Local recruitment: Executive Director (Water and Waste Policy)

Government of Alberta

Edmonton, AB, Canada 🇨🇦

Date: Jan 14, 2022

Location: Edmonton, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information

Job Title: Executive Director, Water and Waste Policy 

Job Requisition ID: 22717

Ministry: Environment & Parks

Location: Edmonton

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: January 30, 2022

Classification: Executive Manager I

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

Alberta Environment and Parks is committed to establishing Alberta as an environmental leader. Proud stewards of air, land, water and biodiversity, the ministry leads the achievement of desired environmental outcomes and sustainable development of natural resources for Albertans.

For further information, visit the ministry website at www.alberta.ca/environment-and-parks.aspx


Reporting to the Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy Division, the Executive Director Water and Waste Policy, will provide leadership and oversight in the development and implementation of water and waste policy and programs for the province. With a strategic environmental focus, you will lead the design and development of an integrated water policy framework for surface water, groundwater and wastewater as well as provincial waste management and circular economy policy framework, including legislation, regulations, programs, standards and codes. 

A strategic leader, you will guide multi-disciplinary teams to address complex provincial, national and international water and waste management issues. With exceptional strengths in developing relationships and excellent communication skills, you will build partnerships with provincial government ministries, other levels of government, industry, regulators, Indigenous stakeholders. non-governmental organizations and others.  As a member of the leadership team, you will contribute to the development of policy and planning initiatives essential to a thriving environmental management system that advances environmental, economic and social outcomes for the province. Key to your success in this role will be to ensure alignment and integration as a proven leader with the strategic goals of the ministry and the corporate goals of government. 


Your background includes extensive senior management experience with strengths in policy development and implementation and a solid understanding of sustainable development, water management and waste management. You have exceptional skills in negotiation, communication and conflict management to affect change and achieve positive results. Your ability to develop strategic partnerships and working relationships with key stakeholder groups is also essential. Demonstrated consultative approach and ability to lead complex projects, and ability to influence innovative approaches will support your success in this role. A degree in science, natural resources or a related discipline is preferred.  


$4,801.47 to $6,310.03 ($125,318 – $164,691 / year) 


Final candidates will be required to undergo a security screening.  

Links and information on what the GoA has to offer:

Please see the attached search profile for more information on position responsibilities.  Search Profile

How To Apply

Click on the “Apply Now” 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/international-qualifications-assessment.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 is implementing a proof of COVID 19 vaccination policy for all Alberta Public Service employees, to improve the health and safety of Alberta Public Service employees and Albertans we serve
Any candidates in the process for applying for employment with the Government of Alberta, must be able to comply with one of the following:

  • Proof of COVID 19 vaccination; 
  • If you are a 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 starting on December 14, 2021. 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.

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 Executive Search 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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