Upcoming Job Opportunities for Engineering Geologists in Dam Safety

The California Division of Safety of Dams (DSOD) anticipates hiring two full-time Engineering Geologists in early 2015.  The positions are within the DSOD’s Geology Branch, which independently characterizes geologic conditions for safety-related engineering analyses, and reviews plans and specifications for new dams and seismic stabilizations.   The positions are based in Sacramento, California with some statewide travel to dams and dam sites required.  Travel is typically a single day or overnight trips and occurs several times a month.  The salary range for an Engineering Geologist is $ 4,608 to $8,675 per month, plus retirement contribution and benefit package.  The possession of a valid certificate of registration as a geologist or geophysicist issued by the California Board of Geologists and Geophysicists is required to start at the highest journey level salary.


A Bachelor’s degree in geology, engineering geology or closely related field is required.  The candidate should have significant technical experience in dams or similar engineering structures. Due to the specialized nature of the work, we are seeking candidates with significant experience in subsurface exploration, characterization of the geologic conditions and ground motion estimation for engineering analysis along with knowledge of dam design and construction practices in response to geologic conditions. Possession of a Professional Geologist license and a Certified Engineering Geologists license is highly desirable.

If you or any one you know is interested in this challenging opportunity for engineering geologists please take the online exam at
https://jobs.ca.gov/Bulletin/Bulletin/Index?examCD=9PB02 to gain list eligibility and monitor our job opportunity bulletin for vacant positions at  http://www.water.ca.gov/hro/dwr_job_vacancies.cfm .