Canada nationals: Hydrologist

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Peterborough, ON, Canada
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Are you a hydrologist keen to work in a research team environment with Aquatic Research and Monitoring Section? If so, do not miss this opportunity to become part of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, providing scientific data analysis, and applying your lab and field expertise in hydrology.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

• conduct data processing and statistical analyses, prepare data summaries and contribute to scientific reports
• conduct spatial analyses using geographical information systems and remotely sensed imagery
• participate in the planning, preparation and delivery of hydrology field and laboratory research projects
• operate specialized equipment to monitor hydrologic and climatologic processes
• provide training to field and laboratory staff, students and partners

How do I qualify?


• 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 s/he has a valid driver's licence upon being hired.
• You possess or have the ability to obtain a valid Pleasure Craft Operator Card.
• You are able to travel to remote locations frequently and for multiple days.
• You have the physical ability to handle heavy equipment and work under adverse weather conditions.

Specific knowledge:

• You have working knowledge of scientific hydrologic principles, concepts and practices and their application to water management.
• You have knowledge of the linkages between hydrologic processes (e.g. snow accumulation, hill-slope runoff, stream-flow)
• You have knowledge of worker responsibilities as outlined in the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations.

Technical expertise:

• You have demonstrated knowledge of hydrological field sampling and monitoring methods in order to design and implement field programs.
• You have a demonstrated ability to operate specialized sampling equipment (e.g. snow samplers and sensors, total precipitation gages, pressure transducers, Acoustic Doppler Velocimeters, Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers etc.) to ensure data quality.

Analytical skills:

• You have demonstrated analytical skills and experience working with data and information, programming languages and techniques to analyze data (e.g. streamflow and climate data, regional climate model data, remotely sensed data, statistical analyses).
• You have applied knowledge of statistical methods to analyze data (e.g. time-series, spatial) and contribute to scientific reports.

Interpersonal and communications skills:

• You possess proven interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate scientific information clearly and concisely with staff, the public, outside agencies, and research collaborators with tact and good judgment.
• You can effectively prepare written material for publication as presentations, technical reports and scientific literature.

Organizational skills:

• You possess strong organizational skills to manage multiple projects concurrently and solve problems.
• You can work in a team environment with other staff and partners to meet required deliverables.

Computer skills:

• You have demonstrated computer skills with statistical, geographic information systems, computer programming, word processing, spreadsheet, database development, and presentation software to manage complex datasets and information.

Additional Information:


  • 1 Temporary - Seasonal, duration up to 42 weeks, 2140 East Bank Dr, Peterborough, East Region

Compensation Group:

Ontario Public Service Employees Union

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Posted on:

Monday, September 14, 2020

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Remember: The deadline to apply is Tuesday, September 29, 2020 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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