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Senior Geologist – SA Discovery Mapping
Department for Energy and Mining
Job reference: 500721
Location: 5000 - ADELAIDE
Job status: Long Term Contract
Eligibility: Open to Everyone

The Department for Energy and Mining is committed to building a diverse and flexible culture. We encourage and welcome all applications from women, diverse community groups and ages, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people with disabilities.

About the opportunity:
An exciting opportunity has become available for a Senior Geologist – SA Discovery Mapping. The role is responsible for two work components: One, the translation, compilation and capture of existing digital geological mapping and data from the legacy SA Geology system into the new SADM system, and two, the interpretation, compilation and creation of new geological mapping and data utilising existing uncaptured map data; existing drill hole, geological sample and field observation data; and geophysical and remote sensing datasets.

About us:
The Department for Energy and Mining (DEM) leads the global transformation economy, overseeing the responsible mining and production of the minerals, metals and fuels of the future, to safely and sustainably generate the energy and low carbon products of the future.

Our low-cost power, leading regulation system and culture of innovation is leading to the decarbonisation of industry, new modern manufacturing opportunities, increased employment and greater prosperity and security for the people of South Australia.

Key selection criteria:

  • Ability to undertake geological map compilation through remote mapping and interpretation of regional and high-resolution geological and geophysical datasets.
  • Demonstrate competence using GIS systems to compile geological maps.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and synthesise complex information, condense key geological concepts and deliver accurate reports and data sets.


  • Bachelors Degree majoring in geology or equivalent related fields.  
  • Experience with geological mapping and map compilation is desirable.
  • Experience with GIS software and processes is desirable.

Classification level will be depending on experience
PO2 $85,665 - $94,801 per annum
PO3 $98,313 - $103,936 per annum
Full time role, working 37.5 hours per week

Special conditions:

  • Term vacancy up to July 2024. 
  • Intrastate field work may be required, necessitating working in harsh conditions including camping in the open, for up to 3 weeks.

Tom Wise
A/Program Coordinator - South Australia’s 4D Geodynamic & Metallic Evolution
08 8429 2576

Application Instructions:
Applicants are required to submit a curriculum vitae and written application of no more than two pages, demonstrating their suitability for the role by addressing the key selection criteria above. Applicants are to include the name, address and contact number of three current referees, one being your current line manager.

All applicants are required to complete and submit the Employment Declaration.

Applications close: 04/10/2022 5:00 PM

- Role Statement - PO2 Project Geologist SA Data Mapping.pdf
- Role Statement - PO3 Senior Geologist - SA Data Mapping.pdf
- Pre-Employment-Declaration_240522.pdf

Flexibility Statement
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.