Canada nationals: Water Resources Technician

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New Brunswick Department of Environment and Local Government
Fredericton, NB, Canada
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Experience Level: 
3-4 Years
Degree Required: 
Associate's Degree/Diploma


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The Department of Environment and Local Government is seeking an individual to join the Air and Water Sciences branch as a Water Resources Technician working in the Fredericton office.

The successful candidate, among other things, will be responsible for:

  • Contributing to monthly water resource reports of precipitation, streamflow, and groundwater levels;
  • Monitoring weather systems with a potential to impact on river flows and the management of water resources;
  • Coordinating provincial snow surveys and producing subsequent reports;
  • Field work and equipment maintenance;
  • Data entry, filing, and quality control;
  • Performing flood, climate, and hydrologic assessments and analysis;
  • Programming and maintaining the hydrologic data acquisition system and forecast shell using specialty hydrologic software;
  • Special water resource information requests from both internal and external stakeholders;
  • Computer application\software improvement, network and database testing; and
  • Flood event documentation and reporting.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: Diploma from a recognized two (2) year post-secondary Environmental or Civil Technology program with course work in either hydrology, meteorology, or climatology, and a minimum of 4 (four) years of related work experience. An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered.

Written and spoken competence in English and French is required. Please state your language capability.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate the essential qualifications to be given further consideration. Please ensure that preferred language for assessment is identified on your resume.

ASSET QUALIFICATIONS: Preference may be given to candidates that demonstrate experience using hydrologogic software and applications. 

Subject to the response to this competition, candidates may be required to demonstrate on their application one or more of the asset qualifications in addition to the essential qualifications in order to be given further consideration.

The following operational requirements are also required: Occasional travel/fieldwork and during peak seasons (flood season) working on weekends, shift work, and/or variable hours will be required.

BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES: The successful candidate will possess the following behavioural competencies:

  • Analytical Thinking/Judgement;
  • Teamwork and Cooperation;
  • Concern for Order;
  • Information Seeking;
  • Client Service Orientation; and
  • Effective Interactive Communication.

TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES: The successful candidate will possess the following technical competencies:

  • Ability to use office technology, software and applications;
  • Specialized subject matter expertise and knowledge;
  • Written Communication;
  • Knowledge of Research Methodologies, Principles and Practices;
  • Presentation Skills; and
  • Planning and Organizing Skills.

Résumés should be in chronological order specifying education and employment in months and years including part-time and full-time employment.

Salary: $1,785 to $2,244 bi-weekly

We encourage applicants to apply on-line at: or by email to or by mail at the following address by November 27, 2020 indicating competition number: 80-20-006 This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same level.

Department of Environment and Local Government
P.O. Box 6000
Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1
Telephone: 506-453-2690

We thank all those who apply however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Candidates registered with the Equal Employment Opportunity Program and veterans, who demonstrate they are among the most qualified, shall be given preference at the time of appointment.

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