Government of Alberta Environmental Protection Officer (8 Month Temporary Opportunity) Temporary in Alberta

Government of Alberta

Branch AB CA

Environmental Protection Officer (8 Month Temporary Opportunity)

Experience or education in regulatory inspection and/or investigation processes and techniques will be considered an asset….

This position will conduct regulatory activities in education, prevention and enforcement as a member of the Environment and Parks Compliance Program in a supporting role. You will interact with regulated parties and members of the public regarding regulatory incidents, inspections and investigations to ensure Alberta’s environmental legislative requirements are followed. Using a solutions-oriented approach, you will assist EPO staff in addressing and managing environmental challenges. In your role, you will consult, provide advice/direction and take measures to enforce legislation when required. You will use your interpersonal and conflict management skills to respond to public complaints on a variety of issues. Your familiarity with regulatory assurance will enable you to assess compliance with legislation, collect evidence to determine if a contravention has occurred, and conduct inspections to assess compliance.

As an entry-level Environmental Protection Officer, you will be a working as part of the Compliance Team where you may be assigned to respond to incidents, provide investigation support, and conduct regulatory inspection tasks. You will apply the principles of education, prevention and enforcement principles to achieve compliance with the environmental legislation administered by the Department. Your drive for results will allow you to resolve of a wide variety of environmental issues through effective incident response and regulatory inspections to ensure compliance.


DRIVE FOR RESULTS – You are keen to improve environmental compliance outcomes. You use novel approaches to ensuring compliance through education and prevention tools and actively support the investigation process. You are organized that achieve success in the face of a high-pace work environment.

CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING – Your ability to use the legislation, policies and procedures allow you to overcome obstacles to compliance. You are successful in an environment where the answers are not always immediately apparent and sometimes need a creative approach to reach the right solution.

SYSTEMS THINKING – You are able to look at compliance issues by breaking them down into their basic components. You are able to link your observations to legislation and authorizations and work with EPOs and stakeholders to compliant outcomes.

DEVELOP NETWORKS – You understand the importance of team members and are effective in a team environment. As an entry level EPO, you are keen to learn from colleagues and understand how to maximize your contribution to the team. Your success is contingent on the strong working relationships you develop in your compliance, and regional teams.

DEVELOP SELF AND OTHERS – As an entry-level EPO, you are aggressively looking to broaden your skillset and build your capacity in your role. You will learn from your colleagues and draw upon their skills and experience to supplement your own development.


This is an office and field position with roughly 30% of the time spent out of the office conducting inspections or responding to incidents. You will be working in a team environment in the compliance program which is integrated with the Approvals and Resource Management programs within AEP’s Operations Division. This job does require some travel and you may be required to spend time away from your home in the performance of your duties.


A two-year technical diploma in a related field (preferably environmental sciences and/or enforcement/compliance field), with by a minimum of two years directly related experience or a four-year Diploma (preferably in a natural/environmental sciences field) is required. Experience or education in regulatory inspection and/or investigation processes and techniques will be considered an asset. Experience in the application of the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, Water Act and Public Lands Act is desirable. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite is essential. Applicants who do not meet the minimum recruitment standards may be considered at a lower classification.


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. The links below will assist you with understanding competencies:




$2,218.47 to $2,905.48 bi-weekly ($57,902 to $75,833 annually)


This is an 8-month temporary employment opportunity starting May 1, 2018 to end December 31, 2018. There will be one position at each of the following locations:
– Lethbridge
– Calgary
– Red Deer
– Edmonton
– Spruce Grove
– Slave Lake or Whitecourt or Edson
– Grande Prairie
– Peace River
– Lac La Biche
– Fort McMurray or Bonnyville

Employees who choose northern locations may be eligible for northern living incentives! For more information about working with our ministry in Northern Alberta, please watch the following video:


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

Alberta Environment and Parks employees receive:

Comprehensive benefits plan: http://www.psc.alberta.ca/Employees/DocList122.cfm

Pension plan: http://www.pspp.ca/members/publications/PSPP_Member_Handbook.pdf

Health Spending Account: http://www.psc.alberta.ca/Practitioners/?file=benefits/healthspendingacct/overview&cf=2

Professional learning and development opportunities

A positive workplace culture and a great work-life balance

How to Apply

Online applications are preferred. 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.

Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter; resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. Please ensure that this document is saved using the naming convention of your last then first name (Smith, Joe_Resume). Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition.

If you are unable to apply online, please contact us at 780-422-7757.

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) – http://work.alberta.ca/iqas It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.

Closing Statement

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 us at 780-422-7757. 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.

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Employment Type: Temporary
Location: , AB, CA
Posted on: 2018-01-11
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