New job Junior Environmental Protection Officer in Saskatchewan
Junior Environmental Protection Officer
Company : Government of Saskatchewan
Salary : $33.36 - $41.81 an hour
Location : Saskatchewan
The Ministry of Environment takes a team-based approach to protecting Saskatchewan’s environment for the wellbeing of the province, its people and its future. We use science-based solutions and environmental laws to help safeguard communities and to protect our air, land, water and habitat. We are committed to high citizen and client satisfaction through workplace excellence, continuous improvement and innovation.
The Environmental Protection Branch of the Ministry is seeking a multi-talented individual with a strong engineering and/or science background as the Junior Environmental Protection Officer for a term position to deliver results-based environmental protection programs throughout the province of Saskatchewan.
As a Junior Environmental Protection Officer in the Environmental Protection Branch, you will be responsible for:
- Assisting in the review of environmental impact statements for proposed municipal, industrial and mining operations and provide technical review comments regarding these developments;
- Reviewing applications and preparing approvals for the construction and operation of all components of municipal, industrial and mining operations related to raw product handing, processing, waste management, air quality, waste industrial water treatment, potable water treatment, storage and handling of hazardous substances waste dangerous goods;
- Reviewing and commenting on all required document submissions from municipal, industrial and mining operations including those for the management of environmentally impacted sites;
- Performing environmental inspections to ensure compliance with provincial legislation, the Environmental Code, regulations and approvals;
- Investigating spills of hazardous substances and waste dangerous goods and approve clean up;
- Assisting in the development of the Province’s environmental policies and regulations regarding municipal, industrial and mining operations and their inherent environmental concerns; and
- Responding to public inquiries or complaints.
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated the ability to:
- Clearly and accurately discuss complex environmental issues, policies and procedures, and concisely draft and compose written documents;
- Persuade others to achieve consensus or resolve conflict in highly polarized situations;
- Independently, and as part of a team, research, develop, recommend, and implement new technologies, techniques, concept, policies, or guidelines; (Team/ Independence)
- Clearly and accurately discuss complex environmental issues, policies and procedures to diverse groups (including peers) at a level appropriate to the audience, and express yourself clearly and concisely both in technical written materials and in presentation to individuals and groups at a level appropriate to the audience; (Communication)
- Make decisions within policy or regulation; (Decision Making)
- Identify/develop/implement process and policy to resolve environmental protection issues; (Problem Solving)
- Independently organize duties, determine and adjust priorities to complete tasks, and meet objectives in a multi-tasking environment;(Organizational)
- Interpret and apply the intent of legislation and regulations; accurately input, edit and retrieve information and data, using various databases, spreadsheets and word processing packages; (Analytical) and
- Educate, influence, persuade, and convince others to work towards a mutually acceptable or workable solution/agreement or resolve conflict. (Interpersonal)
The ideal candidate will have comprehensive knowledge of: municipal, industrial and mining operations industries; environmental issues and environmental protection processes associated with municipal, industrial and mining operations, including treatment/storage of hazardous materials, spill response, air emissions, waste management, and decommissioning/reclamation of environmentally impacted areas; and geology, hydrogeology, biology, geochemistry, water chemistry, related inorganic chemistry; relating to municipal and industrial applications and impacted site reclamation. Knowledge of applicable legislation, regulations, agreements, policies, guidelines, principles and processes relevant to environmental protection and compliance assurance including results-based regulation is also required.
Typically, the competencies required for this position can be achieved through a degree in engineering or science combined with related environmental work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. You will have demonstrated ability to adhere to the values of the Saskatchewan Public Service.
What We Offer:
- Dynamic, challenging work for talented individuals;
- A competitive salary;
- Comprehensive benefits package including pension;
- Vacation, earned days off (EDO) and other types of leave;
- Inclusive work environments;
- Advancement opportunities; and
- Flexible work arrangements.
The headquarters for this position will be in Saskatoon or Prince Albert. Travel to remote locations of the province and working flexible hours are required of this position.