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Title Geologist
Job Reference 22-0023
Post Date 1/14/2022
Close Date 1/28/2022
City/Location Fairbanks
Point of Hire Fairbanks, AK
Company DL - Doyon Limited
Reports To VP of Lands
Starting Pay DOE
Type of Position Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status Non-Exempt
Hours 8 AM-5 PM
Schedule Monday - Friday
Description JOB SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the VP of Lands & Natural Resources, the employee will be responsible for active management of the following natural resources on Doyon lands: gold, base, and precious metals, and the placer mining program; and supportive input on the aggregates program, and oil & natural gas. This position requires collaboration with departmental staff and consultants, as well as interaction with company executives, industry, and government representatives will be required. Doyon is the largest private landowner in Alaska, with title to over 12.5 million acres under terms of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.

• Acquire a thorough understanding of the history of exploration and mineral data available on Doyon lands.
• Understand and organize existing and future geochemical data to integrate with current exploration models and industry trends to assist Doyon with prioritizing the marketing of properties.
• Prepare prospectuses of properties for marketing and developing mineral lease opportunities.
• Manage Doyon's core for use as a marketing tool.
• Identify and attend conferences that bring value to the marketing of Doyon mineral properties.
• Assist VP of Lands and Natural Resources in developing and managing mineral exploration income and expenses for the annual budget.
• Monitor current mineral lease activities on Doyon lands, conduct site visits, review and evaluate reports and effectiveness of the exploration programs.
• Other duties as assigned.

• Commitment to Excellence – Identifies what needs to be done and takes action to achieve a standard of excellence beyond job expectations.
• Corporate Values- Understand, embraces, and integrates Doyon corporate values into everyday duties and responsibilities.
• Customer Service – Identifies and responds to current and future client needs by providing excellent service to internal and external clients.
• Safety and Security – Promotes a safe work environment for co-workers and customers.
• Teamwork – Resourceful team player that builds, strengthens, and maintains collaborative relationships with others inside or outside the organization.

• Adaptability- Adapts to changing conditions and work assignments, sets priorities and manages multiple assignments, and tasks.
• Analytical Skills- Visualizes, articulates and solves a variety of problems and concepts and makes appropriate decisions based on available information.
• Attention to Detail- Ensures one's own and others' work and information are complete and accurate.
• Communication Skills- Listens, writes, and speaks effectively, and positively relates and interacts with co-workers and others.
• Contract Management - Plans, directs, coordinates, and manages the various contracting functions, including administering, modifying, closing out and terminating contracts.
• Decision Making- Makes choices or reaches conclusions by establishing objectives, gathering relevant information, identifying alternatives, setting criteria for the decision, and selecting the best option.
• Negotiating- Identifies and balances the needs and requirements of various parties and obtains consensus on finding a solution.
• Networking- Establishes, maintains, and utilizes a broad network of contacts (e.g., in a specific industry, in government, and the community) to monitor public and internal issues that affect our business.
• Process Improvement – Manages, leads, and enables the process of change and transition while helping others to deal with the process.
• Project Management - Plans, organizes and manages resources to bring about the successful completion of specific projects.

• This position temporarily supervises geologic aids during seasonal fieldwork.
• Bachelors degree in geology
• Minimum seven to eight years of management in geology or related fields
• Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office, ACCESS and/or other database programs, PowerPoint and GIS (preferably Arc/Info)
• General familiarity of ANCSA and Alaska regulations relating to resource exploration and development
• Demonstrated ability to perform resource evaluations; contract negotiation skills a plus
• Alaska background and geographic familiarity
• Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination – effective September 1, 2021, all new employees hired to work at Doyon, Limited are required to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus on the day they begin work. "Fully Vaccinated" is defined as: more than two (2) weeks following receipt of the second dose of a two-dose vaccine, or more than two (2) weeks following receipt of one (1) dose of a single-dose vaccine, including any booster shoots authorized by federal or state health authorities.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The majority of work is performed in a professional office setting with a wide variety of people with differing functions, personalities, and abilities. Must be prepared for outdoor, primitive work conditions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work is generally sedentary, requiring routine walking, standing, bending, and carrying items weighing less than forty pounds, but occasional fieldwork may require the ability to hike in difficult terrain with heavy items. Must be prepared for strenuous fieldwork.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: It is Doyon's business philosophy and practice to provide reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities. With respect to mandatory COVID-19 vaccination, a workplace accommodation may be available based on the Americans with Disabilities Act, for a disability that prevents vaccination, or under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, based on a religious/ethical belief against vaccination. Accommodation requests should be made, in writing to the Human Resources Department.

PREFERENCE STATEMENT: Doyon grants preference to qualified Doyon Shareholders first, and second to qualified shareholders of other Alaska Native corporations that grant a similar preference in all phases of employment and training, which include, but are not limited to hiring, promotion, layoff, transfer, and training.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

A review of this position has excluded marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the skills, aptitudes and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills or abilities.

This job description is not an employment agreement or contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" relationship. Management has the exclusive right to alter the scope of work within the framework of this job description at any time without prior notice.
  • Except as provided otherwise under applicable law, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
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