BC Public Service STO 21R – Groundwater Technician Full Time in Surrey, BC

BC Public Service

Branch Surrey BC CA

STO 21R – Groundwater Technician
Surrey, BC

Scientific Technical Officer 21. You will provide technical advisory services as a specialist in groundwater monitoring to support natural resource decision…

Groundwater Technician

Scientific Technical Officer 21

Salary: $53,906.49 – $61,496.39 annually

Two vacancies available – one in Surrey and one in Kamloops or Penticton

Join a professional resource management team dedicated to building and transforming BC’s vital water program.

Water is fundamental to BC’s communities, ecosystems, food supply and economy. The provincial water program is a diverse group of highly collaborative people who help support and make robust and durable decisions with evidence based policy and sound science. Program staff works with internal and external partners to help ensure provincial water management is effective and sustainable. The program is undergoing an exciting transformation with the implementation of the new Water Sustainability Act . The new Act supports expanded regulation of groundwater, leading environmental protection practices and new area-based management tools – all which allow water resources to be more effectively managed during times of growth and change.

As the Groundwater Technician you will maintain and operate the Provincial Groundwater Observation Well Network in a Region or Area and function as a regional groundwater-monitoring expert (quality and quantity). You will be responsible for collecting and processing data on groundwater quality and quantity; reviewing data collected for accuracy, quality and adherence to established standards; and archiving data on publicly accessible websites. You will be responsible for initiating periodic network reviews to ensure operational efficiency and develop technical solutions to address needs related to network expansion and enhancement. You will provide technical advisory services as a specialist in groundwater monitoring to support natural resource decision making. You will also carry out statutory responsibilities as an Officer under the Ground Water Protection Regulation and Water Sustainability Act including inspections and investigations.

For this position you must be willing to conduct strenuous physical fieldwork 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. You must also be willing to work alone, sometimes in isolated and remote locations and operate 4×4 vehicles.

You must meet safety standards of Work Safe BC and you must also possess and maintain a valid Class 5 driver’s license.

For complete details, please review the attached job description/profile. If this position interests you and you meet the required criteria, we look forward to receiving your application.

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact [email protected] . DO NOT APPLY TO THIS EMAIL.

For technical problems or problems submitting your cover letter and resume, please refer to the “How to Apply” section below.

A criminal record check will be required. An eligibility list may be established.

1. Resume required: YES – Prior to submitting your application for this opportunity, update your resume profile by using the copy and paste function to add your resume. Your resume should provide detailed information about your education and employment history as it relates to the required job qualifications. In order to be considered for this competition you must include the month and year(s) for each work employment history as well as the job related responsibilities.

2. Online Text Questionnaire: YES – As part of the application process you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet each of the job qualifications. The questionnaire will include questions to which you will be required to provide thorough written responses and you will need to allot approximately 30 to 60 minutes to complete. The online questionnaire cannot be saved and will time out after 60 minutes. As such, you will need to complete the questionnaire and submit your application within 60 minutes or you will lose any information you have entered. If you anticipate that the questionnaire will take longer than 60 minutes to complete, we encourage you to copy the questions and prepare your responses outside of the system and simply paste them into the online questionnaire when you are ready. Further instructions are provided in the questionnaire and are also available on the Resources for Applicants page on MyHR.

3. Cover Letter: No

To be considered for this position, your resume must clearly demonstrate that you have the following:

A Degree in a natural resource field (preferably geology, hydrogeology, environmental science or geological engineering) and 1 year related experience Or

A Diploma in a natural resource field (preferably geology, hydrogeology, environmental science or geological engineering) and 3 years related experience Or

5 years directly related water resources experience if no relevant post-secondary education

Experience in groundwater quality and quantity data collection methods, including well construction, monitoring field methods, testing techniques, and sampling from a well

Experience with datalogging software, spreadsheets, and databases

Experience compiling, analysing and summarizing technical data

Experience writing technical reports and communications

Preference may be given to applicants who have experience in operating and maintaining observation wells and related equipment

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the criteria outlined in the attached job description/profile.

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Surrey, BC, CA
Posted on: 2015-09-22
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