The Saskatchewan Ministry of the Economy’s Saskatchewan Geological Survey is seeking a self-motivated and committed Precambrian Geologist to plan and implement a variety of field and office projects on aspects of the geology of the Precambrian Shield of Saskatchewan. In addition to conducting short and long-term field investigations, the successful candidate will apply current geological, geochemical, and geophysical techniques to prepare scientific reports, papers, and seminars. Providing technical consultation to industry, government, and the public may also be required. Applicants must have the ability and willingness to work in remote and physically demanding wilderness areas of northern Saskatchewan for extended periods of time.
Applicants should have knowledge of the Precambrian geology of Saskatchewan as well as structural and mineral deposit geology and igneous and metamorphic petrology. Applicants should also have the ability to gather, evaluate, and interpret geological data employing geochemical, geochronological, geophysical, and isotopic techniques; establish and maintain effective and productive working relationships with client groups, including industry, the aboriginal community, other government personnel, and the public; and input, create, and generate accurate maps and reports using a variety of computer applications including geographic information systems, graphics, and geological mapping software.
We are seeking a forward thinker who can effectively manage and organize resources, lead, guide, and encourage staff to deal with changing priorities and tight deadlines, and can work independently and as a contributing team member to complete work assignments and achieve common goals. The ability to clearly define complex problems and develop and analyze sound options and innovative solutions, excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to gain an understanding and acceptance of technical material would be assets. The successful candidate should contribute to an environment that recognizes, supports, respects, and welcomes diversity of employees and clients and be an effective team builder.
The successful candidate must have bedrock mapping experience in Precambrian terranes, a Master or Doctorate degree in a relevant area of Geology, and must be registered (or eligible for registration) in the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan.