AMENDED - Hydrologist

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Closing date: Jun 18, 2018

Location: Yellowknife

Department: ENR Water Research & Studies

Job Code: 15580

Salary: $95,589 - $114,134

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

Environment and Natural Resources actively collaborates to protect, manage and restore ecosystem health, promote environmental stewardship and support the wise use of natural resources for the benefit of ecosystems, which include the people of the Northwest Territories.

Job Information

The Hydrologist position is located in Yellowknife and reports to the Manager, Research and Studies. The Hydrologist is responsible for working with ENR divisions, GNWT departments, and external partners, including universities and interjurisdictional partners, to lead, plan, design and implement multiple and diverse hydrological research and monitoring programs to improve NWT water resource management.  The Hydrologist will produce scientifically defensible information required for the assessment and management of northern water resources; interpret, analyze, synthesize and report on collected hydrological information; and verify, compile, organize and manage hydrological data in regional and national databases to ensure data are current and correct for use by internal and external clients.

The Hydrologist will act as a departmental representative with internal and external stakeholders on the subject of hydrology, and represent the division/department on a variety of internal and external boards and at public and community meetings. The Hydrologist will act as a senior technical advisor on hydrology issues to GNWT senior management responsible for the negotiation and implementation of transboundary water management agreements and generally make recommendations that support the interests of Northerners with regard to NWT water management.

Typically the above qualification would be attained by a Master’s Degree in environmental science or resource management, with at least two years progressive experience in environmental management, planning and/or program delivery. Relevant experience in an NWT setting with both government and private industry are an asset.

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Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Management and Recruitment Services
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Yellowknife Centre 5th Floor  
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Fax: (867) 873-0445

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID #15580         

Closing Date: June 18, 2018 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $49.02 per hour to $58.53 per hour (approximately $95,589 - $114,134.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.

Anticipatory Hiring

The Department of is anticipating one (1) vacancy within the next 2 months.