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State of Michigan Geologist 9-P11 (2 VACANCIES-Water Use Assessment Unit) in Lansing, Michigan

Job Description

This position processes routine (e.g., in less complex geological settings and in watersheds with available streamflow) site-specific review (SSR) requests for proposed large quantity withdrawals (LQW) of surface water and groundwater received under Part 327, Great Lakes Preservation, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended. This position interprets available geologic and hydrogeologic information to determine whether proposed LQWs are likely to cause adverse resource impacts (ARI) to nearby rivers and streams. This position creates geological cross-sections and creates and calibrates two-dimensional (2-D) groundwater models in support of SSR requests or other additional data collection efforts to characterize glacial and bedrock geology and surface water/groundwater interactions in response to LQWs. This position conducts compliance reviews for water management areas (WMA) affected by SSR requests. The SSR compliance reviews compare existing LQW registrations, well logs, and annual water use records to verify that existing LQWs are following Part 327 and to determine the current cumulative stream flow depletion status of the affected WMAs. This position assists other Water Use Assessment Unit (WUAU) staff in collecting miscellaneous stream flow measurements.

This position reviews and comments on related projects that are funded by one or more of the following: state agencies, federal agencies, university researchers, and private parties. This position assists other WUAU staff in providing technical support to the Water Use Advisory Council (WUAC) and other stakeholder groups. This position provides information and guidance on the Water Use Program to the regulated community and other interested parties and assists WUAU staff in providing technical assistance to water user committees under Part 327, as well as responds to questions or complaints about water use conflicts.

Required Education and Experience


Possession of a bachelor's degree in geology or geological, petroleum or mining engineering.


Geologist 9

No specific type or amount is required.

Geologist 10

One year of professional experience in carrying out geological activities to protect, develop and maintain natural resources equivalent to a Geologist 9.

Geologist P11

Two years of professional experience in carrying out geological activities to protect, develop and maintain natural resources equivalent to a Geologist, including one year equivalent to a Geologist 10.

Alternate Education and Experience

Possession of a bachelor's degree in environmental geoscience, earth science, or environmental science with 15 semester (23 quarter term) credits in the following core geology classes: physical geology, sedimentology/stratigraphy, mineralogy/petrology, structural geology and field instruction. In addition, the candidate must have 21 semester (32 quarter term) credits in elective geology coursework; and two courses each in calculus, chemistry and physics.

Additional Requirements and Information

_ABOUT EGLE _The Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy's mission is to protect Michigan's environment and public health by managing air, water, land, and energy resources.

At the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, we are passionate about protecting human health and Michigan’s land, water, and energy resources. We are equally passionate about creating a positive, professional, and supportive work environment where we value our differences and are committed to being open and respectful of all our employees and the public we serve. Our unique backgrounds and experiences make us better equipped to equitably deliver impactful environmental outcomes in the interest of all of Michigan’s residents.

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Please attach a resume, official college transcripts and references to your application.

For a copy of the position description, click HERE.

*The health and safety of our employees is a top priority for the Department Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE). Although the official work location for this position is "Constitution Hall in Lansing, Michigan", our employees are temporarily working remotely as part of our COVID-19 response. To learn more about how EGLE employees are achieving the EGLE's mission while abiding by COVID-19 safety protocols, please visit our *EGLEWebsite.

Information provided in your application, resume, cover letter, transcripts, and any other documentation provided will be used to verify responses to the supplemental questions. Unsupported responses may not be considered further.

You must attach an electronic and/or scanned copy of your official college/university transcripts. For our purposes, "Official Transcripts" must contain the college/university name and address, the degree conferred and date granted, coursework completed (especially if no degree granted), and the Registrar's signature and/or seal.

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Certain positions may require a criminal history background check.

View the class specification at: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/Geologist_12698_7.pdf

Salary: $20.77 - $35.00 Hourly

Location: Lansing, MI

Job Type: Permanent Full Time

Department: Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE)

Job Number: 7601-21-WRD-032

Closing: 3/17/2021 11:59 PM Eastern


Agency: State of Michigan

Address: 400 South Pine Street Lansing, Michigan, 48909

Phone: (800) 788-1766 State of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Website: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/michigan