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Senior GIS Geoscientist – SA Discovery Mapping
Department for Energy and Mining
Job reference: 502025
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:
The Geological Survey of South Australia has initiated a new project, South Australian Discovery Mapping (SADM), to modernise the capture, management, delivery and scope of the state’s precompetitive geological map datasets, creating a modern, world-class geoscience data asset and data platform. This platform will provide the best available geological mapping and associated geological data, in a machine-ready, integrated, seamless and up-to-date dataset, via modern digital systems, to enable a data-driven exploration revolution in South Australia.

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:
Please only address the dot points listed below in your application

  • Demonstrated leadership, technical skills and knowledge within the professional discipline of Enterprise GIS
  • Expert knowledge and experience in the ESRI enterprise suite of GIS software
  • Ability to develop productive working relationships with peers, staff and stakeholders by initiating contact, building rapport, understanding needs and delivering to expectations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and express ideas clearly and coherently, both verbally and in writing.


  • Bachelor's Degree majoring in GIS, geology or equivalent related field - essential.
  • Post graduate qualifications or extensive recognised experience in applied GIS or Enterprise GIS or cloud technologies – highly desirable. 

PO3 $98,313 - $103,396 per annum
Full time role, working 37.5 hours per week

Special conditions:

  • This is a contract vacancy, until project end date or up to 24 months (whichever comes first). 

Laszlo Katona
Principal GIS Geoscientist
8429 2530

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: 12/10/2022 5:00 PM

- Role Statement - PO3 Senior GIS Geoscientist - SADM.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.