Envt'l Protection Officer
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March 14, 2014
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:
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The following positions are available in the South Saskatchewan Region:
Environmental Protection Officer - Investigations (three permanent positions)
Location: Calgary (2 Positions)/Lethbridge (1 Position)
As an Environmental Protection Officer - Investigations, you will take an active role in the Department's Compliance Assurance Program to deliver on a variety of activities associated with Education and Enforcement activities. Major job functions focus on responding to public complaints and investigating alleged contraventions of the Province's Environmental and Public Lands Legislation. You will also be an active participant in the Department's emergency response program on an on-call basis. See the EPO - Investigation position profile for a detailed list of responsibilities.
Environmental Protection Officer - Inspections (one permanent position)
Location: Medicine Hat
As an Inspector, you will employ your strong technical knowledge when dealing with the resolution of a wide variety of environmental issues. You will assess and respond to environmental incidents and conduct proactive and reactive inspections to assess regulatory compliance. Throughout these inspections, you will review facilities' operational requirements from a technical and legislative perspective. See the EPO - Inspections position profile for a detailed list of responsibilities.
Water Act Flood Recovery Inspector (two temporary positions - two-year term)
As an Inspector focusing on 2013 Flood Recovery Assurance activities, you will be conducting proactive and reactive inspections to assess compliance of Flood Recovery works to ensure that they meet the requirements of the Water Act and Public Lands Act authorizations. You will utilize your exceptional inter-personal skills to achieve voluntary compliance with the Legislation. See the EPO - Inspections position profile for a detailed list of responsibilities.
Environmental Protection Officer - Drinking Water Inspector (one temporary position - one-year term)
As a Drinking Water Inspector, you will employ your strong technical knowledge when dealing with the resolution of compliance issues related to Drinking Water treatment facilities. You will assess and respond to drinking water quality incidents and conduct proactive and reactive inspections to assess regulatory compliance. Throughout these inspections, you will review facilities operational requirements from a technical and legislative perspective. See the EPO - Inspections position profile for a detailed list of responsibilities.
Environmental Protection Officer - Conservation and Reclamation Inspector (one temporary position - one-year term)
As a Conservation and Reclamation Inspector, you will employ your strong soil, vegetation and contamination technical knowledge when dealing with the resolution of environmental issues on both private and public lands. You will assess and respond to environmental issues by conducting proactive and reactive inspections to assess regulatory compliance of a variety of industrial, Non-Oil and Gas activities. Throughout these inspections, you will review facilities operational requirements from a technical and legislative perspective. See the EPO - Inspections position profile for a detailed list of responsibilities.
ABOUT YOUR COMPETENCIES:
COMMUNICATION skills to effectively prepare technical reports and clearly convey compliance information during meetings with local authorities, the general public and regulated community
IMPACT AND INFLUENCE to engage stakeholders through education and prevention; in addition, to professionally gain access to information from the regulated community when conducting compliance inspections and investigations, and while responding to environmental incidents in the province
CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING AND JUDGMENT abilities to analyze and assess compliance options and implications in order to identify a solution and recommend appropriate regulatory action within the legislation
SYSTEMS/STRATEGIC THINKING to take a broad scale, long-term view of environmental protection with the establishment of collaborative partnerships that promote environmental stewardship practices through compliance education and prevention programs
BUILDING COLLABORATIVE ENVRIONMENTS skills to build trust and establish credibility with diverse internal and external stakeholders while dealing with complex queries and situations
LEADERSHIP abilities to mentor and assist team members within the unit and act as a technical resource for colleagues, associates and outside agencies
ABOUT YOUR WORK ENVIRONMENT:
You will be working primarily out of an office located in Calgary, Lethbridge, or Medicine Hat. Travel and field work throughout the South Saskatchewan Region, potentially in remote areas of the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains, is required. You will have regular contact with Department staff; various government departments, local municipalities and government agencies; project stakeholders, members of the public, special interest groups, and the media. The ability to work on-call and respond to environmental incidents is essential to support the Department's mandate.
Two year technical diploma in a related field (preferably environmental sciences), supplemented by a minimum of six years of regulatory inspection is required. Experience in the direct application of the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, the Climate Change and Emissions Management Act, the Water Act, and the Public Lands Act is preferred. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite is essential. Equivalencies will be considered. Candidates with lesser qualifications may be considered at a lower classification and salary.
$2,428.11 to $3,188.38 bi-weekly ($63,373 to $83,216 per annum)
Four permanent and four temporary positions are available. This competition may be used to fill a number of current or future vacancies at an equivalent or lower level in various ministries throughout the Government of Alberta.
Comprehensive and competitive benefits plan:
Health Spending Account:
How to Apply
Please indicate the job ID, job title(s), and location(s) preference of the position(s) you are applying for.
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: Jane McEwen, 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.
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If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact Jane McEwen 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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