2 AVO Geologist 2 - logistics (PCN 10-2250) Jobs in Fairbanks, AK

State of Alaska
Fairbanks, AK | Full Time
$58k-83k (estimate)
7 Days Ago
State of Alaska
Fairbanks, AK | Full Time
$59k-84k (estimate)
6 Days Ago
AVO Geologist 2 - logistics (PCN 10-2250)
State of Alaska Fairbanks, AK
$58k-83k (estimate)
Full Time | Public Administration 7 Days Ago

State of Alaska is Hiring a AVO Geologist 2 - logistics (PCN 10-2250) Near Fairbanks, AK

Job Description

What You Will Be Doing
The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) conducts monitoring and scientific investigations of Alaska’s 100 active and potentially active volcanoes. On average, there are 1 to 2 volcanic eruptions each year in Alaska, requiring our team of dedicated staff to work closely to ensure all aspects of the Observatory run smoothly. As a partner agency of AVO, the Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys (DGGS) is seeking a permanent Geologist II for our Volcanology section and the inter-agency AVO to coordinate all aspects of remote field logistics, including helicopter, fuel and marine vessel contracting. In addition to field logistics, the Geologist II will have the opportunity to apply their geologic expertise to research projects across the Division, including volcanology, geologic hazards, minerals assessments, and energy-related projects.

Mission and Culture
DGGS provides the State of Alaska with the geologic information necessary to evaluate geologic hazards and to define the State’s oil, gas, coal, and mineral resources. The Geologist II will primarily work with the Volcanology Section and the interagency AVO staff, coordinating mission-critical logistics for volcano hazard mitigation, and taking part in geologic investigations as needed to advance the knowledge of the geology and geologic hazards of Alaska.

Core Responsibilities 
The first-priority responsibility of the Geologist II is to coordinate helicopter and ship-based logistics for the AVO predominantly and secondarily for the DGGS. The Geologist II will be the primary in-town logistics contact for all remote field parties and be available for mission-critical logistics requests during field operations. The Geologist II will follow State procurement rules in the planning and execution of fieldwork, specifically helicopter and marine vessel contracting and scheduling, remote fuel purchasing and logistics, and field equipment shipping and retrieval. The Geologist II will coordinate logistics with field personnel and administrative staff at DGGS, and colleagues at AVO’s partner agencies at the U.S Geological Survey and the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute to ensure field operations run smoothly and that helicopters, fuel, and equipment are where it needs to be on time and that all State procurement policies are adhered to. In addition to logistics work, the Geologist II will participate as a team member in geologic investigations using GIS, field mapping, database, petrography, and other geologic and data management skills to produce technical reports, geologic maps, hazard assessments, and compile and synthesize geologic sample laboratory analyses. The Geologist II will also assist in organizing specialized helicopter-related training for AVO field personnel (if required), and in the annual update of the DGGS and AVO Field Safety manuals.

Benefits of Joining Our Team
The vast undescribed geology and near-continuous volcanic activity along the Aleutian Arc provides unprecedented research opportunities for geologists and volcanologists interested in basic geologic research and active volcanic processes. The remoteness of Alaska field operations provides an opportunity to employ creative solutions to supply field teams with the necessary aviation, fuel, and other logistical support needed to run complex, remote, field-based operations. 

The Working Environment You Can Expect
The job is located in Fairbanks, Alaska, at the DGGS office on the west end of town, near the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). Daily operations at DGGS involve close collaborations with our UAF colleagues. You will often find the active employees at DGGS getting outside on their lunch break, or right after work, to take advantage of the nearby ski/walking/running trails, or visiting the several local restaurants in walking distance from the office.

We are looking for a candidate that possesses the following position-specific competencies

