New Job Geologist 1-2 In Nova Scotia

Geologist 1-2
Geologist 1-2

Geologist 1-2

Company : Province of Nova Scotia
Salary : $3,874–$5,763 a month
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Department: Natural Resources & Renewables

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Term

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG

Closing Date: 10/5/2022 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

The Geoscience and Mines Branch of the Department of Natural Resources and Renewables provides leadership in the management and responsible development of the Province’s mineral resource assets along with scientific support of public health and safety through regional mapping, water resource, and hazard mapping programs. Within the Branch, the Geological Survey Division includes a team of expert geoscientists who are responsible for delivering high quality, timely geoscience data, information, services, and support to a wide range of stakeholders, including all levels of government, industry, academia, and the public.

About Our Opportunity

The Geologist 1-2 is responsible to administer, coordinate, and provide oversight to the Mineral Resources Development Fund (MRDF) program managed by the Department.

Primary Accountabilities

The Geologist 1-2 is responsible for:

  • Managing all correspondence and promotional material related to the grant program
  • Monitoring grant program activities by conducting site visits of grant program recipient projects and reporting findings
  • Managing documents and records such as the budget and financial transactions
  • Coordinating with colleagues and subject matter experts regarding the review and assessment of grant applications
  • Reviewing grant program objectives and outcomes
  • Reviewing program design and Terms and Conditions
  • Providing support to clients to navigate the program
  • Monitoring the grant program by developing statistics and reports related to the grant program
  • Reviewing final reports for the grant projects
  • Or other duties related to the program, as assigned

Qualifications and Experience

A Bachelor’s Degree in Geoscience, plus 3 summers field experience or mineral resource industry experience or an acceptable equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered.

To be successful in this role you must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and experience working within a team environment. You possess strong interpersonal and negotiation skills, which enable you to effectively support diverse clients and manage difficult conversations. Discretion and the ability to deal with confidential and sensitive financial information is required. Project management skills would be an asset.

You must have the ability to recognize and report on conditions of field sites with drilling and other mining industry activities.

Other requirements include strong time management and organizational skills with the ability to effectively prioritize and multitask, problem-solving skills, and the capability to exercise clear judgement when making independent decisions. Computer proficiency in the use of Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook is expected. Knowledge of basic accounting and/or finance and experience articulating financial information in a way that is readily understood by diverse clients would be an asset.

We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.


An equivalent combination of training, education, and experience will be considered. Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.


Based on the employment status and Union agreement, the Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offering and eligibility criteria.

Additional Information

This is a TERM employment opportunity with anticipated end date of September 30, 2023. The appointment status (‘term’, ‘temporary’ or ‘casual’) is dependent on the start date of the successful candidate.

What We Offer

  • Career Development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career.
  • Engaging workplace. Our Employees feel valued, respected, connected, and tuned in. We have forward-thinking policies and strategies.
  • Countless Career Paths.
  • Department Specific Flexible working schedules.

Pay Grade: PR 07 - PR 12

Salary Range: $1,936.88 - $2,881.39 Bi-Weekly

Employment Equity Statement:

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.

This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU). If applying from outside a government office, employees must apply correctly via this link:

Failure to apply correctly means that your application will not be given first consideration as a bargaining unit applicant, and will only be included if external applications are pursued.

External applicants and current casual employees will only be considered if there are no qualified civil service bargaining unit candidates. PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.

Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to [email protected].