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Groundwater Monitoring Specialist

Date posted:
March 1 2024
BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work up to four (4) days at home per week subject to an approved telework agreement.
Groundwater Monitoring Specialist
$67,931.58 - $86,624.56 annually
The Environmental Monitoring and Analysis Branch is a key program area within the Environmental Protection Division. The branch manages and coordinates the acquisition, publication and application of data analytics and science-based knowledge, including the provision of lab services. The branch supports the management and stewardship of the natural resource sector through ambient monitoring data production, development of scientific/technical standards and guidelines.
The Groundwater Monitoring Specialist provides specialized technical services in ambient groundwater monitoring. The position also provides functional supervision to field staff, including training and operational guidance and provides leadership and direction to contractors and consultants.
Qualifications for this role include:
• Bachelor’s degree in natural sciences, earth sciences, civil or water resources engineering with emphasis in hydrogeology, engineering or groundwater hydrology or in a similar acceptable water or natural resource field such as those stated above; AND
• Registered (or is immediately eligible for registration) as a Professional Geoscientist or Professional Engineer with Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (EGBC); or as a Professional Agrologist with the British Columbia Institute of Agrologists (BCIA).
• Minimum three years of combined experience that must include all of the following:
o Experience working in a water resource management field, with specific experience in planning, organizing and leading field-based surface or groundwater assessments and providing oversight to those engaged in these activities.
o Experience planning and overseeing the drilling of observation/monitoring wells and collecting groundwater level and chemistry data.
o Experience interpreting and analyzing maps and data related to water and resource management, and in the use of associated technology, software, and equipment.
Preference may be given to applicants with the following:
• Experience establishing collaborative working relationships with scientific/technical/industry professionals, community leaders, First Nations and others.
British Columbia
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