Employment Opportunities

State Geologic Surveys often have excellent employment opportunities around the nation for geoscientists and non-geoscientists alike.

Download and review any of the documents below for current job descriptions and contact information. Questions about a listing? Please contact the individual state geological survey that is advertising the position.

If you are a State Geologist and would like to post a listing for a vacant position in your state's geological survey, please contact Harley Means (guy.means@dep.state.fl.us) for instructions.

Maryland Geological Survey

The Maryland Geological Survey seeks a Program Chief to lead and supervise a dynamic 14-person team in the Coastal and Environmental Geology program.  The role of the Program Chief includes leadership, mentorship, budgeting, scientific expertise, team development, grant management,…

Posted: 2024-05-23
Illinois State Geological Survey

This specialist will catalog and archive historical data and map products of mining and geologic activities in Illinois. Position is based in Champaign, Illinois.

Posted: 2024-05-17
Illinois State Geological Survey

(up to 2 depending on applicant pool and programmatic need)

This specialist will conduct historical research on mining activities in Illinois to assist in the compilation and mapping of coal mine data.  Position is based in…

Posted: 2024-05-17
Illinois State Geological Survey

This specialist will help prepare, coordinate, and copyedit technical and scientific reports and maps on mining activities in Illinois for contract fulfillment to funding agencies. Position is based in Champaign, Illinois.


Posted: 2024-05-17
Connecticut Geological Survey
  • Assists in review of quarry aggregate geologic source reports under PA21-120;
  • Assists in review of educational mineral collecting program permit applications;
  • Assists in geologic field studies and research initiatives through both field and office-based work;
Posted: 2024-05-13
Maine Geological Survey

JOB DESCRIPTION: This position provides administrative and policy oversight on all the programs at the Maine Geological Survey. This position is the primary spokesperson…

Posted: 2024-04-30
US Geological Survey

The vacancy announcement for this Senior Executive Service (SES) position is now live on USAJobs and will be open until Friday, May 3, at this link:

Posted: 2024-04-03
Idaho Geological Survey

The Idaho Geological Survey (IGS) is accepting applications for a motivated and enthusiastic Geoscience Manager to join our team and lead the Digital Mapping and GIS Laboratory (DML).

Posted: 2024-04-01
Pennsylvania Geological Survey

  The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Geological Survey (Middletown, PA, USA) are hosting a 1-year, post-MS or post-PhD fellowship on critical mineral potential in historical iron ores, slags, and their host rocks. We are looking for folks with expertise in…

Posted: 2024-03-22
Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys

The Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys (DGGS) is recruiting for a Hydrologist 4 position (Hydrology Program Lead) in Fairbanks or Anchorage.



Posted: 2024-03-20