Canada nationals: Hydrologist

British Columbia Public Service
Various, BC, Canada
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Experience Level: 
3-4 Years
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)


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One full time, permanent position is currently available and may be performed from Prince George, Nanaimo, Smithers, Kamloops, Surrey, Victoria, Nelson, Penticton, or Cranbrook subject to Ministry operational requirements and space availability at time of offer.
Although this position has onsite office based requirements, it may temporarily be performed virtually due to the current extraordinary circumstances related to COVID-19. This may remain in place until physical distancing advisories are lifted.
Due to present physical distancing requirements related to COVID-19, the recruitment process for this competition may take place virtually.
An eligibility list may be established.

An excellent senior opportunity for a dedicated professional

This position will function as the regional expert in the field of hydrology and provide senior environmental protection services as part of a multi-disciplinary team serving the mining sector throughout the Province, to meet the service plan objectives of the Ministry of Environment. 

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In addition to this exciting opportunity, the BC Public Service is an award winning employer in British Columbia, including such accolades as being one of BC's Top Employers for 2017, one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2017 and one of Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers in 2017. The BC Public Service offers a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits, including one of the best pension plans available, and a variety of opportunities for career learning and development. To find out more, explore What the BC Public Service offers You

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.  For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education, experience and professional designation requirement as outlined below:


  • Bachelor’s degree in  Physical Geography, Earth Science, Engineering, Forestry, Environmental Science, Resource Management or other related discipline and 5 years’ related experience*; OR,
  • Master’s degree in Physical Geography, Earth Science, Engineering, Forestry, Environmental Science, Resource Management or other related discipline and 3 years’ related experience*; OR
  • Other equivalent combinations of education, experience and/or training may be considered.

Specialized Training

  • Specialized training in watershed hydrology, watershed modelling, geomorphology, forest hydrology, engineering hydrology, resource management and planning, or equivalent.

Professional Association:

  • Registered or immediately eligible for registration as a fully qualified Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of British Columbia (EGBC).
  • Note: Immediately eligible is defined as being registered as a professional Engineer in another Canadian jurisdiction, and able to transfer that membership to the EGBC within 6 months of employment. It is the responsibility of the applicant to have their qualifications reviewed by the appropriate body to ensure they have the necessary requirements for registration.

*Related Experience must include all of the following:

  • Reviewing major development proposals (e.g. such as those submitted under the Environmental Assessment Act in British Columbia).
  • Conducting water investigations, including watershed and hydrological assessments and water monitoring and watershed modelling. Preference may be given to this experience in the complex physical settings in British Columbia.
  • Solving complex technical problems related to water.
  • Producing technical reports.
  • Interpreting and analyzing maps and data.
  • Working cooperatively with agencies, various levels of government, Indigenous nations, and the public.

Preference may be given to applicants with any of the following experience:

  • Environmental engineering and/or waste management as it relates to treatment of wastes and effects on the environment.
  • Developing guidelines, standards and policy for water protection.
  • Leading or coordinating interdisciplinary projects.

Provisos / Willingness Statements:

  • Must be able to meet the transportation needs of the position, i.e. possess and maintain a BC Class 5 Drivers License or equivalent
  • Willingness to travel
  • Willingness to work in adverse weather conditions
  • Willingness to work evenings, weekends and holidays, when required
  • Willingness to travel a variety of vehicles/aircraft
  • Must be physically able to conduct field work
  • Some field work required, occasionally in remote locations only accessed by foot, 4x4 or helicopter, to conduct studies or review resource development proposals.  Field work may be strenuous.
  • May deal with confrontational situations with industry professionals, water suppliers, the general public, clients or stakeholders at public events or in the course of conducting site investigations,
  • Will require occasional travel outside of headquarters to attend Ministry meetings.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting. 
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.


Professional Designation: YES - Please include your registration number in your application. You must be registered (or immediately eligible for registration) as a Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia (EGBC). Note: immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction. Applicants must confirm their eligibility with the EGBC. Confirmation of registration/eligibility will be required before an offer of employment can be made.

Cover Letter: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume required: YES - Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Questionnaire: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.

Job Category

Scientific and Technical

Additional Information

Job Profile - LSO DPE 3 - Hydrologist