Mineral Assessment Geoscientist
Licensed Science Officer (Geologist) 3
An eligibility list may be established.
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 Mineral Assessment Geoscientist is responsible for the province’s collection of assessment reports. This position applies complex technical understanding of a variety of geological, geophysical, geochemical, mineral, coal, and placer exploration techniques to makes professional judgments on the suitability of the work and its costs reported by industry Professionals and prospectors as required by the Mineral Tenure Act in order to maintain tenure in good standing. The position ensures the assessment reports are in compliance with statutory requirements and decides whether reports submitted are accepted, rejected or returned for revisions. The Mineral Assessment Geoscientist reviews, manages, and compiles assessment reports and their associated digital data, and contribute to geological and mineral resources related analyses of the content of the reports. The position provides expert geoscience data advice to, and engages with government, industry, communities and the public.
The BC Public Service offers a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits, including one of the best pension plans available, and a variety of opportunities for career learning and development. Regular, full time Professional Employee Association members are also entitled to 7% allowance in Lieu of Overtime Shiftwork and Standby (taken as time or money), have a 35 hour work week, and 4 weeks’ annual paid leave entitlement. To find out more, explore What the BC Public Service offers You
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 Melanie.Mitchell@gov.bc.ca. 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 BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca, 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.
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 British Columbia.
- Experience supervising contractors and managing projects.
- Experience using GIS and spatial database management software (e.g., Manifold, ArcGIS, Mapinfo, FME, SQL Server, Oracle, PostgreSQL/PostGIS).
- Experience with computer graphics, web applications and office productivity software (e.g. CorelDRAW, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Office, etc.).
- 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, mineral exploration techniques and interpretation, and/or other related areas of expertise.
- The Mineral Tenure Act and Regulations.
- The geology, mineral deposits and mineral exploration in the Canadian Cordillera.
- Mineral industry clients and their geoscience information requirements.
- Professional scientific standards as applied to original research, analysis and publishing reports and maps.
- Publishing geoscience data and results in peer-reviewed journals and government literature.
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.