What does a Geologist II do?

As a Geologist you will lead projects involving local and regional environmental studies and remediation efforts. You may work individually or as part of a multidisciplinary team. You will work in a lab environment as in the field in all types of terrain and weather conditions.

The ideal candidate will have a master's degree in geology or a related field and hold a license as required by the state. You need a minimum of 3 years of experience in a similar role and proficiency in using statistics in technical writing with hands-on experience in conducting environment studies are invited to apply. You must be willing to travel up to 60% of the time and have excellent presentation skills.

What responsibilities are common for Geologist II jobs?
  • Conduct environmental studies and prepare environmental reports
  • Provide presentations of findings to audiences from diverse backgrounds
  • Use a computer and other tools to capture geological findings
  • Use statistical software packages to analyze data
  • Travel to local, regional, national and international locations to conduct research
  • Plan and supervise field studies
  • Wear Personal Protective Equipment, per protocols
  • Take safety training courses
What are the typical qualifications for Geologist II jobs?
  • Master's degree in geology or a related field, preferred
  • License as required by the state
  • 3+ years of experience in a similar role
  • Experience in conducting environmental assessments
  • Proficiency in statistics
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Proficiency with a computer and other tools
  • Ability to work well with a multidisciplinary team
  • Must be willing to travel up to 60% of the time
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.3 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.3 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

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Geologist II Career Path

Learn how to become a Geologist II, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

L2
Geologist II
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Senior Geologist
$158,550/yr
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Adjunct Geologist
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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
0%
2 - 4
52%
5 - 7
14%
8+
34%
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Geologist II Insights

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WSPWSP
Senior Geologist
12 Apr 2022

“It was a terrible transition and I had another opportunity so I decided to leave.”

Citation Oil & GasCitation Oil & Gas
Senior Reservoir Geologist
29 May 2020

“Not nearly as many training/career development opportunities as I had with other large companies earlier in my career.”

KleinfelderKleinfelder
Geologist
22 Dec 2021

“Hire entry level with little to no experience (I was hired right out of college).”

Tolunay-Wong EngineersTolunay-Wong Engineers
Geologist
11 Oct 2021

“Raises are essentially distributed to get each member of the department closer to everyone having the same wage.”

Reservoir GroupReservoir Group
Field Geologist
5 Aug 2021

“Decent pay and good per diem”

EOGEOG
Geology Intern
21 Apr 2021

“This is one of the best Oil and Gas Companies to work for by far.”

Seismic Surveys
Senior Staff Geologist
6 Feb 2021

“You are regularly expected to work overtime and with no overtime pay there is no real incentive.”

Excellence LoggingExcellence Logging
Logging Geologist
18 Dec 2021

“It is extremely hard to progress your career in oil and gas if you start as a mudlogger.”

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Geologist II Interviews

Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a Geologist II

When working as a Geologist II, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Report Writing, Consulting, VERBAL Communication, Hazwoper and Faxing.

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The most common qualifications to become a Geologist II is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.

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