Job Announcements from BLM

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Message from BLM:
  We are pleased to announce new, exciting positions available at BLM – BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT.   It is our hope that qualified, career oriented individuals at your organization or other professionals known to you will actively consider this position and apply accordingly.  Efforts on your part to disseminate this information are greatly appreciated.

Position Information:
Job Description:  Mining Engineer/Geologist;
Announcement Number:  NM-DEU-2017-0013;
Location(s) of position:  Albuquerque, NM, US;
Salary:  $71,025 – $92,332;
Applications will be accepted until:  12/09/2016.
For additional information on this job posting, please click here.

Position Information:
Job Description:  Geographic Information System Specialist;
Announcement Number:  NM-DEU-2017-0010;
Location(s) of position:  Norman, OK, US;
Salary:  $59,246 – $77,019;
Applications will be accepted until:  12/08/2016.
For additional information on this job posting, please click here.

Position Information:
Job Description:  Wildlife Biologist;
Announcement Number:  NM-PTHWYS-2017-0004;
Location(s) of position:  Carlsbad, NM, US;
Salary:  $40,033 – $52,043;
Applications will be accepted until:  12/05/2016.
For additional information on this job posting, please click here.

Position Information:
Job Description:  Natural Resource Specialist;
Announcement Number:  NM-DEU-2017-0016;
Location(s) of position:  Farmington, NM, US;
Salary:  $40,033 – $63,654;
Applications will be accepted until:  12/02/2016.
For additional information on this job posting, please click here.

Position Information:
Job Description:  Supervisory Land Law Examiner;
Announcement Number:  NM-DEU-2017-0006;
Location(s) of position:  Norman, OK, US;
Salary:  $58,562 – $76,131;
Applications will be accepted until:  12/02/2016.
For additional information on this job posting, please click here.

AEG Meeting—December 13

ASSOCIATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND ENGINEERING GEOLOGISTS GREAT BASIN SECTION – MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT

SPEAKER: Dr. Scott A. Anderson, Richard H. Jahns Distinguished Lecturer for 2016–2017
TOPIC: Technical Observations from the 2014 SR 530 (Oso) Landslide Reconnaissance
WHEN: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 (Please note this meeting is not the usual third Thursday!)
WHERE: BEST WESTERN AIRPORT PLAZA COURT RESTAURANT, 1981 TERMINAL WAY, RENO, NEVADA 89502
SOCIAL HOUR: 5:30 PM, DINNER: 6:30 PM, PRESENTATION: 7:00 PM
COST: Members: $25.00; non-members: $29.00 (Student Dinners Sponsored by CGS Mule LLC)

RSVP NO LATER THAN 5 PM, MONDAY DECEMBER 12 @ 775-303-8271 or ATHIBEDEAU@NEWFIELDS.COM

ABSTRACT: The Oso Landslide struck the community of Oso, Washington on Saturday, 22 March 2014, at approximately 10:37 a.m. on a clear, sunny day. It initiated within an approximately 200-m-high (650 ft) slope comprised of unconsolidated glacial and colluvial deposits and then transitioned to a catastrophic debris flow and rapidly inundated a neighborhood and, traveling more than a kilometer (0.6 mi), crossed a state highway (SR 530). Forty-three people in the neighborhood and on the SR 530 highway lost their lives. There are lessons of all types to be learned from this disaster and these lessons will be explored—with special emphasis on the technical ones, and the consideration of risk and resilience.

BIOGRAPHY: Scott A. Anderson was named the Richard H. Jahns Distinguished Lecturer for 2016–2017. This lectureship was jointly established in 1988 by the Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists (AEG) and the Environmental and Engineering Division of the Geological Society of America (GSA) to increase student awareness about applied geology.

