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August 9, 2013
Natural Resources 8
Environment and Sustainable Resource Development
Environment and Sustainable Resource Development (ESRD) are the proud stewards of air, land, water, and biodiversity aiming to lead the achievement of desired environmental outcomes and sustainable development of natural resources for Albertans. For more information about the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development please visit our website at:
The Provincial Program Branch serves as an integrator of operations efficiencies and alignment. The Aggregate Unit under the Provincial Program Branch manages the processes for delivery of the aggregate management strategy that covers all public lands in Alberta and is based on the principles of integrated resource management and public lands sustainability. This unit also manages the processes for reviewing and approving surface material extraction projects on public lands.
This senior technical position reports directly to the Section Head, Major Industrial Applications and Reclamation and is expected to develop, deliver and continually enhance the provincial aggregate audit program in accordance with relevant legislation, regulations, and policies. As the provincial specialist, the position supports the effective allocation, administration and management of sand, gravel, peat and other surface materials distributed under the Ministry's mandate. The position is considered the Ministry expert with respect to the measurement and reporting of surface materials extracted from public lands by ensuring operators accurately measure and report volumes of surface materials extracted from public lands under license or lease. The Aggregate Auditor impacts not only the economic returns that Albertans received for the use of those surface materials, but also the long-term management and sustainability of public lands.
Please see the attached position profile below for a detailed list of responsibilities.
ABOUT YOUR COMPETENCIES:
COMMUNICATION skills to represent the department in discussions with industrial proponents and regulatory agencies, provide accurate information, conduct oral presentations, and respond to questions appropriately
SELF MANAGEMENT to demonstrate independent work and reliability, and the ability to shift priorities rapidly; display sound planning/organizing skills, and take ownership and accountability for the work performed while striving for continual improvement
ADAPTABILITY to handle a diversity of work tasks such as developing and implementing the audit program processes, designing training and workshops, preparing briefing notes, and negotiating directly with industry representatives
LEADERSHIP skills to promote innovation, build consensus and motivate others to accept and adopt new concepts and approaches
CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING AND JUDGEMENT abilities to resolve problems with little precedent and make decisions with considerable implications for the collection of royalties associated with the extraction of surface materials from public lands
STRATEGIC THINKING ability to broadly assess options, implications and future opportunities to promote the audit program delivery and for developing strategies to meet policy, legislative and regulatory requirements
About Your Work Environment:
In this role, you will primarily be working in an office setting located in Edmonton; however some travel within the province may be required. You will have regular and on-going contact with Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development staff, other departments, external stakeholders and the public.
A degree in Natural Resource Management or a related discipline, plus four years related experience is required. Experience with land surveying techniques, volumetric assessment approaches and principles to effectively estimate and measure volumes of surface materials extracted from Public Lands would be considered as asset. As well as experience with government legislation, regulations and policies applicable to management of public land would also be considered an asset. Equivalencies will be considered. Candidates with lesser qualifications may be considered at a lower classification and salary.
$2,610.76 to $3,371.99 bi-weekly ($68,140 to $88,008 per annum)
This competition may be used to fill current or future vacancies at an equivalent or lower level throughout the Government of Alberta.
WHAT CAN WE OFFER YOU?
Comprehensive benefits plan:
Formal leadership and mentorship programs
Personal and professional learning and development
How to Apply
Online applications are preferred. Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition.
If you are unable to apply online, please submit your cover letter and resume, quoting the Job ID, to: Melissa Kuzyk, Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, Human Resources, 4th Floor, Petroleum Plaza, South Tower, 9915-108 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5K 2G8. Fax: (780) 427-2513.
It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) -
It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.
To learn more about the requirements of the job, click here:
If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact Melissa Kuzyk at: ESRD.HRS@gov.ab.ca. We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check
for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.
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