[ES_JOBS_NET] Position available - Director, Watershed Sciences, Alberta Environment and Parks

Colin Cooke cacooke at ualberta.ca
Wed Mar 29 08:06:34 MDT 2017

Position available - Director, Watershed Sciences, Environmental Monitoring
and Science Division (EMSD), Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of

The Environmental Monitoring and Science Division (EMSD) is responsible for
monitoring, evaluating and reporting on key air, water, land and
biodiversity indicators within Alberta, Canada. EMSD has a legislated
requirement to make data, scientific evaluation and assessments available
to the public in a timely manner.

Reporting to the Executive Director of Science Branch, the Watershed
Sciences Director is responsible for the strategic guidance and leadership
in planning, development, and implementation of the surface and groundwater
water quality and quantity programs. Specific duties will include:
Identifying and making appropriate connections between strategic priorities
and science and monitoring objectives, and program designs and outcomes;
working closely with other science branch directors to develop the long
term vision and plan for provincial aquatic science programs; coordinating
the design, planning and implementation of aquatic science programs,
including ensuring that and appropriate scientific and public reporting
products are produced in a timely fashion; ensuring that appropriate
scientific standards, protocols and methodologies for monitoring,
data generation, analyses, and reporting are established and adopted, to
ensure their credibility, trustworthiness, accuracy, usability, and
consistency; mentoring and guiding junior scientists in career planning and
professional development; leading and inspiring teams of scientists and
technicians in a safe respectful, and fiscally responsible workplace
to manage risks and programs with an eye on continuous improvement.

A Ph.D. in a relevant field of aquatic sciences plus 7 years of progressive
leadership in an academic, government, or industry position. Experience as
a member of expert scientific advisory panels is an asset. The position
requires evidence of the scientific expertise and credibility,
demonstration of a high degree of scholarship and professional activity
via appropriate and continuing scientific publication, and evidence of an
ability to lead collaborative, interdisciplinary research.

Salary and benefits
$4,037.95 to $5,127.61 bi-weekly ($105,390 to $133,830 annually)
Comprehensive benefits plan: http://www.chr.alberta.
Pension plan: http://www.mepp.ca/members/publications/MEPP_
Health Spending Account: http://www.chr.alberta.ca/Practitioners/?
Leadership and mentorship programs
Professional learning and development
Positive workplace culture and work-life balance

Applications can be submitted online at: https://www.jobs.alberta.ca/
Search for Competition Number: 1041317

If you are unable to apply online, please submit your cover letter and
resume, quoting the Job ID, to: Melissa Mangal, Environment and Parks,
Human Resources, 4th Floor, Petroleum Plaza, South Tower, 9915-108 Street,
Edmonton, AB, T5K 2G8. Fax: (780) 427-2513.

Colin A. Cooke, PhD
Aquatic Scientist, Environmental Monitoring and Science Division, Alberta
Environment and Parks
Adjunct Professor, Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, University
of Alberta
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