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Date:  Dec 29, 2021
Req ID:  13972

Little Rock, AR, US, 72205

Anticipated Starting Salary:  45,010

Position Number: 22087662 
County: Pulaski 
Posting End Date: Open Until Filled 

Anticipated Starting Salary: 45,010

Natural Resources 


Hiring Authority

Cone Building 1, Suite 300

Little Rock, AR  72205

Phone: 501/682-3962

Email: jim.battreal@arkansas.gov


As the largest industry in Arkansas, the Arkansas Department of Agriculture is dedicated to the development and implementation of policies and programs for Arkansas agriculture and forestry to keep its farmers and ranchers competitive in national and international markets while ensuring safe food, fiber, and forest products for the citizens of the state and nation. The Department is organized into five Divisions: Forestry Division, Livestock and Poultry Division, Natural Resources Division, Plant Industries Division, and Shared Services Division.

Position Information

Class Code: B043C

Grade: GS08


Salary Range: $45,010.00 - $65,265.00


The Professional Geologist is responsible for conducting and overseeing scientific research and analysis of rocks and minerals and monitoring permit facilities for compliance. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


Plans and prepares geological maps, cross-sections, charts, technical reports and publications pertaining to geologic resources, using results from field work and laboratory and literature research. Analyzes and interprets geological, geochemical, and geophysical information from sources such as survey data, well logs, bore holes, aerial photographs, and geologic maps. Reviews pre-applications for permitted facilities for adequacy and compliance with state regulations and monitors sites after application is approved. Identifies geologic risks and provides advice on ways in which geologic damage from environmental or geohazards can be mitigated. Plans and conducts geological, geochemical, geohazards, and geophysical field studies and surveys to provide information for use in regional development, site selection, and the development of public works projects. Locates and identifies potential resources of natural gas, oil, coal, minerals, aggregates, and ground water using aerial photographs, charts, surveys, and geological research tools. Performs other duties as assigned.


Frequent in-state travel is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of geology theories and practices. Knowledge of the methods and techniques for conducting petroleum, mineral, and water surveys, tests, and analyses. Knowledge of mineral identification, geologic mapping, and geologic laboratory procedures and instrumentation. Knowledge and proficiency of Geographic Information System (GIS) and geologic software. Knowledge of state laws and regulations governing geological activities. Ability to conduct geological investigations and analyses and compile data. Ability to write technical reports and geologic publications, and to make presentations. Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with others.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in geology or a related field; plus three years of experience with scientific research or a related field; CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, AND/OR REGISTRATIONS: Registered as a Professional Geologist by the Arkansas State Board of Registration for Professional Geologists. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE. 1



The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Little Rock