AEG Sacramento December 2022 Meeting!

Please join us for our December 2022 meeting! We are excited to welcome Jeremy Zone, PE, GE, from Geocon Consultants, Inc. for a holiday get together at Aviators on Tuesday, December 13 at 5:30PM! Jeremy will give a talk titled The Geotechnical Aspects of the new SMUD Museum of Science and Curiosity (MOSAC).

WHEN: Tuesday, December 13, 2022 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM PST

WHERE: Aviators located at 6151 Freeport Blvd Sacramento, CA 95822

Registration is $35 for members and $40 for non-members. Student price is only $10 but be one of the first 5 students to RSVP and use the code STUDENT to attend for free (promo code should be fixed this month – apologies for issues last month). You can register here!

We hope to see you there for our last event of the year!

Sponsorship Opportunities: To help offset event expenses and fundraise for future meetings, we are offering organizations the opportunity to sponsor our monthly meetings for $100. Sponsors will be recognized for their generous donation at the event, and their logos will be featured on our website, the event landing page, and given a chance to speak during the meeting. If you are interested in attending and sponsoring this meeting, please RSVP and chose the $100 Sponsorship registration option through the online platform. Please also feel free to reach out to us with any questions and to submit company logos to aegsacto@gmail.com.  

Senior Engineering Geologist Opening at the Central Valley Water Board

Senior Engineering Geologist (Supervisory)

Are you looking for a fulfilling career protecting California’s waters for the benefit of current and future generations?  Are you looking for a chance to work with technical experts and expand your management and leadership skills? If so, then this is the position for you.

The California Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board’s, Rancho Cordova Office, has an opening for a Senior Engineering Geologist (Supervisory) overseeing the Federal Cleanup Unit activities. The position is located at 11020 Sun Center Drive, Suite 200, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670.

The Senior Engineering Geologist will supervise technical staff in the Federal Cleanup Unit which is responsible for regulating various environmental cleanup sites in the Central Valley Region. Work in the unit consists of complex planning, hydrogeologic studies, investigations, report reviews, overseeing cleanup activities, and technical support at Department of Defense installations.

Pay Range: $10,311 – $12,905 per month

Final filing date: December 9, 2022

Visit the link below to learn more about the position and how to apply.

https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=337979

Please note: Applications are only accepted through our Calcareers website. Questions regarding the application process can be directed to

das-talentacquisition@waterboards.ca.gov.

Department of Water Resources Seeks Student Assistant

The Department of Water Resources (DWR), North Central Region Office, Geology and Groundwater Section is hiring a Student Assistant! This position offers an excellent opportunity for students to work with geologists, hydrogeologists and engineers on groundwater projects.

Position Details
Job Code #: JC-331033
Position #: 846-200-4870-900
Working Title: Student Assistant

Work Location: Yolo County

Final Filing Date: 11/21/2022

Are you currently enrolled in college and studying geology, engineering geology or closely related field? Do you want to gain work experience while attending college? Do you have strong communication skills and enjoy working in a team environment? Then the Department of Water Resources may be for you. We are seeking individuals that are self-driven, creative, and interested in groundwater data collection, management, and reporting. Become involved in important DWR programs such as the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), California Statewide Groundwater Elevation Monitoring Program (CASGEM), and water transfer/groundwater resource evaluations and apply TODAY!

Further information regarding the position can be found HERE. Good luck!

UC Davis Professor and Colleagues to Host Technical Session at GSA Annual Meeting!

As some may or may not know, the Geological Society of America (GSA) will be hosting its 2023 Annual Meeting (Cordilleran Section) from May 17th through 19th of 2023 in Reno, Nevada.

UC Davis’s Dr. Nicholas Pinter, as well as his associates Kevin Schmidt and Joel Scheingross, will be hosting a technical session at the 2023 GSA Cordilleran Section Meeting regarding Geomorphology and Public Policy in the 2020s: Earth-Surface Science in Service to Policymakers and Society. A breakdown of the discussion topic is provided below:

Geomorphology studies the surface and near-surface of Earth and generally focuses on time scales most visible and, arguably, most relevant to humans. Geomorphologists have a unique role in helping policymakers, managers, and stakeholders create balanced, forward-looking, and science-based solutions to the pressing challenges facing society today. We seek specific case studies showing how earth-surface geology has—or can and should—guided solutions to challenges, such as natural-hazard risk reduction, sustainable land use and development, resilience to the impacts of climate change, and others.

Dr. Pinter and his colleagues designed the technical session to accommodate professional geologists and geomorphologists who are presently working on problems relevant to public policy and society. Those interested in attending the GSA Cordilleran Meeting or who intend to submit abstracts relevant to the above topic or additional topics available for discussion should visit the GSA website. The abstract deadline is February 14, 2023.

119th GSA Annual Meeting of the Cordilleran Section

Reno, Nevada – May 17th-19th, 2023

Technical Program Co-chairs: Andrew Zuza, azuza@unr.edu; Mike Darin, mdarin@unr.edu

Abstract submittal fee: 

GSA members: professionals: $30; students: $18.

