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Organization:    Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
Division:    Mines and Minerals Division/Ontario Geological Survey Branch
City:    Sudbury
Job Term:    3 Permanent
Job Code:    14506 - Geoscientist 3
Salary:    $1,366.39 - $1,758.70 Per Week*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    46990
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Are you interested in contributing your geoscientific expertise to an organization that prides itself on providing opportunities for personal growth, continuous learning and work-life balance? If so, then consider joining our team at the Ontario Geological Survey.

What can I expect to do in this role?

As part of the technical geoscience mapping team in the Ontario Geological Survey, you will:

• provide regional descriptions and interpretations of Ontario's Precambrian geology
• contribute to the sustainable development of Ontario's earth and mineral resources
• plan, design and conduct independent and multidisciplinary bedrock mapping projects throughout northern Ontario
• collect geoscience data, prepare maps, reports and public presentations
• provide scientific leadership and advice
• direct and lead the work of field crews

How do I qualify?

Mandatory requirements:
• You must be a member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario or qualified to obtain this professional designation.
• You must be able to travel to sites throughout northern Ontario to complete field work for extended periods of time.
• You must have the ability to operate road and water vehicles, such as 4-wheel drive trucks, ATVs, boats, and canoes.
• You must be able to orienteer, navigate and camp in remote areas.

Specialized knowledge:
• You have thorough knowledge of Precambrian geology, metallogeny and tectonics.
• You have demonstrated knowledge of regional bedrock mapping practices and techniques at various scales in remote and northern locations.
• You have the ability to develop new interpretations and hypotheses by compiling, synthesizing and integrating diverse geoscience datasets.
• You are skilled in using GPS technology and interpreting air photos and satellite imagery to ensure accurate location of field observations and safe travel in remote wilderness areas.

Communication, interpersonal and people skills:
• You have proven interpersonal and team leadership skills.
• You have strong communication skills and demonstrated experience delivering geoscience information to diverse client groups.
• You have experience developing and delivering presentations.

Other important skills:
• You have planning, organizational and problem-solving skills to plan logistics, organize and lead bedrock mapping or research projects and broad multidisciplinary teams.
• You have experience with applicable computer software and hardware for geoscience applications as well as database, spreadsheet and word processing software.

Additional information:

  • 3 Permanent, 933 Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury, North Region
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   6
Category:   Lands and Resources
Posted on:   Monday, October 22, 2012
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Friday, November 16, 2012 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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