Job Announcements from BLM

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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:  Engineering Technician (Petroleum);
Announcement Number:  MT-DEU-2016-0036;
Location(s) of position:  Great Falls, MT, US;
Salary:  $35,328 – $62,999;
Applications will be accepted until:  02/18/2016.
For additional information on this job posting, please click here.

Position Information:
Job Description:  Interdisciplinary (RMS/NRS/Botany);
Announcement Number:  OR-DEU-2016-0050;
Location(s) of position:  Lakeview, OR, US;
Salary:  $48,968 – $77,019;
Applications will be accepted until:  02/18/2016.
For additional information on this job posting, please click here.

Position Information:
Job Description:  Interdisciplinary (Civil Engineer/Forester);
Announcement Number:  OR-DEU-2016-0061;
Location(s) of position:  Tillamook, OR, US;
Salary:  $59,246 – $77,019;
Applications will be accepted until:  02/12/2016.
For additional information on this job posting, please click here.

Position Information:
Job Description:  Supervisory Range Technician (Fire) (Supervisory Wildland Firefighter);
Announcement Number:  OR-DEU-2016-0060;
Location(s) of position:  Vale, OR, US;
Salary:  $36,025 – $52,043;
Applications will be accepted until:  02/12/2016.
For additional information on this job posting, please click here.

Position Information:
Job Description:  Educational Technician;
Announcement Number:  OR-DEU-2016-0059;|
Location(s) of position:  Medford, OR, US;
Salary:  $32,318 – $42,012;
Applications will be accepted until:  02/05/2016.
For additional information on this job posting, please click here.

Position Information:
Job Description:  Supervisory Forestry Technician (Fire) (Supervisory Wildland Firefighter);
Announcement Number:  OR-DEU-2016-0062;
Location(s) of position:  Lakeview, OR, US;
Salary:  $36,025 – $52,043;
Applications will be accepted until:  02/18/2016.
For additional information on this job posting, please click here.

Position Information: (previously emailed—deadline tomorrow!)
Job Description:  Geologist;
Announcement Number:  NV-DEU-2016-0050;
Location(s) of position:  Las Vegas, NV, US;
Salary:  $49,054 – $77,154;
Applications will be accepted until:  02/05/2016.
For additional information on this job posting, please click here.

Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists Meeting Announcement

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Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists
Great Basin Section (AEG)
Meeting Announcement
Thursday, February 18, 2016

SPEAKER: Dr. John N. Louie

Topic: Deep ReMi Imaging – Mapping Shear-Wave Velocities to 1 km Depth and Greater in Reno/Tahoe Using Refraction Microtremor
Satish Pullammanappallil (Optim, Reno, NV 89501; satish@optimsoftware.com)
Aasha Pancha (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand; Aasha.Pancha@vuw.ac.nz)
John Louie (Nevada Seismological Laboratory, UNR, NV 89557; louie@seismo.unr.edu)

LOCATION:
RAPSCALLION SEAFOOD HOUSE & BAR
1555 S. WELLS AVENUE, RENO, NEVADA 89502
SOCIAL HOUR: 5:30 PM, DINNER: 6:30 PM
PRESENTATION: 7:00 PM

RSVP NO LATER THAN 5PM, TUESDAY FEBRUARY 16 BY 5:00
@ 775¬221¬1369 or justin.mcdougal@amecfw.com

Cost: Members: $25.00, non-members: $29.00

Abstract: The Refraction Microtremor (ReMi) technique, which came into use during 2002, has now become a standard tool for assessing shear-wave velocities for engineering applications. It is used for site-class studies as well as assessing ground conditions, including 1D and 2D velocity-depth profiling to shallow depths of approximately 100 m. Over the last few years, we have successfully extended the application of the method to depths greater than 1 km. The use of deep ReMi, which relies primarily on ambient noise, for estimation of shear-wave velocities to kilometer depths, allows for mapping the thickness and velocity of deep basins. The deep shear-wave velocity results in turn can be used for accurate modeling and calibration of recorded earthquake ground motions in the target urban areas. Such models have the potential to be an essential part of seismic hazard evaluation. We present results from several deep ReMi studies conducted in Reno-Tahoe basins. In all cases data were acquired using wireless instruments coupled with low-frequency geophones deployed in 3 km long arrays across the densely populated urban environment. In addition to mapping basement as deep as 900 m, the lateral velocity variations reveal deep-seated fault structure. Characterization of previously unknown faults is vital as well towards quantifying earthquake ground motion and seismic potential. Modeling was constrained using gravity data and earthquake tomography models when available.

