- one temporary, up to 12 months
Are you interested in contributing your geoscience expertise to an organization that prides itself on providing opportunities for personal growth, continuous learning and work-life balance? If so, then consider joining our team at the Ontario Geological Survey (OGS).
What can I expect to do in this role?
As part of the technical team in the Sedimentary Geoscience section, you will:
- provide regional descriptions and interpretations of Ontario's surficial geology and geochemistry
- contribute to the sustainable development of Ontario's Earth resources
- plan, design and conduct independent and multidisciplinary surficial geochemical and sampling projects in southern Ontario
- collect geoscience data and prepare maps, reports and public presentations
- provide scientific leadership and advice
- direct and lead the work of field crews
Location: 933 Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury, Ontario
How do I qualify?
- you must be a member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario or qualified to obtain this professional designation
- you must have a valid driver's licence to be able to travel to sites throughout southern Ontario to complete field work for extended periods of time
- you must have the ability to operate road and water vehicles, such as four-wheel drive trucks
- you must be able to orienteer and navigate
- you have thorough knowledge of surficial geology, geochemistry and hydrogeology that are applicable to the study of surficial sediments, groundwater and geochemical processes
- you have demonstrated knowledge of surficial geochemical mapping and sampling practices and techniques
- you have experience sampling surface water and groundwater in a wide variety of settings including the sampling of domestic wells
- you have the demonstrated ability to interpret and determine relevance of anomalous concentrations of metals and elements in overburden, water and other surficial media as well as source of error/limitations of analyses
- you have knowledge of geochemical quality assurance/quality control methods and their applicability as well as knowledge of statistical analysis, geochemical modelling and plotting techniques
- you are skilled in using GPS technology and interpreting air photos, maps and satellite imagery to ensure accurate location of field observations and safe travel in field conditions
Communication, Interpersonal and People Skills:
- you have demonstrated interpersonal and team leadership skills
- you have strong communication skills and demonstrated experience communicating and dealing with the public and non-scientific clients on a regular basis delivering geoscience information to diverse client groups
- you have experience developing and delivering presentations
Other Important Skills:
- you have planning, organizational and problem-solving skills to plan logistics and organize and lead field projects and multidisciplinary teams
- you have experience with applicable computer software and hardware for geoscience applications as well as database, spreadsheet and word processing software
Salary range: $1,408.65 - $1,758.70 per week
Please apply online, only, at www.ontario.ca/careers, quoting Job ID 43679, by May 28, 2012. Faxes are not being accepted at this time. If you need employment accommodation, please contact us at www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/ContactUs.aspx to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Ontario Public Service is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodation will be provided
in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code.