Canada nationals: Municipal Water Program Specialist

Government of Alberta

Edmonton, AB, CA

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Reporting to the Director, Drinking Water and Wastewater Section, the Municipal Water Program Specialist is the Ministry’s specialist in tracking and analyzing the implementation of water quality legislation, regulation and standards.

The Municipal Water Program Specialist assesses and coordinates reviews of Alberta Environment and Parks legislation, standards, approvals, codes of practice, and implementation plans related to the implementation of Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act and Regulations. The Municipal Water Program Specialist provides support to the place-based staff by analyzing and assessing the municipal drinking water and wastewater program progress, identifying opportunities for improvements and supporting program enhancements and implementation of continuous improvement changes.

You will use your knowledge and experience to:

  • Providing program guidance to ensure regulated facilities are meeting regulatory standards in accordance with program requirements. Guidance involves development of guidelines, standards, and procedures in collaboration with regional staff, and others as needed (e.g. Water Policy, Alberta Health).
  • Developing strategies, guidelines, operating procedures, and recommendations for how federal and provincial water (drinking water and wastewater) standards will be implemented to meet or exceed current and future water standards.
  • Create effective plans, systems and governance to manage change and respond promptly to critical events.
  • Make effective use of project management skills and techniques to deliver outcomes, including identifying risks and mitigating actions.
  • Regularly review procedures or systems with teams to identify improvements and simplify processes and decision making.
  • Build strong relationships and actively encourage ideas from a wide range of sources and stakeholders and use these to inform Section, Branch, and Divisional planning.


The position requires an engineering degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering, along with a minimum of five years related experience in drinking-water and wastewater related activities is required.

Eligibility for membership in APEGA is required.

Experience with the application of the Water Act and the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, associated regulations and codes of practice, and Provincial and Federal standards and guidelines would be considered assets.

Masters level degree is considered an asset.

Equivalency: Additional related education considered in lieu of experience on a one-for-one basis.

Applicants are advised to provide a cover letter summarizing information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.

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:


  • SYSTEM THINKING – In this role, you will be required to work with various stakeholders to look at the big picture to identify trends and develop and implement best practices related to all types or wastewater management. 
  • CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING – You will use various research and information gathering methods to develop sustainable waste water management practice.
  • AGILITY – You will identify alternative approaches or courses of action in unclear and complex situations. You will anticipate challenges and think head about next steps.  You may also need to multi-task to be able to stay focused and prioritize activities.
  • BUILD COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENTS – You will develop positive working relationships to collaboratively work with stakeholders, public, government agencies, industry, engineering consultants, applicants and the academic research community to explore implementable solutions for design/build/operate servicing needs for wastewater management.


$3,007.16 to $4,163.64 bi-weekly ($78,486 to $108,671 annually)


This position may be used to fill future vacancies across the Government of Alberta, at equal or lower classification and salary.

Hours of work:  7.25 hours per day / 36.25 hours per week

Term of Employment: This is a fulltime, Permanent position

Location:  Oxbridge Place, Edmonton, Alberta

Applicants are advised to provide a cover letter summarizing information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies. 

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Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements. 

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) It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.

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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, please contact Jane McEwen, Talent Acquisition Services Administrator, at [email protected].

If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.





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