AEG Sacramento May Meeting: May 24th at Aviators

Please join us on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 for an in-person meeting at Aviators! We are excited to welcome Wendy Key, PG, with Geosyntec Consultants for our May 2022 meeting. Wendy will give a talk titled Great Expectations (Improving Consultant-Client Relationships). You can register for the meeting and find more information by clicking HERE. We hope to see you there!

California Earthquake Clearinghouse Virtual Workshops!

Happy Friday! The California Earthquake Clearinghouse is hosting a two-hour virtual workshop which will include presentations from the California Geological Survey (CGS), the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), and the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES).

What you’ll learn:

  • How the clearinghouse works and when it is activated
  • Who is involved in the Clearinghouse
  • How field investigation information is collected and shared
  • How the Disaster Service Worker Program applies to Clearinghouse volunteers
  • What the Safety Assessment Program (SAP) is and how its mission differs from the Clearinghouse

The workshop will be offered two times:

  • Tuesday, April 19, 2022, from 10 am to 12 pm PDT. Register for the April workshop HERE!
  • Wednesday, May 18, 2022 from 12 pm to 2 pm PDT. Register for the May workshop HERE!

Some Additional Information About the California Earthquake Clearinghouse:

The California Post-Earthquake Information Clearinghouse was established in 1972 to
provide State and Federal disaster response managers, affected agencies, and the
scientific community with prompt information on ground failure, structural damage, and
other consequences of a significant seismic event. The California Geological Survey serves
of Chair of the Clearinghouse and EERI serves as Vice Chair. The California Governor’s
Office of Emergency Services, USGS, and the California Seismic Safety Commission serve
as managing partners for the Clearinghouse.

Following a damaging earthquake, the California Post-Earthquake Clearinghouse is a
location where engineers, geologists, seismologists, sociologists, economists, and other
professionals who arrive in the affected area can become part of a larger, temporary
organization (the Clearinghouse) to facilitate and coordinate the gathering of information
and maximize its availability.

Additional information about the California Earthquake Clearinghouse can be found HERE!

California Geological Survey Seeking new State Geologist

The Department of Conservation is currently seeking applications for the next State Geologist of California! Under the general direction of the Director and the Chief Deputy Director, the State Geologist is responsible for directing and overseeing all aspects of the California Geological Survey (CGS). Information on the requirements for applicants, process and rules for applying, and duties of the position can be found at the following link:

https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=299243

AEG Sacramento Happy Hour and Meet N’ Greet for Young Professional and Students!

We hope everyone is doing well and staying safe!

We were not able to line up a speaker this month but are instead hosting a Happy Hour/Meet and Greet at Jack Rabbit Brewing (1323 Terminal Street, West Sacramento, CA 95691, directions can be found here) on Wednesday, March 30th at 5:30 PM in West Sacramento!

We are hoping to focus this towards students and young professionals but all will be encouraged to attend and mingle. We have been in contact with the brewery and they are happy to host us and provide a dedicated space.

No need to RSVP for this event but please mark yes if you received our email poll if you hope to make it to give us a rough idea of head count.

If all goes well, we are hoping to make this like this to be a spot for students and young professionals to mingle with our group and their companies on a regular basis (e.g. bi-monthly).

As always, let us know if you have any feedback or want to get involved. Please pass the word to any students or young professionals in your network as well! See you there!

LCI: Earth Science Consultants is Hiring!

Lettis Consultants International (LCI) is looking to hire one or more Geologists to work on
consulting and applied research projects in the fields of Engineering Geology and Seismic
Hazards Assessment, specifically within the Sacramento area!

LCI is interested in hiring highly motivated, creative and successful consulting scientists
with any amount of experience who are seeking professional and intellectual growth.

Applicants are expected to have an advanced degree (MS or PhD) and demonstrate outstanding
analytical, writing, and oral communication skills
. Please submit your resume and a cover letter
to newhires@lettisci.com.

Desired technical skillsets include:
• Drilling (soil borings and rock coring) to characterize subsurface geology, including
stratigraphy, landslide geometry, and engineering geologic conditions
• USCS soil classification and pedogenic soil description
• Quaternary geologic, geomorphic, and/or active fault mapping
• Landslide mapping, slope stability assessment, monitoring, and mitigation
• Bedrock geologic mapping, including petrographic and structural analysis
• Application of Quaternary dating techniques
• Borehole instrumentation installation and data interpretation
• Paleoseismic studies, including trenching, geophysical, and borehole investigations
• Cross-section construction and balancing
• Image interpretation of Lidar data, stereo aerial photography, and multispectral imagery
• Review and synthesis of geologic, seismic, and geophysical datasets
• Technically proficient with ArcGIS (ArcGIS 10.7 or newer), advanced GIS skills preferred

Salary and Benefits:
LCI’s compensation package includes: company paid medical and dental for full time employees
and dependents; vision coverage; flexible spending program, life insurance, long-term disability
insurance, paid maternity/paternity leave; 401(k)/Roth with company safe harbor contribution;
paid time off including 10 company holidays, vacation, sick, jury duty and bereavement. LCI
offers flexible work schedules, employee assistant program (EAP), and is committed to providing
professional growth and development in the form of scientific, educational, and philanthropic
activities that contribute to the continuing education of all employees.


