Geologist in Edmonton, Canada

at Government of Alberta
Location Edmonton, Canada
Date Posted July 19, 2018
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent


The Professional and Program Services Branch is searching for an enthusiastic Geologist with expertise in geology and earth sciences to join our team in delivering exceptional service to the Department. We are currently filling a temporary 1-year salaried position for a client-focused professional who is looking to serve the interests of Albertans.

Working with a group of talented and committed professionals, the Geologist is tasked with providing sound technical advice to the department for non-renewable resource delineation and development. This position focuses on a drive for results while providing technical research and advice related to industry submissions for lease continuations, Crown equity issues, Sales postings, enhanced recovery schemes, royalty questions, and access issues. This position also provides advice related to oil sands, coal and mineral projects, integrated land use management plans, and native and Metis land claim settlements. Focusing on a systems thinking approach, the individual will effectively evaluate Crown oil and gas resources. The Geologist will assess company data, conduct in-depth research and analysis to create recommendations aligned with resource productivity and resource development policy. The key to this position is building collaborative environments with internal and external stakeholders/clients to provide technical context for program decisions, while using creative problem solving when meeting with industry and Alberta Energy Regulator (`AER') to resolve complex technical issues.

As the successful candidate, your awareness of industry trends and concerns will guide your ability to provide strategic advice and to create innovative solutions. The ability to build collaborative relationships and your drive for results will be the foundation you require to provide timely, confident recommendations. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate agility through the ability to anticipate, assess and readily adapt to changing priorities. An outgoing, hard-working, positive self-starter will be the perfect complement to our dynamic team's drive for excellence.


University degree in Geology, Engineering, or Geophysics plus a minimum of 5 years related experience in oil and gas is required. Equivalencies may be considered. Eligibility for membership with APEGA is required; as well as knowledge of geological principles, industry standards and practices, and knowledge of the stratigraphy of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin. Experience with MS Office, and familiarity with GeoScout and Surfer is an asset.


$3,007.16 to $4,163.64 bi-weekly (~$78,486.88 to $108,671.00 annually)


This competition may be used to fill current and future vacancies across government.

Alberta Energy is currently utilizing competency evaluation in the recruitment process. Competencies are behaviours that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process. For more information on the APS Competency Model and how it is used, please visit the PSC Competency page.

How to Apply

Online applications are preferred. If you apply online, please ensure your cover letter and resume are submitted as one file, using the following naming convention: First name Last name competition # (John Smith_1234567). If you are unable to submit an electronic version of your resume, please submit your resume, quoting the Job ID, to Human Resources, Department of Energy, 2nd Floor North Petroleum Plaza, 9945 - 108 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, T5K 2G6. Fax: (780) 422-4299. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition. If you require any further information on this job posting, please call Pamela Ertell at (780) 415-1180.

Position Profile

Please see attached position profile for a detailed list of responsibilities:

Closing Statement

We thank all candidates for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS). It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.

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