Until recently, Dr. Anderson was the Geotechnical Engineering Technical Services Team Manager for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). He led a national team of geotechnical engineers that assist state and local transportation agencies through technical assistance, training and deployment of new technologies. Prior to joining FHWA fifteen years ago, he worked in positions from Staff Geologist to Senior Consulting Engineer and Landslide Technology Leader for a major A/E design firm and spent four years as an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Hawaii. Now he is a Principal Geotechnical Engineer for BGC Engineering Inc. Dr. Anderson earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in engineering geology from the University of Colorado at Boulder and Colorado State University, and Master’s and Doctorate degrees in civil engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a licensed engineer and practicing engineering geologist with over 30 years of experience and approximately 100 publications and invited presentations. He has grown and lived in many places along a general path from Boston to Honolulu and now makes his home in Colorado, where he enjoys all of the outdoor time he can get.

American Exploration & Mining Association: Annual Meeting in Sparks—December 5–9

If you are attending the AEMA convention next week, we hope that you will stop by the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering booth where NBMG will be located. Here are the adjoining booths:

210B—Center for Resources in Economic Geology
212—Nevada Division of Minerals
214—Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering (NBMG will be here.)
218—Geological Society of Nevada

A note from College of Science / Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering: “The University of Nevada, Reno and the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering invite you to join friends and alumni at a reception on Wednesday December 7, 2016 (6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.) following the welcome reception at the AEMA Annual Meeting. Location: Southern Pacific Room East Tower, 3rd Floor, Nugget Casino Resort. Kindly reply by Wednesday, November 30th to Julie Hill at juliehill@unr.edu or (775) 784-6987.”

A note from Nevada Mineral Exploration Coalition: “The Coalition will host its fifth annual Nevada Explorers Lounge at the AEMA convention this year from December 7th to 9th in the Carson Room at the Nugget in Sparks.  The room will be open 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, December 7th and 8th, and 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, December 9th.  All friends of Nevada Exploration are welcome!” https://www.nvmec.org/

NBMG Students Receive Awards

Congratulations to the following University of Nevada, Reno students who have received these awards! NBMG was/is very fortunate to have such excellent students helping us at GBSSRL.

Alexandra Wheatley
Westfall Scholar, April 2016, College of Science, Geography, B.S.
Awarded to the graduating senior with the highest GPA in every department.
Page 10 – Discover Magazine (see page 10)
https://twitter.com/unrgeography/status/728304536612306944

Megan Wheatley
Newmont Mining Corporation—John S. Livermore Scholarship
Alex and Megan are sisters. It’s easy to see that excellence runs in the family.

Brandon Rasmussen
2016 Barry Goldwater Scholarship
Page 12 – Discover Magazine (see page 12)

Paige dePolo (MSESE student)
Westfall Scholar and Durham Prize Winner 2016
Page 11 – Discover Magazine (see page 11)

CREG Students Defend Masters Theses—December 2

A message from John Muntean: Tracy Anderson and Carli Balogh of the CREG program will be defending their MS theses this Friday. Hope you can attend!

Tracy Anderson
Tracy’s defense of her thesis entitled “Testing Silver Mobility: An investigation into supergene silver enrichment at the Rochester Mine in Pershing County, Nevada,” is Friday, December 2nd at 11 AM. It will be held in Room 415 of the Laxalt Mineral Engineering Building. (Advisor: Dr. John Muntean)

Carli Balogh
Carli’s defense of her thesis, entitled “Tertiary Volcanic Rocks, Hydrothermal Alteration, and Epithermal Precious Metal Deposits of the Patterson Mining District, Sweetwater Mountains, CA-NV,” is Friday, December 2nd at 2 PM. It will be held in Room 415 of the Laxalt Mineral Engineering Building. (Advisor: Dr. Peter Vikre)

John Muntean
Director, Ralph J. Roberts Center for Research in Economic Geology (CREG)
Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
University of Nevada Reno

Girl Scouts Honor DD LaPointe

The Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada honored DD LaPointe with one of the five “TRIUMPHANT–Celebrating Women in Leadership” awards. “Each of our honorees represents one of Girl Scout’s five focus areas: Environmental Leadership, Healthy Living, S.T.E.M., Community Service, and Financial Literacy.”

