Local recruitment: Research Hydrologist

British Columbia Public Service

British Columbia, Canada 🇨🇦

Posting Title: LSO OTHR 3 – Research Hydrologist
Position Classification: Licensed Sc Off Other 3
Union: PEA
Location: 100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Quesnel, BC V2J 6W6 CA
Williams Lake, BC V2G 5M1 CA
Salary Range$68,008.54 – $85,592.73 annually
Close Date7/11/2022
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date:
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> Ministry of Forests
Ministry Branch / Division: South Area/Cariboo/Resource Management

Job Summary

Research Hydrologist
Licensed Science Officer (Other) 3

An eligibility list may be established.

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.  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.

An excellent senior opportunity for a dedicated professional.

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.

Explore the opportunities and value working with our team can offer you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=it-9laHaKyc&feature=youtu.be.

The Cariboo region is situated in a remarkably diverse landscape with both rainforests and semi-arid grassland ecosystems within a short drive of Williams Lake, Quesnel or 100 Mile House. It is the meeting place for both northern and southern species and hosts two of the four main sockeye runs on the Fraser River. The historic Alexander Mackenzie-Grease trail crosses the region and road houses still mark the path of the Cariboo wagon road to the gold fields.

To learn more about these B.C communities you can click on the Hello BC link here!

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.

For information about the Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service please visit: Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service – Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca).

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, experience and professional designation requirement as outlined below:

Education and Experience:

  • A thesis-based Master’s degree and/or Ph.D. specializing in hydrology or water resource sciences. 
  • 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.
  • Experience designing, planning and implementing research projects, including directing your own and other’s scientific work to achieve research objectives.
  • Experience producing technical reports and research publications.
  • Operational experience in applying hydrological analysis to natural resource management.

Preference may be given to applicants with one or more of the following:

  • Experience extending research results to support operational and natural resource management problems. 
  • Experience with various hydrological analysis techniques including hydrological study design, hydrometric instrumentation, hydrological statistics, remote sensing technologies (e.g., LiDAR, UAVs), GIS analysis and hydrological modelling.
  • Professional experience in forest hydrology, watershed risk assessment and the effects of forest disturbance and climate change on hydrological processes.


  • Must have a valid driver’s licence.
  • Willingness to work outdoors in remote areas and in a variety of conditions.
  • 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.

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.


Professional Designation: YES – Please include your registration number in your application. You must be registered (or immediately eligible for registration) as a Professional Forester with the Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP); OR, a Professional Agrologist with the British Columbia Institute of Agrologists (BCIA); OR, a Professional Engineer/Geoscientist with Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC). Note: immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to obtain registration in BC from a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction. Applicants must confirm their eligibility with the appropriate BC association (ABCFPBCIAEGBC). Confirmation of registration/eligibility will be required before an offer of employment can be made.

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: Scientific and Technical

Additional Information: Job Profile_LSO OTHR 3 Research Hydrologist





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