Saturday, December 12, 2009
Hiring for the national geothermal data project
The first two of an expected 10 new jobs (8 full time, 2 part-time) at the Arizona Geological Survey were posted online yesterday at the State of Arizona employment site. We are linking to them from http://www.azgs.az.gov/employment.shtml.
We are hiring a Project Coordinator and Administrative Assistant immediately to help negotiate the $17.8 million conditional award with the US Dept. of Energy and subcontracts with 45 states to deploy the National Geothermal Data System nationwide and populate it with state-specific data. The Project Coordinator position is still being classified by the state HR office, so we only list the job description for the moment. As soon as they verify the salary range we will link to the state job application page.
AZGS competed for these ARRA stimulus funds in response to a national solicitation. We are acting on behalf of the all the state geological surveys through the Association of American State Geologists (AASG).
Once the contract negotiations are complete (expected by mid-March, 2010) we expect to hire for the following positions:
Web Developer (.25 FTE)
Graphic Artist (.25 FTE)
Web Programmers (2)
“Circuit Rider” - programmer/trainer
All of these will be publicly advertised through the state employment system and announced on the AZGS employment page. The geological and GIS tasks will be mostly handled by existing AZGS staff assigned to the project. In addition, many of the other 45 state geological surveys around the country are expected to hire additional staff to carry out the 3-year project.
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