Government of Saskatchewan Environmental Compliance Investigator-Risk Assessment Temporary in Prince Albert, SK

Government of Saskatchewan

Branch Prince Albert SK CA

Environmental Compliance Investigator-Risk Assessment
Prince Albert, SK

While forest compliance experience is strongly encouraged, applicants with training and experience in the general fields of auditing, risk assessment and…



Employment Type


SGEU Term 9 months or more



SK–PrinceAlbert and Area-Prince Albert



026 Environment

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The Ministry of Environment, Forest Service Branch in Prince Albert, is seeking an energetic, resourceful, analytical problem solver to fill the role of Environmental Compliance Investigator for a one year term opportunity. This position will lead the Branch in assessing the most significant compliance risks that jeopardize the attainment of desired forest management outcomes. Over half of Saskatchewan is forested, providing the province with a multitude of economic, social and environmental benefits. As stewards of the forest resource, Saskatchewan is committed to sustaining forest values. Our approach to compliance focuses on defining desired environmental outcomes, comparing risks of failing to achieve the outcomes to consequences, then implementing a compliance plan that takes innovative, effective and measurable actions to reduce the most significant risks. The Environmental Compliance Investigator position is one of three positions dedicated to forestry compliance activity in the province and this opportunity will focus on risk assessment.

If you are excited by the opportunity to use your compliance experience in research, education, reporting, auditing and enforcement to improve the depth and breadth of a compliance risk assessment process, this position may be of interest to you. Reporting to a Provincial Forestry Enforcement Expert, the

Environmental Compliance Investigator

will assist in developing and reporting on the effectiveness of an annual plan that sets out priority actions for assuring compliance with

The Forest Resources Management Act

and Regulations, licenses and plans approved pursuant to that Act, forest chapters and associated standards of the Saskatchewan Environmental Code, as well as compliance with other laws enforced by Forest Officers. This work will be carried out within the framework of a ministry-wide compliance plan process and will be a key element of the Forest Service strategic planning process. Your understanding and enthusiasm for exploring the effectiveness of multiple approaches to achieving compliance including, education, monitoring, reporting, auditing, deterrents, and enforcement, will be critical to the success of the position.

Occasionally, this position will assist Forest Offices and Compliance Investigators in conducting investigations. This may include surveillance, interviews, collecting evidence, assisting prosecutors and testifying in court. Your ability to assess the impact of alleged violations on the Ministry of Environment’s policy objectives for safety, ecological protection, revenue and business development will be an asset to the investigation. Knowledge of compliance and enforcement theories and principles, risk assessment theories and principles as well as an understanding of the

general impact of forest harvesting and renewal activities (positive and negative), from an ecological, social and economic perspective will be required for this position.

Typically, the competencies required for this position are obtained through completion of a diploma or degree in Natural Resources Management and considerable experience in compliance and enforcement activities, particularly risk assessment. While forest compliance experience is strongly encouraged, applicants with training and experience in the general fields of auditing, risk assessment and compliance assurance with the ability to transfer those skills to managing compliance risk in the field of forestry will be seriously considered.

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



Day Job

Criminal Record Check Requirement


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

Number of Openings



Closing Date


Aug 10, 2015, 11:59:00 PM

Questions about this competition? Contact


[email protected]

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Temporary
Location: Prince Albert, SK, CA
Posted on: 2015-07-31
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