Senior Cover Geologist

(Ref: 18079)

Non ongoing until 29 June 2018 - EL 1
Salary $98,249-$111,064 pa + superannuation

Geoscience Australia (GA) is embarking on a large program of data acquisition over northern Australia as part of the Exploring for the Future program. One of the aims of this program is to constrain the thickness and character of cover in the north. We are seeking a senior geologist to join a multidisciplinary team to provide scientific leadership and mentoring to staff in geological data compilation and geophysical interpretation. A key focus of the role will be overseeing and undertaking interpretation of conductivity models derived from airborne electromagnetic data linked to borehole data and the storing of this information in GA databases.

Our Ideal Candidate

To be successful in the role you will have:

  • Knowledge of Australian Cenozoic, Mesozoic, Paleozoic and Neoproterozoic geology at local and regional scales, including knowledge of landscape evolution and sedimentary processes;
  • Expertise in synthesising disparate geological and geophysical datasets to aid geological interpretation;
  • Experience in leading projects and mentoring junior staff;
  • Expertise in leasing with internal and external stake holders;
  • Expertise in working with company borehole reports, handling data in a GIS environment and utilising corporate databases.
  • Sound communications skill, both verbal and in writing, with team members, internal and external stake holders, including state and territory geological survey geologists.
  • Desirable skills in automation of repetitive tasks (e.g. linking borehole logs with look-up tables, SQL).


  • to be eligible for this position you must be an Australian Citizen at the closing date of application.
  • the successful applicant must be able to obtain and maintain a Baseline level security clearance or hold a current security clearance of an appropriate level.
  • commencement of employment is subject to the successful applicant undergoing and satisfying a police history check.

Applications close: 27 July 2017

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For further information about this position, please contact Karol Czarnota on (02) 6249 9284 or email

About Geoscience Australia

Geoscience Australia (GA) is an Australian Government listed entity within the Industry, Innovation and Science portfolio. GA is Australia's pre-eminent public sector geoscience organisation. We are the nation's trusted advisor on the geology and geography of Australia. We apply science and technology to describe and understand the Earth for the benefit of Australia. We apply our diverse professional expertise, our deep and trusted knowledge, our national-scale Earth observation infrastructure and our strong partnerships, to the opportunities and challenges that face our nation.

Geoscience Australia values diversity in gender, backgrounds, culture, and experiences of our employees and is committed to providing an inclusive workplace culture that ensures everyone has equal opportunity to contribute, participate and progress. Geoscience Australia is committed to the health, safety and wellbeing of its employees and has a work health and safety management system that incorporates a wellness program.

We offer a flexible, diverse and inclusive workplace and an attractive remuneration package including generous employer superannuation contributions.

Further information about pay and conditions can be found in the Enterprise Agreement 2016-19

If you are experiencing any problems, please contact Recruitment on (02) 6249 9777


posted: 12 July 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.