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BC Public Service

STO-RE 24R - Snow Survey Technology Specialist

Sidney, BC
Full Time
3 days ago
73,855 to 84,134 per year
Posting Title
STO-RE 24R - Snow Survey Technology Specialist

Position Classification
Scientific/Tech Off R24 - Res


Work Options

Sidney, BC V8L 1W3 CA (Primary)

Salary Range
$73,855.42 - $84,134.34 annually

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Env & Climate Change Strategy

Ministry Branch / Division
Environmental Protection Division

Job Summary

Apply your expertise and passion in this rewarding career opportunity

Reporting to the Snow Networks Specialist, the Snow Networks Technology Specialist leads the continuous technical enhancement of the Provincial Snow Weather Monitoring and Groundwater Observation Well Network.

This positionensures the day-to-day functionality of the provincial snow and climate monitoring networks. The Snow Survey Technology Specialist also manages and allocates the use and maintenance of sophisticated equipment for provincial monitoring locations (e.g., Remote Calibration Systems and Data Acquisition Systems).

Job Requirements:
  • Combination of education and relevant experience:
    • Technical Diploma in Environmental Monitoring, Meteorology, or related discipline and five (5) years directly related experience, or
    • Bachelor's Degree in Resource Management, Physical Geography, Climatology, Meteorology or related discipline and three (3) years directly related experience; or
    • Master's Degree in Resource Management, Physical Geography, Climatology, Meteorology or related discipline and one (1) year directly related experience; or
    • Other relevant equivalent combination of education, experience and training may be considered.
  • Experience in environmental monitoring and reporting.
  • Experience using snow survey, meteorological, or environmental monitoring technology.
  • Experience maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing meteorological monitoring networks and instrumentation.
  • Experience establishing program and project objectives and priorities.
  • Experience in evaluating snow monitoring and meteorological/climate technology and infrastructure to improve data delivery to our clients.
  • Experience developing and documenting standards and procedures, and the validation, report writing and summarizing of snow and climate data.
  • Experience developing and delivering training materials on operation and maintenance of monitoring technology.
  • Experience in managing datasets, data entry and managing metadata.

Willingness Statements
  • Must be willing to travel extensively across the Province.
  • Travel and work on weekends may be required.
  • Must be possess and maintain a valid B.C. driver's license.
  • Meet safety standards of Work Safe BC when working in field.
  • Maintain physical fitness to be able to conduct field work which may include: travel to remote areas by vehicle, air, boat, snow machine, or foot; overnight or extended stay in rough camp conditions and outdoor work in all weather conditions; lifting and carrying over 50 pounds.

For questions regarding this position, please contact .

About this Position:
Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work from home a few days a week subject to an approved Telework Agreement.
An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies.
Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment.

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How to Apply:
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed above.

Cover Letter: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume: YES - A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.

Questionnaire: YES - You will need to complete a comprehensive questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and how you obtained your relevant experience. The questionnaire will take approximately 60 minutes to complete.

Helpful tips, videos and more regarding the application process can be found on the Your Job Application page of MyHR. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying, e-mail , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Additional Information:
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located at the bottom of the posting.

Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Category
Scientific and Technical

Additional Information