Canada nationals: Environmental Protection Officer

Government of Alberta

Edmonton, AB, Canada 🇨🇦

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:

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. 

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Reporting to the Compliance Assurance Lead, you will perform regulatory tasks regarding the actions of industrial operations, municipalities and members of the public to ensure Alberta’s environment and public health are not at risk. Working within Alberta’s environmental legislation, you will take a solutions-oriented approach in addressing and managing environmental issues. You will provide direction and take steps to enforce legislation through education, prevention and enforcement approaches. This position will assess and respond to environmental incidents, including public complaints, collect evidence to determine if a contravention has occurred and conduct proactive and reactive inspections to assess regulatory compliance. This position will perform regulatory compliance activities in regulated sectors such as drinking water contaminated sites, industrial and municipal sectors. Experience in these regulated sectors is considered an asset.

Working as part of the Compliance Team as an Environmental Protection Officer, you will apply the principles of Education, Prevention and Enforcement in the compliance assurance framework to achieve compliance with the legislation within the Ministry’s mandate. As an Environmental Protection Officer, you will perform regulatory compliance activities on a wide variety of environmental issues to ensure the health and prosperity of Albertans and their environment.

You will be act as an Emergency Regional Responder serving on an on-call rotational basis expected to receives, prioritizes and responds to environmental emergencies.


Required Qualifications and Experience for this role:

  • A two-year technical diploma in a related field (preferably environmental sciences with enforcement/compliance background).
  • Minimum six years of directly related experience.
  • Experience in regulatory inspection and/or investigation processes and techniques are required.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suites is essential.

Assets for the role include:

  • Experience in the direct application of the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, Water Act and Public Lands Act is preferred.
  • Candidates with technical background or practical experience related to drinking water/wastewater systems, contaminated sites, environmental sciences, water management, and related disciplines is preferred

Equivalencies will be considered.

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

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:

DRIVE FOR RESULTS: You will use your drive for results to engage stakeholders proactively using educational and prevention tools to ensure the rules were understood and followed. As a representative of the Ministry, you will conduct yourself in a professional and respectful manner when conducting compliance inspections and investigations, and while responding to environmental incidents.

CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING: You will use your ability to understand and apply the regulatory tools in the compliance assurance framework effectively in a variety of different regulated sectors and situations.

SYSTEMS THINKING: By using a systems thinking approach, you take a broad view of regulating the environment to ensure that the actions you take to address compliance issues are impactful and result in long-term benefits to the environment.

 You will use your excellent interpersonal skills to build trust and credibility with a wide variety of stakeholders to ensure complex and potentially contentious situations reach compliant outcomes.

DEVELOP SELF AND OTHERS: You take your personal and professional development seriously and implement continuous improvement strategies. You share your passion and dedication to excellence to improve the team outcomes.


$2,621.67 to $3,442.53 bi-weekly ($68,425 to $89,850 annually)


This competition may be used to fill future vacancies across the Government of Alberta, at equal or lower classification and salary. Qualified candidates from this competition may be considered for future EPO vacancies in other areas of the province such as Lethbridge, Calgary, Edmonton, etc.

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

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How To Apply

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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, TAS Administrator at [email protected]

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