Geoscience Manager

State Geological Survey
Idaho Geological Survey
Contact Name
Claudio Berti
Contact Email

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).

This position oversees a staff of GIS analysts and cartographers to guarantee operations of a nationally renowned geologic mapping lab; collaborates with geologic staff on federal, state, and industry-funded research projects; advises the IGS Director on scientific and technology needs to continue IGS’s tradition of excellence in geologic mapping and digital publications; and supports the development of the next generation of geologic data products.


Establishing or maintaining a research portfolio compatible with the position’s time commitments and with the IGS mandate and priorities is encouraged but not required.


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Broad geoscience background.
  • Experience supervising staff to achieve team objectives.
  • An ability to take on large, multi-faceted projects.
  • Innovative problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to communicate information and ideas clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing.
  • Leadership qualities that motivate others.
  • Ability to navigate and manage competing deadlines.


Why You Should Join Our Team:

  • You will work closely with a dedicated, enthusiastic, and talented team of geoscientists who are passionate about Idaho’s geology.
  • You will play a fundamental role in the mission of the IGS. You will have a chance to perform a very impactful job in service of the state, its constituents, and the nation, with direct influence and application to energy, resources, resiliency ,and economy.
  • You will earn ample vacation and sick leave, be able to enjoy a flexible schedule, and maintain work-life balance.
  • You will gain full access to Idaho’s great outdoors and the unique culture of the Inland Northwest region.


The position is housed on the University of Idaho campus in Moscow, ID, a family-friendly community that merges the progressive vibes of the university culture with the small-town, outdoors feel of the beautiful Palouse.


For a comprehensive list of job duties and responsibilities, please visit and look under “Available Jobs” ,or contact Claudio Berti at