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Alberta Environment and Parks, Edson / Hinton / Spruce Grove. 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.
For more information about the Ministry of Environment and Parks, please visit our website at: http://aep.alberta.ca/
The Senior Air Quality Specialist integrates several responsibilities in order to ensure there are high level outcomes and specific targets and plans to support sustainable environmental quality, population growth, and development opportunity in the region. As the regional lead in strategic initiatives related to air quality objectives, guidelines and management strategies are incorporated into various departmental and project decisions, and management plans and processes to address cumulative environmental effects on air quality.
The Senior Air Quality Specialist will lead technical teams and work with departmental staff members to develop scientifically defensible environmental management frameworks and management plans that address emerging air quality issues, and support development and implementation of systems to management cumulative effects.
The position represents the Department and collaborates with several multi-stakeholder airshed partnerships tasked with operating air quality monitoring networks in accordance with the Ambient Monitoring Directive and Clean Air Strategic Alliance, and ensuring these monitoring networks are linked with the Clean Air Strategy and the Ambient Monitoring Strategic Plan for the province.
The position provides senior level guidance in support of special air quality monitoring projects in the province, as well as risk assessment, monitoring, and management requirements in situations related to compliance and environmental assurance.
Responsibilities include: - Developing and implementing components of Cumulative Effects Management Systems that deliver comprehensive ambient air quality outcomes under the Land Use Framework. - Regional air quality monitoring, management and planning in collaboration with external partnerships. - Scientific advice to internal departmental and cross-ministry initiatives. - Providing guidance and advice in support of special air quality monitoring projects. - Supporting the delivery of the Environmental Assessment and Regulatory Approvals process to ensure emissions targets, limits, and guidelines are met.
Salary: $2,975.50 - $3,850.62 bi-weekly ($77,660 - $100,501 annually). Closing Date: May 9, 2017. Job ID #1041931
Qualifications: At minimum, this role requires: - A degree in Environmental or Atmospheric Sciences, or a related field. - 6 years of related experience in areas of atmospheric science and meteorology, air quality factors, air pollution control technologies, and impacts on human health and the environment caused by exposure to air pollutants is required. - Current training and technical working experience in the application and use of air dispersion modelling tools and procedures. - Demonstrated knowledge in scientific principles and analysis of air quality data, as well as monitoring techniques.
Assets to the role include: - A Master's of Science in Environmental or Atmospheric Sciences, or a related field. - Additional directly related experience. - A working knowledge of statistical analysis, modelling and related software, as well as, provincial legislation, regulations and policy surrounding air quality. - Demonstrated alignment with the competencies listed below. - Advanced technical knowledge of ambient air issues and environmental management planning.
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. The links below will assist you with understanding competencies: http://www.chr.alberta.ca/APSCompetencies http://www.chr.alberta.ca/learning/apscompetencies/apscomp-self-assessment-questionnaire.pdf
SYSTEMS THINKING - Working as part of a larger team, you will understand how input works within a larger system and you will consider inter-relationships, emerging trends, assessing options and implications.
BUILD COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENTS - Leads and contributes to the conditions and environments that allow people to work collaboratively and productively to achieve desired 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 inform decision making in order to achieve outcomes and solutions.
This position may be used to fill future vacancies across the Government of Alberta, at equal or lower classification and salary.
What we offer: - Comprehensive benefits plan: http://www.chr.alberta.ca/Employees/DocList122.cfm - Pension plan: http://www.pspp.ca/members/publications/PSPP_Member_Handbook.pdf - Health Spending Account: http://www.chr.alberta.ca/Practitioners/?file=benefits/healthspendingacct/overview&cf=2 - Leadership and mentorship programs - Professional learning and development - Positive workplace culture and work-life balance
Online applications are preferred via www.jobs.alberta.ca. 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.
Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter; resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. Please ensure that this document is saved using the naming convention of your last then first name (Smith, Joe_Resume). Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition.
If you are unable to apply online, please submit your cover letter and resume, quoting the Job ID, to: Solange Marques, Environment and Parks, Human Resources, 4th Floor, Petroleum Plaza, South Tower, 9915-108 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5K 2G8. Fax: (780) 427-2513.
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) - http://work.alberta.ca/iqas It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.
Position Profile: Please see the position description for a detailed list of the job responsibilities: https://www.jobs.alberta.ca/pprofile/pp1041931.htm
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 Solange Marques at (780) 644-4556. If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check http://www.jobs.alberta.ca for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.