Staff Geologist

Indianapolis, IN

The Staff Geologist is responsible for providing geologic interpretation and analysis to support projects. Work is performed in collaboration with service area managers under the general supervision of the Senior Geologist.


  • Prepare written reports documenting field activities, data interpretations, and conclusions.
  • Prepare geologic cross-sections.
  • Prepare potentiometric surface maps.
  • Review and edit boring logs.
  • Create and maintain a geologic conceptual site model.
  • Follow standards to prepare geologic presentations for closure projects.
  • Perform regional geologic research, evaluation, and presentation.
  • Be a technical resource for geologic evaluations (soil, water, and vapor).
  • Assist with closure project planning.
  • Assist with internal training of geology-related items.
  • Assist with creating and maintain standard operating procedures for the collection and analysis of geologic related data.
  • Assist other service areas as needed with non-geologic support.



Requires a bachelor’s degree in Geology or a related field and eligibility to be a Licensed Professional Geologist (LPG) in Indiana; some experience with environmental field techniques such as groundwater sampling, soil sampling, vapor sampling, soil classification and description; and writing competency. Other combinations of education and experience that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted.

Additional Requirements:

This classification requires the use of a personal or company vehicle on company business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid driver’s license, have an acceptable driving record, and receive a medical clearance from a baseline physical.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Geologic data collection methods
  • Soil classification
  • Interpretation of geologic setting
  • Groundwater flow
  • Contaminant fate and transport
  • Environmental statistics
  • Vapor migration
  • Regulatory compliance, guidance and related requirements.
  • Hazards inherent to environmental work and related safety measures.
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint)

Skill in:

  • Performing mathematical calculations
  • Spreadsheet software and computer use
  • Understanding and applying environmental regulations and guidance
  • Ability to work well with diverse people
  • Making technical presentations
  • Incorporating critiques into writing to continually improve technical writing skill
  • Working in an environment that demands flexibility and adaptability.

Ability to:

  • Understand complex technical environmental data, geology, and regulatory requirements
  • Work safely without presenting a direct threat to self or others
  • Assist with establishing project budgets and complete project tasks under budget
  • Maintain a strong working relationship with group peers and service area managers



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