Local recruitment: Biological Technician (Water Monitoring Technician)

Living Lakes Canada

Nelson, BC, Canada 🇨🇦

  • Term of Employment: May 1st, 2023 – August 31st, 2023 (4 months)
  • Wage: $41,600 pro-rated ($20/hr)
  • Location: Nelson, BC
  • Deadline to Apply: March 15, 2023
  • Submit Application to: Sarah Gower, HR: info@livinglakescanada.ca 
  • Hours: 40 hours/week, FTE 1.0

About the Organization:

Join our growing team who are all incredibly dedicated and passionate about all things water! Living Lakes Canada bridges the gap between science and action, to foster citizen-based water stewardship. Living Lakes Canada is an equal opportunity employer. This is a four month summer student employment opportunity.

Job Summary:

The Biological Technician (Water Monitoring Technician) will support the following programs:


Reporting to the Columbia Basin Water Monitoring Framework and High Elevation Program Managers, the responsibilities of the Biological Technician (Water Monitoring Technician) include:

Water Monitoring

  • Collect lake and stream water quality measurements and samples
  • Conduct hydrometric site visits and take wading measurements of stream flow
  • Download data from environmental data loggers
  • Equipment maintenance and calibration
  • Collect CABIN and STREAM biomonitoring samples
  • Support the installation of hydrometric and climate monitoring equipment

Data Management

  • Support data management and record keeping for the programs
  • Digitizing of historic data
  • Support the operations of the Columbia Basin Water Hub database

Communications and Community Engagement

  • Support the delivery of community training and workshops
  • Liaise with community volunteers 
  • Take photos and support the development of communications materials about the programs

Core Competencies:

  • Experience or understanding of hydrometric monitoring
  • Experience or understanding of water quality monitoring
  • Willingness to adhere to standards and protocols for water monitoring 
  • Comfortable working and hiking in remote areas and working in and around moving water
  • Working outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Capable and willing to work long hours in the field
  • Safety oriented
  • Attention to detail


  • Certificate, diploma or degree in environmental sciences or related field, or equivalent experience
  • CABIN Field Assistant certification or greater an asset
  • Reliable, self-motivated and independent with a demonstrated ability to collaborate well within a team
  • Demonstrated ability to support multiple projects, set priorities, meet deadlines and support others to do the same
  • Occupational First Aid Level One or greater 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Own vehicle an asset
  • Commitment to Living Lakes Canada’s mission

To Apply:

  • Please submit a resume and cover letter with three references to info@livinglakescanada.ca no later than March 15th, 2023 at 5:00pm PST. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.





IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development