The average pay for a Staff Geologist in San Diego, California is $23.00 per hour.
The average pay for a Staff Geologist in San Diego, California is $54,228 per year.
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Job Description for Staff Geologist
Staff geologists support geological projects for their organization. They are responsible for examining conditions in the environment, creating environmental reports that will help ongoing research, providing oral and written geological expertise, and developing and designing methodologies to help improve existing procedures related to data collection. Staff geologists perform physical tasks related to fieldwork, as well as work with a consulting team to collect and output data for their employer.Read More...
Staff geologists generally work outdoors, although they may spend time in laboratories and corporate offices as well. Employers might include government environmental agencies, mining companies, engineering firms, city planning offices, and others. These professionals must work well in a team environment, as well as on their own with minimal supervision. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are needed as well.
Employers of staff geologists generally require at least a bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences, geology, geophysics, geoscience, petroleum engineering or another related field; staff geologists looking to obtain employment in research must have at least a master’s degree, as well as several years of experience in a related field. Some corporations may also require staff geologist to be skilled in Petra software and be fully aware of state regulations and agencies pertaining to environmental project codes. (Copyright 2019 PayScale.com)
- Review, integrate, quality control and collect data for geologic, hydrologic and other databases.
- Investigate sites, take samples, and oversee delineation of land and active worksites.
- Communicate with diverse groups like landmen, marketers, regulatory personnel, etc.
- Generate data and visualizations such as mineral charts, soil analyses, groundwater modeling, maps, etc.