New Job River Hazard Technologist In Alberta

River Hazard Technologist
River Hazard Technologist

River Hazard Technologist

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $5,686–$7,487 a month
Location : Alberta

Full Description

Job Information

Job Requisition ID: 36536

Ministry: Environment and Protected Areas

Location: Edmonton

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: December 20, 2022

Classification: Subsidiary 12B 3625 Technologies 7

About Us


Reporting to the Senior Manager of the River Hazard Management Team, this position undertakes tasks related to the department’s river engineering and flood forecasting functions. This role is instrumental in reducing future flood related losses to property and human life across the province.

By providing technical expertise and support through monitoring, assessing and responding to emergency situations on a 24/7 basis, this role is directly involved in the effective and timely internal and external communication of flood risks, particularly during river ice breakup.

Flood maps are critical tools that can reduce future losses to property and lives in flood prone areas throughout the province. This position contributes to many aspects of the successful provincial Flood Hazard Identification Program. Related responsibilities include contributing to in-house flood studies, and providing technical guidance to internal and external partners, such as consultants conducting flood studies on behalf of the province.

By providing river engineering related technical expertise to provincial partners, this position is able to contribute to the environmental sustainability and health of Albertans. Providing direct river engineering and ice expertise support to government agencies, external clients and the public is key.



  • Two-year technical diploma in a related field such as water resources.
  • Seven years related experience in areas such as flood management, water resources, geomorphology, data management and information systems.
  • Valid class 5 driver’s license or equivalent.
  • Willingness to fly in small planes or helicopters, willingness to work away from the Edmonton area for up to 3 weeks with limited lead time and ability to work safely in remote locations during high river flow conditions (First Aid, Driver Training, knowledge of government OH&S policies & procedures).
  • The work environment may require the ability to work extended hours and be on standby for weekly periods. Vacation options may be limited during the highest flood risk times of the year, as this position is critical to the successful delivery of time sensitive flood information and expertise.

Equivalency: Directly related education or experience considered on the basis of:

  • 1 year of education for 1 year of experience; or
  • 1 year of experience for 1 year of education.


  • Extensive knowledge of Alberta’s rivers, including history of open water and ice related flooding, and fluvial geomorphology issues in various geographical locations throughout the province.
  • Extensive knowledge of river engineering theory, principles and practices, including river ice processes. This includes excellent technical and practical knowledge of river hydraulic modelling and associated programs (HEC-RAS, 2-D modelling). Knowledge of the principles of hydrology, meteorology and climatology is desired.
  • In-depth knowledge of provincial flood mapping guidelines and criteria including digital mapping methods and associated tools (ARCGIS, HEC-geoRAS), and river survey techniques.
  • Working knowledge of pertinent Alberta legislation (ie. Water Act, Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, Public Lands Act, Municipal Government Act). Ability to develop and maintain networks of key contacts within the provincial government as well as with private industry and the general public.
  • Technical knowledge to assess flood and ice jam events and determine the need for field data collection. Knowledge and skills to effectively convey critical information during a flood event. Ability to communicate effectively in stressful or confrontational situations, resolve conflicts and facilitate effective solutions to issues.

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:

Agility: Ability to anticipate, assess, and readily adapt to changing priorities, manage resilience in times of uncertainty and effectively work in a changing environment.

Build Collaborative Environments: Leads and contributes to the conditions and environments that allow people to work collaboratively and productively to achieve outcomes.

Develop Networks: Proactively building networks, connecting and building trust in relationships with different stakeholders.

Creative Problem Solving: Ability to assess options and implications in new ways to achieve outcomes and solutions.


$2,843.14 to $3,743.28 biweekly ($74,205 - $97,699/year)


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

Please Note: This is a full time permanent position located in Edmonton.

Applicants are required to provide a cover letter with clear and concise specific examples that demonstrate how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements and competencies.

During periods of elevated flood risk, and with appropriate notice, the River Hazard Technologist may be placed ‘on-call' and available to work outside of normal work hours.

Vacation and planned time off may be limited during the peak flood season.

Due to the holiday season, the interviews for this position will take place in January 2023.

What We Offer:

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  • Professional learning and development
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How To Apply

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Existing employees should access the Career tile in 1GX to submit their application in order to be recognized as an internal applicant.

Once you have created your candidate profile, visit the Alberta Public Service job site to apply for jobs at

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.

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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)

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 or a copy of the role profile, and/or require a disability related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Jane McEwen, TAS Administrator, via email at [email protected].

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