Canada nationals: Research Hydrologist
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.
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.
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For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact . DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to , 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 Time on the closing date of the competition.
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education, experience and professional designation requirement as outlined below:
- Master’s degree (preferably a PhD.) specializing in hydrology or water resource science and 1 year of related experience.
- Registration or eligible for registration as a Professional Geoscientist or Professional Engineer with the Engineers and Geoscientists BC (Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia), or a Registered Professional Forester with the Association of BC Forest Professionals or a Professional Agrologist with the BC Institute of Agrologists.
Preference may be given to candidates with 1 or more of the following:
- 3 or more years of related of experience.
- Experience producing journal articles or reports.
- Experience managing multiple projects, setting priorities, and working under pressure requiring adjustments to change.
- Experience managing budgets, writing contracts and/or supervising students.
- Must have a valid BC driver’s licence equivalent.
- Willingness to work outdoors in remote areas, in a variety of conditions, and occasionally alone.
- Willingness to fly in planes and helicopters.
- Must hold, or be willing to obtain Level 1 First Aid Certification.
- Must hold, or be willing to obtain ATV Operator and Snow Machine Operator certifications.
Please include your registration number for your speciality area within your application as you must be registered or immediately eligible for registration as a fully licensed professional with one of the following associations: Association of BC Forest Professionals, BC Institute of Agrologists, or Engineers and Geoscientists BC (Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia). If you are not yet registered with any of these Professional Associations, please explain how you are immediately eligible for registration (i.e. currently a fully licensed registered professional member in good standing in another Canadian jurisdiction and can immediately transfer to the ABCFP, the BCIA or the Engineers and Geoscientists BC).
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 required: YES - A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.
Resume required: YES - A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.
Questionnaire: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) - 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.
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