Employee performs professional work at the full-performance level providing geologic services concerned with the composition and physical and biological structure of the earth. Conducts evaluation and mitigation activities in the areas of archeology, mining, construction design or impact, and/or environmental preservation or impact. May require frequent travel and field work.
One Geologist 3 position currently available in the Department of Tax and Revenue, Kanawha County. No 1 or 2 level openings available.
Conducts complex or original research projects. Supervises and coordinates research teams or organizational units while examining and analyzing state property tax returns/information that deal with coal and/or mineral properties. Perform expert geological work such as correlating coal beds, both locally and regionally, produce database tables for coal beds and characteristics for use in local to statewide mapping and valuation. Perform quality control on geological work, such as core logs and electric logs, from outside sources. Work with GIS analysts to ensure quality control of in-house geological work and values relating to appeals at board of review and equalization hearings and defend values at those hearings. Review and implement taxpayer property reports for geological content and accuracy as it relates to filings for property tax return purposes. Work with taxpayers regarding geological conditions that would impede coal production. Review data gathered during audits of properties relating to both producing and reserve coal and other mined minerals and analyze for accurate property valuation. suggest properties and/or mining operations to be subjected to audit process. assist county assessors, taxpayers, and others in the coal appraisal process, as needed. Prepares technical reports and must have knowledge of access, Excel, ESRI, Mapinfo and GIS. Performs related work as required. All applicants are subject to an extensive background investigation.
Important: This announcement may be used for future vacancies in various locations. Appointments may be made at the Geologist 1, 2, or 3 level depending on candidate qualifications and agency need. This announcement may be opened periodically as vacancies are expected. You should enter an Interest Card to receive email alerts of future vacancies in other areas.
Hiring Process: APPLY ONLINE. Do not use a paper application unless you cannot apply online. If you must use a paper application due to disability or other valid reason, please call our office (304) 558-3950 ext. 0 for special instructions. Your eligible score will be based on information provided in your application.
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Required Training for Geologist 1, 2, and 3: Graduation from a regionally accredited four-year college or university with an official major in Geology .
NOTICE: If you are claiming college or other post-high school education or license, you MUST attach or provide by mail a legible copy of your education transcript, license or training record. You will not be considered for employment until this verification has been received. To avoid missing a job opportunity, it is important that you provide this verification as soon as possible. You only have to provide this verification one time. It is not required with every application. Attach documents to the online application, or mail to: Division of Personnel, 1900 Washington St E. Charleston, WV 25305. This notice supercedes any contrary information in any specific announcement.
Required Experience for Geologist 1: None
Required Experience for Geologist 2: Two (2) years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid professional experience in geology, soil mechanics or related field.
Substitution for level 2 experience: Successfully completed graduate study in Geology from a regionally accredited college or university may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the experience requirement.
A verifiable Masters in Geology may substitute for 2 years of the experience.
Required Experience for Geologist 3: Four (4) years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid professional experience in geology, soil mechanics or related field.
Substitution for level 3 experience: Same as above.
Areas of Assignment: Some positions may require completion of six (6) semester hours or have one (1) year of professional geologic experience in the area of specialization to be eligible.
Positions may involve the following six (6) areas of specialization:
(1) Coal Geology;
(2) Environmental Geology;
(3) Hydrology, Water Resources Geology, Hydrogeology/Groundwater Geology;
(4) Petroleum Geology;
(5) Land Reclamation and Soil Geology;
(6) Structural Geology.
If you decide to apply you will be required to answer the online Supplemental Questions shown in the tab above.
State of West Virginia - 18 months ago