Canada nationals: Hydrogeologist

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


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Are you concerned about protecting Ontario's water resources? Are you a Hydrogeologist looking for an opportunity that is broad in scope and will challenge your analytical skills? If so, then consider this opportunity with the Northern Region to provide your expertise in support of our regional groundwater management program.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

• evaluate impacts related to contaminated sites, landfills, industrial spills and proposed water takings and developments
• investigate groundwater quality complaints and support enforcement actions
• provide expert testimony at legal proceedings and provide expert advice to ministry staff and stakeholders
• carry out field investigations, analyze and synthesize scientific data
• prepare reports and recommendations on investigative findings
• liaise with ministry staff, other agencies and the public

How do I qualify?


• You have a post-secondary degree with specialization in a discipline such as Geology, Hydrogeology, or Earth Sciences.
• You are a registered geoscientist or geoscientist-in-training in good standing with Professional Geoscientists Ontario (PGO) or with another regulated association of geoscientists?
• 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.

Environmental knowledge:

• You have demonstrated knowledge of contaminant hydrogeology, hydrogeological methods and techniques, and related theories, principles and practices.
• You have knowledge of field investigation, water resource management and emerging environmental management theories, practices and techniques.
• You have proven ability to interpret and apply environmental legislation (e.g. Environmental Protection Act, Ontario Water Resources Act), policies, procedures and guidelines.

Investigative, analytical and project management skills:

• You can research, assess and evaluate environmental issues.
• You can investigate complaints, spills, and other contingencies and develop the appropriate solution to resolve the problem.
• You can use your project management skills to lead field studies and other initiatives.

Communication skills:

• You know how to communicate technical language in a way that is easy to understand.
• You work well with others and are able to influence diverse interests.
• You can develop and present scientific reports to a wide audience (e.g. courts, councils, public).

Computer proficiency:

• You know how to use computer modelling and other common office productivity applications such as email, word processing, spreadsheets and databases.

Additional Information:


  • 1 Permanent, 435 James St S, Thunder Bay, North Region or 199 Larch St, Sudbury, North Region

Compensation Group:

Ontario Public Service Employees Union

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Lands and Resources

Posted on:

Thursday, December 17, 2020


  • Effective, January 1st, 2021 the correct salary range for this position will be $1,563.15 to $2,059.20 per week in compliance with OPSEU collective agreement provisions.

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Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.


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Remember: The deadline to apply is Friday, January 15, 2021 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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