Bio: Dr. John N. Louie, Professor at the Nevada Seismological Laboratory, has over twenty-five years of university teaching and research experience in geophysics. He has published with students several well-cited papers on innovations in seismic imaging of earthquake faults in California, Nevada, and New Zealand. Over the last 15 years, Dr. Louie has developed a faster and more efficient site-assessment survey technique for earthquake-hazard evaluation, Refraction Microtremor. Research on this technology continues, measuring thousands of sites in California, Nevada, and New Zealand; and on using geological and geotechnical measurements to predict earthquake shaking from 3D wave physics, and improve communities’ resilience to disasters.

SME Foundation Award: MEC Partnership Award to Daphne D. LaPointe

 

The MEC [Minerals Education Coalition] Partnership Appreciation Award is presented to Daphne D. LaPointe “in recognition of dedication to the students and teachers of Nevada in motivation and education in the earth sciences and the study of geology. Daphne (D.D.) LaPointe received her bachelors degree from Smith College and a masters degree from the University of Montana, both in geology. She first worked in minerals exploration for Exxon Minerals in Idaho and Montana. She has lived in Reno, NV since 1979, where she worked in geology for the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (NBMG) for 32 years. She was always involved in coordinating education and outreach activities in minerals and mining with local schools, teachers, students and the public. After retirement in 2013, she continued to volunteer in geological education and scholarship activities associated with the Geological Society of Nevada, the Nevada Mining Association and WAAIME. Specific projects she initiated include a field trip grant program funded by the Geological Society of Nevada Foundation to help Nevada K-12 teachers take students on earth-science and mining-related field trips and a field camp grant program to help University of Nevada Reno geology students with costs of required summer field camp. She also helped initiate a series of annual public Earth Science Week field trips at NBMG.” (excerpt from Mining Engineering magazine, January 2016, page 57)

GSA Presidential Address by Jon Price: The World is Changing

 

GSA 2015 PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS

“The world is changing. Our science is increasingly global, as we recognize the challenges of understanding interconnected Earth systems, meeting the rising global demand for mineral and energy resources, handling tradeoffs regarding sustainable development, and reducing the risks of natural disasters that impact the global economy. The geosciences are vital to meeting these societal challenges. The future is bright for the geosciences, from many perspectives.”

You can read the text for the complete address here (GSA Today, January 2016).

Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation Talks: Great Basin Geology

 

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Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation is sponsoring a presentation on “Great Basin Geology” on Monday February 8:
http://www.tmparksfoundation.org/

Location: The California Building at Idlewild Park, 75 Cowan Drive, Reno
Date: Monday February 8, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

NO RSVP NECESSARY! For more information, questions, or concerns, please email Jackie Meyer at jackie@tmparksfoundation.org

Guest Speakers:
Jim E. Faulds, Ph.D. (NBMG Director and State Geologist)
Christopher D. Henry, Ph.D. (NBMG Research Geologist)
Annie Kell, Ph.D. (Nevada Seismological Lab, Education/Outreach Seismologist)

“Did you know there were once active volcanoes in our area? What about the fault line running through Virginia Lake? Come find out about our region’s rich geology!” (TMPF website)

You are invited to join Jim Faulds, Chris Henry, and Annie Kell for free public lectures covering topics such as earthquake hazards, geothermal energy, and ancient volcanoes.

Living on the Edge in Western Nevada:
Our Rapidly Evolving Geologic Setting along a Developing Tectonic Boundary
…by Jim Faulds

Jim Faulds will give an overview of the geologic-tectonic setting of the region, discussing how this region contains faults related to the San Andreas plate boundary and is also being extended or stretched such that Nevada is the “fastest growing” state, tectonically speaking.  He will briefly touch upon how this is relevant to some of our natural resources (e.g. geothermal) and also our geologic hazards.

Young Volcanoes in Western Nevada – Eastern California
…by Chris Henry

Chris Henry will talk about young volcanoes in western Nevada – eastern California, all of which people can visit.  That’s partly young by geologic standards, i.e., only 1 million years old, but includes some young ones by human standards.  Nevada and the Lake Tahoe area have lots of basaltic volcanoes as young as 1 million years, Soda Lakes near Fallon are less than 10,000 years possibly about 1500 years (so humans would have been around), and there’s geophysical evidence for igneous magma propagating upward below the north end of Lake Tahoe.  Just across the border Lassen erupted in 1915, Mono Craters as recently as about 600 years ago, and the Long Valley caldera and Bishop Tuff 770,000 years ago.  State lines are irrelevant to geology.  The Long Valley caldera–Bishop Tuff eruption was a “supervolcano” (so like Yellowstone, which has been more commonly in the news) that, if repeated today (not predicting anything), would have much more impact on Nevada than on San Francisco or Los Angeles.

