Department of Water Resources’ Workforce Planning and Recruitment Program!

DWR’s Workforce Planning and Recruitment Program will be hosting an Engineering Geologist Info Session on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. for a virtual information session to meet some of our engineering geologists and learn about their experiences and why they chose DWR.

To register, email us at recruiter@water.ca.gov or sign up with Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/department-of-water-resources-engineering-geologist-information-session-tickets-129504215595

Link to the webinar will be sent to registered participants at least one day prior to the event.

For more information on the engineering geologist classification, including minimum qualifications, visit here.

Limited space available, so sign up soon!

The RWQCB is Hiring!

The Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board in Rancho Cordova has three Engineering Geologist openings in the Site Cleanup Program! Two of the positions are in the Federal Cleanup Unit and the other position is with the Private Sites Cleanup Unit.

For more information on the positions and application information (electronic submission preferred), please see the links below or reach out to John Murphy at (916) 464-4636 or john.murphy@waterboards.ca.gov.

The application deadline for all three positions is November 20.

Federal Cleanup Unit: https://jobs.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=222598

Private Sites Cleanup Unit: https://jobs.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=222582

Department of Water Resources is Hiring!

Department of Water Resources (DWR) is hiring for an Engineering Geologist in the Geotechnical Services Branch, Project Geology Section! Interested candidates should apply online at the link provided here. DWR is also hiring for Senior Dam Safety Geologist in the Division of Operations and Maintenance, Dam Safety Services. Interested candidates should apply online at the link provided here. Final filing dates are October 14th and 15th, respectively!

Job Code #s: JC-216392 and JC-216225

Position #(s): 843-485-3756-001 and  842-772-3751-XXX

Working Title: Engineering Geologist and Senior Dam Safety Geologist

Classification: ENGINEERING GEOLOGIST and SENIOR ENGINEERING GEOLOGIST

# of Positions: 1 (EG) and 1 (SEG), respectively.

Work Location: Yolo County and Sacramento County

Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Considering Professional Licensure?

If you are interested in obtaining an GIT certificate, PG license, PGP license or CEG/CHG specialty title authority, you may want to attend a free on-line workshop to learn about the licensing process and application requirements. These workshops are not mandatory, and are provided as a service to help you understand the requirements.  The workshops will be offered several times per year depending on demand.

  • Frequently Asked Questions: How to apply for a GIT, PG, PGP, CHG or CEG license or certificate, August 26, 2020 and October 7, 2020 at 10am, (30 to 45 minutes)
  • For References: Completing the Independent Evaluation form for PG, PGP, CHG or CEG applications, August 26, 2020 and October 7, 2020 at 11am, (30 to 45 minutes)
  • After the Exams: Next steps in the process for GIT, PG, PGP, CHG or CEG applications, November 18, 2020 and December 30, 2020 at 10am, (15 to 30 minutes)
  • Introduction to the laws and regulations for geology and geophysics license applicants and new licensees, November 18, 2020 and December 30, 2020 at 11am, (45 to 60 minutes)

Please visit the Board’s webpage and select the Online Services tab for a schedule of upcoming webinars.  https://www.bpelsg.ca.gov/online_services/index.shtml

Forensic Engineering Geology of Landslides Webinar Thursday

Feel free to check out a webinar from AEG National this Thursday!

Forensic Engineering Geology of Landslides

Join us for a webinar on Thursday, July 9, 2020, 12 PM EDT

Speaker: Dr Scott Burns, Professor Emeritus of Engineering Geology Portland State University
Past President IAEG (International Association of Engineering Geologist and the Environment)

Landslides are one of the major geological hazards of the world, and they cause major destruction and loss of life everywhere in the world.  Engineering geologists are very involved in all phases of their study.  The talk will cover what background research must be done in your area to help you understand local landslides.  Second, what do you do when a landslide happens, and you are asked to evaluate it.  What does a forensic engineering geologist then do to determine causes of the failure?  How do you mitigate the landslide and prevent further landslides.  The importance of safety on the site will be stressed.  We have many new technological aids to help us in all phases of our work.  Dr. Burns will use 35 years of case histories that he has been involved in to illustrate his points.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

More Department of Conservation Job Opportunities!

