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Water and Wastewater Operator Certification Advisory Committee

Competition #: 571
Ministry: Environment and Parks
Opening Date: 06/08/2018
Closing Date: 07/02/2018
Role: Member
Role Required

The Minister of Environment and Parks is seeking applications from individuals interested in serving as a member of the Water and Wastewater Operator Certification Advisory Committee. This posting will be used to fill two separate opportunities.

Location
Committee meetings are held in Edmonton three times a year. Monthly teleconference and web conference meetings will also be scheduled.
About the Agency

The Water and Wastewater Operator Certification Advisory Committee is responsible for providing review and recommendations concerning the Alberta Environment and Parks Water and Wastewater Operator Certification Program (Certification Program).

The Certification Program was developed to help ensure proper operation and maintenance of water and wastewater facilities, and to protect the health of its citizens and the environment.

The regulations under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act requires that the operation of waterworks systems be supervised by one or more persons certified in accordance with the approval or registration and outlined in the Water and Wastewater Operators’ Certification Guidelines (Guidelines).

Role Description

Committee members share the same duties and responsibilities. They are required to provide recommendations on business arising from the administration of the Certification Program, including:

  • certification program policy;
  • applications for certification;
  • facility classifications;
  • applications for certification renewal;
  • certification examinations;
  • evaluation of specific training/education with respect to the program
  • experience and education relevance;
  • determination of certification program fees; and
  • other matters that may be requested.

Committee members must engage with their facility and networks to develop an informed opinion on issues that may impact the industry and will bring emerging issues to the attention of the committee.

The standard term for appointment to the Water and Wastewater Operator Certification Advisory Committee is three years. Committee members may be re-appointed for a second term of up to three years.

Skills and Experience Required

The applicant must:

  • Live in Alberta.
  • Have familiarity with EPEA as it applies to water and wastewater facility approvals/codes and certification, along with a working knowledge of the Water and Wastewater Operators’ Certification Guidelines.
  • Have proven leadership skills and an overall industry commitment as it applies to community and stakeholder relations.
  • Soundly and fairly apply industry knowledge.
  • Think strategically and critically.
  • Know and act in accordance with Robert’s Rules for Meetings.
Remuneration and Time Commitment

There is no compensation associated with committee member positions.

Members are reimbursed for expenses as outlined in the Government of Alberta Travel, Meal and Hospitality Expenses Policy.

The Water and Wastewater Operator Certification Advisory Committee meetings are held for one or two full days, three times each year in Edmonton. Additionally, each month a teleconference or web conference meeting will be held for approximately one hour.

Additional Documentation

In addition to your cover letter and resume, we require a biography. Click HERE to download form.

Once your biography and other required form(s) are completed, save it to your PC. When you hit 'submit application', you will be prompted to upload additional documents. Drag and drop (or upload) your completed cover letter, biography and other form(s) into the 'Drop files below or click to upload' section before clicking the 'apply' button.

Contact Information

Tanya Hunter, Team Lead, Water and Wastewater Operator Certification Program

Tanya.Hunter@gov.ab.ca 780-427-7713

15th Floor Oxbridge Place, 9820 – 106 Street

Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2J6


Vernice Bello, Certification Program Coordinator, Water and Wastewater Operator Certification Program

Vernice.Bello@gov.ab.ca 780-643-1992

10th Floor Oxbridge Place, 9820 – 106 Street

Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2J6

How To Apply

Carefully read the Recruitment Posting and the Position Profile to ensure this is an appropriate opportunity for you. Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements.

Online applications are preferred. To apply, click on the 'apply' button, create or sign into your account in the ePAAS system; upload your resume, view the listing under Current Opportunities and click on 'submit application'. The uploaded resume will be automatically attached.

Provide a short 4 line biography using the Biography template found under additional documents section. Your biography should include your name, current work experience, board/committee experience and relevant education. Please note that biographies may be edited for length and clarity.

Once your biography and other required form(s) are completed, save it to your PC. When you hit 'submit application', you will be prompted to upload additional documents. Drag and drop (or upload) your completed cover letter, biography and other form(s) into the 'Drop files below or click to upload' section before clicking the 'apply' button.

If you are unable to apply online, please submit a cover letter and resume, quoting the recruitment posting competition number, to the contact provided on the posting. We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to assess which candidates' qualifications most closely match the agency's requirements. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted to advance to the next step in the appointment process. You can check the status of each competition on-line at https://www.alberta.ca/public-agencies.cfm.

All potential candidates will be screened for potential conflicts of interest. Please Note: Successful applicants will have the following information about them made publicly available on the Public Agency Secretariat Website: name, biography, public agency, and position title.

Link to Enabling Legislation:

Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act