New Job Surficial Geologist In Saskatchewan

Surficial Geologist
Surficial Geologist

Surficial Geologist

Company : Government of Saskatchewan
Salary : $5,825–$9,165 a month
Location : Saskatchewan

Full Description

Surficial Geologist - GEO000438
Employment Type : Non-Perm Out-of-Scope
Location(s) : SK-Rgna-Regina
Ministry : 023 Energy and Resources
Salary Range : $5825-$9165 Monthly
Salary Supplement : 14%
Grade : commensurate with qualifications

The Saskatchewan Ministry of Energy and Resources’ Saskatchewan Geological Survey Branch (SGS) is responsible for investigating, managing, and distributing information on the geology, and mineral and petroleum resources of the province. The SGS has an exciting and challenging opportunity in Regina for a highly motivated individual with excellent interpersonal, cooperative and leadership skills to join its Minerals and Northern Geology unit in the position of Surficial Geologist for a 2-year term.

The SGS is seeking a new team member to gather, interpret and report on aspects of the Quaternary and surficial geology of Saskatchewan. The preferred candidate will hold an advanced degree in geology, earth science or related fields, with a disciplinary, or work experience, focus on glacial geoscience. The successful candidate will utilize sedimentology, stratigraphy, and paleoenvironment reconstruction, combined with field mapping investigations, to produce surficial geology maps, reports and other geoscience products.

Disseminating geoscience knowledge is key to our work so the successful candidate will be required to produce geoscience maps, reports and scientific articles, as well as oral presentations to profile their work. The job also requires an ability to communicate our work clearly and concisely to vested parties, such as industry groups, indigenous communities and other stakeholders.

The Saskatchewan Geological Survey strives to foster an environment of learning and professional development. This position will offer a variety of professional geoscience challenges and growth opportunities. This position requires 6-8 weeks of field work annually and a strong dedication to health and safety. The ideal candidate will have experience in planning and executing field mapping programs in remote locations and will be able to lead and mentor students in a professional and respectful manner. The successful candidate should also contribute to an environment that recognizes, supports, respects, and welcomes diversity of employees and clients.

To qualify for this position you will have advanced knowledge of the surficial geology and mineral and petroleum resources of Saskatchewan. This will be demonstrated by having obtained, or commitment to obtain, a Master’s Degree in geology or a similar earth science-related discipline. You must also be registered, or eligible for registration, in the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan.

Reporting to the Assistant Chief Geologist of the Minerals and Northern Geology unit, the successful candidate will possess the qualifications required to fulfill the following primary responsibilities of this position:

  • Gather, interpret and report on information on the surficial geology of Saskatchewan
  • Plan and execute a safe and productive summer field program while staying on budget
  • Supervise and mentor summer students
  • Produce surficial geology maps, reports and other technical products that aid resource exploration in Saskatchewan
  • Timely reporting of geoscience information to the public in the form of technical papers, maps and oral presentations
  • Provide support to the SGS branch and Resource Development Division on all matters related to surficial and Quaternary geology
  • Manage surficial geoscience data sets in the forms of MS Access databases and MS Excel tables. Utilize regional data sets and statistical analysis to evaluate provincial coverage gaps
  • Provide support and insight into the development of geoscience products that help to promote the resource potential of Saskatchewan

The successful candidate should have:

Leadership Competencies:

  • Accountability: Acts in alignment with the organization’s desired culture to achieve organizational goals. Treats others fairly and acts in an honest, trustworthy and forthright manner. Holds self and others accountable to the organization, citizens and stakeholders.
  • Building Organizational Community: Collaborates with and respects other employees and team members. Ensures internal and external collaboration for organizational effectiveness. Breaks down structural and functional barriers and encourages sharing of resources and knowledge throughout the organization. Creates an environment that recognizes, supports, respects and welcomes diversity of employees and citizens.
  • Communication: Fosters open communication, speaks truthfully, listens to others and values all opinions. Builds commitment through collaboration, consultation and consideration of citizen and stakeholder impact. Responds appropriately to concerns of others.
  • Innovation: Takes an innovative approach to problem solving. Seeks opportunities for innovation and continuous improvement, actively involving colleagues and stakeholders.
  • Personal Leadership: Balances leadership skills and styles during difficult situations, in a changing environment.
  • Strategic Orientation: Develops and implements strategies to reach branch/program/ministry goals to advance organizational priorities. Ensures that programs and services are reflective of government direction and citizen’s needs.

Technical Competencies:

  • Advanced knowledge of glacial processes and the Quaternary geology of Saskatchewan and a strong understanding of related geoscience disciplines (sedimentology, glacial geology, surficial geochemistry, palynology, etc.)
  • Surficial mapping techniques to generate primary field-based geological observations
  • Knowledge of the geology and mineral and petroleum resources of Saskatchewan
  • Ability to develop geoscience products that promote the resource potential of SK
  • A Master’s Degree in Geology or related discipline (or a Bachelor of Science with an intention to complete a MSc. degree), and be registered (or eligible for registration) in the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and productive working relationships with stakeholder groups, including industry, Indigenous Peoples, other government personnel, other non-government organizations and the public while maintaining and promoting the working philosophy and goals of the Ministry of Energy and Resources
  • Knowledge of resource exploration and evaluation practices and the mining cycle
  • Experience with GIS software such as ArcGIS, would be an asset

We are committed to workplace diversity.

Hours of Work : M - Monthly Out of Scope
Number of Openings : 1

Closing Date: Jun 5, 2023, 12:59:00 AM