Local recruitment: Water Modelling Technologist

Government of Alberta

Calgary, AB, Canada 🇨🇦

Posting Date: Jan 17, 2023

Location: Calgary, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information

Job Title: Water Modelling Technologist 

Job Requisition ID: 36799

Ministry: Environment and Protected Areas

Location: Calgary

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: February 1, 2023

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.


Models play an important role in all aspects of modern environmental management by helping everyone, from policy makers to approval writers, diagnose and examine cause and effect conditions of past events and also forecast outcomes of future events.  They help us analyze environmental and human health questions and characterize systems that are too complex to be addressed solely through empirical means.

Are you passionate about providing high quality technical support for water quantity and quality modelling as well as modelling-related decision support tools? In this position you will have the opportunity to assist in the development of an innovative, integrated environmental modelling system in the province!

In this position you will collect and compile water quantity and quality monitoring data, historical meteorological data, and relevant GIS based geo-spatial data. You will extract, transform, and load various modelling input data to conform to required formats needed by the selected water quantity and quality models. You will support the preparation of modelling results, reports and presentations to management. Additionally, the Water Modelling Technologist will have the opportunity to provide leadership and oversight in designing, developing, maintaining, and enhancing water-related modelling tools, platforms, and processes.



  • Two-year technical diploma with relevance to hydrology, water resources, environment, earth science, computer science etc.
  • Four years related experience in water-related modelling, including providing data and modelling support to hydrologic, water allocation, or water quality models.
  • Valid Class 5 Drivers License or equivalent.
  • Computer programming skills (such as Python, R, C#, .NET and Visual Studio IDE) to develop input/output utilities for models.
  • Two-years of experience with database design using Microsoft SQL, Oracle, or MS Access.

Equivalency: Directly related education or experience considered on the basis of: one year of education for one year of experience; or one year of experience for one year of education.

  • For Example: Related Degree plus two years of relevant work experience.


  • Awareness of provincial acts, legislation, policy and departmental strategies such as: Water Act, Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA), and Water for Life strategy.
  • Knowledge and experience of Geographic Information System (GIS) including Esri GIS technology such as ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online.
  • Knowledge and experience of Safe Software technology such as Feature Manipulation Engine (FME).
  • Knowledge of department’s enterprise databases, e.g., Water Information System Kisters (WISKI), Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW), Environmental Management System (EMS), Alberta Geospatial Services Platform (AGSP), etc.
  • Knowledge and experience of big data management and analytics.

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

Agility: Ability to anticipate, assess, and readily adapt to changing priorities, manage resilience in times of uncertainty and effectively work in a changing environment.

Drive for Results: Knowing what outcomes are important and maximizing resources to achieve results that are aligned with the goals of the organization, while maintaining accountability to each other and external stakeholders.

Build Collaborative Environments: Leads and contributes to the conditions and environments that allow people to work collaboratively and productively to achieve outcomes.

Systems Thinking: The work done within the APS is part of a larger integrated and inter-related environment. It is important to know that work done in one part of the APS impacts a variety of other groups/projects inside and outside the APS. Systems Thinking allows us to keep broader impacts and connections in mind.

Creative Problem Solving: Ability to assess options and implications in new ways to achieve outcomes and solutions.


$2,476.19 to $3,261.33 bi-weekly ($64,628 – $85,120/year)


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

Please Note: This is a full time permanent position located in Calgary. 

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. In your resume include dates (including months and years) associated with all education and work experience.

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 Jane McEwen, TAS Administrator 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