Local recruitment:  Water Administration Technologist

Government of Alberta

Grande Prairie, AB, Canada 🇨🇦

Posting Date: Mar 10, 2023

Location: Grande Prairie, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information

Job Title: Water Administration Technologist 

Job Requisition ID: 39493

Ministry: Environment and Protected Areas

Location: Grande Prairie

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: Open Until Suitable Candidate Found

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.

We support Albertans in being proud stewards of air, land, water, and biodiversity by leading the work required to support environmental outcomes, outdoor recreation and sustainable development of natural resources.

For more information about the Ministry of Environment and Protected Areas, please visit our website at: https://www.alberta.ca/environment-and-protected-areas.aspx


Are you looking for an opportunity to advance your career using your education and experience related to water management?

Come join our Water Team and be an integral part in ensuring the protection of Alberta’s water resources.

Reporting to the Water Act Approvals Team Lead, the Water Administrative Technologist works under the authority of the Water Act processing applications, preparing authorizations and responding to inquiries to ensure proposed activities and diversions are carried out in an environmentally responsible and sustainable manner. The Water Administrative Technologist provides community level service and represents the department by meeting with local authorities, industry and the public to explain department programs, services and policies. The position represents the region/department at public hearings and appeals, and on internal/external committees. It provides consultation/information and advice to assist and expedite approval processes and abatement activities. It involves extensive interaction with clients and stakeholders and requires knowledge of diverse disciplines and good practices. The position also provides technical expertise and advice to Compliance and Policy Branch regarding water management issues.

You Will:

  • Process applications submitted under Water Act legislation such that authorizations are issued efficiently and impacts resulting from the authorized activity and/or diversion of water are mitigated pursuant to the Water Act and it’s associated Regulations, Codes of Practice, policies and guidelines. Liaise with applicants, statement of concern filers and public interest groups to facilitate issue discussion and resolution.
  • Prepare recommendations, draft action requests and briefing notes for management review.
  • Support regulatory transformation as stipulated by Alberta Environment and Parks’ Regulatory Assurance Framework to provide an effective and efficient regulatory assurance system that fosters environmental sustainability.
  • Represent Department interests and issues through participation on internal and external review teams/committees and provide technical expertise and input to public hearing and appeal processes.
  • Coordinate with other agencies and regulators and work collaboratively for projects requiring authorizations from more than one regulator.

The Water Admin Technologist will undertake this work for the Grande Prairie Office. All work is performed within the terms of reference provided by the Water Act and associated regulations and provincial and national standards/guidelines for the conservation and protection of water and is applied such that development proceeds in a responsible and sustainable manner, balancing environmental protection, social value and economic growth.


  • 2 year diploma in Civil, water resources or an environmentally related discipline.
  • Minimum of 4 years of related experience, or equivalent.
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s license.

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.

Knowledge of: 

  • The Water Act legislation, regulation, Codes of Practice, policies and guidelines. 
  • Water Act Application process for acquiring approval/license.


  • Facilitation 
  • Interpersonal 
  • Analytical thinking and problem solving
  • Computer Skills

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 prioritize completing workload pressure in an effective manner and contribute to the organization goals.

Build Collaborative Environments: Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with a variety of teams within the work place, community and other Government ministries/ agencies to meet client and ministry goals and objectives.

Creative Problem Solving: Ability to gather information from varied sources, analyze and interpret information to formulate reports and make decisions related to case planning.

Drive for Results: Set and accomplishes goals and priorities in order to deliver outcomes consistent with departmental objectives and directives.


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


Please Note: Applicants are required to provide a cover letter that may also be used to assess an applicants written communication skills.

Candidates with lesser qualifications may be considered at a lower classification and salary.

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

In this role, you will primarily be working in an office setting. However, you may be required to conduct field visits when necessary and to attend meetings within and outside the Region. You will have regular and on-going contact with regional staff, departmental specialists, representatives from other ministries and agencies, industry and municipal officials and the general public.

Links and information on what the GoA has to offer to prospective employees. 

Working and Living in Grande Prairie, you may be eligible for the 55th to 57th parallels retention allowance:

Annual retention bonus of $6,000.00, less all lawful deductions, pro-rated based on start date. For more information, please visit: https://www.alberta.ca/premium-pay-directive.aspx#jumplinks-3.

Additional benefits and perks available for those interested in living and working North of the 55th Parallel: https://www.alberta.ca/premium-pay-directive.aspx.

Grande Prairie has comforts of a modern city in the heart of Northern Alberta with a population of 67, 627. The city has plenty to offer whether you are a single adult or looking to raise a family. Grande Prairie offers a variety of walking trails, sports complex, university campus, as well as outdoor adventures to art and entertainment to thrill-seekers. Some amenities include Costco, a ski hill, movie theatres, swimming, art gallery, and popular restaurants.

For more information, please visit the city’s website at: Home | City of Grande Prairie (cityofgp.com).

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 at 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