Job Title:

Groundwater Protection Officer


BC Public Service


Surrey, BC

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BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

Salary $55,601.52 - $69,445.80 annually

Ensure water resources remain safe in B.C.

The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, South Coast Natural Resource Region requires a Groundwater Protection Officer to join our water team, which is committed to ensuring that the water resources and aquatic ecosystems of British Columbia remain safe, sustainable and valued by all.

In this role, your primary responsibility will be to carry out statutory responsibilities to promote and verify compliance with the Water Sustainability Act and Groundwater Protection Regulation, and provide critical technical expertise on groundwater protection and management issues within the South Coast Region.

This position is also posted as a Scientific Technical Officer 24 under requisition 40711 (

Qualifications for this role include:

  • A Degree in a natural resource field (preferably geology, hydrogeology, environmental science or geological engineering) and minimum 3 year water resource related experience;
  • Registered, or immediately eligible for registration, with a British Columbia professional association as required by the specialty area (e.g., Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists).  A holder of a limited licence with APEGBC to practice engineering or geoscience within the scope of hydrogeology will be considered.
  • Experience in groundwater quality and quantity field data collection methods, including monitoring, testing techniques, and sampling from a well.
  • Experience working with relevant computer software, including spreadsheets, databases and mapping (GIS) programs.
  • Experience compiling, analysing and summarizing technical data preparing graphs, tables and calculating basic statistics, and writing technical reports and communications.

Preference may be given to applicants with:

  • Experience with interpreting and applying legislation and regulation, including but not limited to working with the Water Sustainability Act (or former Water Act) and other statutes that support natural resource management.
  • Experience conducting water investigations, including aquifer and well characterization, with experience in British Columbia being an asset.
  • Experience with and/or knowledge of surface water management and protection.


For more information and to apply by May 29, 2017, please go to:

Quote Job Reference: 40711

Posted 2017-05-15

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