Local recruitment: Hydrometrics Supervisor

British Columbia Public Service

Victoria, BC, Canada 🇨🇦

Posting Title: STO 27R – Hydrometrics Supervisor

Position Classification: Scientific/Technical Off R27

Union: GEU

Location: Multiple Locations, BC CA, Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA (Primary)

Salary Range: $75,552.53 – $86,175.83 annually

Close Date: 1/25/2023

Job Type: Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> Env & Climate Change Strategy

Ministry Branch / Division: Environmental Monitoring and Analysis Branch/Environmental Protection Division

Job Summary

An excellent senior opportunity for a dedicated professional

The Environmental Monitoring and Analysis Branch (EMAB) is a key program area within the Environmental Protection Division (EPD). The branch manages and coordinates the acquisition, publication and application of data analytics and science-based knowledge, including the provision of lab services.  The branch supports the management and stewardship of the natural resource sector through ambient monitoring data production, development of scientific/technical standards and guidelines and through the provision of expert environment and climate change advice and support. The Branch advances the use and application of relevant knowledge and best practices and achieves its objectives through partnerships and shared stewardship with First Nations, partners, stakeholders, and communities. Work is guided by BC’s water legislation, regulations and Living Water Smart initiative and plan.

Within EMAB, the Environmental and Climate Monitoring Section (ECMS) is responsible for the province-wide delivery of the air, surface water, groundwater, snow, and water quality monitoring networks. The section oversees program management, the provision of expert leadership; monitoring equipment procurement, installation, operation and maintenance; data collection, quality assurance, publication, trend analysis and reporting. The section co-manages the federal-provincial hydrometric network, delivers the provincial hydrometric program, and publishes operational standards and analytical products (i.e., Streamflow Inventory Reports). Through the sharing of environmental information, the section provides data science analytics to inform ministry policy, standards development, environmental monitoring approaches and support for science-based resource management decisions.

Under the guidance and general direction of the Unit Head, and working with a high degree of independence, the Hydrometrics Supervisor oversees the federal and provincial hydrometric network operations and functions as a senior field-based expert. The position develops operational plans, policies, procedures, processes and best practices; conceptualizes and promotes science-based strategies; identifies and resolves issues; and advises, educates and trains provincial/regional staff in hydrometry, hydrology, hydraulics and other related activities. 

Job Requirements:
•    Post-secondary degree or diploma in a discipline or program directly related to the job role and function and with an emphasis on hydrometrics, hydraulics and hydrology (e.g., Water Resources Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Earth Sciences, Geosciences); or similar acceptable water or natural resource field; AND 5 years related experience with Hydrometric networks.
•    An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

•    Experience at a senior professional or scientific technical level applying the theory and practice of hydrometry and hydraulics, as well as addressing its practical application.
•    Experience planning, organizing and leading or overseeing, field-based hydrologic and hydrometric assessments.
•    Experience with hydrometric networks, software programs and associated technology, and equipment associated with hydrometric data collection, processing (e.g., Aquatic Informatics, Aquarius software), analysis and assessment as well as standard computer programs (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite) and spatial analysis software.
•    Experience establishing collaborative working relationships with senior officials, industry professionals, community leaders, First Nations, and others.
•    Experience, or involvement in, negotiating and administering complex contracts and/or multijurisdictional agreements.
•    Experience supervising staff and leading teams in complex projects and field-based operational activities. 

•    Must have a valid BC driver’s licence in good standing. 
•    May conduct field work that may include travel to remote areas by vehicle, boat, air or foot, occasional overnight and outdoor work in all weather conditions.
•    Fieldwork typically involves carrying moderately heavy equipment and supplies in difficult terrain, on a regular basis, while meeting WorkSafeBC standards.

For questions regarding this position, please contact Neil.Goeller@gov.bc.ca.

About this Position:
This position is also posted as a LSO under REQ 95448.
An eligibility list may be established.
This position is located in Victoria, other Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy office locations may be considered.

Working for the BC Public Service:
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.

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service can help Indigenous applicants (First Nations [status or non-status], Métis or Inuit) interested in BC Public Service job positions.

The capital of British Columbia, Victoria is a beautiful city, with beautiful beaches and harbours, and a variety of provincial parks to explore. Located on Vancouver Island, Victoria offers a bustling downtown scene and has a wide range of restaurants and entertainment venues to choose from.

How to Apply:
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements list above.

Cover Letter: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume: YES – Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Questionnaire: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) – You will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. 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 how you obtained your relevant experience. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

Helpful tips, videos and more regarding the application process can be found on the Your Job Application page of MyHR. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying, e-mail BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Additional Information:
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

The BC Public Service COVID-19 Vaccination Policy 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.

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 at the bottom of the posting. 

Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Category: Natural Resource Sector, Scientific and Technical

Additional Information:  Job Profile_95446_STO 27 Hydrometrics Supervisor





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