|Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
| Analyze and interpret geological, geochemical, or geophysical information from sources such as survey data, well logs, bore holes, or aerial photos.
| Plan or conduct geological, geochemical, or geophysical field studies or surveys, sample collection, or drilling and testing programs used to collect data for research or application.
| Prepare geological maps, cross-sectional diagrams, charts, or reports concerning mineral extraction, land use, or resource management, using results of fieldwork or laboratory research.
| Analyze and interpret geological data, using computer software.
| Investigate the composition, structure, or history of the Earth`s crust through the collection, examination, measurement, or classification of soils, minerals, rocks, or fossil remains.
| Assess ground or surface water movement to provide advice regarding issues such as waste management, route and site selection, or the restoration of contaminated sites.
| Locate and estimate probable natural gas, oil, or mineral ore deposits or underground water resources, using aerial photographs, charts, or research or survey results.
| Locate and review research articles or environmental, historical, or technical reports.
| Communicate geological findings by writing research papers, participating in conferences, or teaching geological science at universities.
| Measure characteristics of the Earth, such as gravity or magnetic fields, using equipment such as seismographs, gravimeters, torsion balances, or magnetometers.
|Top Skills used in this Job
| Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
| Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
| Science - Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
| Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
| Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
| Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
| Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
| Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
| Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
| Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.
|Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
| Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
| Category Flexibility - The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
| Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
| Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
| Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
| Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
| Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
| Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.