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District Geologist

Ontario Public Service Full-Time  Anywhere 9 Jun 2020

Job Description

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 Red Lake’s mining district.

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is committed to being an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment.

We offer:
• A defined benefit pension plan
• Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits, which include adoptive parents
• Comprehensive Health Plan
• Life and Disability insurance
• Flexible work arrangements
• A collegial and professional work culture
• Career growth and development opportunities across multiple business areas
• On-the-job training to support your success in the role

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

• You will conduct field work and traverse rugged terrain and operate field equipment such as ATVs and snowmobiles.
• You must have ability to travel and work irregular hours.

Locations: Red Lake

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.
    • The position requires the successful candidate to have a valid driver’s licence to conduct field work. 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 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.

Salary Range: $1,150.81 – $1,407.16 per week

Additional information:

  • 1 Permanent, 227 Howey St, Red Lake, North Region


Please apply online, only, at, quoting Job ID 150877, by Monday, June 29, 2020. 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.

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