Archive | March 2016

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:  Interdisciplinary Position (Biometrician);
Announcement Number:  OR-DEU-2016-0093;
Location(s) of position:  Portland, OR, US;
Salary:  $74,950 – $97,434;
Applications will be accepted until:  04/08/2016.
For additional information on this job posting, please click here.

Position Information:
Job Description:  Cartographic Technician;
Announcement Number:  OR-DEU-2016-0100;
Location(s) of position:  Portland, OR, US;
Salary:  $51,683 – $67,183;
Applications will be accepted until:  03/29/2016 (Tuesday)
For additional information on this job posting, please click here.

Nevada Petroleum & Geothermal Society Monthly Dinner Meeting—April 7—RSVP by April 5

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Speaker: Greg Pohll, Ph.D. – Research Professor, Desert Research Institute (DRI)
Topic: Hydraulic Fracturing in the Upper Humboldt River Basin – Aquifer Quality Assessment Program

Abstract: Noble Energy recently began oil exploration activities in northeastern Nevada to determine the potential for unconventional oil plays.  The oil play is in a low permeable shale and will require hydraulic fracturing. The Nevada Legislature passed a bill in 2013 requiring adoption of new regulations guiding hydraulic fracturing and also paved the way for a study to determine the migration potential to shallow groundwater resources.   The Desert Research Institute (DRI) just completed the Aquifer Quality Assessment Program (AQUA) study which collected baseline and post-fracking groundwater quality data and developed numerical modeling tools to assess the migration potential of hydraulic fracturing fluids to the shallow aquifer.  This presentation will discuss results from the AQUA study which indicate that water quality has not been degraded following hydraulic fracturing.  The numerical modeling suggests that hydraulic fracturing fluids are not likely to migrate to the shallow aquifer at concentrations greater than detection within the next 1,000 years.

Biography: Dr. Pohll is a research professor of hydrogeology at the Desert Research Institute in Reno, NV. He is an expert in the field of hydrogeology with over 20 years’ experience solving real-world problems within complex hydrologic systems that require tools from the fields of surface water hydrology, groundwater hydrology, and statistics. Dr. Pohll’s primary research focus is related to the development of three-dimensional groundwater flow and transport models for local and basin-scale assessment of water resources and groundwater contamination issues. In addition to his research responsibilities, he also teaches and advises graduate students within the Graduate Program of Hydrologic Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Meeting 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, sponsored by Enviroscientists, Inc
Dinner Served at 7:00 PM
NPGS Members $20, Non-Members $23, Students $10

Please RSVP by April 5 here.

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.

Outdoor Nevada on PBS—Jim Faulds on Geothermal Activity

Outdoor Nevada on PBS—Jim Faulds on Geothermal Activity now posted

The Outdoor Nevada episode that aired on March 23, 2016 on the Las Vegas PBS station featured geothermal activity in Nevada, with segments on both the geology and biology of these systems.

NBMG Director and State Geologist Dr. Jim Faulds teamed with UNLV microbiologist Dr. Brian Hedlund[unlv.edu] for this presentation.

This show has now been posted, and you can watch it here (Episode 7): http://www.vegaspbs.org/outdoor-nevada/episodes/

New Geologic Map — McDermitt Caldera

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Preliminary geologic map of the McDermitt caldera, Humboldt County, Nevada and Harney and Malheur counties, Oregon

Authors: Christopher D. Henry, Steven B. Castor, William A. Starkel, Ben S. Ellis, John A. Wolff, William C. McIntosh, and Matthew T. Heizler
Year: 2016
Series: Open-File Report 16-1
Format: plate: 41 x 38 inches, color; text: 8 pages, b/w, includes oversize table (15 x 13 inches)
Scale: 1:70,000

The McDermitt caldera of northern Nevada and southeastern Oregon is a large, 16.4 Ma volcanic center that is commonly recognized as the starting point of the Yellowstone hotspot, which migrated northeastward over time to the Yellowstone National Park area where volcanism continues to be intensely active (Pierce and Morgan, 1992, 2009). New geologic mapping and analytical studies by geologists with and working with the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology reveal the overall characteristics, dimensions, timing, and relation to mineralization of the caldera. The caldera formed when about 1000 km3 (about 250 mi3) of mostly rhyolite magma erupted from an underlying chamber. So much magma erupted that the overlying ground collapsed into the resulting void, leaving a giant depression—a caldera—that was about 40 km north-south by 22 to 30 km east-west. The giant eruption was preceded by additional volcanism that began about 16.85 Ma and was followed by volcanism that lasted episodically until about 14.9 Ma. Hydrothermal activity related to the volcanism generated numerous known and probable mineral deposits in and around the caldera, especially of the strategically important minerals lithium, uranium, and gallium. Additional, currently unknown areas and types of mineral deposits are likely.

This map was prepared with support from the Nevada Division of Minerals and the U.S. Department of Energy.

