Canada nationals: Student Water Technician

British Columbia Public Service

Nanaimo, BC, CA

Posting Title: YTH EMPL 2 – Student Water Technician
Position Classification
Youth Employment Program: Lv 2
Union: GEU
Location: Nanaimo, BC V9T6L8 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $19.45 hourly
Close Date: 6/3/2021
Job Type: Temporary (Auxiliary)
Temporary End Date: 2/15/2022
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> FLNRO and Rural Development
Ministry Branch / Division: West Coast Region/Water Protection
Job Summary

Student Water Technician
Youth Employment Program Level 2

This is an eight month temporary opportunity; this temporary opportunity may be extended.
This position is posted as part of the StrongerBC Future Leaders Program.
An eligibility list may be established for future, similar temporary positions.

Are you a student looking for an exciting employment opportunity? Join the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resources Operations and Rural Development as part of the StrongerBC Future Leaders Program! The StrongerBC Future Leaders Program is creating career development and work experience opportunities in natural resource management and technology sectors targeted for young people.

The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is responsible for land and resource management in BC. Operating on a provincial land base of over 94 million hectares, the Ministry ensures the sustainable management of forest, wildlife, water and other land-based resources. Working with Indigenous and rural communities the Ministry develops strategies to strengthen and diversify their economies and to support activities that provide environmental, economic, cultural and social benefits.

The Student Water Technician provides technical support including field work, data entry and reporting, and various tasks related to water resource monitoring within the West Coast Region. If you are looking to gain valuable experience in the natural resource sector and want work in a collaborative, energetic team environment we encourage you to apply!

A career with the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development offers an exceptional opportunity to undertake a variety of challenging and rewarding roles, while supporting a healthy work/life balance. Explore the opportunities and value working with our team can offer you:

Located on Vancouver Island, Nanaimo has parks such as Neck Point, Piper’s Lagoon and Sealand Park, perfect for camping, hiking and exploring. Mt. Washington, the island’s most popular ski hill, has year-round activities such as hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing and skiing.

The BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please see What We Offer.

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.

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For advice and guidance on applying and/or preparing for an interview for this opportunity, we invite applicants to connect with the Indigenous Applicant Advisor Amanda by email: [email protected] or by phone: 778-698-1336.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact [email protected]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 [email protected], 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 Standard 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 and experience as outlined below:

  • Enrolled in full-time studies at an accredited educational institution within the past six months at a post-secondary level.
  • Valid Class 5 B.C. driver’s licence or equivalent. A Class 7 may be considered.
  • Preference may be given to candidates with:
    • Computer experience, related to word processing and spreadsheet application, preferably in a Microsoft Windows environment.
    • Some completed course work and/or experience in hydrology, hydrogeology, resource management or related field.


  • Conducts field work which may include travel to remote areas by vehicle, boat, air or foot, overnight or extended stay in rough camp conditions and outdoor work in all weather conditions.
  • Carry equipment and supplies in difficult terrain.

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.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: (Application requirement options and the corresponding screening process)

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

Resume: YES – A resume is required as part of your application; however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.

Questionnaire (COMPREHENSIVE): YES – 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
Administrative Services, Natural Resource Sector, Scientific and Technical, Students
Additional Information