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Date:  Jan 8, 2022
Req ID:  15211

North Little Rock, AR, US, 72118

Anticipated Starting Salary:  $50,222

Position Number: 22088271 
County: Pulaski 
Posting End Date: January 24, 2022 

Anticipated Starting Salary: $50,222 


The mission of the Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment is to provide effective and efficient energy and environmental solutions informed by science. The Department promotes responsible management of resources and protects the environment for the benefit of all Arkansans.

Position Information

Class Code: B035C

Grade: GS09


Salary Range: $50,222.00 - $72,822.00


The Geology Supervisor is responsible for directing the activities of a geology section. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


Supervises a small professional staff by interviewing and recommending for hire, by assigning and reviewing work, and evaluating the performance of incumbents. . Provides oversight for geological, geochemical, geohazards, and geophysical field studies and surveys, sample collection and drilling, and testing programs used to collect data for research and application. Coordinates the planning and preparation of geological maps, cross-sectional diagrams, charts, reports, and publications pertaining to geologic resources, using the results of field work, laboratory, and literature research. Identifies geologic risks and provides advice on ways in which geologic damage from environmental or geohazards can be mitigated. Initiates and oversees research projects that identify potential resources of natural gas, oil, coal, minerals, and ground water, using aerial photographs, charts, research, and survey results. Performs other duties as assigned.


Frequent in-state travel is required. Occasional overnight and/or out-of-state travel may be required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of state laws and regulations pertaining to geological activities. 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 GIS and geology software. Ability to assign and coordinate work activities and monitor the performance of co-workers and/or subordinates. Knowledge of supervisory practices and techniques. Ability to write technical reports, geological publications, and make verbal and written presentations to the public. Ability to conduct geological investigations and to conduct independent scientific research. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in geology or a related field; plus four years' experience in geology, including two years in a supervisory or leadership capacity. 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.



Preferred Qualifications

  • Expertise in geologic mapping and north Arkansas stratigraphy
  • Good understanding of Arkansas geology
  • Ability to manage a geologic mapping project with deliverables in a timely and efficient manner
  • Experience in scientific and grant writing
  • Proficient in ArcGIS and Adobe Illustrator
  • Capable of using a handheld GPS data collector and working with geodatabases


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