The Department of Conservation is hiring for various Engineering Geologist and Senior Engineering Geologist positions. The link to the position postings, as well as their respective final filing dates, is provided below:

Final Filing Date:  July 9, 2020

Civil Engineer  [HRO-111/JC-206565] California Geological Survey Seismic Hazards Program, Sacramento
Civil Engineer  [HRO-112/JC-206967] California Geological Survey Seismic Hazards Program, San Mateo
Engineering Geologist  [HRO-116/JC-206980] California Geological Survey Forest & Watershed Program, Sacramento
Engineering Geologist  [HRO-117/JC-206981] California Geological Survey Forest & Watershed Program, Redding
Engineering Geologist  [HRO-118/JC-207005] California Geological Survey Forest & Watershed Program, Santa Rosa
Engineering Geologist  [HRO-119/JC-206983] California Geological Survey Forest & Watershed Program, Eureka

Good luck to all candidates!

Best,
AEG Sacto

Department of Conservation is Hiring!

The Department of Conservation is hiring for various Engineering Geologist and Senior Engineering Geologist positions. The link to the position postings, as well as their respective final filing dates, is provided below:

Final Filing Date:  June 29, 2020

Engineering Geologist  [HRO-109/JC-206249], California Geological Survey, Mineral Resources Program, Sacramento

Senior Engineering Geologist (Supervisor)  [HRO-107/JC-206250], California Geological Survey, Earthquake Engineering Program, Sacramento

Final Filing Date:  July 8, 2020

Senior Engineering Geologist (Specialist)  [HRO-115/JC-206440], State Mining and Geology Board, Sacramento

Upcoming Online Geology Talks

Here are a couple online geology events (outside of AEG) coming up that may be of interest to you. Both are free:

Department of Water Resources is Hiring!

The Department of Water Resources Sustainable Groundwater Management Office (SGMO) is hiring for an Engineering Geologist!

The following items are required to be submitted with your application:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account with CalCareers
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Qualifications – A two page maximum typed document explaining how the applicant’s knowledge, skills, and experience qualify him/her for the position.

Job Code #: JC-203068

Position #(s): 840-110-3756-002

Working Title:Groundwater Sustainability Plan Review Section

Geologist Classification: ENGINEERING GEOLOGIST$5,540.00 – $10,430.00 

Work Location: Sacramento County

Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

For more information on the position here.

AEG Sacramento Virtual June Meeting

Please join us on Tuesday, June, 2020 from 4 pm to 6 pm for our first ever AEG Sacto virtual monthly meeting through Zoom! We will be hosting Augie Smarkel from Mid Pacific Engineering, who will be giving a presentation titled Slope Stability Case History Project in the AP Zone along the Hayward fault. There will be no cost to attend this virtual meeting.

You can register for our virtual meeting here. The Zoom meeting link will be provided in the registration confirmation email.

Slope Stability Case History Project in the AP Zone along the Hayward Fault

Augie Smarkel, PE, Mid Pacific Engineering, augiesmarkel@midpacificeng.com

Abstract and Bio

Augie Smarkel graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.S. and M.S in Engineering with emphases in Environmental and Geotechnical Engineering.  After graduating he taught as adjunct faculty at California State University, Sacramento while working as a Research Engineer at the Office of Water Programs studying infiltration in bio-retention LID.  He started at Mid Pacific Engineering, Inc. in 2013 where he now oversees their testing laboratory and works as technical support for their Geotechnical Engineering group.
 
Mid Pacific Engineering was contracted for a geotechnical report for a project located in the AP Zone on the Hayward fault in Hayward CA.  This presentation will focus on the investigation and fault trenching as well as the slope stability analysis of the hillside and its response to strong ground motions using Slide form Rocscience.