQUIREMENTS: Official educational transcripts are required for all applicants (unless currently employed by Ohio EPA) with post-high school educational accomplishments, coursework or degrees claimed on the application. Applicants will be required to submit an official transcript if selected for an interview. Failure to provide the transcript at the time of the interview will cause the applicant to be eliminated from further consideration. Transcripts may be required for current Ohio EPA employees may be required to provide official educational transcripts and will be notified if needed.

REFERENCES: All external applicants that are selected for an interview will be required to provide at least three professional references at the time of the interview.

Background Check Information

The final candidate selected for the position will be required to undergo a criminal background check. Criminal convictions do not necessarily preclude an applicant from consideration for a position. An individual assessment of an applicant's prior criminal convictions will be made before excluding an applicant from consideration.

EEO Statement: The Ohio Environmental Protections Agency is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender/sex, gender identity or expression, national origin (ancestry), military status, disability, age (40 years of age or older), genetic information, sexual orientation, status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, or status as a foster parent as those are defined in applicable Ohio law, federal law, and any Executive Order, in admission or access to the operation of its programs, services, activities or its own employment practices. Employment practices are any employment related decisions including, but not limited to hiring, layoff, transfer, termination, promotion, demotion, discipline, rate of compensation, eligibility for in-service training programs, or terms and conditions of employment.

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