Geologist 1-2 – Environmental Geology Specialist – (Term)
Competition # : 32458
Department: Energy and Mines
Type of Employment: Term
Union Status: NSGEU – NSPG
Closing Date: 8/23/2021 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)
The Geological Survey Division of the Department of Energy and Mines is responsible for acquiring, evaluating, managing, and disseminating information about the province’s geology and hydrogeology. This geoscientific information is used for a wide variety of applications, including geological and water resource assessment, environmental protection, and land use planning. The Geological Survey Division provides information to support Government decision-making and policy formulation to manage geological resources and protect public health, safety, and infrastructure from geological hazards.
About Our Opportunity
In this role under the general direction of the Manager of Project Operations of the Geological Survey Division, the Geologist 1-2 works on a wide variety of environmental geology projects, including hydrogeology, geohazard, and coastal geology projects. The Geologist 1-2 is responsible for leading the department’s radon gas mapping and research and managing the department’s real-time aquifer monitoring network. The Geologist 1-2 will collaborate with senior geoscientists in the Environmental Geology Program to develop and advance the Program’s goals and will be the lead contact person in the department for expertise on radon gas.
The primary accountabilities of the successful candidate are to lead the Department’s radon gas mapping and research work, manage the Department’s real-time aquifer monitoring network, contribute to developing and maintaining the Department’s hydrogeological and coastal geology information, and work with geoscience information teams to disseminate relevant, timely and accessible information and advice required for the management of the province’s water resources and geohazards.
Qualifications and Experience
To be successful in the role you must have a B.Sc. in the area of earth or geosciences plus a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a geoscience related field, or M.Sc. plus 2 years related experience.
Experience working on radon and water resource projects is required. Experience with coastal geology projects is considered an asset. You must have experience with building radon databases and groundwater monitoring projects. Experience building and operating water level monitoring equipment is also required, including soldering electronic components, Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices, IoT web platforms, and C++ programming language for coding custom-made water level meters. A valid driver’s licence is required for traveling throughout the province to complete field work.
To be successful in this role, you must have the ability to exercise independent judgement of the highest quality as the incumbent designs and implements self-directed initiatives. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential as well as the ability to work both independently and in a team environment. You will also have strong analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.
Based on the employment status and Union agreement, the Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offering and eligibility criteria.
Site inspection work may require overnight travel and/or travel by helicopter by the Geologist 1-2.
Please note that this is a term opportunity with an anticipated end date of October 31, 2022; however, the position status (“term”, “temporary” or “casual”) is dependent on the start date of the successful candidate.
What We Offer
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Countless Career Paths for Nova Scotians.
Department Specific Flexible working schedules.
Pay Grade: PR 07 – PR 12
Salary Range: $1,880.06 – $2,796.86 Bi-Weekly
Employment Equity Statement:
Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.
This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU). If applying from outside a government office, employees must apply correctly via this link:
Failure to apply correctly means that your application will not be given first consideration as a bargaining unit applicant, and will only be included if external applications are pursued.
External applicants and current casual employees will only be considered if there are no qualified civil service bargaining unit candidates. PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.
Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to [email protected]
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