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Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines
Ontario Geological Survey - Resident Geologist Program
South Porcupine, Tweed
Job Term:
2 Permanent
Job Code:
14504 - Geoscientist 2
$1,238.32 - $1,561.87 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
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If you're a geoscientist looking for a new challenge, consider this role with the Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines where you will work with a team of geoscientists and other professionals to deliver geoscience information to important land use planning processes.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

• work with municipal planners and provincial ministries to bring a broad range of geoscience information and expertise to the planning table
• work with Indigenous communities to provide an understanding of the role of geoscience in land use planning
• represent the Ministry's interests in land use planning and promote the use of geoscience information by participating on committees and at public information sessions, and monitoring and commenting on land use policy

How do I qualify?


• You must be a registered geoscientist or geoscientist-in-training in good standing with Professional Geoscientists Ontario (PGO) or with another regulated association of geoscientists.
• You must have a valid class 'G' driver's licence or equivalent, as recognized by the Province of Ontario to conduct fieldwork. The offer of employment is conditional upon the successful candidate providing proof that s/he has a valid driver's licence upon being hired.

Technical expertise:

• demonstrated knowledge, understanding, and experience related to geoscience and mineral exploration principles and practices
• knowledge of, and the ability to interpret and apply relevant Ministry/provincial and federal government land-use administration and planning legislation, policies, practices and procedures related to both public and private lands in Ontario

Communication and interpersonal skills:

• demonstrated communication skills to deliver effective consultations and advice, and to present information
• interpersonal skills that allow you to negotiate through disputes and build solid working relationships
• demonstrated written communication skills to prepare reports, briefing materials, make presentations and correspondence with executives and senior management

Analytical skills:

• proven reasoning and analytical skills to help develop and implement new regulations, policies, practices, and procedures
• proven research and evaluation skills to research and assess provincial legislation, regulations and policies pertaining to private and Crown lands
• demonstrated ability to identify critical factors in work-related situations and make informed recommendations based on research and analysis

Computer proficiency:

• proficiency using common office productivity software, such as word-processing, database, spreadsheet and presentation applications, and to at least understand the value and usage of GIS-based data management systems

NOTE: The successful candidate may occasionally be required to travel by small aircraft to remote locations and work irregular hours.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent, 5520 Hwy 101 E, South Porcupine, North Region
  • 1 Permanent, 126 Old Troy Rd, Tweed, East Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Lands and Resources
Posted on:
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
  • N-ND-157762/20
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Wednesday, December 16, 2020 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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