View, download, or purchase here: http://pubs.nbmg.unr.edu/Prel-geol-McDermitt-caldera-p/of2016-01.htm

Outdoor Nevada on PBS—Jim Faulds on Geothermal Activity, March 23, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

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The Outdoor Nevada episode airing on March 23, 2016 on the Las Vegas PBS station will feature geothermal activity in Nevada, with segments on both the geology and biology of these systems.

NBMG Director and State Geologist Dr. Jim Faulds will team with UNLV microbiologist Dr. Brian Hedlund[unlv.edu] for this presentation.

You can watch this episode Wednesday March 23 at 7:30 p.m. on Vegas PBS Channel 10. In the next couple of months, the show will air on KNPB for northern Nevada as well.

The link will be available on their website the day the show broadcasts. We will also send that link in our next email.

Outdoor Nevada website:
http://www.vegaspbs.org/outdoor-nevada/about/[vegaspbs.org]

“Hosted by highly regarded television host and actor John Burke, Outdoor Nevada will delve into the Silver State’s natural history and present-day happenings as experts discuss awe-inspiring discoveries in one of the planet’s most unique and often extreme environments.”

Past episodes of Outdoor Nevada:
http://www.vegaspbs.org/outdoor-nevada/episodes/[vegaspbs.org]
http://video.vegaspbs.org/show/outdoor-nevada/[video.vegaspbs.org]

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:  Cartographic Technician;
Announcement Number:  OR-DEU-2016-0095;
Location(s) of position:  Portland, OR, US;
Salary:  $51,683 – $67,183;
Applications will be accepted until:  03/22/2016.
For additional information on this job posting, please go to:
https://jobs.mgsapps.monster.com/blm/vacancy/viewVacancyDetail!execute.hms?orgId=3&jnum=114643[jobs.mgsapps.monster.com]

Position Information:
Job Description:  Interdisciplinary Position (Regional GeoBOB Data Coordinator);
Announcement Number:  OR-DEU-2016-0085;
Location(s) of position:  Portland, OR, US;
Salary:  $48,968 – $77,019;
Applications will be accepted until:  03/23/2016.
For additional information on this job posting, please go to:
https://jobs.mgsapps.monster.com/blm/vacancy/viewVacancyDetail!execute.hms?orgId=3&jnum=114497[jobs.mgsapps.monster.com]

Position Information:
Job Description:  Planning and Environmental Specialist;
Announcement Number:  MT-DEU-2016-0049;
Location(s) of position:  Havre, MT, US;
Salary:  $48,968 – $77,019;
Applications will be accepted until:  03/25/2016.
For additional information on this job posting, please go to:
https://jobs.mgsapps.monster.com/blm/vacancy/viewVacancyDetail!execute.hms?orgId=3&jnum=114614[jobs.mgsapps.monster.com]

Position Information:
Job Description:  Lead Range Technician (Lead Wildland Firefighter);
Announcement Number:  MT-DEU-2016-0051;
Location(s) of position:  Miles City, MT, US;
Salary:  $15.49 – $22.44;
Applications will be accepted until:  03/30/2016.
For additional information on this job posting, please go to:
https://jobs.mgsapps.monster.com/blm/vacancy/viewVacancyDetail!execute.hms?orgId=3&jnum=114635[jobs.mgsapps.monster.com]

Position Information:
Job Description:  Lead Range Technician (Fire) (Lead Wildland Firefighter);
Announcement Number:  OR-DEU-2016-0096;
Location(s) of position:  Vale, OR, US;
Salary:  $32,318 – $46,831;
Applications will be accepted until:  03/30/2016.
For additional information on this job posting, please go to:
https://jobs.mgsapps.monster.com/blm/vacancy/viewVacancyDetail!execute.hms?orgId=3&jnum=114647[jobs.mgsapps.monster.com]

Position Information:
Job Description:  Economist;
Announcement Number:  MT-DEU-2016-0052;
Location(s) of position:  Billings, MT, US;
Salary:  $71,012 – $92,316;
Applications will be accepted until:  03/30/2016.
For additional information on this job posting, please go to:
https://jobs.mgsapps.monster.com/blm/vacancy/viewVacancyDetail!execute.hms?orgId=3&jnum=114653[jobs.mgsapps.monster.com]

Job Announcements from BLM

blm-logo
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:  Archaeologist;
Announcement Number:  OR-DEU-2016-0082;
Location(s) of position:  Medford, OR, US;
Salary:  $48,968 – $63,654;
Applications will be accepted until:  03/11/2016.
For additional information on this job posting, please click here.

Position Information:
Job Description:  Engineering Equipment Operator;
Announcement Number:  OR-DEU-2016-0089;
Location(s) of position:  Lakeview, OR, US;
Salary:  $21.21 – $24.74;
Applications will be accepted until:  03/11/2016.
For additional information on this job posting, please click here.