New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Notice of Vacancy

State Geological Survey
New Jersey Geological and Water Resources
Contact Name
Helen Rancan
Contact Email

Department of Environmental Protection Notice of Vacancy

Filling of this position is contingent upon further approval process


Title: Geologist 1

Posting Number: HB-2022-9

Open to: General Public

Workweek: NE (35-hour) Workweek

Salary: (P19) $53,050.20 — $74,905.98

Opening Date: September 12, 2022

Closing Date: September 26, 2022

Existing Vacancies: One (1)

Program/Location: Department of Environmental Protection

Water Resource Management Water Supply & Geoscience

Bureau of Water Resources & Geoscience 401 East State Street

Trenton, NJ 08625

Scope of Eligibility: Open to applicants who meet the requirements below.

Description: Under the close supervision of a Geologist 3 or other supervisory official in a State department or agency, conducts field and office work pertaining to sub-surface investigations, soil compaction, mineral resources, and other related geological work; compiles and analyzes geological data; does other related duties as required.

Preferred Skill Set: Experience in developing geologic maps & cross sections, describing & analyzing soil core logs  &  preparing  technical  reports.  ArcGIS  knowledge.  Knowledge  of  and  ability  to  perform onsite investigations of geologic hazards. Software knowledge of Neurolog, ArcGIS, & MemoryMap.


Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Geology, or a Bachelor's degree including or supplemented by thirty (30) semester hour credits in geologic subjects.

NOTE: All U.S. degrees and transcripts must be from an accredited college or university. All foreign degrees and transcripts must be evaluated for accreditation by a recognized evaluation service by the closing date of this posting. Failure to provide documentation may result in ineligibility.

Experience: One (1) year of work experience in geology, geophysics, and/or hydrogeology.

NOTE: A Master's degree in Geology may be substituted for the one (1) year of experience.

License: Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.

Residency: All persons newly hired on or after September 1, 2011 have one year from the date of employment to establish, and then maintain principal residence in the State of New Jersey subject to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 52:14-7 (L.2011, Chapter 70), also known as the "New Jersey First Act".

Authorization to Work: Selected candidates must be authorized to work in the United States per the Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations. Note: The State of New Jersey does not provide sponsorship for citizenship to the United States.

Note: All State employees who are vaccinated for COVID-19 are required to submit proof of vaccination. Instructions will be provided if a firm offer of employment results from this NOV.

Veteran's Preference: To qualify for New Jersey Veteran's Preference/status, you must establish Veteran's Preference through the Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs. Please submit proof of your Veteran's Preference along with your resume as indicated below. For more information, please visit veterans/services/civil-service/preference/

Submit Letter of Interest, Resume, Unofficial Transcripts (if college degree is required), and the Personal Relationship Disclosure Statement by 4:00 p.m. on the closing date to:

Phiroza Stoneback

Division of Human Resources

E-mail Address:

Please include the title and posting # of this Notice of Vacancy in the subject line of your e-mail. Please indicate how you heard about the position in the body of the email.

Posting Authorized By:

Phiroza Stoneback, Manager Division of Human Resources

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to inclusive hiring and a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. Accommodations under ADA will be provided upon request.