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Director, Approvals - Water Security Agency



Division: Science and Licensing
Unit: Standards and Approvals
Salary: MC10 - $117,480 – $146,820 (Annually)
Location: Moose Jaw, Regina or Saskatoon, SK
Competition Number: WSA-60-2022/23

Water Security Agency is looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our Standards and Approvals unit as a Director, Approvals in our Moose Jaw, Regina or Saskatoon location.
Reporting to the Executive Director, Standards and Approvals, Science and Licensing Division, an employee in this position oversees the Water & Wastewater and Aquatic Habitat Management Services programs with responsibilities for managing activities and programs to manage the allocation, protection, and treatment of water from source to tap.
This position leads the development and implementation of strategic and operation plans for the Approvals Unit, overseeing the administration and operating cost, as well as all aspects of employee life cycle. These activities, in accordance with Water Security Agency’s (WSA) Strategic Plan, are fundamental to the achievement of critical and high-level priorities for the Water Security Agency.
The successful candidate will have a Degree in Business, Engineering, Science, Public/Environmental Health, or similar discipline; and 10 years of progressively more responsible experience relevant to leadership, water/wastewater management and regulatory compliance.
If you have specific questions regarding this position, reach out to and the recruitment team would be happy to discuss the opportunity further.


“Need a Career?  Just add Water!

At the Water Security Agency, you’ll have more than just a job - you’ll build a rewarding career. Whether you’re managing water supply, protecting water quality or ensuring safe drinking water, you can be confident that the work you do will help to support a strong and growing Saskatchewan. Become a member of the team that is committed to being the best water management agency in North America.”
We offer rewarding career opportunities, competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package.
To learn more about the work we do and for a full scope of duties for this position, visit

To Apply:
Please submit a cover letter, quoting the competition number WSA-60-2022/23 and detailed a resume, by 5:00 pm October 4, 2022 to:
Human Resources
Water Security Agency
111 Fairford St. East
Moose Jaw, SK S6H 7X9
Email: (Preferred Method)
We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Senior Dam Safety, Compliance and Enforcement Manager - Province of British Columbia

Ministry: Ministry of Forests
Location: Victoria 
Closing Date: October 19, 2022
Salary: $72,879.68 - $95,682.25 annually plus 6.5% Recruitment and Retention Adjustment

The Water Management Branch is accountable for operational delivery of provincial water programs including managing and regulating the allocation of water resources, ensuring safe and reliable community water supplies; and protecting public health and safety through River Forecast Centre operations, flood hazard management, regulation of dikes and dams, and supporting emergency response. 

The Senior Dam Safety, Compliance and Enforcement Manager is responsible for regulating a portfolio of approximately 15 major dams (generally >9m high) by exercising the powers and authorities of both an Engineer and a Dam Safety Officer (DSO) under the Dam Safety Regulation of the Water Sustainability Act. This role provides leadership, advice, research and professional engineering expertise and judgment in the field of dam safety for other staff in the Provincial Dam Safety Program and for the Ministry.

Qualifications for this role include:

•    Master’s degree in civil engineering and 5 years of related experience* specifically related to dam engineering; OR, 
•    Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and 10 years of related experience* specifically related to dam engineering; OR,
•    An equivalent combination of education and/or training may be considered.
•    Must possess and maintain a valid BC Class 5 Driver’s Licence and have the ability to maintain and operate a 4-wheel drive in all types of driving conditions, both on and off road.

*Related Experience must include all of the following:

•    Minimum of 1 year experience providing professional engineering expertise, advice and recommendations to other professionals, senior management, dam owners and the public particularly with respect to dam safety.
•    Minimum of 1 year experience with critical review of licensed professional reports, plans, drawings, and project proposals.
•    Minimum of 1 year experience in contract management of engineering works including enforcing contract specifications and dealing directly with construction contractors.


•    Full professional designation or immediately eligible for registration with the Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) 
•    Must be eligible for designation as a Dam Safety Officer and an Engineer, under the Water Sustainability Act and complete required in-house Dam Safety Program training to gain the Dam Safety Officer designation and undertake and maintain Dam Safety Officer accountabilities and ongoing training to retain the designation

For more information, and to apply online by October 19, 2022, please go online.

