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Research Division Chief, Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology

Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology; Montana Tech University

Posted: 01/09/2018

Open Until: 02/01/2018

Research Division Chief
Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology; Montana Tech University
Butte, Montana

Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology (MBMG)

Employment Detail:
Permanent, Full-Time Applications received by February 1, 2018 will be guaranteed full review and consideration. Applications received after that date may be considered until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

* Provide oversight and guidance to professionals, staff, and students engaged in research on Montana's hydrogeology, geology, and mining
* Work closely with the MBMG Director to develop projects and programs through interaction with MBMG personnel, MUS faculty, and granting Federal and State agencies
* Responsible for technical editing of external and internal publications related to MBMG research including maps and manuscripts with a wide range of detail, scope, and audiences
* Coordinate efforts with other Divisions within the MBMG including GIS-Computer Services, Analytical, Publications, and the Mineral Museum

* Masters Degree and 13 years experience or a Doctoral degree and 10 years experience in Geology, Geoscience, or other geology-core degree
* A publication record that reflects a broad knowledge of geology and/or hydrogeology

* Excellent writing and communications skills, as well as the ability to independently organize and establish objectives and priorities
* Familiarity with software related to map production, word processing, and data management

* Experience in management within a geoscience organization at or above the program level
* Demonstrated ability to work within a university setting to foster collaborations
* Proven success in writing funded project or program proposals
* Knowledge of Montana geology and hydrogeology, and the impact of natural resource development the State's economy
* Demonstrated experience in review and publication of geologic maps and technical reports
* Experience in issues associated with providing and archiving data, maps, and reports digitally
* Familiarity with a wide range of software related to geosciences

Application must include a cover letter that addresses the required experience and qualifications (an application that does not contain a separate cover letter will not be accepted); a resume that addresses the applicants experience relative to the duties described for this position, a bibliography (examples of applicants writing may be requested during the application review process); and name and contact information for 3 references who can speak to the applicants abilities related to the position. The names and contact information for three references and a cover letter must be submitted during the candidate profile questions.

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Submitted by,
Michael Stickney, Director
Earthquake Studies Office
Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology
Montana Tech of the University of Montana
1300 W Park St
Butte, MT 59701

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