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 Nelia Dunbar (nelia.dunbar@nmt.edu) for instructions.

Arizona Geological Survey

The Arizona Geological Survey (AZGS) is searching for one to two Research Scientists to assist AZGS research efforts in two areas: 1) mineral resources and bedrock mapping, and 2) basin analysis, carbon sequestration, and/or hydrogeology. The holder(s) of the position(s) will provide…

Posted: 2020-08-06
Idaho Geological Survey

The Geoscience Manager for the Digital Mapping and GIS Laboratory (DML) of the Idaho Geological Survey (IGS) is a full-time, non-faculty exempt appointment at the University of Idaho’s Moscow campus.…

Posted: 2020-07-21
Wyoming State Geological Survey

The Wyoming State Geological Survey (WSGS) is seeking a Geospatial Technical Principal with a background in cartography and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), who is interested in having a satisfying and challenging career with the State of Wyoming. The person who holds this position will…

Posted: 2020-04-14
Wyoming State Geological Survey

The Wyoming State Geologic Survey is looking for a senior-level professional geologist with a background related to the geology of Wyoming's economic mineral resources. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to a state agency whose focus is to…

Posted: 2020-04-14
Texas Bureau of Economic Geology

The Bureau of Economic Geology (Bureau) in the Jackson School at The University of Texas at Austin seeks a highly talented individual to lead its Environmental Research Division.


  • Serve as part of a small, integrated administrative team of Directors
Posted: 2019-11-25
Kansas Geological Survey

The Kansas Geological Survey (KGS) seeks an Associate Director for Research (ADR) to provide strategic research leadership that supports the KGS mission. The ADR will report to the Director and work collectively with a team of senior…

Posted: 2019-11-18