Local recruitment: Water Supply Data Specialist

Government of Alberta

Edmonton, AB, Canada 🇨🇦

Posting Date: Nov 24, 2022

Location: Edmonton, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information

Job Title: Water Supply Data Specialist 

Job Requisition ID: 35567

Ministry: Environment and Protected Areas

Location: Edmonton

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Temporary (for approximately 8 months)

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: December 8, 2022

Classification: 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


The Water Supply Data Specialist delivers operational support and maintenance for the real-time data collection systems which gather, manage, quality control and distribute hydromet data, reservoir operation data, water quality data, groundwater well data to support flood forecasting, river ice monitoring, water supply forecasting, irrigation operations and reservoir operations in Alberta. The Water Supply Data Specialist position is formally recognized as part of the ministry’s critical services team who offer 24/7 on-call services during river flooding, ice break-up, heavy rainfall events and natural disasters.

In this role, you will maintain data assets and operate data systems and tools necessary for stewarding real-time and historical water data, perform quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) of water supply data, and work with staff to maintain and enhance existing applications and to continually improve the quality, quantity and accessibility of data. You will also provide training and support to stakeholders, staff, consultants and citizens to encourage access to and responsible use of data and data systems.

ABOUT YOUR WORK ENVIRONMENT: In this role, you will primarily be working in an office setting located in Edmonton. You will have regular and on-going contact with industry, consultants, other government staff and the general public. Some travel may be required to effectively support the priority work of the Branch.



  • Two-year technical Diploma in a related field such as Water Resources Technology, Environmental Science or Hydrology.
  • 4 years related experience including experience with telemetry, data communication and data acquisition systems, as well as working knowledge of data management solutions such as WISKI. 
  • Eligible for Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET) recognition.
  • Valid class 5 driver’s license or equivalent.

Equivalencies will be considered on a one for one basis (one year of education for one year of experience and vice versa). 


  • Knowledge of water monitoring programs and water resource activities (Flood forecasting, dam operations, irrigation networks, etc. ) in Alberta.
  • Knowledge of Linux, Windows and database software tools such as MS-ACCESS, EXCEL, SQL or equivalent.

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

  • DRIVE FOR RESULTS: to ensure data are current, reliable and of premium quality as this information forms the basis for critical water management decisions in Alberta and beyond. The maintenance of timely and high quality data acquisition processes is one of the central responsibilities of this position. 
  • CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING: to respond to multiple complex and specialized telemetry problems and data requests, recommend system revisions and updates to applications, pre-empt problems that threaten the functionality of the data acquisition process and troubleshoot data communications processes.
  • BUILD COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENTS: this position requires effective communication and collaborative skills in order to facilitate interactions with the public, industry, consultants and departmental staff. 
  • AGILITY: to take a lead role in addressing telemetry problem/data requests and maintaining the water supply system during critical and urgent situations such as floor periods, ice jams and drought. As well as detect and pre-empt problems. 
  • DEVELOP NETWORKS: to collaborate with other stakeholders, on projects to enhance, develop, or revise water data systems to achieve higher efficiency on performance, reliability, and accessibility for the data.


$2,445.61 to $3,221.06 biweekly ($63,830 – $ 84,069/year)


Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

Please Note: This is a temporary full time position until approximately July 9th 2023.

Applicants are required to provide a cover letter with clear and concise specific examples that demonstrate how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements and competencies.

What We Offer: 

How To Apply

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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

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 Christie-Anne Silverthorn 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.