LSO GEO 3 – Geoscience Analyst

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Author pmnationtalk
Date January 24, 2019
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $62,983.74 - $78,666.02 - Annual
Location Victoria, BC
Category Technician
Client BC Public Service
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LSO GEO 3 – Geoscience Analyst – (57048)

Posting Title: LSO GEO 3 – Geoscience Analyst
Position Classification: Licensed Sc Off Geologist 3
Union: PEA
Location: VICTORIA, BC V8W 9C1 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $62,983.74 – $78,666.02 annually
Close Date: 2/6/2019
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date:
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> Energy, Mines & Petroleum Res
Ministry Branch / Division: BC Geological Survey/Mines and Mineral Resources Division
Job Summary

Geoscience Analyst
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.

A great opportunity to join the British Columbia Geological Survey and contribute to the understanding of the Province’s geology and mineral resources.

The Mines and Mineral Resources 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 Geoscience Analyst is responsible for managing the development, operation, maintenance and enhancement of the BCGS databases and applications to address geological related analyses such as mineral potential assessments for land-use decisions. The position provides expert geoscience data advice to, and engages 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 eligible for immediate registration as a fully qualified Professional Geoscientist with the Engineers & Geoscientists of British Columbia (EGBC).
  • Bachelor’s degree in Geology and at least 5 years’ experience in mineral exploration-related geology or Master’s Degree in Geology with 3 years’ experience in mineral exploration-related geology.
  • Experience in geological mapping, mineral exploration or mining in Canada.
  • Experience supervising contractors and managing projects.
  • Experience using GIS tools such as ArcGIS, FME, Manifold, MapInfo;  spatial database systems such as SQL Server spatial, PostgreSQL/PostGIS and Oracle spatial; and statistical/mathematical packages such as GDAL/OGR, R, SAS, SPSS, and Matlab.
  • Experience in publishing and presenting geoscientific results to technical and non-technical audiences.

Preference may be given to candidates with experience in 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.
  • 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, Commission for Geoscience Information, 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 AssociationIf 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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