Senior Economic Geologist, Minerals Systems (SciD)

Job posted: 22/07/2022
Applications close: 15/08/2022 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Refer to Position Description

Organisation: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

Salary: $127,467 - $170,579

Occupation: Science

Reference: VG/019715A

Reference: VG/019715A

Occupation: Science

Salary Range: $127,467 - $170,579

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) was established to ensure Victoria's strong economic performance by growing industries and regions. Here at DJPR, we're making sure Victoria's economy benefits all Victorians by creating more jobs for more people, building thriving places and regions and nurturing inclusive communities.

Our work supports a range of diverse portfolios and operates across metropolitan, regional and international offices. We also oversee various public entities, including public corporations, regulatory authorities and specialist boards.

The Department strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and offers reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities.

Our values are accountability, integrity and respect, and underpin everything we do.

Senior Economic Geologist, Mineral Systems

  • $127,467 - $170,579 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Ongoing role
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: 1 Spring Street, Melbourne (flexibility may be available)

The Team

The position of Senior Economic Geologist, Mineral Systems forms a part of the Resources branch within the Forestry, Resources and Climate Change group.

The Resources Branch develops policy, programs and regulation to enable investment and generate jobs through the sustainable development of the State's earth resources, including extractives, minerals and petroleum.

The Role

The primary responsibility of the Senior Economic Geologist, Mineral Systems is to lead the design, implementation, and delivery of high-quality collaborative applied geoscience research programs to enrich our understanding of the mineral prospectivity associated with the rocks of Victoria. The Senior Economic Geologist provides authoritative evidence-based advice to inform government and external stakeholders, including industry and community.

The accountabilities of the role will include:

  • Lead the design, implementation and delivery of original, innovative applied high-quality geoscience research programs, that leverage maximum benefit for enriching geoscience data and knowledge with the aim of being more predictive about the form and type of mineral systems and resulting mineral occurrences across Victoria.
  • Apply a mineral systems approach to understanding the prospectivity of Victoria's rocks with a specific focus on understanding aspects related to geochemical and mineralogical footprints associated with mineralising process and the timing of geological events associated with mineralisation.
  • Communicate expert technical advice in an authoritative manner to key internal and external stakeholders in both written and visual formats with the aim of attracting and fostering earth resource sector investment to Victoria.
  • Drive innovation in the Victorian minerals sector through extensive collaboration with other experts in the field at research institutions, universities, industry, and other government agencies (State, Federal and International).
  • Support technical research activities across the Geological Survey of Victoria through engagement and mentorship of technical staff in relation to geological systems analysis and economic geology.

Further Information

For a confidential discussion, please contact Cameron Cairns, Manager, Basement Geoscience on 0459 856 005.

Applicants will be required to comply with the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Region's (department's) COVID-19 Vaccination requirements, in line with the Chief Health Officer (CHO) Directions and any other legislative requirements, directions, policies or procedures, including but not limited to any requirement to provide evidence of vaccination status.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a National Police Records Check prior to commencing employment with the Department. To be eligible for this position you must hold the mandatory qualification as outlined in the position description. For further information on the position, please refer to the attached position description.

Please note: If you require an adjustment to participate in any stage of the recruitment process or have a particular requirement to be communicated with by either telephone or email only, please notify the DJPR Recruitment Team at recruitment@ecodev.vic.gov.au with the position number in the subject line.

How to Apply

Please click the ‘Apply Now' button. As part of the application process, you will need to provide a copy of your resume and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria outlined in the position description.

Applications close at midnight on 15 August 2022.

Senior Economic Geologist, Minerals Systems (SciD)

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Cameron Cairns | 0459 856 005

Senior Economic Geologist, Minerals Systems (SciD)