Senior Project Geologist, Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality

Cheyenne, WY

Position Title: Senior Project Geologist

Organization: Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality

Location: Cheyenne, WY

Position Overview: This is a senior-level position subordinate to the Groundwater Section Manager, responsible for assisting in planning, coordinating, and directing work for the Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program – Class VI Carbon Sequestration Wells.  This position serves as a geological expert providing expert technical support, and this position plans, schedules, and supervises the research, analytical study, and/or technical engineering work of staff geologists or other technical personnel.


  • Writes and interprets rules and regulations, reviews recommended permitting actions, and makes critical decisions with little or no supervision.
  • Confers with public officials, representatives of the management of private industry, and consultants in the resolution of permitting problems relevant to the employee’s program.
  • Responds to and resolves, within their delegated authority, concerns raised by the general public.
  • Coordinates with the agency and other state, federal, and private agencies for the arrangement of various services, surveys, and permitting.
  • Reviews and evaluates the work of consultants.
  • Evaluates and resolve geologic hazards.
  • Makes recommendations with respect to technical data, reports, and regulatory issues.
  • Is proficient in environmental technology and policy writing; reviews documents for completeness and accuracy.
  • Is proficient in planning, scheduling, and time management activities.
  • Makes judgment of compliance through interpretations/inspections of Federal and State regulations and reports.
  • Analyzes complex environmental data and formulates conclusions.
  • Requires the use of independent judgment.
  • Researches records and provides information and technical data to the public.
  • Ensures compliance and enforcement of agency rules and state statutes.
  • Represents programs in public meetings and at design and plan reviews and provides appropriate recommendations for resolving geotechnical-related issues.
  • Works with staff to complete inspections.
  • Works with staff to ensure facility compliance.
  • Drafts, negotiates, and finalizes enforcement documents.
  • Performs technical reviews of permits.
  • Evaluates proposals, plans, and permit applications submitted by the public and/or industry to protect groundwater from an impairment, or to restore groundwater quality in accordance with regulations, policies, and guidelines.
  • Develops appropriate and timely formal written recommendations and directions in response to proposals, plans, and applications submitted by the public and/or industry.
  • Manages contracts with other agencies, organizations, or governing bodies to investigate groundwater conditions or implement groundwater protection plans.
  • Meets and communicates with concerned citizens and environmental groups with respect to environmental concerns associated with energy development.
  • From an environmental perspective, may review, analyze, evaluate, and interpret technical (biological, chemical, geological, and hydro-geological) land, water, and/or property data.
  • Answers technical questions related to policies, procedures, and statutes.
  • Makes presentations to various interest groups.


  • Bachelor’s Degree (in Geology/Geotechnical Engineering).
  • 1-3 years of progressive work experience in Geology with acquired knowledge at the level of a Project Geologist.
  • Professional Geologist License (PG) or Professional Engineering License (PE) required at the time of hire. (Wyoming PG or PE required within six months of hire date.)

Salary/Pay: $5,624.66 – $7,030.40 Monthly

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

How to Apply: Please use the online application to view the full job description as well as how to apply.