Local recruitment: Hydrologist

Government of Yukon Canada

Whitehorse, YT, Canada 🇨🇦

Department: Government of Yukon -> Environment – ENV-MC-OPS-Hydrology

Location: Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2C6 CA (Primary)

Job Type: Internship

End Date: 29 March 2024

Full/Part Time: Full-time

Standard Hours Bi-weekly: 75

Classification: ST16

Salary: $85,241.00 – $98,915.00

Union: OTH

Days Off: Saturday/Sunday

Travel: 25%

Admissibility: Open to all Candidates, Preference – Canadian Indigenous Ancestry, Preference – Yukon First Nations ancestry

This competition is open to all candidates who meet the above noted Admissibility. A hiring preference will apply for qualified candidates of Canadian Indigenous ancestry, with a priority for qualified Yukon First Nation candidates. This initiative is in support of Yukon government’s goal for a representative public service. For more information on the hiring preference visit www.yukon.ca/hiring-preference.

Job Summary and Requirements

Are you a post-secondary grad ready to put your education and skills to work for the people of Yukon? The GradCorps program has exciting internships for you – the next generation who will make a difference.

Please see additional program eligibility information below.

The Yukon public service has a unique opportunity for recent graduates who have a post-secondary diploma or degree but lack real-world work experience. With GradCorps, you can kick-start your career while putting your passion, ideas and energy to work with the Yukon public service.

The Department of Environment has a GradCorps internship opportunity for a Hydrologist. This position strengthens the resiliency of the Yukon government’s flood forecasting and monitoring program through the planning, development, evaluation, and implementation of the hydrology program for Yukon. The incumbent also provides hydrological data analysis and reporting for Water Resources Branch, and supports environmental assessment reviews for resource development projects.

This position will work for a one-year Term from approximately March 2023 to March 2024. The salary will be 80% of the starting salary – $68,193

For more information on this program, please click here to visit the GradCorps information website, email SMS.Services@yukon.ca or call (867) 667-9501.

Essential Qualifications
Please note selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your resume. If this opportunity interests you, please submit your resume clearly indicating your:

  • Diploma or degree in physical sciences, engineering, environmental sciences or related scientific discipline
  • Work experience or course work related to any of the following: water resource sciences (i.e. hydrology, meteorology, fluvial geomorphology), natural resource management, statistics, data analysis and management, and/or field sampling techniques
  • Experience with the use of software for the synthesis and analysis of environmental data (e.g. Microsoft Excel, R, statistical analysis packages, and modeling applications)

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability
Candidates should have and may be assessed on:

  • Ability to conduct technical research and data analysis and interpretation
  • Strong oral and written communication skills to effectively communicate information (i.e. reports, summaries, presentations)
  • Strong collaboration and interpersonal skills as this position will work in a team environment in the office and field setting
  • Ability to manage time and projects, and problem solve in a high-paced, event driven setting
  • Aptitude to conduct field trips to remote locations (including ATV or snowmobile travel, or travel in rotary or fixed wing aircraft)
  • Proficiency with a variety of computer applications for the management of environmental data
  • Critical thinking and problem solving ability

Additional Information

Conditions of Employment:Class 5 Yukon Drivers’ Licence.

Job Requirements: Field work in all weather conditions and remote areas, lifting of heavy objects, travel via ATV, boat, snowmobiles, helicopters, and small planes.

NOTE: To qualify for the GradCorps program, you must:

• be a resident of Yukon or a person of Yukon First Nations ancestry*
• have graduated with a diploma or degree from a recognized post-secondary institution within the past two years (2021, 2022 or 2023 grads – all requirements for graduation must be complete before internship start date)
• have little or no work experience in your field of study

*If you are a resident of Yukon who completed your studies outside of the territory, you may apply up two years after graduation.

Eligibility List: 12 months

Post Date: 23 November 2022

Close Date: 3 January 2023

Job Description:  39778 Hydrologist JD





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