Archive | October 2018

Job Announcements from BLM

A 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.

Job Description:  Division Chief, IRM Support Services;
Announcement Number:  NOC Merit-2018-0143;
Location(s) of position:  Lakewood, CO, US;
Salary:  (USD) $131,898 – (USD) $164,200;
Applications will be accepted until:  11/12/2018.
For additional information on this job posting, please click here.

Job Description:  Civil Engineer;
Announcement Number:  UT-DEU-2019-0001;
Location(s) of position:  Vernal, UT, US;
Salary:  (USD) $61,218 – (USD) $79,586;
Applications will be accepted until:  10/23/2018.
For additional information on this job posting, please click here.

Job Description:  Archaeologist;
Announcement Number:  NV-DEU-2019-0003;
Location(s) of position:  Winnemucca, NV, US;
Salary:  (USD) $50,598 – (USD) $65,778;
Applications will be accepted until:  10/26/2018.
For additional information on this job posting, please click here.

Job Description:  Archaeological Technician;
Announcement Number:  CA-DEU-2019-0004;
Location(s) of position:  Redding, CA, US;
Salary:  (USD) $41,365 – (USD) $53,773;
Applications will be accepted until:  10/25/2018.
For additional information on this job posting, please click here.

Job Description:  Student Trainee (Administration);
Announcement Number:  NM-PTHWYS-2019-0002;
Location(s) of position:  Santa Fe, NM, US;
Salary:  (USD) $29,948 – (USD) $38,929;
Applications will be accepted until:  10/26/2018.
For additional information on this job posting, please click here.

Job Description:  Pathways – Student Trainee (Administration);
Announcement Number:  NV-PTHWYS-2019-0002;
Location(s) of position:  Caliente, NV, US, Ely, NV, US;
Salary:  (USD) $26,587 – (USD) $34,561;
Applications will be accepted until:  10/30/2018.
For additional information on this job posting, please click here.

Job Description:  Pathways – Student Trainee (Administration);
Announcement Number:  NV-PTHWYS-2019-0003;
Location(s) of position:  Caliente, NV, US, Ely, NV, US;
Salary:  (USD) $29,847 – (USD) $38,798;
Applications will be accepted until:  10/30/2018.
For additional information on this job posting, please click here.

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National Fossil Day—October 17 (but still celebrating)

Celebrate Nevada’s State Fossil!
You can check out activities on the National Fossil Day home page: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/fossilday/index.htm
The ichthyosaur is Nevada’s state fossil, and you can view a post about this marine reptile on NBMG’s Facebook page.

Read about work done by Paula Noble and Paige dePolo at the Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park in this article: University professor and undergraduate student continue work with Smithsonian: Team uses LiDAR and photogrammetry technology to create 3D scans of Ichthyosaur fossils
From Nevada Today, 12/17/2014, story by Annie Conway: https://www.unr.edu/nevada-today/news/2014/ichthyosaur

University of Nevada, Reno 2016 graduate and Westfall scholar, Paige dePolo, completed her senior thesis on the ichthyosaur: Three-dimensional visualization of the Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park fossil beds from terrestrial LiDAR data

Abstract: A terrestrial LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) unit was used to scan an in situ death assemblage of the enormous Late Triassic ichthyosaur, Shonisaurus popularis, with the goal of testing the applicability of this method in creating three-dimensional digital models of large fossil sites. The fossil beds are located at Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park in Nye County, Nevada where they are protected by a permanent shelter, the Fossil Hut. Thirteen scan locations were used to survey both the exterior and interior of the Fossil Hut. The point cloud of the quarry model was composed from nine high-resolution scans. Digital measurements of the length of selected skeletal elements in the quarry model correspond well to caliper measurements of the same elements in the field. The millimeter scale resolution of the S. popularis remains demonstrated by the LiDAR point cloud is suitable for analysis of gross bone structures and represents a viable means of digitally capturing in situ fossil sites. The LiDAR model allows for the accurate measurement of the spatial relationships between skeletal elements and provides an important baseline for conserving in situ fossil exhibits.

Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/11714/3268

Here are some of Paige’s most recent and exciting fossil discoveries in Scotland:
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-43620237
https://phys.org/news/2018-04-rare-scottish-dinosaur-key-insight.html
https://www.ed.ac.uk/news/2018/rare-dinosaur-footprints-give-clues-to-lost-era

Related items:
http://pubs.nbmg.unr.edu/Child-of-the-rocks-the-story-o-p/sp005.htm
http://pubs.nbmg.unr.edu/Ichthyosaurs-postcard-p/pc005.htm

New Dinosaur Book for Kids!
“Two hikers come across some unusual tracks. Were they made by a very large bird, or something else? They sure look like dinosaur footprints, but how could that be? Unless…

Interpretive naturalist/geologist Nick Saines tells the story, with illustrations by Las Vegas artist Jonathan A. Kaplan, utilizing superb photographs of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.”

