New Job Environmental Protection Officer In Alberta

Environmental Protection Officer
Environmental Protection Officer

Environmental Protection Officer

Company : Government of Alberta
Salary : $5,309–$6,971 a month
Location : Alberta

Full Description

Job Information

Job Requisition ID: 44983

Ministry: Environment and Protected Areas

Location: Fort McMurray, Lac La Biche or Bonnyville

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Permanent

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: July 20, 2023

Classification: Technologies 6

About Us

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.


Are you looking for an opportunity to advance your career using your education and experience related to environmental and regulatory inspections as well as compliance activities to ensure that Alberta's environment and public health safety is not at risk?

The Environmental Protection Officer is responsible for the delivery of an assortment of services to industry, municipalities, varying levels of government and to the Alberta public and requires balancing the technical components with the desired outcomes of the compliance program delivery. These services are largely associated with the administration of the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA), Water Act, and the Public Lands Act.

Reporting to the Compliance Assurance Lead this position is a full working level position that, in addition to their regular duties, will also assist and/or coach junior staff in performing their duties and will act as a technical resource for colleagues, associates and outside agencies.

Working as part of the Compliance Team, the incumbent will:

  • Apply the principles of Education, Prevention and Enforcement as identified in the Government of Alberta’s compliance assurance management framework to achieve legislative compliance
  • Conduct proactive and reactive inspections to assess regulatory compliance in regulated sectors such as contaminated sites and industrial facilities
  • Respond to environmental incidents including public complaints, collect evidence to determine if a contravention has occurred, and report findings to the Compliance Assurance Lead
  • This position will also investigate issues of non-compliance triaged for investigation through the Integrated Compliance Process
  • The position uses legislative authorities, departmental policies, understanding of approval conditions and environmental effects to conduct thorough investigations as well as gather evidence of contraventions

The incumbent may also be required to act as an Emergency Regional Responder serving on an on-call rotational basis expected to receive, prioritize and respond to environmental emergencies.

The abundance of natural areas and resources requires dedicated professionals working together as a team to ensure their protection, preservation and responsible use. Please apply…Opportunity awaits.


Minimum Educational and Experience Requirements:

  • Diploma in a related field preferably in Environmental Sciences or Agricultural studies with compliance background
  • Minimum six years of directly related experience; equivalencies will be considered
  • Valid Driver’s License


  • Experience in regulatory inspection and/or investigation processes and techniques
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience in the direct application of the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act
  • Experience in regulated sectors and industrial facilities

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviors 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:

Essential Competencies:

Creative Problem-Solving – Ability to assess options and implications in new ways to achieve outcomes and solutions

Systems Thinking – Work done is part of a larger integrated and inner-related environment where broader impacts and connections are considered

Develop Networks – Build networks, connect and building trust in relationships with stakeholders

Build Collaborative Environments –Lead and contribute to the conditions and environments that allow people to work collaboratively and productively

Drive for Results – Know what outcomes are important and maximize resources to achieve results that are aligned with the goals of the organization while maintaining accountability


$2,654.45 to $3,485.57 bi-weekly ($69,281.14 to $90,973.37/year).


Hours of Work:

This is a full-time position from Monday to Friday, 36.25 hours per week.

Some on-call may be required in case of environmental emergency situations

Some travel may be required; must have valid Driver’s License

Instructions for your Resume:

For Employment Experience:
Please indicate duration of employment (month, year)
Please specify employment status (i.e. casual, part-time or full-time)
Ex: Youth Worker, Jan 2006 - June 2009, Part-time (three, 8 hour shifts/week)

For any Post-Secondary Education:
Please specify your major and length of program
Please specify the year you graduated
Ex: Bachelor of Social Work, 4-year Degree (Graduated 2017)

What the GoA has to offer:

  • Working for the Alberta Public Service –
  • Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) –
  • Management Employees Pension Plan (MEPP) –
  • Leadership and mentorship programs
  • Professional learning and development
  • Positive workplace culture and work-life balance
  • Research Alberta Public Service Careers tool –

Any costs associated with obtaining the required documents/checks as noted or interview travel expenses will be the responsibility of the candidate. Out-of-province applicants can obtain the required documents/checks from the province they currently reside in.

Why the North?
Opportunities in Northern Alberta expose staff to unique work assignments and projects that would not normally be available elsewhere in the province. Such as:

  • Opportunities to patrol and protect the largest, contiguous tracks of land in Alberta
  • Vast landscapes bringing unique opportunities for collaboration and joint operations among multiple agencies and interest groups
  • Building relationships with Indigenous peoples with a focus on sustainable recreational use of Crown land

Living in the north has financial benefits and other opportunities depending on the work location and could include:

  • 55th to 57th Parallel Retention Allowance
  • Attraction Bonus
  • Fort McMurray Allowance
  • Northern Allowance
  • Northern Leave
  • Trips Out – north of 57th parallel

Please visit this link for more information on these benefits -

How To Apply

If you are not currently an employee with the Government of Alberta, the first step in applying for a job is creating your candidate profile within our online application system,

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.

Resources for Applicants:

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 job description, and/or require a disability related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Michele Murphy at [email protected].

If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check