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District Geologist

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District Geologist

Bring your geoscience, analytical and customer services expertise to the Ontario Geological Survey’s Resident Geologist Program and join the Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines’ exciting team in Sault Ste. Marie’s mining district.

What can I expect to do in this role?

Working with a team of geoscientists and other professionals, you will:

• collect and interpret geological information in the area
• liaise with and provide geological advice to mineral sector representatives and other stakeholders
• conduct geological field investigations
• maintain and update geoscience databases
• prepare geological maps and reports
• provide geotechnical input into municipal and other land-use planning initiatives

Note: You will conduct field work and traverse rugged terrain and operate field equipment such as ATVs and snowmobiles.

Location: Sault Ste Marie

How do I qualify?


  • You must be a registered geoscientist or geoscientist-in-training in good standing with the Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (PGO) or with another regulated association of geoscientists.
    • You must have a valid driver’s licence to conduct fieldwork and ability to travel and work irregular hours.

Technical knowledge:

  • You have knowledge of geoscience and mineral exploration theories, concepts, principles and practices to conduct field investigations, provide geotechnical advice and conduct geological mapping.
    • You have the ability to apply relevant policies, practices, program activities and objectives when representing ministry interests on committee work.
    • You have working knowledge of computers and various office software applications such as word processing, databases, presentation and geoscientific applications.
    • You have knowledge of digital geoscience data and common methods of data management and processing.

Communication and interpersonal skills:

  • You have proven customer service skills to determine and respond to client needs/requests on limited information and provide geoscience advice, opinions and information to industry clients.
    • You can prepare/develop reports for publications, write formal correspondence and prepare briefing notes.
    • You can deliver technical presentations to professional groups and organizations and explain complex geological concepts and principles to clients of all levels.

Research, analytical and problem-solving skills:

  • You can conduct independent geoscience field investigations, mineral resource assessments and synthesize geoscience data.
    • You can manage and process large amounts of geoscience data and document mineral occurrences.

Organizational and time management skills:

  • You can schedule and assign tasks and activities, and ensure tasks and objectives are met on time.

    Please note: there are no entitlements to temporary relocation expenses for this assignment.

Salary Range: $1,139.42 – $1,393.23 per week
Additional information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months (with possibility of extension), 740 Great Northern Rd, Sault Ste Marie, North Region

Please apply online, only, at, quoting Job ID 141605, by Tuesday, December 10, 2019. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require 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 inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

Please apply online, only, at, quoting Job ID 141605, by Tuesday, December 10, 2019. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

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