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: Ecologist;
Announcement Number: ID-DEU-2016-0031;
Location(s) of position: Boise, ID, US, Marsing, ID, US;
Salary: $59,246 – $77,019;
Applications will be accepted until: 05/10/2016.
For additional information on this job posting, please go to:
https://jobs.mgsapps.monster.com/blm/vacancy/viewVacancyDetail!execute.hms?orgId=3&jnum=114970[jobs.mgsapps.monster.com]

Position Information:
Job Description: Forester;
Announcement Number: OR-DEU-2016-0114;
Location(s) of position: Eugene, OR, US;
Salary: $71,012 – $92,316;
Applications will be accepted until: 05/12/2016.
For additional information on this job posting, please go to:
https://jobs.mgsapps.monster.com/blm/vacancy/viewVacancyDetail!execute.hms?orgId=3&jnum=114909[jobs.mgsapps.monster.com]

Position Information:
Job Description: Secretary (Office Automation);
Announcement Number: OR-DEU-2016-0132;
Location(s) of position: North Bend, OR, US;
Salary: $40,033 – $52,043;
Applications will be accepted until: 05/17/2016.
For additional information on this job posting, please go to:
https://jobs.mgsapps.monster.com/blm/vacancy/viewVacancyDetail!execute.hms?orgId=3&jnum=115070[jobs.mgsapps.monster.com]

The Great Nevada Shakeout 2016

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“The recent earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador have been devastating reminders of how better prepared we can all be. Each year, it is why we join together in ShakeOut – to get ready for the earthquakes in our future. On 10/20 at 10:20 a.m., join your community again and focus on improving your level of preparedness. We are all in this together!”

Get ready to shakeout:
http://shakeout.org/nevada/[shakeout.org]

Day at the Museum—Saturday May 7, University of Nevada, Reno

A message from Garrett Barmore:
Join Us Saturday, May 7th for A DAY – at the – MUSEUM!

“You’re invited to walk the University of Nevada, Reno’s Museum District and tour 11 museums on and around campus from 10 am to 4 pm.

Each museum will feature a different activity and giveaway. Art, history, earth science, life science, and outer space — it will be interesting and fun for the whole family. For a list of participating museums, please see the [links below].

PARKING IS FREE ON CAMPUS AND FOOD TRUCKS WILL BE HERE TO SERVE YOU!”

For more information, please contact Garrett or see links below:
http://www.unr.edu/museums
http://www.unr.edu/museums/visitor (map)
http://www.unr.edu/nevada-today/news/2016/day-at-the-museum
http://www.unr.edu/parking/parking-maps

Garrett Barmore, Museum Curator
W.M. Keck Earth Science and Mineral Engineering Museum
http://www.unr.edu/keck
Office: 775.784.4528

Dr. Jack Horner in Las Vegas—TONIGHT May 5: Dinosaurs of the Past, the Present and the Future

“Join renowned paleontologist and consultant for the blockbuster movie franchise, Jurassic Park, Dr. Jack Horner for an evening in the prehistoric past. Dinosaurs may be extinct but what does their future hold? This family-friendly presentation will explore the past, present and future of these exciting creatures.”

May 5, 2016 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Clark County Library 1401 E. Flamingo Rd.

Admission is FREE for all ages!

Go to http://scifest.vegas/events/%5Bscifest.vegas%5D for more information about activities for this year’s Las Vegas Science Festival!

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:  Forester (O & C Lands);
Announcement Number:  OR-DEU-2016-0115;
Location(s) of position:  Roseburg, OR, US;
Salary:  $48,968 – $77,019;
Applications will be accepted until:  04/29/2016.
For additional information on this job posting, please click here.

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Position Information:
Job Description:  Archaeologist;
Announcement Number:  NV Merit-2016-0296;
Location(s) of position:  Carson City, NV, US;
Salary:  $63,525 – $82,583;
Applications will be accepted until:  05/06/2016.
For additional information on this job posting, please click here.

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Position Information:
Job Description:  Soil Scientist;
Announcement Number:  OR-DEU-2016-0120;
Location(s) of position:  Grants Pass, OR, US;
Salary:  $48,968 – $77,019;
Applications will be accepted until:  05/06/2016.
For additional information on this job posting, please click here.

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Position Information:
Job Description:  Heavy Mobile Equipment Mechanic;
Announcement Number:  OR-DEU-2016-0123;
Location(s) of position:  Lakeview, OR, US;
Salary:  $23.43 – $27.34;
Applications will be accepted until:  05/05/2016.
For additional information on this job posting, please click here.

