Water Infrastructure and Operations Branch (WIOB) is part of Alberta Agriculture and Irrigation and has the mandated responsibility to operate, maintain and keep safe the provincially owned water infrastructure. The Branch is made up of multidisciplinary teams including Operations and Maintenance, Engineering and Technical Services and Dam Safety. WIOB is Province wide with office locations across Alberta.
Job Requisition ID: 43570
Ministry: Agriculture and Irrigation
Location: Spruce Grove or Peace River
Full or Part-Time: Full Time
Hours of Work: 40 hours per week
Scope: Open Competition
Closing Date: open until suitable candidate is found
Classification: Subsidiary 12D 4000 Technologies 7
Salary: $3,184.00 to $4,192.80 bi-weekly ($83,102 to $109,411/year)
Are you a highly skilled and experienced Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Supervisor looking for a new challenge? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment where your expertise is critical to maintaining the safety and efficiency of water infrastructure projects? If so, we want to hear from you!
We are currently seeking an O&M Team Lead to Join our team in Spruce Grove or Peace River. In this role, you will be responsible for the leadership and supervision of a team that provides safe and efficient operation, maintenance and inspections of various complex provincially owned water infrastructure projects over a large geographical area in Northern Alberta
This area spans the northern part of the Province from Edmonton to the border with Northwest Territories. Infrastructure includes the South Heart Dams, Paddle River Dam, Hutch, Stoney Dams and Paddle and Pembina Diking System and numerous other small projects.
- Planning and implementing day-to-day inspections, operations, surveillance and maintenance activities, coordinating staff resources, and monitoring staff performance.
- Ensuring infrastructure operates and functions properly and safely. Operations includes dams operation, monitoring flow conditions in rivers, channels, and reservoirs, implementing normal operating plans, flood action plans and emergency response plans.
- Building partnerships with various groups within the branch, other teams within the Government of Alberta, local authorities, and the public.
- Leadership in the prioritization, project management and support activities required for routine infrastructure maintenance.
- Leadership in the provision of operational input to support capital rehabilitation, dam safety assessments, and engineering investigations.
- Leadership in delivery of the Workplace Health and Safety program for the Team.
Two (2) year technical diploma in Civil Engineering Technology, Water Resources or in a closely related field plus seven (7) years experience in the operation, maintenance and inspection of infrastructure and team supervision.
- Knowledge and experience in the operation and maintenance of civil, electrical, mechanical and control systems
- Knowledge and experience with construction supervision including project management, procurement and contract administration.
- Experience with emergency management.
- Experience working in the field or in an industrial setting.
- A valid Class 5 driver’s license or equivalent
Equivalencies may be considered - directly related education or experience considered on the basis of:
- 1 year of education for 1 year of experience; or
- 1 year of experience for 1 year of education.
- Equivalent related experience with other civil infrastructure projects will be considered.
To be successful in this role you should have:
- Strong communication and leadership skills.
- Ability be a self-starter that takes initiative, proactively anticipates problems before they develop and takes steps to solve them.
- Strong organization and time management skills.
- Familiarity with and hands-on experience with preventative maintenance programs. Ability to be a team player.
- Strong computer skills.
- Able to perform physically demanding tasks.
- Basic understanding of the principals of hydrology, hydraulic structures, geotechnical, soil mechanics, surface drainage, and erosion control.
- Familiarity with Alberta’s Water Act, and Occupational Health and Safety Act, Regulation, and Code.
- Standard First Aid, fall protection, and confined space entry certifications.
- Eligibility for membership with the Association Of Science & Engineering Technology Professionals Of Alberta (A.S.E.T.)
Candidates with lesser qualifications may be considered at a lower classification and salary.
- Office located in Peace River or Spruce Grove
- Hours of Work: 40 hours per week (full time permanent position)
- Monday to Friday (8:00 am to 5:00pm)
- Flexible start/end times are considered
- Evening and weekend work is sometimes required
- Participation in a 24/7 standby rotation is required
- Standby and overtime will be compensated in addition to advertised salary
- Travel: valid driver’s license is required for travel (Canada)
Other Application Information:
In your resume, please include dates (including months and years) associated with all education and work experience. As well, please indicate whether your work experience is casual, part-time or full-time. For example, January 15, 2006 - June 25, 2009: Assistant (PT three 8 hrs. shifts/week).
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.
What the GoA has to offer to prospective employees:
- Working for the Alberta Public Service –
- Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) –
- Leadership and mentorship programs
- Professional learning and development
- Positive workplace culture and work-life balance
- Opportunity to participate in flexible work arrangements such as working from home up to two days per week and modified work schedule agreements
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.
This link will assist you with understanding competencies:
If you haven’t included competency information in the “Role” section, you can include the critical competencies with examples of how they relate to the role being recruited to in this section; below is a list of the APS Competencies to assist you:
- Creative Problem Solving to troubleshoot and identify solutions related to infrastructure and maintenance issues, and operational decision making during unusual floods or emergency situations. Problem solving must leverage personal experience, as well as input and knowledge from team members and other support groups.
- Agility to respond to unplanned events (flood, infrastructure failure or damage etc.) Adapting your schedule to changing conditions, priorities, and project delays or constraints is an important competency to meeting project goals.
- Drive for Results and taking initiative with oneself related to work planning and scheduling, identifying areas for improvement as a result of inspections, and diligence in operational planning and execution.
- Develop Self and Others, ongoing team and individual development, as well as the ability to assign work and monitor staff performance while generating ways of supporting, mentoring, and coaching the team is critical to successful operation of the projects.
- Develop Networks and engageme with diverse internal and external stakeholders on a variety of issues related to operations, public education, emergency preparedness, larger capital projects, and contract delivery.
Current employees should access the Career tile in 1GX to submit their application in order to be recognized as an internal applicant.
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.
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 role profile, please contact Christina Tataryn at [email protected].