Non-members: professionals: $60; students: $36.

Joint AEG/CalGEO Webinar – November 15, 2022!

CalGEO and AEG Sacramento are hosting a joint webinar on Tuesday, November 15, 2022. AEG Sacramento’s very own Treasurer – Chase White – will be presenting.

About this Webinar:

In this live webinar with Chase, CGS’ Senior Geotechnical Engineer & Engineering Geologist, you will hear a summary of provisions of the 2022 California Building Code applicable to public school and hospital projects along with a refresher on CGS Note 48 and requirements for projects submitted to CGS for review. All Net Proceeds Benefit Student Development Efforts by AEG and CalGeo.

Event Information:

Tuesday, November 15 | 9 am – Noon | Virtual

Early Bird Registration:

$25 for Professional

FREE for Full-Time Students

Interested parties can register for the webinar on the CalGEO website HERE.

Department of Water Resources is Hiring an Engineering Geologist!

Hey all you job-seeking geologists out there! Looking to get your foot in the door or looking for a change from your current position? Department of Water Resources (DWR) is hiring an Engineering Geologist (EG) in their Division of Regional Assistance, Geology and Groundwater Investigations Section!

Position Details:

Job Code #: JC-330739

Position #(s): 846-200-3756-001

Working Title: Groundwater Hydrogeologist and Groundwater Management

Classification: Engineering Geologist

Work Location: Yolo County (West Sacramento)

Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Interested candidates should apply either online, by mail, or via packet drop off by October 21, 2022. Further information regarding the job posting can be found HERE.

Good luck everyone!

AEG Sacramento October Meeting: Abandoned Mine Lands

We are excited to welcome Vanessa Calder from Partner Engineering and Science, Inc. for an in-person meeting at Aviators on Tuesday, October 18 at 5:30PM! Vanessa will give a talk titled Abandoned Mine Lands (AML): Features and Characteristics to Help Identify AML Sites from Desk and Field. We hope to see you there! Registration is $35 for members and $40 for non-members. Student price is only $10 but be one of the first 5 students to RSVP and use the code STUDENT to attend for free!

RSVP and more information can be found HERE!

Sacramento AEG September Meeting with Garry Maurath!

Hello AEG Sacramento and Friends!

We are excited to welcome (and say goodbye to) Garry Maurath, Ph.D., PG, CHG from the California Energy Commission for an in-person meeting at Aviators on September 20 at 5:30PM! Garry will give a talk titled “Groundwater and Politics of the Bahamas Or: What do the pirate Captain Morgan and Carnival cruse lines have in common?” This will also be Garry’s last event with AEG Sacramento before he moves out of the area so we we definitely hope to see you there! Additional Information on Garry and his contributions, as well as further information regarding the topic for the evening, can be found HERE!
 
Meeting Information:

Where: Aviators – 6151 Freeport Boulevard in Sacramento, CA 95822
When: Tuesday September 20, 2022 starting at 5:30 PM.
Registration: $35 for members and $40 for non-members.

PLEASE NOTE! Student price is only $10 but be one of the first 5 students to RSVP and use the code STUDENT to attend for free!  

Register for the in person meeting online HERE!

Sponsorship Opportunities:

To help offset event expenses and fundraise for future meetings, we are offering organizations the opportunity to sponsor our monthly meetings for $100. Sponsors will be recognized for their generous donation at the event, and their logos will be featured on our website, the event landing page, and given a chance to speak during the meeting. If you are interested in attending and sponsoring this meeting, please RSVP and chose the $100 Sponsorship registration option through the online platform.

Please also feel free to reach out to us with any questions and to submit company logos to aegsacto@gmail.com.  

CalGeo October 2022 Regional Meeting!

The regional CalGeo chapter is hosting a talk by Mr. Jeremy Zorne, PE, GE on “All About the Dirt of the New SMUD Museum of Science and Curiosity (MOSAC)“. The talk will be held at the new SMUD Museum on Friday October 28, 2022!

See below for further information regarding the event:

MOSAC, on the banks of the Sacramento River, is an adaptive reuse of an abandoned power station building. Vacant for over half a century, the 30,000-square-foot former powerhouse building underwent a complete structural and historic rehabilitation.

The project site presented many geotechnical challenges including soft, compressible soil; seismic-induced liquefaction susceptible soil; and dynamic instability/lateral spreading potential. Geocon performed an extensive geotechnical evaluation of the site that used past geotechnical studies and new geotechnical exploration, in-situ testing, and laboratory testing. Geocon collaborated with the project team to develop cost-effective seismic hazard mitigation and foundation solutions for the project. Jeremy Zorne, PE, GE, was the project manager and geotechnical engineer for the project. Jeremy will provide an overview of the project and describe the geotechnical challenges and solutions that helped make the project a success.

Meeting Information:

When: Friday October 28, 2022

Location: 400 Jibboom Street in Sacramento, CA 95811

Schedule: Prior to 4pm – Museum Tour (Optional)

4pm – Food/Drinks/Social Hour

5pm – Talk

Register HERE to attend this awesome event! If you have additional questions please contact info@calgeo.org.