Details here: http://pubs.nbmg.unr.edu/A-dinosaur-lives-in-Red-Rock-p/tb1.htm

DGSE Colloquium Speaker Series

A message from Philipp Ruprecht (Assistant Professor, Geological Sciences at UNR):
“Our speaker on Monday (10/22; social at 3:30 pm and talk at 4 pm in DMS 105) is Brandon Schmandt from the University of New Mexico. Brandon is a seismologist that has studied the Western US on the continental scale with EarthScope. He is interested in developing new tools that are resolving much finer scales within the Earth crust.”

October 22
Topic: Seismically Imaging Magma Reservoirs beneath Yellowstone and Long Valley Calderas
Speaker: Brandon Schmandt, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering (DGSE)
2018 Fall Seminars—Tentative Fall Schedule:
https://www.unr.edu/geology/geoscience-seminars
All Regular Monday Seminars are in DMS 105.

October 29
Topic: Deep Life and Lessons from the Fringes of Microbial Biology
Speaker: Duane Moser, DRI

Association of Pacific Coast Geographers (APGC) Annual Meeting

“The Department of Geography at the University of Nevada, Reno, is pleased to host the 81st Annual Meeting of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers, October 24-27, 2018.” https://www.unr.edu/geography/apcg-2018

“APCG 2018 annual conference is open to anyone interested in a scholarly forum where collegiality and friendship abound. Join us this year to explore the “Geography of Things”. Our featured Wednesday night Keynote Speaker will focus on how location plays a large part in understanding the world around us.”

October 24:
Jack Hursh, NBMGDiscover Nevada: Whimsical Names and Uplifting Places
Keynote Address (18:00-19:00, DMS Redfield Auditorium)

October 26:
Kebrina Rosino (NBMG Student Employee), Zachary Ormsby, Ken Nussear, and Scott Bassett, University of Nevada, Reno(UAS) Unmanned Aerial Systems Applications for Monitoring Topography of Arid Region Streambanks and Riparian Habitats (poster session)

NPGS Monthly Dinner Meeting—November 1

Nevada Petroleum and Geothermal Society (NPGS)
Monthly Dinner Meeting
Thursday, November 1
Speaker: Scott T. Hector
Topic: Becoming a Registered Professional Geologist and Making Mineral Remoteness Opinions: Another Way for Consulting Geologists to Make a Living

A message from NPGS: Please join us on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at the Tamarack Junction for cocktails, dinner and lecture by Scott T. Hector.

Abstract: Many states in the United States now require a geologist to be a registered professional geologist in order to perform certain tasks. Such tasks include making a mineral remoteness opinion. This “opinion” is often required when the owners of the surface rights and the mineral rights are not the same. In that case, the mineral holders often want their rights to be considered when lands are being proposed for a solar or wind farm development. This is also often the case when land is being sought for mitigation purposes for the preservation of habitat. Thus, a mineral remoteness opinion is authorized, to give both sides of the argument a better understanding of the actual mineral potential of the surface and sub-surface. The geologist then determines what mineral commodities may be present on the property, and also evaluates the likelihood of the commodity having commercial viability given the remoteness of its location. While much of the work of Hobby Energy has involved discussing the potential for oil and natural gas under certain properties, it has also included gypsum and aggregate evaluation.

Bio: Scott T. Hector is a partner in Hobby Energy, a geological consulting firm. The company is located in Rio Vista, California, roughly half-way between Sacramento and San Francisco in the Delta region. Scott has over 40 years of experience as an explorationist in the oil and gas industry. He started with Texaco in 1970’s after receiving a B.S. in Geology at the University of California at Davis. Shortly after joining Texaco, Scott finished his M.S. in Geology, also at U.C. Davis.

After working with Texaco, Scott left to pursue other ventures. His career has included working with Great Basins Petroleum, Union Pacific (Champlin), MCOR Oil and Gas, MCOR Geothermal, and Gary Drilling. He has been with Hobby Energy since 2005.

