Local recruitment: Regional Water & Waste-water Specialist

Government of Alberta

Spruce Grove, AB, Canada 🇨🇦

Posting Date: Mar 10, 2023

Location: Spruce Grove, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information

Job Title: Regional Water & Waste-water Specialist 

Job Requisition ID: 38244

Ministry: Forestry, Parks and Tourism

Location: Red Deer or Spruce Grove

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 40 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: March 17, 2023

Classification: Subsidiary 12D 4000 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

 Alberta Forestry, Parks and Tourism – 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 about the Ministry of Forestry, Parks and Tourism, please visit our website at: https://www.alberta.ca/forestry-parks-and-tourism.aspx


Alberta Parks – Central Region is looking for an enthusiastic person who is an innovative problem solver that loves to rise up to a challenge. If you have experience in water and waste water management, an interest in enabling Albertans to access and safely enjoy facilities in provincial parks and recreation areas, and thrive in a collaborative work environment, then this opportunity to join the Alberta Parks team may be for you. 

As the Regional Water and Wastewater Specialist, you provide technical and regulatory compliance support for potable water and wastewater system operations throughout the Central Region. You will work closely and collaboratively with the site-based teams responsible for the day-to-day operation of these systems. Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Coordination of major repairs to water and wastewater systems in response to system breakdowns and failures
  • Water and wastewater system preventative maintenance planning, coordination, and tracking
  • Conducting inspections to provide technical and regulatory compliance support for potable and wastewater system operations.
  • Identifying capital maintenance and renewal priorities and providing input into various facility and capital planning initiatives in relation to water and wastewater systems
  • Managing contracts

Through your work as a member of the Alberta Parks team you will make a meaningful contribution to Albertans’ quality of life and ensure that parks remain healthy and accessible for future generations.


Education and experience:

A related technical diploma and two years of directly applicable experience; equivalency of one year of education for one year experience or one year experience for one year of education may be considered

Desirable qualifications:

  • Successful completion of AWWOA* Small Water Systems Operations course or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of AWWOA* Small Wastewater Systems Operations course or equivalent.
  • Previous experience in the following areas:
    • Operation of regulated water and/or wastewater systems
    • Performing inspections of water or wastewater treatment systems
    • Project management
    • Preventative maintenance program implementation

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

In this role, you will need to demonstrate the following competencies:

Agility – Given the dynamic nature of the work due to ever-shifting priorities, emerging issues, and process and procedural changes it is critical that you and your team anticipate change and remain flexible and adaptable to circumstances in order to keep delivering on expectations.

Drive for Results – You openly acknowledge personal responsibility for outcomes, even when not all elements of a situation are within your direct control but need to be managed through influence. 

Creative Problem Solving – As the issues and relationships facing you and your team continue to become increasingly complex, and as change continues to occur at an increasingly fast pace, a more innovative and creative approach to problem solving is required. 

Build Collaborative Environments – Given the number and complexity of stakeholder relationships and the issues you and your team face, managing relationships and bringing diverse people and perspectives together to create an environment wherein collaboration can thrive becomes increasingly critical to achieving our goals.


Salary range is based on a 40 hour work week. 

$2,503.25 to $3,278.45 biweekly ($65,334 – $85,567/year)


  • This position is a full-time, permanent role
  • The standard hours of work are 40 hours per week
  • Valid Class-5 (or equivalent) Driver’s Licence is required
  • Final candidates may be required to pass a security screening

What the GoA has to offer prospective employees:

How To Apply

Click “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 Christina Tataryn at Christina.Tataryn@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