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Director, Cordilleran Geoscience

Ministry of Energy, Mines & Petroleum Resources Full-Time  Anywhere 3 Sep 2019

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Ministry of Energy, Mines & Petroleum Resources


Director, Cordilleran Geoscience

$90,900.08 – $118,400.03 annually.

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 Director, Cordilleran Geoscience is responsible for the activities of the Cordilleran section of the BCGS and establishes a high performing, professional geoscience organization through strong leadership. The Director is accountable for delivering field, laboratory, and office based projects, planning, coordinating and implementing geoscience programs to identify and document the geology, geochemistry, geophysics, surficial geology and mineral deposits of British Columbia. The Director provides vision and leadership for the Cordilleran Geoscience section to ensure a motivated and safe, productive, professional staff that is committed to scientific excellence.

Qualifications for this role include:

  • Graduation from a university with an MSc or PhD degree in geology, geological engineering, Earth Sciences or other equivalent geosciences program from a recognized university and experience in applied geoscience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered;
  • Ten years of experience in geology and mineral exploration including implementing geoscience programs;
  • Registered or immediately eligible* for registration as a fully qualified Professional Geoscientist with the Engineers & Geoscientists of British Columbia (EGBC);
    • *Note: Immediately eligible is defined as being registered as a professional in another Canadian jurisdiction or another BC professional association referred to above, and able to transfer that membership to a BC professional association within 6 months of employment. It is the responsibility of the applicant to have their qualifications reviewed by the appropriate body to ensure they have the necessary requirements for registration.
  • Experience in senior level management of 5-10 professional geoscientists including the assignment of work, designing projects, developing proposals, evaluating performance, approving leave, responding to grievances and initiating disciplinary processes;
  • Experience publishing peer-reviewed and government reports and papers that demonstrates a strong understanding of independent research and scientific methods;
  • Experience establishing and reconciling program and project objectives, priorities and budgets;
  • Experience with corporate contract procurement, administration, and contractor management;

For more information and to apply online by September 30, 2019, please go to:

Attention: only applications submitted through the BC Public Service’s employment website (see link above) will be accepted.

For more information and to apply online by September 30, 2019, please go to:

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