Canada nationals: Hydrogeologist

Ontario Government
Hamilton and North York, ON, Canada
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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? Then consider this opportunity to apply your expertise in support of the regional groundwater management program.

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

How do I qualify?


  • You have formal education or equivalent experience in a discipline such as Geology, Hydrogeology, or Earth Sciences
  • You have registration as a practicing member of the Association of Geoscientists of Ontario or as a Geoscientist-in-training or Professional Engineers of Ontario.
  • You have a valid class G Ontario driver's license

Environmental Knowledge

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

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

Additional Information:


  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 119 King St W, Hamilton, West Region
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 5775 Yonge St, North York, Toronto Region

Compensation Group: Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule: 6
Category: Science and Engineering


  • Less qualified applicants may be considered on an underfill basis.
  • T-ET-133212/19(2)

How to apply:

  1. You must apply online.
  2. Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources.
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Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.

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