New job Water Quality Modeller in Alberta

Water Quality Modeller

Company : Government of Alberta
Salary : $6,014 - $8,327 a month
Location : Alberta

Full Description

Job Information


Job Requisition ID: 5781

Ministry: Environment & Parks

Location: Calgary

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: April 27, 2021

Classification: Opted Out & Excluded Engineering & Related Level 2

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.


Role

The Water Quality Modeller is a technical professional position that contributes experience and a thorough understanding of state-of-the-art environmental modelling. Reporting to the Team Lead Environmental and Climate Change Modelling, the position will conduct analyses and computer simulations to address surface water quality issues. This includes supporting water quality studies at regional and strategic levels as well as the specific needs of both internal and external clients as related to water quality modelling.

This is an expert function and to be effective, knowledge of and significant experience in limnology, hydrology, hydrodynamics, statistics, and general ecology across media (water, air, land) as well as good understanding of relational databases and computer programming are required. The Water Quality Modeller will participate in research initiatives and cross ministry technical teams.

The Water Quality Modeller will use different water quality models (e.g. EFDC, SWAT, MIKE Eco Lab etc.) and be responsible to develop and maintain the water quality modelling tools to support the delivery of the Cumulative Effects Management System and other key provincial initiatives and strategies. In particularly, update and maintain the existing Bow River Water Quality Model (BRWQM) that was developed by the department jointly with the City of Calgary.

To support implementation of South Saskatchewan Regional Plan (SSRP), the Water Quality Modeller will also work with a task team under the Bow River Phosphorus Management Plan (BRPMP) to complete an Assimilative Capacity Study (Bow River Maximum Allowable Load -BRMAL) using BRWQM.

The Water Quality Modeller will also support municipal and industrial approvals (new or renewal applications) under EPEA.

Qualifications

  • University degree in Environmental Engineering or relevant science (ecological/environmental) or related fields. Post-graduate degree with a five years of related experience
  • Knowledge of and experience in limnology, hydrology, hydrodynamics, statistics, and general ecology across media (water, air, land) is required
  • Experience with database functions and model programming are required
  • Eligible to be member in relevant professional organization (e.g., APEGA for engineering positions) is required
  • Valid Alberta driver’s license is required

Applicants are advised to provide a cover letter summarizing information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.

Equivalency:
Additional related education considered in lieu of experience on a one-for-one basis.

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.
The link below will assist you with understanding competencies:


  • SYSTEM THINKING – In this role, you will be required to work with various stakeholders to look at the big picture to identify trends and develop and implement best practices related to all types or wastewater management.
  • CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING – You will use various research and information gathering methods to develop sustainable waste water management practice.
  • AGILITY – You will identify alternative approaches or courses of action in unclear and complex situations. You will anticipate challenges and think head about next steps. You may also need to multi-task to be able to stay focused and prioritize activities.
  • BUILD COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENTS – You will develop positive working relationships to collaboratively work with stakeholders, public, government agencies, industry, engineering consultants, applicants and the academic research community to explore implementable solutions for design/build/operate servicing needs for wastewater management.

Salary

$3,007.16 to $4,163.64 bi-weekly ($78,486 to $108,671 annually)

Notes

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

Hours of work: 7.25 hours per day / 36.25 hours per week

Term of Employment: This is a fulltime, Temporary position

Location: Oxbridge Tower, Edmonton

Applicants are advised to provide a cover letter summarizing information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.

What we offer:

  • Comprehensive benefits plan:
  • Pension plan:
  • Health Spending Account:
  • Leadership and mentorship programs
  • Professional learning and development
  • Positive workplace culture and work-life balance

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.

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)



Tips 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, please contact Jane McEwen, TAS Administrator, at Jane.Mcewen@gov.ab.ca.

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


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