Canada nationals: Water Resources Tech (Groundwater)

Yukon Government

Whitehorse, YT, CA

This competition is open to all candidates who meet the above noted Admissibility. A hiring preference will apply for qualified candidates of Canadian Aboriginal ancestry, with a priority for qualified Yukon First Nation candidates. This initiative is in support of Yukon government’s goal for a representative public service. For more information on the hiring preference visit

Job Summary and Requirements

This is an 18 month term position, anticipatory permanent position.

The Water Resources Branch is seeking a groundwater technologist to join our groundwater program which undertakes a variety of activities aimed at ensuring the protection of Yukon’s groundwater resources. 

The position is responsible for conducting environmental monitoring, data management and analysis, and reporting for groundwater studies across the territory. The Water Resources Technologist – Groundwater is also responsible for the operation of a long-term groundwater monitoring network, including  groundwater well installation. The incumbent participates in baseline monitoring, water resources audits, and other groundwater studies.  The position is part of a multi-disciplinary team involved in providing hydrogeology, water quality, and hydrology expertise and input toward development assessment processes and project reviews. 

The eligibility list from this competition may be used to staff future Water Resources Technologist opportunities at the branch.

For information on how to apply for this position, email Karen Fortin-Wooding, Human Resources Consultant via [email protected]

For more information about this position, please contact:  Nicole Novodvorsky, Operations Manager at Water Resources Branch via [email protected]

Essential Qualifications

Please submit your application (no cover letter is needed) clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications.  Please note selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your application.

  • A diploma or degree in chemistry, earth sciences, environmental sciences, or related scientific or technical discipline;
  • Recent experience with groundwater data collection (e.g. well purging, groundwater sampling, groundwater level measurement, datalogger installation, hydraulic testing, etc.) for monitoring of various undertakings and baseline monitoring;
  • Proficiency in the management, analysis, and interpretation of continuous and discrete groundwater data using specialized software;
  • Experience conducting groundwater investigations, and presenting data and information in reports;
  • Experience planning and leading field trips to remote locations;
  • Experience conducting and/or supporting reviews of environmental assessments/development projects and regulatory matters (e.g. water licenses, quartz mine reviews, and land use planning) from a groundwater perspective will be considered an asset;
  • Experience conducting surface water quality and hydrology monitoring will be considered an asset.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability

Candidates will be assessed on:

  • Recent experience in the design and installation (including drilling supervision) of groundwater monitoring wells;
  • Sound understanding of hydrogeology and aqueous geochemistry;
  • Knowledge of hydrogeological data collection techniques and instrumentation;
  • Proficiency with EQWin, Aquarius, hydrogeological modelling programs, aquifer testing software, statistical analysis packages and  software used to generate geological cross-sections, ArcGIS, etc.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to build effective relationships and work collaboratively with others;
  • Ability to interpret and present technical data to a wide variety of audiences;
  • Ability to plan, manage and implement work plans with a high degree of accuracy, consistency and data quality;
  • Ability to manage changing priorities, problem solve, and improvise in the field.

Additional Information:

Conditions of Employment: Valid Class 5 driver’s licence or equivalent

Job Requirements: Field work in all weather conditions and remote areas (up to 5 day duration), lifting of heavy objects, travel via ATVs, snowmobiles, helicopters and small planes, working with a variety of hand and power tools.  Must be capable of performing in environments with significant physical challenges, hazards and dangers.

Eligibility List
12 months
Post Date
20 April 2021
Close Date
4 May 2021
Job Description

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