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LSO GEO 3 – Geomatics Geoscientist

Job Information
Author ahnationtalk
Date September 3, 2019
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $65,367.78 - $81,773.78 - Annual
Location Victoria, BC
Category Natural Resource
Client BC Public Service
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LSO GEO 3 – Geomatics Geoscientist

Posting Title: LSO GEO 3 – Geomatics Geoscientist
Position Classification: Licensed Sc Off Geologist 3
Union: PEA
Location: Victoria, BC V9B6X2 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $65,367.78 – $81,773.78 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:

Geomatics Geoscientist
Licensed Science Officer (Geologist) 3

An eligibility list may be established.
Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position, but at a lower classification.

Take the next step in a rewarding career applying your technical expertise in Geoscience

The Mines Competitiveness and Authorizations Division is responsible for developing and regulating the thriving, globally competitive, safe, and environmentally responsible exploration and mining sector, significantly benefitting all British Columbians.

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 Geomatics Geoscientist is part of a team responsible for the development, operation, maintenance and enhancement of the BCGS geoscience databases and applications. This position has a focus on data validation and integration of geological maps to province-wide digital geology, in addition to providing expert geoscience data advice to, and engaging with government, industry, communities and the public.

Working for BC Public Service offers a competitive salary, diverse work environment, a healthy work/life balance, and excellent benefits. In addition to the base salary for Professional Employee Association members, there is an allowance to cover professional fees, strong dental and medical plans and much more. Salary listed does not include the additional 7% Overtime Shift Standby (OSS) provision that can be taken as taken as time off or salary on an annual basis which is on top of four (4) weeks annual leave.

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.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.

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

  • 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.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Geology and at least 5 years’ experience or Master’s Degree in Geology with 3 years’ experience in mineral exploration, mining, mapping, or other related geoscience, of which at least 2 years has been in Canada.
  • Experience supervising contractors and managing projects.
  • Experience using GIS tools such as ArcGIS, FME, Manifold, MapInfo, or QGIS; spatial database systems such as SQL Server spatial, PostgreSQL/PostGIS or Oracle spatial.
  • Experience in publishing and presenting geoscientific results to technical and non-technical audiences.

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

  • Geology, geochemistry, mineral resources, mineral deposits, Quaternary geology and/or other related areas of expertise.
  • The geology, mineral deposits and mineral exploration in the Canadian Cordillera.
  • Statistical/mathematical packages such as GDAL/OGR, R, SAS, SPSS, or Matlab.
  • Mineral industry clients and their geoscience information requirements.
  • Applying sound scientific judgement; managing independent and innovative research and interpret diverse geoscience data.
  • Publishing geoscience data and results in peer-reviewed journals and government literature.
  • International and open standards and specifications for geoscience and geospatial, e.g., ISO, Open Geospatial Consortium, International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) / Commission for the Application and Management of Geoscience Information (CGI), and International Commission for Stratigraphy.

Please include your registration number with the Engineers and Geoscientists BC (Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia) within your application as you must be registered or immediately eligible for registration as a fully licensed Registered Geologist (P.Geo.) with the Association. If you are not yet registered with Engineers and Geoscientists BC, please explain how you are immediately eligible (i.e. currently a fully licensed Registered Geologist member in good standing in another Canadian jurisdiction and can immediately transfer to Engineers and Geoscientists BC).

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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