Geological Assistant 1 (SOG/ST 1)

Reference
VAC-32522
Contract Type
Full-Time
Industries
Land Use & Environmental Management
Location
Kingston
Salary
Competitive Salary
Date Posted
11/09/2019
Expiry Date
27/09/2019
The incumbent is responsible for assisting the Geologist with geological and geotechnical duties and also assisting with the creation of a reliable database system of collecting and compiling important information for national use.

 

Key Responsibilities 

Technical/Professional: 

  • Maintains proper storage of all maps and aerial photograph, including updating of digital records; 
  • Assists in the collection and cataloguing of samples in the field and on the office computerized database system; 
  • Records all damages to commercial crops during the cutting of survey lines; 
  • Monitors the system of access and retrieval of aerial photographs in the remote sensing laboratory; 
  • Cuts lines for traverses, prepare trenches, pits etc. for sampling; 
  • Prepares the necessary sample bags tools, maps and other equipment prior to field exercise; 
  • Accompanies Geologist on field assignments and assisting in the collection and transporting of samples and equipment; 
  • Catalogs, cleans and secures all maps in the map room; 
  • Manages map room; 
  • Assists in the archiving of sample splits; 
  • Distributes and records maps leaving the map room to general public and members of staff; 
  • Assists Geologist in doing sub-division when necessary; 
  • Assists in data entry of maps and geological information on the Division’s database. 

 

Administrative: 

  • Provides assistance to administer in the collection of supplies for the Division and maintenance of storeroom; 
  • Assists in the maintenance of Library facilities and photocopying of reports.  

 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Competencies 

Core: 

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills 
  • Customer and quality focus 
  • Ability to work in a team 
  • Integrity 
  • Compliance 

 

Functional: 

  • Good problem solving and decision making 
  • Initiative 
  • Good planning and organizing skills 
  • Goal/result oriented 

 

Technical: 

  • Basic map reading techniques 
  • Must be able to pay keen attention to details 
  • Sound knowledge of field mapping procedures 
  • Basic knowledge in the identification of simple geological features 
  • Sound knowledge in map archiving 
  • Basic skills in data base creation 

 

Minimum Required Qualification and Experience 

  • Four (4) CXC or ‘O’ Level subjects; 
  • High school graduate; 
  • Training in basic geophysical data collection as well as map reading techniques. 

 

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. 

 

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