Major Duties: - Administering the Michigan Geological Survey (MGS) as an entity of WMU Department of Geosciences, providing technical and managerial leadership to MGS.
- Supervising the activities of various units within the MGS including the Michigan Geological Repository for Research and Education (MGRRE) and developing and supervising the activities of additional operational units (e.g., mapping, energy and mineral resources, geologic hazards, research and education, water resources, climate change).
- Appointing (in consultation with the Chairperson of Geosciences) temporary or permanent employees of the Survey and supervising these employees and members of an external advisory committee for the Survey; and organizing and convening meetings of this committee.
- Reporting progress on the activities of the MGS to the Chairperson and faculty of Geosciences.
- Preparing an Annual Report for the State of Michigan Office of Oil, Gas and Minerals as to the activities of the MGS.
- Developing strategic long term plans for the MGS, developing new programs and funding initiatives, and developing and implementing budgetary plans.
- Writing research proposals, publish research findings, and presenting at local, regional, national and international venues as well as providing overviews in these venues of all research conducted at MGS.
- Writing annual proposals for STATEMAP and Great Lakes Mapping Coalition grants, supervising field work, and producing maps meeting standards of the U.S. Geological Survey.
- Attending relevant national meetings for Survey Directors, e.g., Coalition meeting, AASG (Association of American State Geologists).
- Acting as a liaison between MGS and other WMU committees and programs, as well as external entities at the local, state and national levels interested/involved with MGS related research, repository or outreach initiatives.
- Leading and/or collaborating on various research projects with colleagues at MGS and the Department of Geosciences, with other WMU departments and programs, and with external entities at the local, state and national levels.
Minimum Qualifications: - Master's degree in geology, or an equivalent geosciences discipline.
- Significant experience in industry, or academia or a state geological survey.