Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources
Mineral Assessment Geoscientist
$66,675.12 - $83,659.51 annually
The Mines, Competitiveness and Authorizations Division is responsible for developing and regulating the thriving, globally competitive, safe, and environmentally responsible exploration and mining sector, significantly benefitting all British Columbians.
The British Columbia Geological Survey (BCGS) links government, the minerals industry, and communities to the province’s geology and mineral resources. The BCGS generates, disseminates, and archives British Columbia’s geoscience data to stimulate investment and provide knowledge to society’s decision makers for responsible land and resource management.
The Mineral Assessment Geoscientist is responsible for the province’s collection of assessment reports. This position applies complex technical understanding of a variety of geological, geophysical, geochemical, mineral, coal, and placer exploration techniques to makes professional judgments on the suitability of the work and its costs reported by industry Professionals and prospectors as required by the Mineral Tenure Act in order to maintain tenure in good standing. The position ensures the assessment reports are in compliance with statutory requirements and decides whether reports submitted are accepted, rejected or returned for revisions. The Mineral Assessment Geoscientist reviews, manages, and compiles assessment reports and their associated digital data, and contributes to geological and mineral resource related analyses of the content of the reports. The position provides expert geoscience data advice to, and engages with government, industry, communities and the public.
Working for BC Public Service offers a competitive salary, diverse work environment, a healthy work/life balance, and excellent benefits. In addition to the base salary for Professional Employee Association members, there is an allowance to cover professional fees, strong dental and medical plans and much more. Salary listed does not include the additional 7% Overtime Shift Standby (OSS) provision that can be taken as taken as time off or salary on an annual basis which is on top of four (4) weeks annual leave.
Qualifications for this role include:
- Registered or immediately eligible* for registration (within 6 months of employment) as a fully qualified Professional Geoscientist with the Engineers and Geoscientists of BC.
- *Note: Immediately eligible is defined as being registered as a professional in another Canadian jurisdiction or another BC professional association referred to above, and able to transfer that membership to a BC professional association within 6 months of employment. It is the responsibility of the applicant to have their qualifications reviewed by the appropriate body to ensure they have the necessary requirements for registration.
- Bachelor’s degree in Geology and at least 5 years’ experience in mineral exploration-related geology or Master’s Degree in Geology with 3 years’ experience in mineral exploration-related geology.
- Experience in geological mapping, mineral exploration or mining in British Columbia.
- Experience supervising contractors and managing projects.
- Experience using GIS and spatial database management software (e.g., Manifold, ArcGIS, Mapinfo, FME, SQL Server, Oracle, PostgreSQL/PostGIS).
- Experience with computer graphics, web applications and office productivity software (e.g. CorelDRAW, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Office, etc.).
- Experience in publishing and presenting geoscientific results to technical and non-technical audiences.
- Successful completion of security screening requirements of the BC Public Service, which may include a criminal records check, and/or Criminal Records Review Act (CRRA) check, and/or enhanced security screening checks as required by the ministry (Note: It is important that you read the job posting carefully to understand the specific security screening requirements pertaining to the position).
For more information and to apply online by May 28, 2020, please go to: https://bcpublicservice.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/68747