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Position: Geologist 2 - Land Quality Bureau [Apr 15]

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has a job vacancy for a Geologist 2 position, within the Geographic Information System (GIS) Section in the Land Quality Bureau located in Des Moines, IA. Under the guidance of senior GIS staff, this position will conduct spatial analysis, modeling, data processing, and process simulations, such as erosion, nutrient transport and runoff, siting analysis, and spatial pattern identification. This position has responsibility for providing support to DNR program staff in the installation of GIS software, the development of GIS data and the use of ArcMap.


Job number: 20-00736
Location: Environmental Services Division, Land Quality Bureau, Des Moines, IA
Hours: Regular Officer hours (8 am - 4:30 pm, M-F) with occasional travel
Closing Date: April 15, 2020 – 11:59 p.m.

For specific job duties, requirements, and application information, visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/iowa, and search by job title.


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