Aquatic Invasive Species Specialist

Alberta Environment and Parks
Edmonton (City), Alberta (CA)
Sep 27, 2017
Nov 26, 2017
Job ID #1045111
Job Level
Senior level
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type

Natural Resources 9

Alberta Environment and Parks, Edmonton. 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.

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Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Would you like to use your experience working with Aquatic Invasive Species to contribute to the development of policies, programs and tools to support conservation and management of aquatic ecosystems in the province? If so, then we have an opportunity for you!

Reporting to the Director, Fish and Wildlife Habitat Policy, you will be responsible for ensuring the development; implementation and coordination of the policy, programs, interagency cooperation and assurance that processes are in place to support the protection of aquatic ecosystems from threats. This will include continued development of an integrated aquatic invasive species prevention and management program for Alberta, development of policies and leading the amendment of related acts and legislation, and working closely with staff to ensure that the framework set out in the policies and programs are delivered on the ground.

The Aquatic Invasive Species Specialist is also responsible for influencing and tracking research and monitoring initiatives related to invasive species including prevention and detection. Your ability to maintain partnerships and collaboration between bordering provinces and states will be key to ensure adequate protection against aquatic invasive species in the short and long term.

To be successful in this position, communication will be essential for issue resolution, program planning and implementation and dealing with staff and stakeholders. Leadership skills are required to lead program initiatives, and coach and mentor staff.

Salary: $ 2,975.50 - $ 3,850.62 bi-weekly ($77,363 - $100,116 annually). Closing Date: October 17, 2017. Job ID #1045111


Qualifications: A degree in Natural Science or a related discipline is required supplemented by a minimum of 6 years of experience with aquatic invasive species issues and approaches for control and management.

A valid Class 5 Driver's license is also required.

Equivalencies will be considered.

Demonstrated experience working with legislation, policy, regulations and guidelines related to aquatic invasive species management and control will be considered an asset.

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:

Drive for Results openly acknowledges personal responsibility for outcomes, even when not all elements of a situation are within direct control but could have been managed through influence.

Develop Networks will be key in this role as you will work with other government agencies, research institutions, the private sector, and the general public regarding programs and activities.

Systems Thinking Considers and plans for how current policies, processes and methods might be affected in the short, medium, and long-term by broader trends.

Creative Problem Solving Identifies several analytical techniques and sources of knowledge to break apart complex problems.

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

Online applications are preferred via 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.

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) -

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 profile link below for a detailed list of the job responsibilities:

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 Human Resources at the phone number (780) 644-1174.

Although this competition is closing on October 17, 2017, please continue to check for all career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.