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Job Announcement


(Curator and Manager of the Utah Core Research Center)


March 1, 2012

Utah Geological Survey (UGS)


Announces Position of Geologist as Curator and Manager of the Utah Core Research Center (UCRC) for Energy and Minerals Section


Salary Range (hourly):  $21.64 – $32.52 plus attractive benefits


Opening Date:  March 1, 2012

Closing Date:  April 1, 2012


Employment begins in Spring ’12 (starting date negotiable)


Located in Salt Lake City, Utah.

[This is a public recruitment]


Examples of Duties:


The incumbent in this position will manage and promote the UCRC to the petroleum industry, research community, and the general public; oversee curation of the UCRS’s well core and cuttings holdings, inventory, and acquisitions; obtain funding to support the UCRC; highgrade the collection to accommodate limited storage space; conduct core and microscopic digital imaging; conduct workshops, answer public inquiries, produce brochures and other publications promoting the UCRC; assist UGS’s Geologic Information and Outreach staff with public education; assist or lead other UGS geologists with projects involving UCRC facilities and collection; present project work at geologic professional meetings.  Under general supervision, incumbents exercise independent judgment and utilize training in geology to perform professional geologic duties. The work requires climbing of tall ladders and lifting heavy objects over 50 pounds.


Minimum Qualifications:


Bachelors of Science degree in geology or closely related earth science field. Preference will be given to applicants who have a basic understanding of petroleum geology of Utah, general experience in working with well core and geophysical well logs, and an established working relationship with the petroleum industry and public educators. Additional preference will be given to those with basic inventory, management, digital photography, and computer (MS Word, Excel, Adobe Photoshop, and database management) skills, and applicants with technical and non-technical geologic publications.


Applicants must apply online at