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BAND 4 – Director, Cordilleran Geoscience

Job Information
Author ahnationtalk
Date September 3, 2019
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $90,900.08 – $118,400.03 - Annual
Location Victoria, BC
Category Natural Resource
Client BC Public Service
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BAND 4 – Director, Cordilleran Geoscience

Posting Title: BAND 4 – Director, Cordilleran Geoscience
Position Classification: Band 4
Union: N/A
Location: Victoria, BC V9B6X2 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $90,900.08 – $118,400.03 annually
Close Date: 9/30/2019
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date
 Ministry/Organization:BC Public Service -> Energy, Mines & Petroleum Res
Ministry Branch / Division: BC Geological Survey, Mines Competitiveness and Authorizations Division
Job Summary:

Director, Cordilleran Geoscience
Management Band 4

An eligibility list may be established.
This position is excluded from union membership.

An excellent opportunity to lead public government geoscience through the British Columbia Geological Survey.The British Columbia Geological Survey (BCGS) links government, the minerals industry, and communities to the province’s geology and mineral resources. The BCGS generates, disseminates, and archives British Columbia’s geoscience data to stimulate investment and provide knowledge to society’s decision makers for responsible land and resource management. The BCGS is a leader in public government geoscience, providing geological and geomorphological information to all through traditional reports, maps, and databases, which can be freely accessed online.

The Director, Cordilleran Geoscience is responsible for the activities of the Cordilleran section of the BCGS and establishes a high performing, professional geoscience organization through strong leadership. The Director is accountable for delivering field, laboratory, and office based projects, planning, coordinating and implementing geoscience programs to identify and document the geology, geochemistry, geophysics, surficial geology and mineral deposits of British Columbia. The Director provides vision and leadership for the Cordilleran Geoscience section to ensure a motivated and safe, productive, professional staff that is committed to scientific excellence.

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

Job Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

  • Graduation from a university with an MSc or PhD degree in geology, geological engineering, Earth Sciences or other equivalent geosciences program from a recognized university and experience in applied geoscience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered;
  • Ten years of experience in geology and mineral exploration including implementing geoscience programs;
  • Registered or immediately eligible* for registration as a fully qualified Professional Geoscientist with the Engineers & Geoscientists of British Columbia (EGBC);
    • *Note: Immediately eligible is defined as being registered as a professional in another Canadian jurisdiction or another BC professional association referred to above, and able to transfer that membership to a BC professional association within 6 months of employment. It is the responsibility of the applicant to have their qualifications reviewed by the appropriate body to ensure they have the necessary requirements for registration.
  • Experience in senior level management of 5-10 professional geoscientists including the assignment of work, designing projects, developing proposals, evaluating performance, approving leave, responding to grievances and initiating disciplinary processes;
  • Experience publishing peer-reviewed and government reports and papers that demonstrates a strong understanding of independent research and scientific methods;
  • Experience establishing and reconciling program and project objectives, priorities and budgets;
  • Experience with corporate contract procurement, administration, and contractor management;

Preference may be given to candidates who have experience in/with one or more of the following:

  • Geology, geomorphology, mineral deposits and natural hazards of British Columbia and the Canadian Cordillera;
  • Field projects in remote and rugged terrain for extended periods of time including field techniques, camp setup and design, sampling, staff supervision, training, field logistics, communication, emergency management and safety;
  • Building effective working relationships and partnerships with a broad spectrum of stakeholders such as public/private sector, federal and provincial governments, universities, and other agencies;
  • Program design and implementation and project planning involving geoscience studies, thematic projects, mapping, compilation and data delivery;
  • Research procedures and modern field and laboratory techniques;
  • Presenting geoscientific information, data, and results in written form, poster presentations, and orally at technical and non-technical conferences and meetings;
  • Overseeing the publishing of scientific results in government and/or accredited peer-reviewed journals and association publications;
  • Peer-reviewing and editing scientific publications for government and/or recognized, accredited scientific journals;
  • Mentoring students and junior staff, developing staff and providing leadership, managing human resources.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.  

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

Cover Letter: YES – A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.

Resume: YES – Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Questionnaire: YES – You will be required to answer a standard questionnaire

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