Local recruitment: Surface Water Monitor Technologist

Government of Alberta

Edmonton, AB, Canada 🇨🇦

Date: Jan 13, 2022

Location: Edmonton, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information

Job Title: Surface Water Monitor Technologist 

Job Requisition ID: 22517

Ministry: Environment & Parks

Location: Edmonton

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Temporary till Aug 12, 2022

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: January 20, 2022

Classification: Subsidiary 12B 3625 Technologies 5

About Us

The Government of Alberta is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported. For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit: https://www.alberta.ca/diversity-inclusion-policy.aspx

We support Albertans in being proud stewards of air, land, water and biodiversity by leading the work required for the desired environmental outcomes and sustainable development of natural resources.
For more information about the Ministry of Environment and Parks, please visit our website at: http://www.alberta.ca/environment-and-parks.aspx


Do you have a genuine interest in keeping land and water resources safe and sustainable in our communities and have the skills to complete water monitoring activities? Do you enjoy outdoor field-orientated work, are comfortable around water, and able to perform duties in all types of weather conditions? Come join our team. 

Water Quality Technologists are part of the ambient environmental monitoring team located in Edmonton and are involved in projects throughout the province, with this position focusing on northern Alberta watersheds.  

You will be responsible for environmental ambient monitoring, primarily surface water quality, but also in areas that include hydrometric, meteorological and groundwater monitoring.

Data collected is collected according to National Standards for use in the assessment and management of Alberta water resources, including critical flood, drought and emergency monitoring, compliance, scientific studies, public safety and ecosystem/watershed protection. 

This data collection, utilizing various instrumentation, equipment and sampling techniques, will be used to ensure Alberta’s surface water is a safe and sustainable resource and to help maintain 

You may also be required to be required to respond to environmental emergencies as needed.  

Utilizing your great organizational and time management skills and your ability to provide innovative ideas, effectively problem solve and manage projects, you will identify process enhancement opportunities to pursue continuous improvement and performance measurement.

About Your Work Environment 
A valid Class 5 driver’s license is required operate specialized vehicles such as   boats, snow machines, ATVs. Our Water Quality teams frequently travel in helicopters and as such, you must be comfortable with flights and heights. This position will also require you to work outside in adverse weather and road conditions, and be exposed to various domestic animals and wildlife. Ability to swim is fundamentally important.  Long hours and/or weekend work may become necessary in the field at any time and therefore flexibility is essential.



  • Two-year technical diploma in a water related Environmental area, plus a minimum of four (4) years related experience in field water monitoring; equivalencies will be considered

Other Requirements:

  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License 
  • Proficiency and experience with MS Office Applications including technical software applications is required including various multi-probe calibration/programming software


  • Current designation or eligibility for professional or technical association membership or designation such as CET (Certified Engineering Technician)  or Professional Biologist
  • Safety Certifications such as Standard First Aid, Defensive Driver, Collision Avoidance, Trailering, WHMIS, TDG, Marine Emergency Duty / Small Vessel Operator Proficiency training and cold-water survival, Wildlife Awareness, Swift Water Rescue, and Ice Safety Technician

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process. 

This link will assist you with understanding competencies: https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/psc-alberta-public-service-competency-model.pdf

Creative Problem Solving – Using your excellent problem-solving skills, you will find innovative solutions to problems and challenges that might be encountered while being responsible for sample collections and monitoring water quality. 

Agility – You will have the ability to anticipate, assess and readily adapt to changing priorities, maintain resilience and work effectively in changing environments and be flexible to respond, especially in emergency situations. 

Drive for Results – Your work exceeds goals and you partner with others to achieve objectives.  You can work independently or with others to plan and execute field trips, understand considerations for seasonal weather conditions and community impact, and be timely in responding to situations.

Build Collaborative Environments – You facilitate open communication and learn to leverage the skills, opinions and knowledge of others to enhance your own self-knowledge, show respect and appreciation for others and have to ability to effectively minimize crisis or resolve conflict. 


$2,445.61 to $3,221.06 bi-weekly ($63,830 to $84,069 annually) 


  • Hours of Work: 7.25 hours per day based on 36.25 hours per week, Monday to Friday
  • This is a temporary assignment to begin immediately until August 12, 2022

Please note in your cover letter your experience directly related to field water monitoring.

What we offer:

How To Apply

Click on the “Apply” button.  

Candidates are required to apply for a job online. Please visit https://www.alberta.ca/navigating-online-jobs-application.aspx to learn more about creating a candidate profile and other tips for the Government of Alberta’s online application system. 

If you are not currently an employee with the Government of Alberta, the first step in applying for a job is creating your candidate profile within our online application system, click here to access the main log in page where you are able to ‘Create an account’, reset your password (‘Forgot your password’) or ‘Sign  In’ should you already have an account. 

Existing employees should access the Career tile in 1GX to submit their application in order to be recognized as an internal applicant. 

Once you have created your candidate profile, visit the Alberta Public Service job site to apply for jobs at https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-public-service-jobs.aspx

Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.  

Resources for applicants:

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) https://www.alberta.ca/iqas-overview.aspx. Applicants are encouraged to include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.

Closing Statement

The Government of Alberta has implemented a proof of COVID 19 vaccination policy for all Alberta Public Service employees. To be eligible for an offer of employment, you will be required to comply with the following:

  • Proof of full COVID 19 vaccination;
  • If you are the successful candidate and have not provided proof of COVID 19 vaccination, you may select to produce a negative PCR (molecular polymerase chain reaction) or rapid test result, date-stamped within 72 hours of every scheduled work day/shift, on an ongoing basis. These tests will be paid for by the employee;
  • Candidates and employees who are unable to get vaccinated based on a protected ground under the Alberta Human Rights Act may request approval for an exemption and accommodation.

 Please be advised if you are the successful candidate, at the time of offer you will be required to show proof of vaccination with your QR code or indicate you will be conducting the PCR or rapid testing.

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates’ qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, and/or require a disability related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Jane McEwen at [email protected].

If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check http://www.jobs.alberta.ca for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.





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