Local recruitment: Hydrogeologist

Ontario Ministry of the Environment Conservation and Parks

Sudbury, ON, Canada 🇨🇦

Thunder Bay, ON, Canada 🇨🇦

Organization: Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks

Division: Drinking Water and Environmental Compliance Division, Northern Region

City: Sudbury, Thunder Bay

Job Term: 2 Temporary (with possibility of extension)

Job Code: 15548 – Scientist 4

Salary: $1,491.41 – $1,892.95 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.Understanding the job ad – definitions

Posting Status: Open

Job ID: 193398

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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?

If so, then consider this opportunity with theMinistry of the Environment, Conservation and Parksto provide your expertise in support of our regional groundwater management program.

The Ministry
The Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks is committed to healthier communities and economic prosperity through protecting Ontario’s air, land and water.

The Division
The Drinking Water and Environmental Compliance Division (DWECD) provides provincial oversight of environmental compliance and enforcement, and supports all communities in Ontario through the delivery of innovative programs that protect clean air, land and water, including safe drinking water and species at risk.

The Regional Offices
The Drinking Water and Environmental Compliance Division’s regions, along with district and area offices, are the primary compliance delivery arm of the ministry, protecting the environment and human health in communities across Ontario. Regional offices: apply a risk-based approach and a range of compliance tools to improve environmental and human health outcomes; use a triage process to respond to spills and incidents remotely and/or in person; provide scientific and technical advice to support decision-making; use operational field experience and divisional analytics to support and inform policy and program development; work with communities, local businesses and key stakeholders to identify and address complex, environmental problems; and work in partnership with the ministry’s investigations and enforcement program.

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is committed to being an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment.

We offer:
• a defined benefit pension plan
• maternity and parental leave top-up benefits which includes adoptive parents
• comprehensive health plan
• life and disability insurance
• flexible work arrangements
• collegial and professional work culture
• career growth and development opportunities across multiple business areas
• on-the-job training to support your success in the role

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario’s Human Rights Code. Refer to the “How to apply” section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

• 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 expert advice to ministry staff and stakeholders
• carry out field investigations, and analyze and synthesize scientific data
• prepare reports and recommendations on investigative findings
• liaise with ministry staff, other agencies and the public

Note: The successful candidates will have the option of working from the following office locations:
– 933 Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury
– 435 James Street S, Thunder Bay

How do I qualify?


• You are a registered geoscientist or geoscientist-in-training in good standing with Professional Geoscientists Ontario (PGO) or with another regulated association of geoscientists.
• You have a post-secondary degree with specialization in a discipline such as Geology, Hydrogeology, or Earth Sciences.
• You must have a valid class ‘G’ driver’s licence or equivalent, as recognized by the Province of Ontario. The offer of employment is conditional upon the successful candidate providing proof that they have a valid driver’s licence upon being hired.

Environmental knowledge:

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

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 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, the public).

Computer proficiency:

• You know how to use computer modelling and other common office productivity applications such as email, word processing, spreadsheets and databases.

Additional Information:


  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 6 months, 933 Ramsey Lake Rd, Sudbury, North Region or 435 James St S, Thunder Bay, North Region
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 933 Ramsey Lake Rd, Sudbury, North Region or 435 James St S, Thunder Bay, North Region

Compensation Group: Ontario Public Service Employees UnionUnderstanding the job ad – definitions

Schedule: 6

Category: Lands and Resources

Posted on: Monday, February 6, 2023


  • Less qualified applicants may be considered on an underfill basis.
  • W-ET-193398/23(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.
  3. Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.
  4. Read the job description to make sure you understand this job.
  5. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
  6. If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please Contact Us to provide your contact information. Recruitment services team will contact you within 48 hours.

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.

All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee’s exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.

Remember: The deadline to apply is Tuesday, February 21, 2023 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

Job advertisements for positions that have been designated bilingual will be provided in both English and French on the website. Positions that are not designated bilingual are not translated and are displayed in English only on both the English and French versions of the website.

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The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer.
Accommodation is available under the Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

Note: The only website where you can apply on-line for positions with the Ontario Public Service is http://www.gojobs.gov.on.ca





IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development