State Geologist Position Opening

The State Mining and Geology Board and the Department of Conservation are accepting applications for the position of State Geologist. The California State Geologist serves as the head of the California Geological Survey (CGS), one of the largest state surveys in the nation. CGS provides scientific products and services about the state's geology, seismology, and mineral resources, including their related hazards, that affect the health, safety, and business interests of the people of California. It is one of the oldest geological surveys in the nation, and today produces more products and provides more services to more people than any other state survey.

Interested parties should submit a statement of interest and a completed Standard Form 678 (which may be supplemented by a resume) to the State Mining and Geology Board.

Final Filing Date:
Open Until Filled

Pursuant to California Public Resource Code section 677, the State Mining and Geology Board considers candidate’s qualifications and nominates candidates for potential appointment as State Geologist. The Board will accept applications on a rolling basis. Applicants for the State Geologist position who submit applications more than 15 days prior to the next Board meeting may be asked to interview with the Board at that next meeting. Board meeting dates are posted on the Board’s website here. Applicants will be notified not less than 10 days prior to a Board meeting if the Board wishes to interview them at that meeting. Interviews will be conducted in closed session. Applicants the Board believes qualified to serve as the State Geologist will be advanced for consideration of potential appointment to the State Geologist position. 

Submit applications to:
Jeffrey Schmidt, Executive Officer via email at: 
Or, via postal mail at:
State Mining and Geology Board
801 K Street, MS 20-15
Sacramento, CA 95814