Our Staff Geologists will get exposure to projects involving earthquake-induced geologic hazard assessments such as landsliding, surface fault rupture, liquefaction triggering, earthquake hazard (PSHA and DSHA) evaluations, site/geologic reconnaissance, and geotechnical subsurface investigations.
Our work at Slate is heavily focused on providing earthquake engineering solutions to a diverse list of clients and projects. For a geologist, that often means providing a geologic context that forms the basis for our investigations and analyses.
We are looking for a geologist that will be a great fit for both field and office tasks. Field assignments might include site reconnaissance, mapping of geologic materials or geomorphic features, and subsurface investigations. Office assignments can include collection and summarization of background information, data evaluation, and report preparation. Report preparation itself often requires writing summary descriptions of the geologic, tectonic, and seismic setting for a site, as well as creation of figures (geologic maps and sections, regional seismicity maps, etc.), tables, and other supporting documents like boring logs.
0-3 Years experience in geotechnical engineering consulting or similar industry
M.S. in Geosciences, Earth Sciences, or similar
Valid driver’s license
ArcMap – Moderate to Advanced user
Adobe Illustrator – Moderate to Advanced user
Exposure to computer modeling languages (e.g., MATLAB, R, Python)
Ability to clearly communicate geologic concepts both verbally and written
Ability to work on multiple assignments under rigid schedule and budget constraints
Ability to work in a collaborative setting with engaging co-workers and clients
Effective June 1, 2020 California’s State Geologist is Steve Bohlen.
Steve is excited about applying his deep understanding of how the Earth works and his extensive experience in science and government to further the work of CGS and help amplify its role in protecting the public from natural hazards, supporting healthy watershed function, and identify mineral resources opportunities.
He is coming to us from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where he has been leading the Energy and Homeland Security Program. In that role he has also served as an advisor to the Legislature on ways to achieve California’s carbon neutrality goals through carbon removal and negative emissions strategies.
A graduate of the Dartmouth College, Steve earned a Ph.D. in geochemistry from The University of Michigan in 1979. Following a postdoctoral fellowship at UCLA, he became a tenured professor at Stony Brook University. From1995 through 2000, Steve was Associate Chief Geologist for Science at the US Geological Survey. He was responsible for the scientific priorities and funding of the broad portfolio of USGS research, including the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction, Climate Change, Global Energy, and Minerals Resource programs. As President and CEO of Joint Oceanographic Institutions from 2000-2008, Steve led the global effort in scientific ocean drilling and the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program and the systems engineering and deployment of the US National Science Foundation’s Ocean Observatories.
Steve Bohlen replaces the former State Geologist John Parrish, who retired in 2018.