NPGS Monthly Dinner Meeting—Thursday May 5—RSVP by May 3

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Mount St. Helens Eruption from an Extremely Close Point of View
Nevada Petroleum & Geothermal Society Monthly Dinner Meeting— Thursday May 5
Topic: Mount St. Helens Eruption from an Extremely Close Point of View
Speaker: Dr. Catherine Hickson, P. Geo, FGAC, FSEG, FRGS, FGC; President, Tuya Terra Geo Corp; Burnaby, BC

Mount St. Helens—Thirty six years and counting

Where were you 36 years ago? Most people living in the North Western United states can remember the impact of the eruption – it spread a wide blanket of ash over much of Washington state and beyond. The sound was heard over a 1000 miles away. Cathie was there with a front row seat and a set of photographs to prove it! At the time she was a 3rd year geology student at the University of British Columbia, planning to complete her studies focusing on sedimentology and stratigraphy. In the back of her mind was a plan to return to the oil fields of her native Alberta, Canada. Instead, a desire to “see what was going on” first hand brought her to MSH that Sunday morning, 36 years ago.

The witnessing of this catastrophic eruption focused the rest of her studies. She used her sedimentological background to study the “Directed Blast” (pyroclastic surge) that caused most of the widespread devastation resulting from the eruption. Cathie was amongst the first to prove turbulent flow in these catastrophic events, previously thought to move under laminar flow. As a student she also started studying geothermal energy. Cathie was doing temperature surveys as well as being involved in the drilling at Mount Meager during the early 1980s. She then went on to study subglacial volcanoes for her PhD.

Since then her career has never wandered far from the volcanic theme. Volcanoes have taken her from Iceland to Italy to Indonesia and many countries in-between. She has spent time as a geothermal geologist and knows Nevada and its geothermal resources well. She is now returning to carry out exploration for Lithium brines in western Nevada. What’s the link between Lithium and geothermal? Well volcanoes of course!

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Biography: Dr. Catherine Hickson, P. Geo, FGAC, FSEG, FRGS, FGC is a Director of Dajin Resources Corp and leads their exploration efforts in Nevada and Argentina. She is an exploration geologist / science manager with extensive global experience. A volcanologist, regional mapper, geothermal geologist & community communication specialist, she served as a research scientist and senior manager with the Geological Survey of Canada. During her distinguished 25 year career, she managed large multidisciplinary global teams doing regional mapping, geophysical and geochemical surveys as well as hazard and risk assessments in South America. Since 2008, she has been working in the field of geothermal resources and more recently, lithium brine exploration. She is a registered Professional Geoscientist, British Columbia Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists.

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Details:
Ramada Reno Hotel
1000 East 6th Street, Reno, NV 89512
Cocktail Reception 6:30, Skyline Bar, 14th Floor
Cocktails served at 6:30 PM
Dinner Served at 7:00 PM
NPGS Members $20, Non-Members $23, Students $10

Please RSVP for the Dinner Meeting by Tuesday May 3 using this link.
If you find that you cannot attend, please email Vicki Ehni at vehni@aol.com or you can call at 775-720-6387.
NPGS will be charged for all no shows. Thank you for your consideration.

Andrew Sadowski Thesis Defense—May 2

Structural Controls of Black Warrior Geothermal System
Washoe-Churchill Counties, Truckee Range, Northwestern Nevada, USA
Masters Thesis Defense by Andrew J. Sadowski
Advisor: Jim Faulds, NBMG Director and State Geologist
Monday, May 2, 2016, 3:00 p.m., LME 417 at University of Nevada, Reno

The Black Warrior geothermal system lies 20 km east of the southern end of Pyramid Lake in the Truckee Range of northwestern Nevada on the Washoe-Churchill county line. It is an amagmatic blind geothermal system, as the region lacks recent (<5 Ma) volcanism and the system lacks hydrothermal surface manifestations (no fumaroles, hot springs, sinter deposits, or high temperature alteration). The system was discovered by shallow temperature gradient drilling (100-600 m, max temp: 128°C) by Phillips Petroleum Company in the 1980s and observed with a 2-m shallow temperature survey circa 2011.

The thermal anomaly resides in a structurally complex zone that has not been previously characterized. Detailed geologic mapping in the area has identified faults and stratigraphic relationships between successive and interfingering Tertiary volcanic sequences that nonconformably overlie Mesozoic igneous intrusive and metamorphic basement. The structural framework is characterized by north-northeast-striking, moderately to steeply west-dipping normal faults that terminate and step in the vicinity of the thermal anomaly. This suggests two possible favorable structural settings: (1) a fault termination of the southeastern range-front fault with accompanying horse-tail splaying producing an area with abundant closely spaced faults and high fracture permeability; and/or (2) a fault step-over in a broad left-step of the major normal faults, whereby many closely-spaced minor faults provide hard linkage and a zone of high fracture permeability. In either case, the study area lies in a favorable structural setting for geothermal activity and may host a robust geothermal system at depth.

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