Earthquake History and Preparedness in Northern Nevada
…by Annie Kell

Northern Nevada has hosted numerous large earthquakes in recent history – including many in the Truckee Meadows. Though it has been many years since an event larger than M5.0 in the area, at one time the average recurrence for a M6.0 was 12 years! This presentation will include some details of the earthquakes that have occurred in the last 150 years, as well as what we can do to be prepared for the next big one.

You can also read the NSL Newsletter by Annie Kell here:
What’s Shaking? – January NSL Newsletter
http://www.seismo.unr.edu/Announcements

Discover Science Lecture Series—David Quammen—February 4th

Discover Science Lecture Series
David Quammen—
February 4 at 7:00 p.m.
Ebola and Beyond: Scary Viruses in a Globalized World

Discover Science Lecture Series: David Quammen
Ebola and Beyond: Scary Viruses in a Globalized World

“Science author and journalist David Quammen will give a lecture about the problems and dangers surrounding new viruses such as MERS, SARS, and Ebola that threaten global civilization. Quammen will discuss his travels for research for his book “Spillover,” and his other travels when he was investigating the outbreak of Ebola for ‘National Geographic.’ He will also introduce common themes between the new viruses and other discussions of the impact from these recent outbreaks.” (from UNR Events Calendar, please see link below)

http://events.unr.edu/event/discover_science_lecture_series_david_quammen#.VqudtU32ZaQ

http://www.unr.edu/nevada-today/news/2016/david-quammen-discover-science-lecture

http://www.unr.edu/dsls

Thursday, Feb. 4 at 7:00 p.m.
Davidson Mathematics and Science Center, Redfield Auditorium:
http://www.unr.edu/around-campus/facilities/davidson

Ralph J. Roberts Distinguished Lecture in Economic Geology—February 4th

Ralph J. Roberts Distinguished Lecture in Economic Geology
Peter Vikre—
February 4 at 3:30 p.m.
Diverse Mineral Deposits in the Humboldt Range, Pershing County, Nevada:
A 250 m.y. Record of Magmatism, Metasomatism, and Tectonism

The CREG program invites you to attend on Thursday February 4th the 22st annual Ralph J. Roberts Distinguished Lecture in Economic Geology.

The speaker is Peter Vikre from the U.S. Geological Survey, whose talk is entitled “Diverse Mineral Deposits in the Humboldt Range, Pershing County, Nevada: A 250 m.y. Record of Magmatism, Metasomatism, and Tectonism.

The lecture is at 3:30 in the Theater on the third floor of the Joe Crowley Student Union on the UNR campus:
http://www.unr.edu/around-campus/facilities/crowley

Please attend and learn the latest and greatest on the metallogeny of the Humboldt Range, which has been a hotbed for exploration in recent years.

Parking is available in the West Stadium Parking Complex, on the 16th Street exit, located off of North Virginia St. Here is a PDF map identifying the West Stadium Parking Complex, this is the only complex that you can use this parking code.
http://www.unr.edu/Documents/administration-finance/Parking/2015-2016%20campus%20zone%20map%20FINAL.pdf

You will need a receipt from one of the two kiosks located within the parking complex. The code for the event is #2016001.

As a reminder, your will need to follow these steps:

1) Press the B button at the top screen

2) Press the # sign along with the 2016001 on the bottom keypad

3) Press OK (D button) at the top screen

The machine will then dispense the permit that needs to be placed face up on your dashboard. You may need to reach up under the door flap as the paper may roll up.

Again, many thanks for your support of the CREG program. We look forward to seeing you on the 4th!

John Muntean, Ph.D
Director, Ralph J. Roberts Center for Research in Economic Geology (CREG)
Arthur Brant Chair in Exploration Geology
Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
Mail Stop 178
University of Nevada Reno
Reno, Nevada 89557-0178 USA
775-682-8748
fax 775-784-1709
munteanj@unr.edu
http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/staff/johnmuntean.html
http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/CREG/

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