Local recruitment: Groundwater Monitoring Specialist

British Columbia Public Service

Vancouver, BC, Canada 🇨🇦

Groundwater Monitoring Specialist
Scientific Technical Officer 27

On November 1, 2021 the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19.  Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required by November 22, 2021.  It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service.  More information can be found here.

Due to present physical distancing requirements related to COVID-19, the recruitment process for this competition may take place virtually.
An eligibility list may be established.
This is a temporary appointment/ auxiliary opportunity until March 31, 2022

Ensure water resources remain safe in B.C.

Working in a provincial operations setting, this position reports to the Unit Head of Groundwater, Hydrology and Hydrometric programs overseeing the Surface Water and Groundwater Networks of BC, in the Environmental and Climate Monitoring Section.  The job is focuses on providing specialist services and co-ordination for groundwater monitoring activities province wide.  The position is characterized by its role as a functional supervisor to regional staff, designing and carrying out groundwater monitoring to inform applied research (trend monitoring and impacts related to land-use), resource decision making and, provides leadership for complex groundwater monitoring projects. 

The Groundwater Monitoring Specialist provides long-term strategic planning and leadership of the provincial groundwater observation wells monitoring and reporting network and leads groundwater technical groups in the development of policies and standards for the collection, interpretation and reporting of groundwater.

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.

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For advice and guidance on applying and/or preparing for an interview for this opportunity, we invite applicants to connect with the Indigenous Applicant Advisor Amanda by email: [email protected] or by phone: 778-698-1336.  

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact [email protected]DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.  For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to [email protected], before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

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:


  • University Degree in a related field (e.g., environmental science, geology, hydrogeology) and at least 5 years experience in ground water monitoring or related experience.

Related Experience:

  • Experience producing technical reports including interpreting and analyzing groundwater data and hydrogeology.
  • Experience in project management and supervision of technical staff.
  • Experience with management of environmental monitoring networks and the equipment typically employed.
  • Experience with communicating effectively with the public on complex technical issues.
  • Experience solving complex technical problems related to water.
  • Experience in negotiating/mediating solutions in natural resource management.
  • Successful completion of security screening requirements of the BC Public Service, which includes a criminal records check.

Willingness Statements:

  • Carrying equipment and supplies in difficult terrain.
  • Valid B.C. driver’s licence.
  • Meet safety standards of Work Safe BC.
  • May require the operation of a variety of equipment.
  • Conducts field work which may include travel to remote areas by vehicles, boat, air (fixed and rotary wing) or foot
  • Overnight or extended stay in rough camp conditions
  • Outdoor work in all weather conditions.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting. 

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.


Cover letter: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume: YES – A resume is required as part of your application; however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.

Questionnaire (COMPREHENSIVE): YES – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.

Job Category: Natural Resource Sector, Scientific and Technical

Additional Information: 82115 – STO27 – Groundwater Monitoring Specialist





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