Aggregate Geologist

Aggregate Geologist

GE2 Geologist 2

Regular/full-time

Department of Natural Resources and Northern Development

Manitoba Geological Survey, Stewardship and Resource Development

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 40143

Salary(s):   GE2 $69,517.00 – $87,151.00 per year

Closing Date:   December 3, 2022

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to women, Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

Candidates who do not meet all essential criteria may be considered on an underfill basis at a commensurate rate of pay.

An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect until exhausted.

Through the Manitoba Geological Survey, the Stewardship and Resource Development Division facilitates sustainable development of the province’s mineral and petroleum resources. The Geological Survey Branch conducts a wide range of investigations, which include the examination of exposed bedrock, subsurface materials, and surficial sediments including sand, gravel and organic deposits throughout Manitoba. The branch provides data and products, such as geological maps and reports, metallic and industrial mineral deposit reports and databases, mineral resource assessments, targeted geoscience research, development of exploration models, and maintenance of data inventories. By developing an understanding of Manitoba’s geology and geological processes, the Geological Survey promotes mineral exploration opportunities and contributes to wise land-use management.            
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                To be considered for this competition candidates ARE REQUIRED to submit the Application Form for screening, along with your resume, to the Public Service Commission by email (govjobs@gov.mb.ca), quoting competition #40143 and the position title in the subject line. Resumes may be used in addition to the Application Form for screening purposes. Note that candidates will only be invited to an interview if they have satisfactorily met the requirements stated in the Application form. See below for further instructions.

Click here to access the application form.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Registered with Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba (EGM) as a Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo.) or Geoscientist-in-Training (GIT), or the equivalent, transferable professional designation from another Canadian regulator. Visit Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba at www.engeomb.ca for eligibility criteria and information on admissions and registration. 
  • Must have a valid Manitoba Class 5 driver’s license.
  • Ability to do field work requiring overnight stays for up to 3 weeks each year.
  • Physically capable of conducting geological field work, including walking on rough terrain and slopes, carrying heavy (up to 50 lbs) equipment and samples, setting up and operating boats, and driving trucks and ATVs in off road areas.

Qualifications:
Essential:

  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in geological sciences, geology or earth sciences.
  • Experience in field and office geological interpretation of surficial materials, and in conducting field-based aggregate studies and mapping
  • Experience writing and preparing geoscientific technical reports, datasets and maps.  
  • Experience using field data in conjunction with remote sensing (such as elevation models, satellite imagery and air photo interpretation).         
  • Experience using ESRI ArcGIS
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, in order to exchange information with various groups of people.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills.
  • Organized and self motivated, with the ability to manage multiple projects, shifting priorities and time sensitive deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently, including planning and conducting field and office projects annually, or as required.

Desired:

  • Working knowledge of Manitoba’s Quaternary geology.   
  • Experience in aggregate sampling techniques, aggregate uses or material testing protocols.
  • Experience with graphics software programs, such as Corel Graphics Suite or Adobe Illustrator 

Duties:
The incumbent is responsible for all aspect of aggregate studies and inventories in the province, including sand, gravel and bedrock aggregate. Work involves field surveys to determine the distribution, composition and quality of the aggregate deposits. Information is collected and published through databases, maps and reports. Disseminates aggregate information to other government departments and Crown corporations for various purposes including land-use planning. Collaborates with and is mentored by the other Quaternary geologists in the branch.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 40143

Service Centre 4

Human Resource Services

600-259 Portage Avenue

Winnipeg, MB , R3B 2A9

Phone:  204-945-7518

Fax: 204-945-0601

To be considered for this competition candidates ARE REQUIRED to submit the Application Form for screening, along with your resume, to the Public Service Commission by email (govjobs@gov.mb.ca), quoting competition #40143 and the position title in the subject line. Resumes may be used in addition to the Application Form for screening purposes. Note that candidates will only be invited to an interview if they have satisfactorily met the requirements stated in the Application form. See below for further instructions.

Click here to access the application form.

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions for represented positions may be grieved by internal represented applicants. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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