Local recruitment: EPO Wetlands Specialist

Government of Alberta

Red Deer, AB, Canada 🇨🇦

Posting Date: Dec 22, 2022

Location: Red Deer, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information

Job Title: EPO Wetlands Specialist 

Job Requisition ID: 36974

Ministry: Environment and Protected Areas

Location: Red Deer

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Temporary (12 months)

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: January 12, 2023

Classification: Subsidiary 12B 3625 Technologies 7

About Us

The Government of Alberta (GoA) 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 on the Ministry of Environment and Protected Areas, please visit: https://www.alberta.ca/environment-and-protected-areas.aspx.


This position will act as a technical resource for colleagues and associates within the Regulatory Assurance Division for the Approvals and Compliance Programs, reviewing wetland application submissions and providing advice in addressing non-compliance and unauthorized activities under the Water Act, with a particular focus on wetland policy implementation. This position is required to assess a diversity of authorized and unauthorized works constructed to alter the natural environment, the application of compliance tools to the avoidance, minimization, and restoration hierarchy found in the department’s wetland policy to promote compliance. This position examines these works within the context of existing and predecessor regulations and sound hydrology, wetland assessment principles, and engineering practices.

Provides technical and regulatory advice including issues pertaining to water drainage works, impacts to wetlands, surface water management, erosion, flooding, and water control structures within the context of existing and predecessor regulations and sound hydrology, wetland assessment principles, and/or engineering practices.

This position reports to the Compliance Manager.

The additional responsibilities of EPO Wetland Specialist are:

  • Support Wetland Policy Implementation
  • Participation in the development the provincial wetland program
  • Complaint/Incident Response
  • Technical support and development of enforcement orders
  • Inspections and technical support for remedial investigations
  • Educational/Training Programs and Initiatives
  • Compliance Sweeps 


Two-year technical diploma in a related field (preferably environmental science, engineering, hydrology, ecology) plus seven years related experience in wetland and water management is required.

Equivalency: Directly related education or experience considered on the basis of:

  • 1 year of education for 1 year of experience; or
  • 1 year of experience for 1 year of education.

The following will be considered as assets:

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, environmental science or other directly relevant course of study.
  • An Authenticating Professional (or have the ability to qualify as an Authenticating Professional within one year) is preferred.
  • Knowledge and application of wetland science, water resources management, hydrology, and/or ecology for remedial projects.
  • Experience as an aquatic environmental professional.
  • Knowledge of environment legislation and regulations.

APS Competencies

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.

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

How Competencies will apply to this role:
Creative Problem-Solving: You will use your scientific knowledge and expertise to create new and innovative solutions to mitigate environmental concerns.

Systems Thinking: You will have an understanding of how your role impacts working with others to see the larger picture of overseeing the environmental well-being in Alberta.

Develop Networks: You will interact with other scientists, ministries and external stakeholders to research, share and develop innovative approaches to projects, plans and situations as they arise.

Build Collaborative Environments: You will use effective negotiation and facilitation skills to bring resolution to complex issues among diverse group/individuals.

Drive for Results: Using your strong communication, leadership and interpersonal skills, you will develop and deliver understandable scientific information to key stakeholders, the scientific community, public audiences, and senior executives in government.


$2,843.14 to $3,743.28 bi-weekly ($74,205 – $97,699/year)


  • This is a full-time temporary position.
  • Monday – Friday, 36.25 hours per week. 
  • This position requires approximately 25% of time for travel to regional operation.

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

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 Jane.McEwen@gov.ab.ca.

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.





IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development