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Staff Engineering Geologist, Lettis Consultants International

LCI is seeking to hire multiple geologists to support fieldwork associated with the restoration of the Oroville Dam spillway, among other possible assignments. Candidates must be self-motivated and highly competent with expertise in basic geologic mapping, engineering geology, structural geology, and/or petrology. The work may be strenuous and will commonly involve long hours of work in variable environmental conditions. Accordingly, successful candidates must be physically fit and willing to work in such conditions. Night work may also be required. A master’s degree in geology (or related field) is preferred, but candidates with bachelor’s degrees are also encouraged to apply.

LCI geologists will be collaborating with geologists from the State of California, Department of Water Resources (DWR) to oversee the geologic aspects of construction work at the Oroville Dam site. The geologists will be responsible for mapping geologic conditions exposed in newly excavated cutslopes and foundations of planned new structures, and will be supervising the installation of rock anchors and bolts for the repair of existing cutslopes, and to secure planned new structures into bedrock. The work will involve documentation of key engineering geologic properties such as rock discontinuities (fractures, joints, shears) and degree of rock weathering. All geologists will receive on-site instructions including mandatory safety training. New hires will be paired with experienced geologists to conduct this fieldwork.

We expect this temporary assignment to last approximately six (6) to eight (8) months, with the possibility of the assignment converting to full-time employment with LCI. Successful candidates must be available for the field assignment between late fall of 2017 and early summer of 2018.

Interested and qualified candidates should provide a cover letter (addressed to LCI Human Resources), resume, and list of three references to newhires@lettisci.com.