Are you a hydrologist keen to work in a research team environment with Aquatic Research and Monitoring Section? Do you enjoy the challenges of working in remote field locations deploying, maintaining, and troubleshooting a variety of instrumentation? Do you have the analytical and statistical skills to process, synthesize, analyze, and prepare for presentation time-series and spatial data? If so, do not miss this opportunity to become part of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, applying your expertise in hydrology and leadership for the ongoing delivery of a large field monitoring project and to support a province-wide watershed hydrology research program.
The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is committed to being an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment.
• a defined benefit pension plan
• comprehensive health plan
• life and disability insurance
• flexible work arrangements
• collegial and professional work culture
• career growth and development opportunities across multiple business areas
• on-the-job training to support your success in the role
OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:
We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.
We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.
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We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario’s Human Rights Code http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/ontario-human-rights-code. Refer to the “How to apply” section if you require a disability-related accommodation.
What can I expect to do in this role?
In this role, you will:
• participate in the planning, preparation and delivery of hydrology field projects in all seasons
• procure, deploy, maintain, and troubleshoot specialized instrumentation to monitor hydrologic and climatologic processes
• procure, maintain, and troubleshoot field equipment such as ATVs and snowmobiles
• process and synthesise spatial and time-series data, conduct statistical analyses, prepare data summaries, and contribute to scientific reports
• provide training to field and laboratory staff, students and partners
How do I qualify?
• 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 they have a valid driver’s licence upon being hired.
• You possess or have the ability to obtain a valid Pleasure Craft Operator Card.
• You are able to travel to remote locations frequently and for multiple days.
• You have the physical ability to handle heavy equipment and work under adverse weather conditions.
• You have demonstrated knowledge of hydrological field sampling and monitoring methods in order to design and implement field programs.
• You have a demonstrated ability to deploy and operate specialized sampling equipment (e.g. snow samplers and sensors, total precipitation gages, pressure transducers, Acoustic Doppler Velocimeters, Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers, Gamma Radiation Snow Water Equivalent sensors etc.) to ensure data quality standards are met.
• You have demonstrated ability to use equipment such as ATVs, UTVs, and snowmobiles.
• You have working knowledge of scientific hydrologic principles, concepts and practices and their application to water management.
• You have knowledge of streamflow generating processes and can interpret streamflow time-series based on those processes.
• You have knowledge of worker responsibilities as outlined in the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations.
• You have demonstrated analytical skills and experience working with various time-series and spatial data (e.g. streamflow and climate data, regional climate model data, remotely sensed data).
• You have applied knowledge of statistical methods to analyze hydrological data (e.g. time-series, spatial) and contribute to scientific reports.
• You have demonstrated proficiency in computer programming languages (e.g. R, R-Shiny, Python, Matlab) to process, synthesize, and analyze time-series and spatial data.
• You possess strong organizational skills to manage multiple projects concurrently and solve problems.
• You can work in and lead a team with other staff and partners to meet required deliverables.
Interpersonal and communications skills:
• You possess proven interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate scientific information clearly and concisely with staff, the public, outside agencies, and research collaborators with tact and good judgment.
• You can effectively prepare written material for publication as presentations, technical reports and scientific literature.
• You have demonstrated computer skills with statistical, geographic information systems, computer programming (e.g. R, R-Shiny, Python, Matlab), word processing, spreadsheet, database development, and presentation software to manage complex datasets and information.
· 1 English Temporary – Seasonal, duration up to 42 weeks, 2140 East Bank Dr, Peterborough, East Region
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Wednesday, November 15, 2023
How to apply:
1. You must apply online https://www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/Apply.aspx?Language=English&JobID=206746 .
2. Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources https://www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/Docs/OPSCoverLetterandResumeWritingGuide.pdf.
3. Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.
4. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
5. If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please Contact Us https://www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/ContactUs.aspx to provide your contact information. Recruitment services team will contact you within 48 hours.
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 Wednesday, December 6, 2023 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.
We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.
The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer.
Accommodation is available under the Ontario’s Human Rights Code http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/ontario-human-rights-code .
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