Canada nationals: Water Information Specialist

Yukon Government
Whitehorse, YT, Canada
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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The Department of Environment strives to ensure that the quality of Yukon’s environment is maintained for present and future generations. The Water Resources Branch undertakes a variety of activities aimed at ensuring the sustainability of Yukon's surface and groundwater resources.

The Water Resources Branch is seeking a self-motivated and multi-talented individual excelling in data management with a foundation in surface and groundwater quantity and quality to join our team.  You’ll work alongside the Water Resources Branch team synthesizing and analyzing water related data for use in a variety of applications.  You will lead several different projects and will get to work with a variety of people in Yukon ranging from government officials to other agencies and the public.  You’ll also have varied opportunities to lead and support field work including baseline studies and site visits.

Key duties include managing the development and maintenance of the Branch technical and scientific information system (website, databases), facilitating the storage, retrieval and evaluation of hydrometric, groundwater and water quality data, and applying information to inform decision-making, planning and public presentations. You’ll also be part of education and outreach objectives, and participate in working groups to enhance understanding of water program activities.

For more information about this position, please contact: Holly Goulding, Operations Manager, Water Resources Branch at (867) 456-6538, or

Essential Qualifications:
lease submit your resume, clearly demonstrating how you meet the following:

  • Degree or diploma in water resources, environmental sciences, resource management, geography or related scientific or technical discipline;
  • Recent experience manipulating and modeling data in software (statistical analysis packages, relational database management systems, and custom data management applications);  
  • Recent experience writing technical reports, memos and other correspondence in an environmental or other scientific technical field (hydrometric/water quality reporting preferred)
  • Experience researching, synthesizing, and interpreting complex technical information for a wide variety of audiences;
  • Experience analyzing and applying technical information toward environmental assessment reviews, with emphasis on evaluating potential project effects to water quantity/quality is considered an asset;
  • Experience using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) tools is considered an asset.

Candidates who have education, training, and/or experience equivalent to the Essential Qualifications will be equally considered.

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

  • Communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to build effective relationships and work collaboratively with others;
  • The ability to effectively manage time, priorities and a changing workload, under prescribed deadlines;
  • Problem solving, writing, research and analytical skills;
  • Ability to use a variety of computer applications (e.g. databases, web content management software, image editing/manipulation software);
  • Knowledge of water management issues and solutions associated with protecting surface and groundwater quantity and quality.
  • Experience conducting field-based water quality/quantity monitoring;

Additional Information:

Conditions of Employment: Valid Class 5 driver’s licence; medical clearance

Job Requirements: Field work in all weather conditions and remote areas, ; lifting of heavy objects, ; travel via ATV, boat, snowmobiles, helicopters; exposure to infectious agents found in water; and exposure to hazardous chemicals.