Please contact Rick Ortiz with any questions regarding this position at ortiz@lettisci.com or via
phone at 818-599-9521.

Sacramento AEG Annual Student Night 2022!

The AEG Sacramento Chapter is hosting its annual Student Night meeting on Wednesday, April 20th, 2022 at Drake’s: The Barn in West Sacramento, CA. Student Night encourages students from our regional universities to make valuable connections with working professionals and the meeting is a great opportunity for geology students to meet/interact with professional geologists in the environmental & engineering geology fields. Student attendance is free and we strongly encourage professionals to attend and engage with students at this event. There will be a dinner, student poster presentations, and announcements of scholarship winners.

Registration is $30 for professional members, $35 for professional non-members. No registration fee for students but please register for headcount and our food order.

Meeting Information:

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM PDT

Drake’s: The Barn 
985 Riverfront St.
West Sacramento, CA 95691

Directions to Drake’s: The Barn can be found HERE.

Student Poster Presentations:

We encourage students to display and present posters featuring their work at the meeting. Posters are the highlight of the night for everyone and an excellent opportunity for students to interact with prospective employers. The first eight students who sign up and display posters will be awarded $50. Attendees of the meeting will vote on the best poster, and the winner will receive an additional $100. Students who would like to present a poster only need to send me an email (mbuche@gfnet.com) with their poster’s title (working title is OK).

H. Ray Taber AEG Founders Scholarships:

Because of the generosity of the H. Ray Taber Foundation (https://raytaberfoundation.org/) and industry sponsorships, we are able to offer larger student scholarships this year: a $2,000 undergraduate scholarship and a $3,000 graduate scholarship. In addition to their check, finalists will be presented with a framed certificate and a rock hammer. The scholarship application deadline is Thursday, April 14th at 5:00 pm. Please note that applicants must be currently enrolled in one of the following four-year universities: CSU Chico, CSU Sacramento, UC Davis, Univ. of Pacific, CSU Fresno, CSU Stanislaus, or UC Merced.

Sponsorship Opportunities

To help offset event expenses and fundraise for future meetings, we are offering organizations the opportunity to sponsor Student Night for $100. Sponsors will be recognized for their generous donation at the event, and their logos will be featured on our website, this landing page, and at a slide show before the student poster presentations. 

If you are interested in attending and sponsoring Student Night, please RSVP and chose the $100 Sponsorship registration option through the online platform linked HERE. Please also feel free to reach out to us with any questions and to submit company logos to aegsacto@gmail.com or mbuche@gfnet.com.

Thank you to our 2022 Student Night sponsors!

AEG Sacramento February 22 (Virtual) Meeting Announcement: DWR’s California Aqueduct Subsidence Program

Please join us on Tuesday, February 22 on Zoom! We will be hosting Dan Whisman, DWR CASP Program Manager; with contributions from Leroy Ellinghouse (DWR CASP Communications Manager) and Jeffrey Unruh (Lettis Consultants Intl., CASP Geologic Support) who will be giving a presentation on DWR’s California Aqueduct Subsidence Program. More information can be found on our Monthly Meetings page or by clicking HERE for the registration page.

AEG January 19th Jahns Distinguished Lecturer Announcement

Please join us on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 for a joint virtual meeting with our San Francisco Chapter. The 2021-2022 Jahns Distinguished Lecturer Richard M Wooten, PG, formerly of the North Carolina Geological Survey, will present on Debris Flows, Big Slow Movers, and Rock Slides: Assembling the Geospatial Legacy of Landslides using Lidar, Drones, and Boots on the Ground.

You can register (FREE!) for the meeting and find more information by clicking HERE!

Department of Water Resources – Engineering Geologist Position!

Division of Engineering, Design Office, Geotechnical Services Branch, Project Geology Section, West Sacramento is hiring for an Engineering Geologist!

Position Details:
Job Code #: JC-284580
Position #(s):
843-485-3756-266

Working Title/Classification: Engineering Geologist

Estimate Compensation: $5,849.00 – $11,012.00

Work Location: Yolo County

Job Type: 12 Month Limited Term, Full Time

Applications can be submitted online via CalCareers or at the address below between 8 am and 4:30 pm.

Department of Water Resources

Certification Desk

715 P Street, 7th floor

Sacramento, CA 958140

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at http://www.CalCareers.ca.gov. All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
  • Statement of Qualifications – 1 page minimum and 4 pages maximum, in Arial Font size 12.

Any questions regarding the position should be directed to Gina Craig at (916) 654-3779 or at gcraig@water.ca.gov