State Geologist

Website California Department of Conservation

California is looking to fill the role of State Geologist and is looking for an expert to lead the Golden State’s seismic teams who help protect us from earthquakes and other natural hazards.

The State Geologist also leads the California Geological Survey which has more than 130 staff and a legacy dating back to the 1850s. California is home to one of the most diverse and complex geologic settings in the world, and CGS provides scientific products and services to help understand that geology.

These services include maps, reports, support for watershed management and the identification of mineral resources.

The State Geologist will also contribute to cutting-edge science that supports resiliency in the face of climate change.

The Department seeks a leader with expert knowledge of geology and seismic hazards as well as experience leading scientific and technical staff.

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