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Position Vacancy Announcement, Kansas Geological Survey

Position: Temporary Programmer (00065768)

Application Deadline: Review begins January 15, 2014, and will remain open until filled.

Salary, Employment Status, and Fringe Benefits: $22.75 per hour. This is a temporary position, appointment will not exceed 999 hours in a given calendar year and there are no benefits.

Section Overview

Exploration Services develops and uses several techniques to provide information about the subsurface, working to come up with less expensive, less invasive methods of providing images of the underground. This includes innovative methods of high resolution shallow seismic reflection and surface wave. The section also provides drilling in support of water, petroleum, and basic subsurface research. An active program in the maintenance and rehabilitation of wells drilled by the Kansas Geological Survey is also part of this section.

This section also runs a program designed to monitor changes and identify regional trends in the High Plains, Dakota, and alluvial aquifers. The Water Well Project annually measures about 1,380 wells in 47 central and western Kansas counties.

In addition, as part of their work, this section has developed WinSeis and SurfSeis software for processing data generated by seismic reflection and for monitoring wells in Kansas.


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Qualifications will be evaluated by the content and quality of the written application materials. Oral communication skills will be evaluated by an interview and by reference checks.

Required Qualifications

  1. BS degree in computer science or related field at the time of hire.
  2. At least two years of current or previous proven experience programming in C/C++.
  3. At least one year experience in object-oriented programming.
  4. Proven experience in writing GUIs.
  5. Background in numerical methods.
  6. Good communication skills as evidenced by application materials.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. MS degree in computer science or related field.
  2. Experience in programming using C++ Builder.
  3. Experience programming hardware interfaces, e.g. Serial ports, Bluetooth.
  4. Experience/familiarity with Basic, Visual Basic or Visual Basic .NET programming languages.
  5. Experience with GPS data mapping, and/or Google mapping.
  6. Readable code writing skills.

Application Procedure

Apply online at Complete the KU application and upload the following as one PDF document:

  1. Cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications;
  2. Resume;
  3. Contact information for 3 professional references.

A complete application will consist of all items above; incomplete applications will not be considered.

Person to Contact

Annette Delaney, Kansas Geological Survey
Phone: (785) 864-2152
Fax: (785) 864-5317

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