New Job Mineral Occurrences Geologist (Geologist 3) In Nova Scotia

Mineral Occurrences Geologist (Geologist 3)
Mineral Occurrences Geologist (Geologist 3)

Mineral Occurrences Geologist (Geologist 3)

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $5,333–$6,501 a month
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Department: Natural Resources & Renewables

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Term

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG

Closing Date: 1/8/2023 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

The Geoscience and Mines Branch of the Department of Natural Resources and Renewables manages the 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 Mineral Occurrences Geologist will be responsible for updating and improving a mineral occurrence database. This will provide expertise on the mineral occurrences in the province, in particular for critical minerals.

Primary Accountabilities

Specific duties of the position include:

  • Provide subject matter expertise for the improvement of a mineral occurrence database.
  • Substantial portion of time spent updating mineral occurrence information through research and analyses of industrial and academic reports.
  • Occasional ground-truthing of mineral occurrences and field activities to support geoscience research, when needed.
  • Providing geoscience expertise and support to the team, particularly to assess the province’s critical minerals potential.
  • Effectively communicating with management and other stakeholders in presentations and written communications.

Qualifications and Experience

This may be the right opportunity for you if you have a Bachelor of Science in Earth Science or Geoscience plus 5 years of related experience with a focus on economic geology; or a Master of Science and 4 years of related experience; or a Doctorate with 2 years of related experience.

The ideal candidate has significant knowledge and experience with various mineral deposits and economic geology, as well as knowledge of Nova Scotian mineral deposits and mineral resource industry experience. You have experience performing in-depth research tasks such as collecting and analyzing data, reviewing and summarizing information, and disseminating your findings. You have demonstrable experience reporting highly specialized geoscience information to various audiences. With superior writing and public presentation skills, you possess the ability to convey your thoughts clearly. Attention to detail and comfort working independently are important.

Field experience for the purposes of research or mineral deposit modeling is a significant asset. Training and/or experience working with relational databases and SQL would be an asset. Experience with RDBMS software, geological database software and mapping software, as well as experience with Access, SQL Server and/or ArcGIS would be highly regarded.

You must possess a valid Class 5 drivers’ license. You should be registered or eligible to register with Geoscientists Nova Scotia.

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.


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 offerings and eligibility criteria.

Working Conditions

This is an office-based position with opportunities for field work (<20% of time) and with occasional opportunities for travel to meetings or conferences. In-province travel (department vehicle or helicopter) to project areas or sites will be required.

Additional Information

Please note this is a term opportunity with an anticipated end date of February 21, 2024; however, the status of the opportunity (term/temp/casual) is dependent on the start date of the successful applicant.

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 15

Salary Range: $2,666.69 - $3,250.64 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].