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District Geologist - Ministry of Northern Development and Mines

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Organization: Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
Job Title:District Geologist
Salary:$1,085.27 - $1,327.02 Per Week
Category:Science and Scientific
Deadline: 10/28/2013: Expired
Location:Kirkland Lake, Ontario


Bring your geoscience, analytical and customer services expertise to the Ontario Geological Survey's Resident Geologist Program and join an exciting team in Sudbury's world-renowned mining district. We are one of the top 100 Canadian employers of choice for 2012. We offer excellent health benefits, pension plan, and challenging and interesting work in one of Canada's most prolific geological areas.


What can I expect to do in this role? Working with a team of geoscientists and other professionals, you will:

  • collect and interpret geological information in the area
  • liaise with and provide geological advice to mineral sector representatives and other stakeholders
  • conduct geological field investigations
  • maintain and update geoscience databases
  • prepare geological maps and reports
  • provide geotechnical input into municipal and other land-use planning initiatives

  • Experience and Qualifications

    How do I qualify? Mandatory

  • current certification or eligibility for certification by the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario
  • valid driver's license to conduct fieldwork and ability to travel and work irregular hours
  • ability to conduct field work and traverse rugged terrain and operate field equipment such as ATVs and snowmobiles. Specialized knowledge:
  • knowledge of geoscience and mineral exploration theories, concepts, principles and practices to conduct field investigations, provide geotechnical advice and conduct geological mapping
  • ability to apply relevant policies, practices, program activities and objectives when representing ministry interests on committee work Communication, interpersonal and people skills:
  • proven customer service, communication skills including interpersonal, consultation, and presentation skills Other important skills:
  • demonstrated research, evaluation, analytical and problem-solving skills to conduct field investigations, mineral resource assessments and synthesize geoscience data
  • well-developed planning, organization and time management skills to schedule and assign tasks and activities, and ensure tasks and objectives are met on time
  • ability to operate word processing, spreadsheet, geoscientific and presentation computer applications

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