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Geoscience Data Processor

The Ministry of Northern Development and Mines Full-Time  Timmins, Ontario, Canada 19 Oct 2016

Job Description


Do you consider yourself a well-organized individual who is able to manage data and information with strong attention to detail?

The Ministry of Northern Development and Mines is seeking a strong administrator with experience in specialized and customized digital database software programs to provide a range of data services to support the Resident Geologist Program.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:
• convert hardcopy geoscience documents and other related information into digital formats
• retrieve, review, sort, and summarize hardcopy and digital geoscience documents
• develop and document digitizing and data entry procedures and manuals
• ensure proper use and care and maintenance of all equipment
• assist with research and compilation of geotechnical data, maps, reports, studies, and mineral resource assessments
• provide expertise and assistance to staff in the conversion of hardcopy files into electronic format
• provide a variety of data entry services by entering data into local databases, spreadsheets or online data systems and ensuring data integrity

Location: South Porcupine

How do I qualify?

Technical Knowledge

  • You have knowledge of specialized digital database software programs (e.g., Acrobat, Access, ArcView) and standard software applications (e.g., word processing, spreadsheet).
    • You have knowledge of topographic, geological/geophysical and claim maps to identify, categorize, locate and geo-reference work and data locations.
    • You have knowledge of practices and standards for filing, and the storage of hardcopy and digital data.

Specialized Knowledge

  • You have knowledge of prospecting and mineral exploration concepts, practices, tools and data to identify and categorize exploration data.
    • You have general knowledge of common geoscience/geological concepts and terminology.

Problem-Solving and Research Skills

  • You can monitor database performance, ensure proper functioning of equipment and take corrective actions.
    • You can conduct internet and database searches to produce reports and tabulate data.

Reasoning and Organizational Skills

  • You have the ability to work independently, prioritize and complete work within established timelines.
    • You have demonstrated attention to detail in recognizing errors, conflicting, irrelevant or missing information and making corrections on own initiative.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

  • You can respond to inquiries and information requests and provide guidance to staff.
    • You can prepare a variety of technical materials including procedures, progress reports, and written descriptions.

Salary Range: $791.65 – $925.43 per week

Additional information:

1 Permanent, 5520 Hwy 101 E, South Porcupine, North Region

Please apply online, only, at, quoting Job ID 97255, by Wednesday, November 9, 2016. 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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