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Regional Land Use Geologist

Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines Full-Time  Anywhere 13 Sep 2019

Job Description

If you’re a geoscientist looking for a new challenge, consider this role with the Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines where you will work with a team of geoscientists and other professionals to deliver geoscience information to important land use planning processes.

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will also:

  • work with municipal planners and provincial ministries to bring a broad range of geoscience information and expertise to the planning table
  • work with Aboriginal communities to provide an understanding of the role of geoscience in land use planning and participate in Community Based Land Use Planning with Aboriginal Communities in the Far North
  • represent the ministry’s interests in land use planning and promote the use of geoscience information by participating on committees and at public information sessions, and monitoring and commenting on land use policy


Location: Thunder Bay


How do I qualify?


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


Specialized knowledge:

  • demonstrated knowledge, understanding, and experience related to geoscience and mineral exploration principles and practices


Communication, interpersonal and people skills:

  • demonstrated oral and written communication skills, including effective interpersonal, consultation, negotiation, and presentation skills


Other important skills:

  • proven reasoning and analytical skills to help develop and implement new regulations, policies, practices, and procedures
  • proven research and evaluation skills to research and assess provincial legislation, regulations and policies pertaining to private and Crown lands
  • demonstrated ability to identify critical factors in work-related situations and make informed recommendations based on research and analysis
  • ability to operate word-processing, database, spreadsheet and digital presentation computer applications, and to at least understand the value and usage of GIS-based data management systems

NOTE: The successful candidate will occasionally be required to travel by small aircraft to remote locations.


Salary Range: $1,201.90-$1,515.94 per week

Additional information:

  • 1 Permanent, 435 James St S, Thunder Bay, North Region

Please apply online, only, at, quoting Job ID 139739, by Friday, October 4, 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.

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