Local recruitment: O & M Technologist

Government of Alberta

Camrose, AB, Canada 🇨🇦

Posting Date: Mar 3, 2023

Location: Camrose, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information

Job Title: O & M Technologist 

Job Requisition ID: 37516

Ministry: Agriculture and Irrigation

Location: Camrose

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 40 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: March 20, 2023

Classification: Technologies 4

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 Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation is responsible for the policies, legislation, regulations, programs and services that enable Alberta’s agriculture and food sectors to flourish and contribute to Alberta’s economic recovery and growth. The ministry’s role is diverse, ranging from food safety and industry growth and diversification to increasing investment and supporting growth in rural Alberta. The ministry also supports foundational programs like irrigation and agricultural societies that help create strong rural communities and resilient agriculture sectors. For more information about the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, please visit our website at: https://www.alberta.ca/agriculture-and-irrigation.aspx

Water Infrastructure and Operations Branch (WIOB) is part of Alberta Agriculture and Irrigation and has the mandated responsibility to safely operate and maintain provincially owned water infrastructure.  The Branch is made up of multidisciplinary teams related to Operations, Maintenance, Capital Replacement/Rehabilitation, Alberta Dam and Canal Safety, Environmental Mitigation and Monitoring and Land Management administration. WIOB is Province wide with office locations in Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Vulcan, Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton, Camrose, Spruce Grove and Peace River as well as several field offices at major infrastructure like the St Mary Dam, Oldman River Dam and Dickson Dam.


Are you a highly skilled and experienced Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Technologist looking for a new challenge? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment where your expertise is critical to maintaining the safety and efficiency of water infrastructure projects? If so, we want to hear from you!

We are currently seeking an O&M Technologist to join our team in Central Alberta. In this role, you will be responsible for the safe and efficient operation, maintenance and inspections of various complex provincially owned water infrastructure projects over a large geographical area in Central Alberta.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the maintenance, repair and rehabilitation of all provincially owned water management infrastructure in the Camrose, Red Deer, and Vermilion areas as well as associated mechanical, electrical and civil works.
  • Complete required scheduled inspections to determine changing site conditions, structural conditions and maintenance requirements.
  • Monitor projects to ensure operational objectives are being met during varied flow conditions, including floods and droughts.
  • Participate in the on-site Workplace Health and Safety Program in accordance with the Department’s Health and Safety policy.

We offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package including a pension plan, and the opportunity to work on exciting projects that make a real difference in the community.

If you are interested in this challenging and rewarding opportunity, apply now!

Two (2) year technical diploma preferably in Civil Engineering Technology, Water Resources or in a related field plus two (2) years related experience in the operation, maintenance and inspection of water infrastructure projects.  Experience with other civil infrastructure will be considered.

Additional Requirements:

  • A valid Class 5 driver’s license or equivalent
  • Strong knowledge of mechanical and civil maintenance and construction
  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations and possess strong communication skills
  • Strong computer skills

Equivalencies may be considered – 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.


  • Previous experience with and knowledge of SCADA systems, electrical and control systems, motors, hoists, pumps, generators and cranes is ideal.
  • Knowledge of and experience with a variety of hand tools and maintenance equipment (e.g. chainsaws, drills, weed whackers, skid steer, ATV etc.)
  • Familiarity with Alberta’s Water Act, Dam Safety Regulations, and Occupational Health and Safety Act, Regulation, and Code

To be successful in this role you should have:

  • strong communication skills
  • familiarity with preventative maintenance programs
  • the ability be a self-starter that takes initiative, proactively anticipates problems before they develop and takes steps to solve them
  • the ability to be a team player that is capable of working independently at times
  • strong computer skills

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

Essential Competencies:

Agility: Conditions for operation of infrastructure vary seasonally, and with unplanned events (flood, infrastructure failure or damage etc.)  Adapting to changing conditions, priorities and project delays or constraints is an important competency to meeting project goals.

Drive for Results: This position requires initiative related to work planning and scheduling, identifying areas for improvement as a result of inspections, and diligence in operational planning and execution.   

Develop Networks: Engagement and relationship building with stakeholders adjacent to water projects is an essential element of this position.  Ongoing relationship building and maintenance is critical with other internal technical support groups within the department, and with other departments is also essential.

Creative Problem Solving: Must troubleshoot and identify infrastructure and maintenance issues, and provide solutions to fix the issue.  Problem solving must leverage personal experience, as well as input and knowledge from team members and other support groups. Follow policies and manuals related to operations.


Position Information

Office located in Camrose

Hours of Work: 40 hours per week (permanent full time)

Monday to Friday (08:00 am-16:30 pm) 

Evening and weekend work (overtime) is occasionally required

Participation in a 24/7 standby rotation is required   

Standby and overtime will be compensated in addition to advertised salary    

Other Application Information:

A cover letter is required. 

In your resume, please include dates (including months and years) associated with all education and work experience. For example, January 15, 2006 – June 25, 2009.
This position will require final candidates to undergo a security clearance.

What GoA has to Offer:


$2,503.20 to $3,278.40 ($65,333 – $ 85,566 /year).

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 Karen Jackman at Karen.Jackman@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