Dam Safety Manager - Government of Alberta

Job Title: Dam Safety Manager 
Job Requisition ID: 25286
Ministry: Environment & Parks
Location: Edmonton (preferred), Calgary
Full or Part-Time: Full Time
Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Scope: Open Competition
Closing Date: Open until suitable candidate found
Classification: Management Senior Manager Zone 1

About Us
The Government of Alberta is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported. For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit our website. We support Albertans in being proud stewards of air, land, water, and biodiversity by leading the work required to support environmental outcomes, outdoor recreation and sustainable development of natural resources.  For more information about the Ministry of Environment and Parks, please visit our website.


Alberta Environment and Parks has an exciting opportunity for a technical leader to join their senior management team. You will lead and develop the Dam Safety team of 9 professionals who are primarily responsible for the administration of Water Act, Water (Ministerial) Regulation-Part 6 and Alberta Dam and Canal Safety Directive pertaining to dam and canal safety regulatory framework. Your team’s primary responsibility includes regulating the dams and canals and monitoring compliance for risk management/mitigation to factors at risk including public, property and environment due to potential failure of the structures. The team is also responsible for providing technical services to regional operations teams regarding safety management of dam and canal infrastructure owned by the Department and operated and maintained by the Water Infrastructure and Operations Branch (WIOB). Organizationally, the position reports to Director, Infrastructure Technical Services and for its technical services role. Uniquely, the position also reports directly to the Department’s Executive Committee on dam safety regulatory issues to ensure the committee is aware on provincial dam safety matters.

As the successful candidate, you will apply your effective interpersonal and communication skills to provide inclusive leadership, effectively motivate, engage and develop staff, and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders.  Your ability to foster and build relationships across the department is necessary to deliver strategic advice and recommendations to department leaders and government officials assisting the Government of Alberta in meeting their key mandates, goals and initiatives.



  • University degree in the fields of Civil Engineering, preferably geotechnical, or Geosciences supplemented by a minimum of six years of related experience in dam safety management.
  • 3 plus years experience leading a team of professionals as well as experience with stakeholder engagement and consultation on complex projects.
  • Professional membership with APEGA (Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta), or immediately eligible for professional membership with APEGA.


  • Thorough knowledge and/or experience with the legislation, regulations, policies, codes and programs related to dam and canal safety management.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Alberta Dam and Canal Safety Directive and related legislation.
  • Masters or higher education in related field. 

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviors 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 link here will assist you with understanding competencies:

  • SYSTEMS THINKING: Take a holistic and long-term view of challenges and opportunities at multiple levels across related areas. You will seek to understand a range of stakeholder perspectives and how they interrelate.
  • CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING: Finds ways to improve complex systems or structures to better meet goals and outcomes.
  • AGILITY: You will identify, and support others to identify, alternative approaches or courses of action in unclear and complex situations.
  • DRIVE FOR RESULTS: Strive to improve the performance efficiency of the department by participating and contributing to department initiatives and goals.
  • BUILDING COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENTS: Create an environment for teamwork and collaboration with other departments, stakeholders and agencies.

$3,352.75 to $4,574.56 bi-weekly ($87,506 to $119,396 annually).

Notes:  This is full-time permanent position, for 36.25 hours per week

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

How To Apply
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Candidates are required to apply for a job online. Please visit our website to learn more about creating a candidate profile and other tips for the Government of Alberta’s online application system.

  • If you are not currently an employee with the Government of Alberta, the first step in applying for a job is creating your candidate profile within our online application system, click here to access the main log in page where you are able to ‘Create an account’, reset your password (‘Forgot your password’) or ‘Sign In’ should you already have an account.
  • Existing employees should access the Career tile in 1GX to submit their application in order to be recognized as an internal applicant.

Once you have created your candidate profile, visit the Alberta Public Service job site to apply for jobs at
Tips for applicants.

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) Applicants are encouraged to include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.



With over 2,000 dams in Canada, and increasing emphasis on dam safety and public safety around dams, a career in dam safety and dam engineering  is a great choice.

The Engineering Institute of Canada, of which the Canadian Dam Association is a member society, runs, a job search portal specifically for openings in engineering.

If looking for a job or seeking candidates for an opening, consider