Mining Recorder

Department of Natural Resources and Energy Development
Pay Band 5
Mining Recorder

The Department of Natural Resources and Energy Development is seeking an individual to join the Minerals and Resource Development Branch as a Mining Recorder, in Fredericton.

As a member of the Resource Tenure team and reporting to the Section Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following: providing support and advice to prospectors and land owners regarding legislation and requirements of mineral claim registration and exploration; reviewing Notices of Planned Work and subsequent issuance of Work Authorizations; completing assessments of Reports of Work for technical content and consistency with Notices of Planned Work; ensuring that exploration activities comply with conditions; participating as a member of a technical review committee for other department and government initiatives; establishing and maintaining positive relationships with clients and stakeholders; providing advice to Management; and performing other related duties as required.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor of Science in Geology and a minimum of five (5) years of mineral exploration experience. 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 QUALIFICATIONS: Preference may be given to candidates that demonstrate one or more of the following: a minimum of seven (7) years of experience in mineral exploration or mining; experience working with legislation related to mineral exploration; experience in project management. 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
  • Client Service Orientation
  • Concern for Order
  • Effective Interactive Communication
  • Information Seeking
  • Organizational Awareness
  • Relationship/Network Building
  • Results Orientation
  • Teamwork and Cooperation

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

  • Specialized subject matter expertise and knowledge of mineral exploration techniques;
  • Knowledge of Conflict Management Practices;
  • Ability to use office technology, software and applications, including mapping and imaging software;
  • Planning and organizing skills;
  • Written communication

OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: The primary duties of this position are conducted in an office setting; however, the successful applicant must be prepared to occasionally conduct site visits. The successful applicant must maintain membership in the New Brunswick Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists. They must also possess a valid Class 5 driver licence as issued by the Province of New Brunswick, or equivalent.

SALARY: $56,524 to $78,962 per annum

NOTE: In the event that this competition poses difficulties in recruiting a qualified candidate, a covering off appointment at a lower level may be made. In that case, candidates with less than the required related years of experience may also be considered.


We encourage applicants to apply on-line or by mail at the following address by November 6, 2020 indicating competition number: DNRED-20-04.

Department of Natural Resources and Energy Development
Human Resource Services
Hugh John Flemming Forestry Centre
1350 Regent Street
Fredericton, NB E3C 2G6
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Telephone: 506-453-6608

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same level.

We thank all those who apply however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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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