Environmental Geoscientist

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Date Posted: March 18, 2020
Closing Date: April 13, 2020
Victoria, BC


Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources

Environmental Geoscientist
$65,367.78 - $81,773.78 annually

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The Mines, Competitiveness & Authorizations Division (MCAD) manages and facilitates the responsible development of BC’s mineral resources. MCAD’s main focuses are:  ensuring safe and environmentally responsible mineral exploration, mine development and closure; providing timely permitting decisions; fostering a positive and supportive environment for staff; implementing the Premier’s Jobs Plan commitments and contributing to the achievement of the Province’s social, economic and environmental goals.

The Environmental Geocientist is a technical specialist who reviews advanced mineral exploration and smaller mining proposals and develops recommendations for permit conditions to ensure projects are developed in a manner to prevent and/or manage environmental risk associated with metal leaching and acid rock drainage (ML/ARD). The Environmental Geoscientist operates under the regulatory authority of the Mines Act, conducting specialist technical reviews and analysis, assessing the adequacy of mine designs, mine waste geochemistry, water quality evaluations, management pans and contingency mitigation strategies, and other project to achieve Ministry regulatory requirements and environmental protection goals.

Working for BC Public Service offers a competitive salary, diverse work environment, a healthy work/life balance, and excellent benefits. In addition to the base salary for Professional Employee Association members, there is an allowance to cover professional fees, strong dental and medical plans and much more. Salary listed does not include the additional 7% Overtime Shift Standby (OSS) provision that can be taken as taken as time off or salary on an annual basis which is on top of four (4) weeks annual leave.

Qualifications for this role include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Geoscience, Engineering, or Environmental Sciences; preference may be given to those with advanced degrees.
  • Registered or immediately eligible for registration with the Engineers and Geoscientists of BC. Note: immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction. Applicants must confirm their eligibility with the EGBC. Confirmation of registration/ eligibility will be required before an offer of employment can be made.
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience with planning or development of major mining projects (i.e. not exploration phase mining activities).
  • A minimum of 1 year of experience with mine waste geochemistry assessment, water quality predictions and modelling for mining projects and the prevention/mitigation of water quality impacts from mining projects.
  • Must have a valid BC Class 5 Driver’s Licence.

For more information and to apply online by April 13, 2020, please go to: https://bcpublicservice.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/67843

Attention: only applications submitted through the BC Public Service’s employment website (see link above) will be accepted.