Bedrock Mapping Geologist

Department of Energy and Resource Development
Bedrock Mapping Geologist
Pay Band 5

The Department of Energy and Resource Development is seeking an individual to join the Geological Surveys (South) Branch in Sussex as a Bedrock Mapping Geologist.

As a member of the Geological Surveys (South) team and reporting to the Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following: planning and conducting bedrock mapping projects in southern New Brunswick; compiling existing geoscience information and other related data; acquiring new laboratory-based data to resolve geological problems; publishing and communicating the results of projects to government, industry, and the public; providing professional services, advice, and information to mineral industry clients, engineering consultants, government departments, and the public; liaising with geoscientists in other governments, associations and universities; organizing and leading geological field trips; contributing to and updating geoscience databases; overseeing operations relating to drill core storage including cataloguing and abbreviating core, supervising staff that maintain the storage facilities, and ensuring a safe work environment; and performing other related duties as required.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor of Science in Geology and a minimum of five (5) years of related field experience including bedrock mapping and mineral deposit studies, and a documented record of geoscientific publications; OR, a Master of Science in Geology with emphasis on petrology, structural geology, or economic geology, and a minimum of three (3) years of related field experience including bedrock mapping and mineral deposit studies, and a documented record of geoscientific publications. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.

Registration or eligibility for registration as a Professional Geoscientist with the New Brunswick Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists, is required.

Written and spoken competence in English is required. Please state your language capability on your application.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate the essential qualifications to be given further consideration. Please ensure that preferred language for assessment is identified on your resume. Resumes should be in chronological order specifying education and employment in months and years including part-time and full-time employment.

ASSET QUALIFICATION(S): Preference may be given to candidates that demonstrate the following: experience in mineral exploration; experience and background in mineral deposits. Subject to the response to this competition, candidates may be required to demonstrate on their application one or more of the asset qualifications in addition to the essential qualifications in order to be given further consideration.

BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES: The successful candidate will possess the following behavioural competencies:

  • Analytical Thinking/Judgment
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Effective Interactive Communication
  • Organizational Awareness
  • Results Orientation
  • Teamwork and Cooperation

TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES: The successful candidate will possess the following technical competencies:

  • Specialized subject matter expertise and a working knowledge of polarizing microscopes, Geographic Positioning Systems (GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), geophysical, geochemical, and geochronological methodologies, geochemistry and its applications;
  • Ability to use office technology, software and applications, including office productivity software and ArcGIS or a similar Geographic Information Systems application;
  • Planning and organizing skills;
  • Project Management;
  • Written communication, including strong technical writing ability.

OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be prepared to: travel to remote areas on gravel roads to conduct field work; travel to regional offices and core storage facilities in Fredericton and Sussex; perform physically demanding tasks and heavy lifting, including carrying tools, equipment and drill core; walk on all types of terrain, often in areas that are a considerable distance from roads; work in extreme weather conditions; wear required protective safety clothing and equipment during work situations; work outside of the regular scheduled work hours as required; travel to various national and international conferences for promotional activities and professional development opportunities; possess a valid Class 5 driver license as issued by the Province of New Brunswick or equivalent; maintain membership in the New Brunswick Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists.

SALARY: $55,406 to $77,402 per annum


We encourage applicants to apply on-line or by mail at the following address by February 22, 2019 indicating competition number: ERD-18-29. This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same level.

Department of Energy and Resource Development
Human Resource Services
Hugh John Flemming Forestry Centre
1350 Regent Street
Fredericton, NB E3C 2G6
(506) 453-6608
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We thank all those who apply however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

As per the Civil Service Act, candidates registered with the Equal Employment Opportunity Program and Veterans, who demonstrate they are among the most qualified, shall be given preference at the time of appointment.

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