  • Demonstrated competency in planning and execution of fieldwork, specifically helicopter and marine vessel contracting and scheduling, remote fuel purchasing and logistics, and field equipment shipping and retrieval; ability to keep track of multiple logistics projects
  • Working knowledge of related disciplines in the fields of geology, geochemistry, volcanology, sedimentology, mineral resources, or any of their subdivisions
  • Working knowledge of what is required for field personnel to operate in remote locations safely, including knowledge of Garmin inReach communication devices or equivalent
  • Ability to establish and nurture effective working relationships and partnerships with federal and state agency peers, scientists, industry contractors and academia peers.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce technical reports, geologic maps, and hazard assessments, and compile and synthesize geologic sample laboratory analyses
  • Experience acquiring, organizing, loading, and synthesizing data in both geospatial and other relational databases
Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college in geology, geophysics, geochemistry, geological engineering, engineering geology, or any of their subdivisions, including mining engineering.
One year of entry professional level experience in geology, geophysics, geochemistry, geological engineering, engineering geology, or any of their subdivisions, including mining engineering. This experience is met by service as a Geologist 1 with the State of Alaska or the equivalent with another employer.
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college in any science major, which includes the completion of 24 semester hours (36 quarter hours) in the above geoscience fields and 24 additional semester hours (36 quarter hours) of course work in natural sciences, may substitute for the education requirement.
Equivalent combinations of professional experience and graduate level education in the geoscience fields described above are acceptable and will be considered as follows: 24 graduate semester hours=one full year of graduate education=one full year of professional experience.

Additional Required Information

This recruitment is open to Alaska Residents only. Applicants must meet Alaska Residency Requirements to be considered for employment at this time.
At the time of application,the applicant must attach as individual documents the following items (If unable to attach documents, please fax or email the contact listed below):
  • A cover letter addressing your experience and how you meet the desired knowledge, skills, and abilities as listed in this job posting.
  • Documents necessary to show proof of meeting this position’s minimum qualifications. This includes a copy of your college transcripts if you are using education to meet the position’s minimum qualifications.
If selected for an interviewthe applicant must provide the following:
  • A list of three (3) professional references with current contact information, one (1) of which must be from a current or former supervisor.
  • A copy of your last performance evaluation (if you are a current or former State of Alaska employee).

Application Notice
You can ONLY apply for this position through the Workplace Alaska website or via a hardcopy application. If you accessed this recruitment bulletin through a job search portal, such as AlaskaJobs or any other database, you MUST use a Workplace Alaska online or hardcopy application to apply successfully. Instructions on how to apply with Workplace Alaska may be found on the Workplace Alaska “How to Apply" page. Your application must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Alaska Standard Time on the closing date.
Cover Letter
A cover letter is required for this position. The cover letter should highlight your experience as it pertains to the knowledge, skills, abilities (KSAs), and competencies identified above in the job description section of this posting. Your cover letter will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment.
Please attach the cover letter to your application before submitting it online or, if unable to attach to your application, fax or email it to the contact number provided below.
If post-secondary education is required to meet the minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of units completed. Copies of transcripts are required to verify educational credentials if used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position. Transcripts can be attached at the time of application or provided at the time of the interview.
Special Instructions for Foreign Education
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the minimum qualifications listed above. If utilizing this education, you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in the interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the post-secondary institution. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
Work Experience
If using work experience not already documented in your application, also provide the employer’s name, job title, employment dates, and whether full or part-time. Applications will be reviewed to determine whether the responses are supported and whether minimum qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the recruitment interview and selection phase.
Note: Attaching a resume is not an alternative to filling out the application entirely. Noting, "see resume" or any similar response on any portion of your application may lead to a determination that your application is incomplete and removal from consideration for this job posting.
Bargaining Unit
If you are a current state employee, please mark the union you are a member of at the time of application. Do not complete this question if you are not a current state employee.
This position requires the use or possession of a firearm or ammunition. In accordance with the federal Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act of 1997 (PL 104-208), if you have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, you may not hold this position.
A "misdemeanor crime of domestic violence" is an offense that is (1) a misdemeanor under Federal or state law; and (2) has, as an element, the use or attempted use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon, committed by a current or former spouse, parent, or guardian of the victim, by a person with whom the victim shares a child in common, by a person who is cohabiting with or has cohabited with the victim as a spouse, parent, or guardian, or by a person similarly situated to a spouse, parent, or guardian of the victim.
If you have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, do NOT apply for this position.

EEO Statement
The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-0430 or 465-4095 in Juneau or (907) 465-3412 (TTY) or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at P. O. Box 110201, Juneau, AK 99811-0201. The State of Alaska is an equal-opportunity employer.
Contact Information

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For specific information about this position, please get in touch with the hiring manager at the following:

Name: Cheryl Cameron
Title: Geologist 5
Phone: 907-451-5012
Email: cheryl.cameron@alaska.gov

Job Summary


Full Time


Public Administration


$58k-83k (estimate)










3,000 - 7,500






$5B - $10B


Public Administration

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