Manager, Groundwater Management Section

Manager, Groundwater Management Section

GE4 Geologist 4


Department of Environment, Climate and Parks

Water Science and Watershed Management Branch, Water Stewardship

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 39950

Salary(s):   GE4 $88,278.00 – $113,405.00 per year

Closing Date:   October 26, 2022

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to women, Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect for 12 months.

The Department of Manitoba Environment, Climate and Parks is looking for a hydrogeologist with strong project management and supervisory experience to lead a team of hydrogeologists and technicians in the delivery of programs to protect and manage groundwater in Manitoba.  Groundwater is expected to be highlighted as a key focus area in the new provincial water management strategy and a recent increase in resources to the section ensures that this manager position will have a key role in shaping new programming.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must possess and maintain a valid full stage Manitoba Class 5 driver’s licence
  • Must be willing and able to work overtime when required
  • Must be willing and able to travel throughout the province and occasionally outside of Manitoba (within Canada and the United States)
  • Must be willing and able to undertake field work under sometimes harsh weather conditions
  • Must be registered with Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba (or eligible to be registered)



  • Possess a university degree in science or engineering with specialization in hydrogeology.
  • Highly skilled in hydrogeological analyses.
  • Experience in program management and planning, including designing studies, budgeting, undertaking statistical analyses, implementing, and evaluating complex groundwater related programs.
  • Experience in identifying impacts to groundwater and developing mitigation strategies.
  • Highly developed political acumen to account for matters of public interest, and to develop recommendations for consideration by appropriate decision-makers.
  • Excellent organizational, decision-making, and strategic thinking skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership and supervisory experience, with ability to coach and mentor staff.
  • Highly developed listening and interpersonal skills with the ability to maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders and the public.
  • Strong written communication skills with experience preparing, reviewing and writing complex reports and documents to support decision making.
  • Effective verbal communication skills including the ability to prepare and deliver presentations.


  • Demonstrated knowledge of and/or experience with Manitoba’s complex hydrogeology.

The Manager, Groundwater Management Section is a technical expert, leader and manager responsible for approval and delivery of groundwater management programs and legislation.  The manager provides sound leadership, technical expertise, planning, coordination, and fiscal accountability for a section comprised of professional personnel and also provides leadership on transboundary groundwater management. The Groundwater Management Section administers The Ground Water and Water Well Act; undertakes studies to map the occurrence and quality of groundwater; monitors groundwater quality and water levels and stores this information in databases; evaluates the sustainable development capacity of aquifers; carries out studies to assess natural water quality and the potential for impacts from various human activities; and represents the department on intergovernmental boards and task forces related to groundwater management.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 39950

Service Centre 2

Human Resource Services

360-1395 Ellice Avenue

Winnipeg, MB , R3G 3P2

Phone:  204-945-7182

Fax: 204-948-2841


Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions for represented positions may be grieved by internal represented applicants. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


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