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  • 1) Studies composition, structure, and history of earth's crust: Examines rocks, minerals, and fossil remains to identify and determine sequence of processes affecting development of earth.

  • 2) Applies knowledge of chemistry, physics, biology, and mathematics to explain these phenomena and to help locate mineral, geothermal, and petroleum deposits and underground water resources.

  • 3) Studies ocean bottom.

  • 4) Applies geological knowledge to engineering problems encountered in construction projects, such as dams, tunnels, and large buildings.

  • 5) Studies fossil plants and animals to determine their evolutionary sequence and age.

  • 6) Prepares geologic reports and maps, interprets research data, and recommends further study or action.

  • 7) May specialize in area of study and be designated Geomorphologist; Oceanographer, Geological; Photogeologist.

  • 8) May conduct or participate in environmental studies and prepare environmental reports.

  • 9) Workers applying principles of rock and soil mechanics for engineering projects may be designated Geological Engineer.

  • 10) Workers applying all branches of geologic knowledge to conditions that affect planning, design, construction, operation and safety to engineering projects may be designated Engineering Geologist.




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DOT:   024.061-018

Job Number: 4493