Government of Alberta Environmental Protection Officer (EPO) Full Time in Edmonton, AB

Government of Alberta

Branch Edmonton AB CA

Environmental Protection Officer (EPO)
Edmonton, AB

Working within Alberta’s environmental legislation, you will take a solutions-oriented approach in addressing and managing environmental challenges….

Reporting to the Compliance Assurance Lead, you will provide informed advice to industrial operations, municipalities and members of the public regarding their actions so as to protect Alberta’s environment and protect public health. Working within Alberta’s environmental legislation, you will take a solutions-oriented approach in addressing and managing environmental challenges. You will consult, provide advice/direction and take steps to enforce legislation when required. This position will respond to public complaints on a variety of issues, and assess compliance with the applicable legislation. This position will assess and respond to environmental incidents, collect evidence to determine if a contravention has occurred, and also conduct proactive and reactive inspections to assess regulatory compliance. This position will also take a role in our Regions programs such as, reclamation, contaminated sites, industrial activities, and drinking water/wastewater programs. Experience in these areas would be preferred.

Working as part of the Compliance Team as an Environmental Protection Officer, you may be assigned incident management, investigative, inspection, and responder duties. You will apply the principles of Education, Prevention and Enforcement found in the compliance assurance framework to achieve compliance with the legislation administered by the Department. You will deal with the resolution of a wide variety of environmental issues by assessing and responding to environmental incidents and by conducting proactive and reactive inspections to assess regulatory compliance.

About Your Work Environment:
You will be working primarily out of an office located in Edmonton, out of the Red Deer North Saskatchewan Region within Alberta Environment and Parks. Travel and field work throughout the Red Deer North Saskatchewan Region is required. You will have regular contact with department staff, other government departments, municipalities, agencies, stakeholders, members of the public, special interest groups, and the media. The ability to respond to environmental incidents is essential to support the Department’s mandate, as well as being a Regional Emergency Response Officer, on an on-call rotation.


A two-year technical diploma in a related field (preferably environmental sciences with enforcement/compliance background), supplemented by a minimum of six years’ directly related experience. Experience in regulatory inspection and/or investigation processes and techniques are required. 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. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite is essential. Equivalencies will be considered. Candidates with lesser qualifications may be considered at a lower classification and salary.


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: http://www.chr.alberta.ca/APSCompetencies


DRIVE FOR RESULTS to engage stakeholders through education and prevention; to professionally gain access to information from the regulated community when conducting compliance inspections and investigations, and while responding to environmental incidents.

CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING abilities to analyze and assess compliance options and implications in order to identify a solution and recommend appropriate regulatory action in accordance with the legislation.

SYSTEMS THINKING to take a broad scale, long-term view of protecting the environment while establishing collaborative partnerships that promote environmental stewardship practices through compliance education and prevention programs.

DEVELOP NETWORKS to build trust and establish credibility with diverse internal and external stakeholders while dealing with complex queries and situations.

DEVELOP SELF AND OTHERS by mentoring and assisting team members within the unit and acting as a technical resource for colleagues, associates and outside agencies.


$2,595.71 to $3,408.45 bi-weekly ($67,748 to $88,960 annually)


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

What we offer:

  • Comprehensive benefits plan: http://www.chr.alberta.ca/Employees/DocList122.cfm
  • Pension plan: http://www.pspp.ca/members/publications/PSPP_Member_Handbook.pdf
  • Health Spending Account:
  • Leadership and mentorship programs
  • Professional learning and development
  • Positive workplace culture and 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 submit your cover letter and resume, quoting the Job ID, to: Linda Yan, Environment and Parks, Human Resources, 4th Floor, Petroleum Plaza, South Tower, 9915-108 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5K 2G8. Fax: (780) 427-2513.

    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.

    Position Profile


    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 Linda Yan at [email protected] 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: Full Time
    Location: Edmonton, AB, CA
    Posted on: 2017-02-11
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