Scott has been heavily involved in the AAPG, and has been a member since college when Dr. Cordell Durrell recommended that he join. He was President of the Pacific Section in 2009-2010. In 2008, he won the A.I. Levorsen Memorial Award for best Oral Paper at the PSAAPG convention. He also won the Distinguished Service Award from the PSAAPG that year. At present, he is Vice President for the Sacramento Petroleum Association, a PSAAPG affiliated society. In April of 2018 he received the Honorary Life Membership award from the Pacific Section.

Scott received his Registered Geologist certification from the State of California in 1981. He served on the Examination Committee for the California Board of Registration of Geologists and Geophysicists from 1990 to 2003. In 2017, Scott requested and received his certification as a registered geologist in the State of Utah. Part of this talk will be on the steps that he had to take to receive certification in Utah.

Date: Thursday, November 1
Time: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Cocktails at 6:30 pm, hosted by Resource Cementing (thank you, Marc Brennen)
Dinner is served at 7:15 PM
Location: Tamarack Junction
13101 South Virginia Street
Reno, NV  89511

Pricing – Registration (Oct 15, 2018 – Oct 29, 2018)
Registrant Type and Price
NPGS Member – Prepay, $25.00
NPGS Member – Pay at Door, $28.00
Non-Member – Prepay, $30.00
Non-Member – Pay at Door, $33.00
Student – $15.00

Register for Meeting: https://s07.123signup.com/event/details/hpkqk?mid=5044465

Cancellation Policy: If you wish to cancel your registration, please contact Karen Loomis (karenloomis1@gmail.com) or Tom Gallagher (tomg@nevadawatersolutions.com) so we may have an accurate headcount for food and accommodations. At this time, NPGS is unable to offer refunds for prepaid registration. However, we are happy to provide a credit for future meetings. http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/nps

Job Announcements from BLM


A 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.

Job Description:  Geologist;
Announcement Number:  NM-DEU-2018-0062;
Location(s) of position:  Carlsbad, NM, US, Norman, OK, US;
Salary:  (USD) $61,218 – (USD) $79,586;
Applications will be accepted until:  10/16/2018.
For additional information on this job posting, please click here

Job Description:  Geologist;
Announcement Number:  NM Merit-2018-0084;
Location(s) of position:  Norman, OK, US;
Salary:  (USD) $61,218 – (USD) $79,586;
Applications will be accepted until:  10/16/2018.
For additional information on this job posting, please click here

Job Description:  Land Surveyor (Recent Graduate);
Announcement Number:  NV-PTHWYS-2018-0020;
Location(s) of position:  Las Vegas, NV, US;
Salary:  (USD) $33,718 – (USD) $66,417;
Applications will be accepted until:  10/17/2018.
For additional information on this job posting, please click here

 

Job Announcement from UNR—closes October 27

Director, Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering College of Science University of Nevada, Reno

The University of Nevada, Reno is seeking a dynamic, innovative and creative leader to serve as the Director of the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering. The Mackay School is one of the world’s leading educational institutions in the fields of natural resources, and earth sciences and engineering. The School includes the Departments of Geography, Geological Sciences & Engineering, and Mining & Metallurgical Engineering. Mackay also includes the Nevada Bureau of Mines & Geology, the Nevada Seismology Laboratory and the State Climate Office. The School awards undergraduate and graduate degrees across all disciplines in the earth sciences and engineering. Faculty members in the Mackay School also participate in two interdisciplinary graduate programs: Hydrologic Sciences; and Ecology, Evolution & Conservation Biology. In addition, the W.M. Keck Earth Science and Mineral Engineering Museum is housed in the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering.

The Director of the Mackay School reports to the Dean of the College of Science and is a member of the Dean’s senior staff. The Director is responsible for leading and coordinating efforts in student and faculty recruitment and retention, developing student leaders and industry professionals, managing relations with industries and governmental agencies, building interdisciplinary efforts inside Mackay and across the University, and managing personnel and financial resources at the director’s level. The Director will coordinate and lead fundraising efforts with the Development Directors in the College of Science.

The successful candidate will have an earned degree in the earth sciences or engineering, demonstrated leadership skills and administrative experience, experience in the natural resource industries, a commitment to diversity, and an understanding of the University of Nevada’s land grant mission. Preference will be given to candidates with an advanced degree in the earth sciences or engineering, business or equivalent experience in the natural resource industries; a demonstrated understanding of natural resource industry related issues; demonstrated fundraising experience; and experience working with community members and university stakeholders.

Applications must include a resume, a statement of interest, and the names and addresses of five professional references. The preferred starting date is January 1, 2019. EEO/AA Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. This posting closes at midnight October 27.

For more information and to apply, click here.