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STO RE 27 - Research Climatologist

Victoria, BC
Full Time
26 days ago
Posting Title
STO RE 27 - Research Climatologist

Position Classification
Scientific/Tech Off R27 - Res


Victoria, BC V9B6X2 CA (Primary)

Salary Range
$69,900.80 - $79,791.25 annually

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> FLNRO and Rural Development

Ministry Branch / Division
Office of the Chief Forester, Climate Change and Integrated Planning Branch

Job Summary

Research Climatologist
Scientific Technical Officer [Resource] 27R

This position is located in Victoria, BC.
An eligibility list may be established.
This position is also posted as a Licensed Science Officer [Other] 3 via Requisition 62116 .

The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is the Province's agency responsible for land and resource management in BC, which includes the protection of the Province's archaeological and heritage resources. Operating on a provincial land base of over 94 million hectares, the ministry ensures the sustainable management of forest, wildlife, water, and other land based resources; works with Indigenous and rural communities to strengthen and diversify their economies; and supports activities that provide environmental, economic, cultural, and social benefits. The ministry is responsible for wildfire management and facilitates safe public access to a wide range of recreational activities such as hunting, fishing, and access to BC's wilderness and backcountry. The ministry oversees policy development, operational management and implementation, and administers all or part of over 60 statutes and associated regulations.

The Research Climatologist is a scientific advisor and researcher at the provincial level in the field of natural resource management. This position oversees the provincial climatology program and liaises with other programs in areas of overlap. This includes strategic analysis and identifying needs, conducting research to support science-based decision-making, preparing and presenting extension materials, and providing expert professional advice relating to climatology and climate change science.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact . DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. Information and tips about how to complete your job application, including adding or editing your résumé and applying for jobs, are available at the following link: Your Job Application . If you still experience technical difficulties applying for a competition, please send an email to before the stated closing time and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

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

To be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

  • Doctorate in climatology (or related field) and at least two years' experience or a thesis-based M.Sc. in climatology (or related field) and at least four years' experience.
  • Advanced knowledge and demonstrated experience in one of ecophysiology, hydrology, or soil science.
  • Demonstrated knowledge, competency, and experience with field research techniques, experimental methods and design, statistics, data handling, organization and computer analysis techniques, and associated quantitative analysis software.
  • Preference may be given to a candidate with one or more of the following:
    • climate modelling expertise and experience;
    • experience directing other's scientific work to achieve research objectives; and
    • experience incorporating Traditional Ecological Knowledge with climate science.
  • Must have a valid BC driver's licence.
  • Willing and able to work outdoors in remote areas and in a variety of conditions.
  • Willing and able to fly in planes and helicopters.
  • Must hold, or be willing and able to obtain, Level 1 First Aid Certification (as necessary).
  • Must hold, or be willing and able to obtain, chain saw, ATV, and snow machine operator certifications (as necessary).

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.

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.


Cover Letter: YES - A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.

Résumé: YES - Ensure that your résumé includes your educational accomplishments and employment history, including job titles, start and end dates (month and year), your job related responsibilities for each job in your employment history, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Questionnaire: YES - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a standard online questionnaire (current employment status, eligibility to apply, etc.).

Job Category
Natural Resource Sector, Policy, Research and Economics, Scientific and Technical
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing