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Geologist II

  • Geologist II
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Class Number: 
Annual Salary Range:
$41,208.00 – $65,544.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,717.00 – $2,731.00
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This is mid-level professional geologic work.

Job Duties

Investigates mineral resource potentials such as limestone, oil, gas, coal, lead-zinc, and other metals and non-metals.

Analyzes geologic data obtained in site investigations relating to the development, conservation, or utilization of mineral deposits, oil and natural gas, and water resources.

Performs detailed geologic and geophysical studies and presents findings in the form of reports, maps, charts, and/or diagrams.

Performs geologic site investigations of liquid, solid waste, and hazardous waste disposal sites.

Reviews and critiques site remediation work, including groundwater monitoring and contaminant migration at solid and hazardous waste disposal sites; drafts environmental impact statements.

Advises municipalities, engineers, and the general public concerning the proper construction procedures for wells, lagoons, dams, and foundations.

Reviews and prepares documents related to applications, permits, contracts, and specifications for the drilling of oil and gas wells and plugging of various types of abandoned wells.

Conducts field investigations and enforcement activities to assure that the drilling and construction of private water wells and monitoring wells are done in accordance with rules and regulations.

Conducts field and office studies to identify and map geologic hazards including areas subject to earthquake damage; prepares maps and reports to make such information available to the public.

Collects, analyzes, and maintains geologic and related data, including water well logs; prepares and maintains electronic records of geologic data.

Provides expert testimony at legal proceedings and public hearings.

Attends public meetings and responds to public inquiries pertaining to assigned projects or specific aspects of the geology of the state.

Receives general administrative direction from a designated supervisor; work is reviewed for accuracy, adequacy, and consistency; may serve as lead worker providing general direction to technical and support staff.

Performs other related work as assigned.

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility. Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement; no other substitutions will be permitted. These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

Two or more years of experience as a Geologist I with the Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System.


A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 30 earned credit hours in one or a combination of the following: Geology, Geological Engineering, or a closely related field; and,

Two or more years of professional geological experience.

(Earned graduate credit hours from an accredited college or university in the specified areas may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required experience at a rate of 24 earned graduate credit hours for one year of experience.)

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Comprehensive knowledge of current principles and practices of geology, including physical and historical geology, mineralogy, petrology, field geology, and stratigraphy.

Comprehensive knowledge of the methods, mapping procedures, field and laboratory equipment, and computer applications and software used in the acquisition of geologic information processing, analysis, and interpretation.

Intermediate knowledge of engineering geology, environmental geology, groundwater, sedimentation, and structural geology.

Comprehensive knowledge of mathematics and statistical methods as they apply to the interpretation and utilization of geologic data.

Comprehensive knowledge of chemistry as it pertains to geologic analyses.

Comprehensive knowledge of the geology of Missouri .

Ability to identify and evaluate mineral specimens, some of which require chemical or petrographic examination.

Ability to travel in the performance of assigned duties.

Ability to communicate effectively and to prepare clear and concise reports.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, associates, government and industrial officials, professional and civic groups, and the general public.

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