Canada nationals: Regional Hydrogeologist

Ontario Government
Sudbury/Thunder Bay, ON, Canada
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Are you concerned about protecting Ontario's water resources? Are you a Hydrogeologist looking for an opportunity that is broad in scope and will challenge your analytical skills? If so, then consider this opportunity with the North Region to provide your expertise in support of our regional groundwater management program.

Note: Successful candidate can choose to work from the Sudbury or Thunder Bay location.

What can I expect to do in this role?

• Evaluate impacts related to contaminated sites, landfills, industrial spills and proposed water takings and developments
• Investigate groundwater quality complaints and support enforcement actions
• Provide expert testimony at legal proceedings and provide expert advice to ministry staff and stakeholders
• Carry out field investigations, analyze and synthesize scientific data
• Prepare reports and recommendations on investigative findings
• Liaise with ministry staff, other agencies and the public
• Prepare reports and recommendations on investigative findings
• Act as a Provincial Officer

How do I qualify?

Mandatory requirements:

• You have a post-secondary degree with specialization in a discipline such as Geology, Hydrogeology, or Earth Sciences.
• Registration as a practising member of the Association of Geoscientists of Ontario, or as a Geoscientist-in-training, or a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario.
• Valid class G Ontario driver's licence.

Environmental Knowledge

• You have demonstrated knowledge of contaminant hydrogeology, hydrogeological methods and techniques, and related theories, principles and practices.
• You have knowledge of field investigation, water resource management and emerging environmental management theories, practices and techniques.
• You have proven ability to interpret and apply environmental legislation (e.g. Environmental Protection Act, Ontario Water Resources Act), policies, procedures and guidelines.

Investigative, Analytical, and Project Management Skills

• You can research, assess and evaluate environmental issues
• You can investigate complaints, spills, and other contingencies and develop the appropriate solution to resolve the problem
• You can use your project management skills to lead field studies and other initiatives

Communication and Computer Skills

• You know how to communicate technical language in a way that is easy to understand
• You work well with others and are able to influence diverse interests
• You can develop and present scientific reports to a wide audience (e.g. courts, councils, public)
• You know how to use computer modelling and other software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets and databases