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Regional Manager – Northeast

Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines Full-Time  Anywhere 13 Oct 2017

Job Description

Regional Manager – Northeast
Are you interested in managing a team of geoscientists working in one of Canada’s leading mining areas? Northeastern Ontario has fabulous geology and our 75 year-old Resident Geologist Program at the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines is an exciting opportunity for those interested in providing geoscience information and expert advisory services to the public and to the mineral industry.

What can I expect to do in this role?

  • Provide leadership in the administrative functions, activities, and delivery of the Resident Geologist Program on matters involving geological data, mineral deposits, mineral potential, and mineral exploration activity.
  • Provide program management, including the operation of district and regional offices and core libraries, review of geoscience project proposals, preparation of mineral resources assessments, annual reports, and recommendations for exploration, and provide geoscience information for land-use planning purposes.
  • Provide geoscience information and advisory services to municipal government, mineral industry clients, and Aboriginal communities.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with Aboriginal communities, councils, groups and organizations.
  • Lead, manage, and provide direction to a team of geographically dispersed staff in Kirkland Lake, Sault Ste. Marie, Timmins, Tweed and Sudbury, including human resource matters.
  • Provide input, recommendations, and advice in the development and implementation of new legislation, regulations, policies and/or initiatives affecting geoscience policy and the mineral industry.

Location: Timmins

How do I qualify?


  • You are a member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario or qualified to obtain this professional designation.

Leadership and management skills:

  • You have demonstrated leadership skills to manage and coordinate the work of highly trained professional staff working in geographically diverse regions to deliver results in program activities.
  • You have experience to effectively allocate available human, financial and physical resources.

Technical knowledge:

  • You have an in-depth knowledge of the science of geology and the mining and exploration industry.
  • You have comprehensive knowledge of mining operations and economics to provide advice on geological concepts, mineral deposits genesis, market uses, and methods of exploring and mining minerals.
  • You have knowledge of related fields such as land-use planning, environmental assessment and programs dealing with preservation of natural heritage values.

Planning and project management skills:

  • You have planning, organizational and innovative skills to develop the required professional support programs for the mineral resource industry.
  • You can coordinate the implementation of approved management plans relating to the delivery of the Regional Geologist Program
  • You can develop proposals for specific mineral and/or geoscience studies and projects of current or future social or economic value.

Communication and interpersonal skills:

  • You have proven communication skills to provide advice to the mineral industry on geological concepts, mineral deposits genesis, market uses, methods of exploring and mining of minerals.
  • You have proven interpersonal skills and a high degree of tact and diplomacy to successfully represent the industry and to deal effectively with executives in the industry.

Relationship-building skills:

  • You have the ability to build and maintain effective relationships with sector representatives, Aboriginal communities, other ministries, and local governments to exchange information, discuss issues and gain a better understanding of public geoscience, mineral exploration and mining industry activities.

Please note that frequent travel to remote locations unassisted, via forest access and winter-only access roads, will be required with this position.

Salary Range: $78,753 – $101,850 per year

Additional information:

  • 1 Permanent, 5520 Hwy 101 E, Timmins, North Region

Please apply online, only, by Friday, November 3, 2017, by visiting and entering Job ID 112787 in the Job ID search field. 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, by Friday, November 3, 2017, by visiting and entering Job ID 112787 in the Job ID search field. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

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