Geoscience Analyst

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

Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Petroleum Resources
Geoscience Analyst
$62,983.74–$78,666.02 annually

The Mines and Mineral Resources 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 BCGS is a leader in public government geoscience, providing geological and geomorphological information to all through traditional reports, maps, and databases, which can be freely accessed online.

The Geoscience Analyst is responsible for managing the development, operation, maintenance, and enhancement of the BCGS databases and applications to address geological-related analyses such as mineral potential assessments for land-use decisions. The position provides expert geoscience data advice to, and engages with government, industry, communities, and the public.

Qualifications for this role include:

  • Registered or eligible for immediate registration as a fully qualified professional geoscientist with the Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia.
  • 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 Canada.
  • Experience supervising contractors and managing projects.
  • Experience using GIS tools such as ArcGIS, FME, Manifold, MapInfo; spatial database systems such as SQL Server spatial, PostgreSQL/PostGIS and Oracle spatial; and statistical/mathematical packages such as GDAL/OGR, R, SAS, SPSS, and Matlab.
  • Experience in publishing and presenting geoscientific results to technical and non-technical audiences.

For more information and to apply online by February 6, 2019, please go to:

Attention: only applications submitted through the BC Public Service’s employment website (see link above) will be accepted.