Geologist Requirements, Skills & Qualifications

The following common skills and qualifications are required of a Geologist:

  • Degree in Geology or Geoscience (essential).
  • x years of experience in mining, environmental assessments, land development and/or land remediation.
  • Adaptable to work in various environmental conditions outdoors.
  • Excellent knowledge of geology and geological factors of the specified location.
  • Ability to write accurate reports on data collection and analysis.
  • Analytical thinker with strong conceptual and research skills.
  • Intuitive leader who displays accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Abide by all federal, state and local laws related to geological work.
  • Great technical ability to design mappings of geological data, and use geological databases and software.
  • Superb communication skills to work with management and staff alike.
  • Practical experience in collecting and analyzing geological information such as water, soil and rock data.
  • Comply strictly with safety codes, standards and procedures.

Note that this is not an exhaustive list of Geologist skill, qualifications and experience. Job requirements for specific Geologist roles may vary, depending on the industry and type of employer.

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