Regional Geologist

Company: Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources
Location: Smithers, British Columbia

BC Public Service
Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources
Smithers
Regional Geologist
An exciting career-building opportunity in North West British Columbia’s mining industry
Salary $64,086.02–$80,042.76 annually

The Province’s mining and mineral exploration sector provides thousands of long-term high paying jobs, revenue to support provincial and local government services, and is an important component of regional economies throughout British Columbia. The Mines Competitiveness and Authorizations Division is responsible for developing, promoting, and regulating the thriving, globally competitive, safe, and environmentally responsible mining and exploration sectors.

The Regional Geologist position facilitates the development of mineral resources using advanced knowledge and judgment to balance the best interests of the mining industry and the public. This key role is responsible to keep abreast of current metallogenic studies and syntheses, developing and reviewing genetic mineral deposit models, reviewing and advising on mineral/coal/aggregate development proposals, maintaining detailed, accurate and current databases of mineral resources/coal, exploration activity and comprehensive mineral deposit files, and generally fostering and representing the Ministry’s interest and objectives.

The Regional Geologist will be called upon to work with industry, First Nations, and the public on matters from the strategic to the operational. Job satisfaction is high, and you would be joining a motivated, experienced, and collaborative team. The Regional Geologist will develop and maintain professional relationships with a network of technical experts, and offer valuable insights to prospectors, geologists, and senior exploration managers. This position requires travel to project locations throughout the North West, often to remote mountain areas. The Regional Geologist is someone who is physically able to operate in the outdoors in a variety of environments and terrains, and be able to travel by helicopter, and access sites using ladders and underground workings.

Qualifications for this role include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in geology or geological engineering;
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant experience in mineral exploration, mining geology or government geosciences;
  • Registered or immediately eligible* for registration as a professional geologist with Engineers and Geoscientists 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; and
  • Experience and knowledgeable with a broad range of computer software such as MS Office, GIS, graphics packages, MapPlace, and other databases to produce geological and mineral potential maps and displays materials.

To learn more, including how to apply online by June 7, 2019, please visit:
bcpublicservice.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/59167