Research Hydrologist

Government of British Columbia
Prince George, BC, Canada
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Experience Level: 
Entry Level (0-2 Years)
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)


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Join our team of dedicated researchers to help address current and future resource management challenges in the Omineca and Northeast regions. We are a collaborative research group comprised of soils and geomorphology, remote sensing, climate, terrestrial ecology, silviculture, forest health and entomology researchers.

Prince George is the largest city in Northern British Columbia, and boasts a wide variety of restaurants and entertainment, including the Prince George Symphony Orchestra. Prince George is also located next to several provincial parks, which provide camping and boating amenities. Learn more about Prince George at Move Up Prince George!

The Research Hydrologist is the scientific advisor in the field of watershed management, who conducts applied research to support science-based decision-making and provides expert professional advice in the field of hydrology.

The BC Public Service offers a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits, including one of the best pension plans available, and a variety of opportunities for career learning and development. Regular, full time Professional Employee Association members are also entitled to 7% allowance in Lieu of Overtime Shiftwork and Standby (taken as time or money), have a 35 hour work week, and 4 weeks’ annual paid leave entitlement. To find out more, explore What the BC Public Service offers You

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens.  Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

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NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

Master's degree (preferably a PhD.) specializing in hydrology or water resource science.
Registration or eligible for registration as a Professional Geoscientist or Professional Engineer with the Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia), or Registered Professional Forester with the Association of BC Forest Professionals or a Professional Agrologist with the BC Institute of Agrologists.
Experience managing multiple projects, setting priorities and working under pressure requiring adjustments and change.

Preference may be given to candidates with the following:

3 or more years of professional experience.
Experience producing journal articles or extension materials and events.


Must have a valid BC driver's license or equivalent.
Willingness to work outdoors in remote areas, in a variety of conditions and occasionally alone.
Willingness to fly in fixed-wing aircraft or helicopters
Must hold or being willing to obtain Level 1 First Aid Certification
Must hold, or be willing to obtain ATV Operator and Snow Machine Operator certifications.