Girl Scouts 2016 Triumphant Honoree
Women Changing Nevada: S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)dd

Shown above: page 8 from the “Triumphant” program, November 17, 2016

Cami Prenn nominated DD for this honor “in recognition of D.D. LaPointe’s dedication to the students and teachers of Nevada in motivating and educating them in the earth sciences and the study of geology.”

“DD is the Outreach Coordinator for Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology and has been the key source of information about earth sciences for countless teachers and students in Nevada for over 30 years. In addition, she serves with the Nevada Mining Association’s Education Committee and organizes and teaches two workshops every year for Nevada’s teachers to give information, materials, and ideas for integrating earth science activities into classrooms.

Besides that, she is head of the Education Committee for the Geological Society of Nevada’s Foundation where she organizes and administers the K-12 Field Trip Grant program that awards funds for transportation for classes to visit points of geologic interest. DD is a perennial volunteer for GSN Foundation’s student programs, scholarships for UNR and UNLV students, field camp grants for geology students’ field camp course and works hard to raise funds for those programs.

In addition, she regularly assists with tours of the W.M. Keck Mineral Museum at the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering and keeps a supply of mineral specimens to give students at career fairs or science fairs to pique their interest and give them a souvenir to take home.” (excerpt taken from nomination by Cami Prenn)

Congratulations to DD!

Girl Scouts and STEM
http://www.girlscouts.org/en/about-girl-scouts/girl-scouts-and-stem.html

Imagine STEM
https://www.girlscouts.org/en/our-program/ways-to-participate/series/imagine-stem.html

Job Announcements from BLM

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Message from BLM:
  We are pleased to announce new, exciting positions available at BLM – BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT.   It is our hope that qualified, career oriented individuals at your organization or other professionals known to you will actively consider this position and apply accordingly.  Efforts on your part to disseminate this information are greatly appreciated.

Position Information:
Job Description:  Civil Engineer;
Announcement Number:  OR-DEU-2017-0012;
Location(s) of position:  Salem, OR, US;
Salary:  $51,683 – $81,290;
Applications will be accepted until:  11/28/2016.
For additional information on this job posting, please click here.

Position Information:
Job Description:  Hydrologist;
Announcement Number:  MT-DEU-2017-0009;
Location(s) of position:  Glasgow, MT, US;
Salary:  $40,033 – $77,019;
Applications will be accepted until:  11/28/2016.
For additional information on this job posting, please click here.

Position Information:
Job Description:  Petroleum Engineer;
Announcement Number:  MT-DEU-2017-0008;
Location(s) of position:  Miles City, MT, US;
Salary:  $45,512 – $92,316;
Applications will be accepted until:  11/22/2016.
For additional information on this job posting, please click here.

Position Information:
Job Description:  Natural Resource Specialist;
Announcement Number:  NM-DEU-2017-0009;
Location(s) of position:  Norman, OK, US;
Salary:  $59,246 – $77,019;
Applications will be accepted until:  11/25/2016.
For additional information on this job posting, please click here.

Position Information:
Job Description:  Purchasing Agent;
Announcement Number:  MT-DEU-2017-0007;
Location(s) of position:  Billings, MT, US;
Salary:  $40,033 – $63,654;
Applications will be accepted until:  11/17/2016.
For additional information on this job posting, please click here.

Position Information:
Job Description:  Human Resource Specialist;
Announcement Number:  NM-DEU-2017-0007;
Location(s) of position:  Santa Fe, NM, US;
Salary:  $48,977 – $77,033;
Applications will be accepted until:  11/18/2016.
For additional information on this job posting, please click here.

Position Information:
Job Description:  Forester;
Announcement Number:  OR-DEU-2017-0010;
Location(s) of position:  Grants Pass, OR, US;
Salary:  $48,968 – $63,654;
Applications will be accepted until:  11/28/2016.
For additional information on this job posting, please click here.

Position Information:
Job Description:  Forester (O & C Lands);
Announcement Number:  OR-DEU-2017-0014;
Location(s) of position:  Salem, OR, US;
Salary:  $62,531 – $81,290;
Applications will be accepted until:  11/23/2016.
For additional information on this job posting, please click here.