Local recruitment: Licensing Hydrogeologist

Manitoba Government

Winnipeg, MB, Canada 🇨🇦

GE2 Geologist


Department of Environment, Climate and Parks

Drainage and Water Rights Licensing, Water Stewardship

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 40720

Salary(s):   GE2 $69,517.00 – $87,151.00 per year

Closing Date:   March 22, 2023

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to women, Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect until exhausted.

The Department of Environment and Climate is seeking a qualified individual to fill the Licensing Hydrogeologist position within the Drainage and Water Rights Licensing Branch.  The Manitoba Government has a comprehensive benefits package which includes extended health care, health spending account, dental care, vision care, long term disability insurance, group life insurance, maternity/paternity leave, family related leave and a defined pension plan (some pension plans allow for portability between the Civil Service Superannuation Board and employers). 

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must possess and maintain a valid full stage Class 5 Manitoba Driver’s Licence
  • Must provide a satisfactory Criminal Record Check
  • Must be willing and able to travel throughout Manitoba on occasion
  • Must be willing and able to work overtime as required
  • Must be physically capable of performing the duties of the position, including walking over rough terrain, lifting up to 50 lbs, working outside in adverse weather conditions, and loading/unloading all-terrain vehicles



  • University degree in physical geography, geology or geological engineering ideally with coursework in hydrogeology and be registered with Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba or equivalent provincial association.
  • Must be a member of Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba or equivalent associations in Canada.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access) or equivalent software applications.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate technical information.
  • Strong written communication skills.
  • Experience and/or training in the application of hydraulic and hydrologic principles related to water management, which may include experience with groundwater resources planning/groundwater source development/groundwater use project evaluation.
  • Ability to work independently with strong organizational and time management skills, including the ability to prioritize workloads, multi-task, and work on concurrent assignments with strict deadlines.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and decision making skills.


  • Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to work in a team environment, and with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Experience and/or training with conflict resolution.
  • Training and/or experience using and interpreting topographical surveys and aerial photography, and working with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (specifically ArcGIS) and/or GPS.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with The Water Rights Act and Regulations or equivalent and ability to enforce legislation.
  • A supplementary course in Hydrogeology or direct work experience in Hydrogeology will be an asset.

The water use licensing process is the principle mechanism for ensuring the sustainable development of the province’s water resources for beneficial purposes. Water use licensing is conducted in accordance with the provisions of The Water Rights Act and its regulations. The Licensing Hydrogeologist will support the effective and efficient delivery of regulatory services to ensure the sustainable use and allocation of Manitoba’s groundwater resources for domestic, municipal, agricultural, industrial, irrigation and other purposes, in accordance with The Water Rights Act and Regulation. Primary outputs include: recommendations concerning groundwater allocation planning; preparation of draft permits and licences; investigates complaints and recommendations concerning compliance and enforcement measures; maintenance of detailed licensing spreadsheets for groundwater sources to facilitate groundwater allocation and licensing; and input on policy/procedure development. The incumbent must be willing to engage the public as required to accomplish the duties of the position.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 40720

Service Centre 2

Human Resource Services

360-1395 Ellice Avenue

Winnipeg, MB , R3G 3P2

Phone:  204-945-7182

Fax: 204-948-2841

Email: govjobs@gov.mb.ca


Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions for represented positions may be grieved by internal represented applicants. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.





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