Canada nationals: Drinking Water Quality Provincial Expert

Government of Alberta
Edmonton, AB, Canada
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Experience Level: 
3-4 Years
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)


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The Provincial Programs Branch of the Operations Division of Environment and Parks is currently looking to fill the position of Drinking Water Quality Provincial Expert.

Reporting to the Director, Drinking Water and Wastewater, you will have a leading role in the provincial drinking water program by serving as the Ministry's provincial expert on issues related to drinking water quality. As the drinking water quality expert, you will be responsible for maintaining and leading revisions to regulatory and non-regulatory instruments such as provincial Standards and Guidelines, operational policies, and regulations related to the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act to support the provision of safe drinking water to all Albertans.

You will be the provincial expert for safeguarding all aspects of drinking water quality to ensure the protection of public health. You will be successful in this challenging role by working closely with staff in Provincial Programs Branch, Environment and Parks, and other key ministries notably Alberta Health to identify and implement improvements. These include setting new standards, regulatory processes, program management systems, all related to drinking water systems.

In this role, you will be working primarily in an office setting located in downtown Edmonton and Twin Atria, and will have frequent contact with ministry staff, other government departments, and external stakeholders. Some travel is required to attend meetings outside of Edmonton.

Salary: $2,963.75 - $3,904.80 bi-weekly ($77,353 - $101, 915 annually). Closing Date: February 5, 2019. Job ID #1053089

Qualifications: A completed Masters Degree in a related discipline such as environmental science/engineering, chemistry, biological sciences is required. Preference will be given to candidates with a completed PhD in a related field.

In addition to education, a minimum of 4 years of work experience is required, including project management or regulatory experience in the water industry and some demonstrable experience related to research projects. Strong fundamental knowledge of drinking water treatment process technologies is required. Memberships in appropriate professional bodies in Alberta is essential, such as for example the Association of the Chemical Profession of Alberta, Alberta Society of Professional Biologists, and the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.

Equivalencies will be considered.


Competencies are behaviours 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. The links below will assist you with understanding competencies:

Agility - Ability to identify, anticipate, and analyze complex issues.

Drive for Results - Ability to successfully manage multiple projects, meet timelines and work under pressure.

Build Collaborative Environments - Ability to build and maintain effective and productive working relationships.

Develop Networks - Strong communication and interpersonal skills to develop and deliver understandable scientific information to key stakeholders, the scientific community, public audiences, and senior executives in government.

Systems Thinking - Ability to synthesize findings to identify risks, possible actions and where possible, solutions.

Creative Problem Solving - Creative thinking may involve the identification of environmental thresholds in highly complex systems to provide safe drinking water.


This position may be used to fill future vacancies across the Government of Alberta, at equal or lower classification and salary.

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Online applications are preferred via . 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.

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If you are unable to apply online, please contact Human Resources at 780-422-7757.

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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, please contact Human Resources at 780-422-7757. 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.