Precambrian Geoscientist

The Ontario Public Service Full-Time Sudbury, Ontario, Canada 8 Sep 2015
Ontario Public Service

Job Description

Online Reference No: 62437

Are you interested in contributing your geoscience 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 at 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 multi-disciplinary 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

Location: 933 Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury, Ontario

How do I qualify?

• you must be a registered geoscientist or geoscientist-in-training in good standing with the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (APGO) or with another regulated association of geoscientists
• 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 demonstrated experience developing 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 data and 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 projects and multidisciplinary teams
• you have experience with applicable computer software and hardware for geoscience applications as well as database, spreadsheet and word processing software

Salary range: $1,366.39 – $1,758.70 per week

Please apply online, only, at, quoting Job ID 81729 by September 25, 2015. Faxes are not being accepted at this time. If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code.

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