Economic Geologist


Economic Geologist

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Job Position: Economic Geologist

Company: Government of Yukon

Expected salary: $94501 – 109661 per year

Location: Whitehorse, YT

Economic Geologist Job Details:

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This is a full-time, permanent position working 75 hours bi-weekly.

At Energy, Mines and Resources, we are committed to a healthy and sustainable resource sector, managed in partnership with Yukoners. We embrace a work environment where problem solving, creativity, teamwork, risk management and personal effort result in the attainment of our goals and those of our clients.

The Yukon Geological Survey (YGS) acquires and disseminates geological and geohazard knowledge to support exploration; to inform resource and land management planning; to assist with infrastructure development; and to engage communities, schools, and the public.

Reporting to the Head of Minerals Geology, the responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to: tracking and documenting mineral industry activity in the Yukon, conducting property visits, providing information on Yukon mineral occurrences to clients and government, administering the Yukon Mineral Exploration Program, compiling and entering data into YGS’ databases (e.g., Yukon MINFILE, Exploration Activity, and Exploration Footprints databases) and generating derivative products (e.g., maps, mineral assessment/mineral potential models) from geologic data sets.

Note: This is one of two YGS positions currently being advertised by the Yukon government.
The other YGS position is for the Head of the Minerals Geology unit.
Candidates who wish to be considered for both positions must submit their resume to each competition individually.
Go to to apply.

For more information about this position, please contact Carolyn Relf, Director, Yukon Geological Survey at (867) 667-8892 or

For more information about the staffing process, please contact Stephanie Aube, HR Consultant at

Essential Qualifications
Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications. Please note selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your resume. For more information on how to prepare and submit your resume visit this resource page on

BSc in geology with experience in mineral exploration or with demonstrated knowledge of mineral deposits/mineral systems;

Knowledge of modern mineral exploration techniques;

Experience with technical writing;

Experience with databases, graphics and mapping (GIS) software;

Experience supervising field personnel;

Desired Knowledge, skills and suitability
Candidate should have and may be assessed on their:

Interpersonal and communication skills, including an ability to build consensus and work with partners with a range of values and interests

Knowledge of the Yukon’s geology and mineral occurrences

Additional Information

Conditions of Employment

  • Valid class 5 driver’s license
  • Pre-employment medical clearance

Job Requirements

  • Willingness to travel extensively within and outside of the Yukon
  • Physically able to carry out field work in remote locations in the Yukon which includes some heavy lifting

For more information about YGS and some career options, please visit our .

Eligibility List

12 months

Post Date

22 January 2024

Close Date

9 February 2024

Job Description

How to Apply?

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