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Executive Director - Geothermal Resources Council

The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) is a non-profit corporation comprised of over 1,500 members from around the world. It was established primarily to advance geothermal development through education, outreach and dissemination of research.

GRC is recruiting to fill the vacant Executive Director role. The successful applicant must be an experienced, confident, team-oriented leader who performs the following functions:

  • Successfully manage team and budget, solving complex problems in additions to day-to-day issues;
  • Supervise communication media (e.g. public reports, annual documents, newsletters, website, news and library) and public relations of the International Knowledge- and technology Platform;
  • Obtain government and other grants or funding;
  • Develop network of geothermal contacts and grow membership and member involvement;
  • Demonstrate strong oral and written English communication skills by writing with ease, clarity and impact and speaking formally or informally to customers and the public, using language to influence others, is responsible for all public information provided;
  • Listen effectively and identify opportunities and solutions focused on key issues;
  • Exercise strong organizational skills with high level of initiative and ability to effectively interface, collaborate, and partner with stakeholders to achieve organizational vision and mission;
  • Use sound judgment in decision making by focusing on key issues, evaluating situation, balancing priorities and considering reasonable alternatives when making important decisions;
  • Think strategically by anticipating and preparing for future events and outcomes and considering the potential effect of future events on current plans;
  • Work collaboratively and diplomatically with others to seek the best results; and
  • Be committed to achieve goals and objectives with quality products and services

This position is an exempt, professional management job with a flexible, 40-hr work week. The successful applicant will receive a 1-3 year contract with annual performance reviews.

Employment is on an "at-will" basis. The incumbent reports to the Board of Directors through the President of the Board. Initial salary is commensurate with experience, knowledge, and education. Compensation shall be reviewed annually by a committee of the Board and shall be based on performance as determined by exceeding mutually agreed to metrics.

All applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible to work in the U.S. If the applicant is a current GEA or GRC Board member, their Board participation will be suspended during the selection process.

The starting location for this position is Davis, California. Relocation assistance to Davis will be considered.


The successful applicant must be legally eligible to work in US, fluent in English speaking and writing and have basic computer skill including familiarity with budget software. Domestic and international travel will be required.

BA/BS from an accredited college or university required. Advanced degree preferred.


  • Ten (10) or more years of progressively responsible and relevant work experience in an energy related agency, industry, academic, geothermal (preferred), as it relates to the responsibilities and essential functions for this position. Please see Executive Director Job Description.
  • Combination of domestic U.S. and international work experience
  • Consultancy experience with government agencies
  • Prior experience reporting to Board preferred

Knowledge of:

  • Geothermal, other energy or extraction industries
  • Business and/or organizational management Operation of non-profit organizations and public relations and advertising to support the non profit
  • Budget preparation, management and monitoring
  • Organization, operation and maintenance of data or publication archives.
  • Evaluation, implementation and adaptation of evolving business technologies (e.g., leveraging social media for PR and communications, paperless conferences, virtual offices).

Job Description (PDF) ...........

Please submit resume and a cover letter no later than February 9, to:

Geothermal Resources Council, Attn: Executive Director Search, Email: grc@geothermal.org.

If you have any questions contact Estela Smith at (530) 758-2360 ext. 102 or email grc@geothermal.org.


Postdoctoral Scholar - University of Nevada

Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy

The Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy (GBCGE) within the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (NBMG) at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) invites applications from qualified candidates to fill a postdoctoral scholar position.

The GBCGE has received funding for a cooperative project with the US Department of State that aims to strengthen the capacity of foreign countries to develop their geothermal energy resource base. The project will involve capacity-building activities in several foreign countries and the USA, including delivering workshops and presentations, meeting foreign government stakeholders, peer to peer exchanges, provision of technical advice, and conducting geothermal resource assessments in country.

The post-doctoral scholar will be working in this project with other team members, and is integral to project success. They will also be joining a vibrant, motivated team in the GBCGE who are dedicated to geothermal science, education and knowledge transfer, and increasing our understanding of the geothermal resource potential in the western USA and abroad. Application deadline is 10th February 2018

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Mineral Resources Inspector II – Exam Announcement

California State Lands Commission

Final filing date - October 26, 2017

Mineral Resources Inspectors monitor and inspect the drilling, production, safety, and pollution control operations of lessees of the State in order to ensure that lease provisions as well as State and Federal regulations are adhered to; inspect Lease Automatic Custody Transfer (LACT) meters and other measuring devices to ensure their accuracy and reliability; collect and conduct laboratory analysis on oil and gas samples; witness well testing operations; compute and verify drilling, production, and/or electrical generation data used in oil, gas, other hydrocarbons, and geothermal royalty calculations; maintain files and records of inspections and repairs; and investigate and report on pollution incidents and perform other difficult inspections in regard to oil, gas, other hydrocarbons, and geothermal operations.

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Geologist II - Geothermal (SR-28)

Oahu, Hawaii - $5,911 to $8,750 per month

This position is located in the Department of Land and Natural ResourcesEngineering Division and serves as head of the Mineral Resources Section.

The position is responsible for planning, directing and coordinating activities for the regulation of geothermal activities related to the exploration and development of geothermal resources, including resources assessment and protection, and environmental monitoring.

The duties and responsibilities of this position include coordinating the development and implementation of plans for maintenance and disposition of state-owned or state operated geothermal wells and/or mining leases, including assessment of potential public health and safety impacts; the review of applications for geothermal well construction and mining leases; the compliance reviews of geothermal resource mining leases; and the regulatory oversight of existing geothermal operations and associated activities; and performs other related duties as assigned.

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Controls Technician

Northern California Power Agency, Middletown, California, USA

Under general supervision of the Mechanical Supervisor and at times under the general direction of the Mechanic Operator I Technician Operator Lead Person; to maintain, test, install and repair electrical equipment, control system and instrument systems and accurately and reliably maintain these assets in a geothermal power generating facility. The measure of accuracy and reliability is the safe, effective and efficient performance of the Facility.

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Associate Oil and Gas Engineer

Department of Conservation, The State of California, California, USA

Under the direction of the Senior Oil and Gas Engineer (Supervisor), theAssociate Oil and Gas Engineer (AOGE) will independently perform difficult engineering work related to geothermal production and underground injection in the Northern District office..

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Research Scientist, Geoscience Data Manager

Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology at the University of Nevada, Reno

The position will be responsible for collecting, compiling, cataloguing, maintaining and publicly-disseminating information related to Nevada’s geothermal resources, including geotechnical reports, well datasets, geological, geophysical and hydrological data, and core samples from geothermal drilling in Nevada.

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Project Manager

GreenFire Energy’s Geothermal Demonstration Project at Coso KGRA, California, USA

GreenFire Energy is looking for a Project Manager for it's forthcoming Geothermal Demonstration Project at Coso Known Geothermal Resource Area.

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Plant Operator I - Ormat

Heber, Imperial County, California, USA

The primary responsibility of a Plant Operator is to ensure that the operation of the power plant is safely and efficiently carried out in accordance with plant safety procedures and standard operating procedures. (REQ1428)

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