Canada nationals: Environmental Protection Officer

Government of Saskatchewan
Various, SK, Canada
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The Environmental Protection Branch within the Ministry of Environment is seeking a multi-talented individual with a strong engineering and/or science background as an Environmental Protection Officer.

As an Environmental Protection Officer in the Environmental Protection Branch, you will be responsible for: 

  • Reviewing environmental impact statements for proposed municipal, industrial and mining operations and provide technical review comments regarding these developments;
  • Reviewing applications and preparing approvals for the construction and operation of all components of municipal, industrial and mining operations related to raw product handing, processing, waste management, air quality issue, waste industrial water treatment, potable water treatment, storage and handling of hazardous substances waste dangerous goods;
  • Review and comment on all required document submissions from municipal, industrial and mining operations including those for the management of environmentally impacted sites;
  • Performing environmental inspections to ensure compliance with provincial legislation, the Environmental Code, regulations and approvals;
  • Investigating spills of hazardous substances and waste dangerous goods and approve clean up;
  • Developing the Province’s environmental policies and regulations regarding municipal, industrial and mining operations and their inherent environmental concerns; and
  • Responding to public inquiries or complaints. 

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated ability to:  

  • clearly and accurately discuss complex environmental issues, policies and procedures, and concisely draft and compose written documents
  • persuade others to achieve consensus or resolve conflict in highly polarized situations;
  • independently, and as part of a team, research, develop, recommend, and implement new technologies, techniques, concept, policies, or guidelines; (Team/Independence) 
  • clearly and accurately discuss complex environmental issues, policies and procedures to diverse groups (including peers) at a level appropriate to the audience, and express yourself clearly and concisely both in technical written materials and in presentation to individuals and groups at a level appropriate to the audience; (Communication)
  • make decisions outside of the policy or regulation which are intended to set a standard for future use by others; (Decision Making)
  • identify/develop/implement process and policy to resolve environmental protection issues; (Problem Solving)
  • independently organize duties, determine and adjust priorities to complete tasks, and meet objectives in a multi-tasking environment; (Organizational) 
  • interpret and apply the intent of legislation and regulations to situations with limited or no precedents, no policies or disputed facts; accurately input, edit and retrieve information and data, using various databases, spreadsheets and word processing packages; (Analytical) and
  • educate, influence, persuade, and convince others to work towards a mutually acceptable or workable solution/agreement or resolve conflict.  (Interpersonal)

Typically, the competencies required for this position can be achieved through a degree in natural and /or physical science, or related engineering discipline.

You will have comprehensive knowledge of: 

  • The regarding municipal, industrial and mining operations industries;
  • environmental issues and environmental protection processes associated with municipal, industrial and mining operations, including treatment/storage of hazardous materials, spill response, air emissions, waste management, and decommissioning/reclamation of environmentally impacted areas;
  • geology, hydrogeology, biology, geochemistry, water chemistry, related inorganic chemistry; relating to municipal and industrial applications and impacted site reclamation; and
  • applicable legislation, regulations, agreements, policies, guidelines, principles and processes relevant to environmental protection and compliance assurance including results-based regulation.

You will be:

  • understanding, goal -orientated, independent and flexible;
  • assertive, innovative, persuasive and logical; and
  • co-operative, respectful, reliable 

There are two term positions available.  The headquarters for these positions is Prince Albert or Saskatoon.  These positions requires travel to remote locations of the province and working flexible hours.  These terms are less than nine months in length. One term is in the landfill section, and one term is in the Hazardous Materials, Impacted Sites Section.

We are committed to workplace diversity.

Hours of Work:  B - SGEU Field 37.33 - work a total of 37.33 hours/week, averaged over 4 weeks

Criminal Record Check Requirement:  The successful candidate shall be subject to a Criminal Record Check as a condition of employment

Number of Openings:  2

Closing Date:  Aug 12, 2020, 1:59:00 AM