OSM Surface Water Science Data Analyst
Government of Alberta
Calgary, AB
The Surface Water Science Data Analyst will contribute to the `Integrated Analytics and Reporting on Environmental Condition in the Oil Sands Region' Work Plan. The goal of the Work Plan is to develop and implement a cumulative effects assessment approach to oil sands monitoring per the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act. This position provides leadership, direction, planning, support, analytics program and reporting, and analysis of cumulative effects assessment under the Oil Sands Monitoring (OSM) Program.

This role will support the OSM Integrated Environmental Analytics and Cumulative Effects science team by analyzing environmental indicators and associated thresholds, creating analytics products and evaluating predictions in order to assess environmental change against ecological benchmarks. Through a variety of demonstration projects, knowledge and information about the environment will be collaboratively generated using the western scientific methodologies. The Surface Water Science Data Analyst will reside within the Integrated Environmental Analytics and Prediction Branch and will be a member of the OSM Program data management team. This role is critical to ensure timely, transparent and accessible OSM data analytics and information to Albertans.

About Your Work Environment
In this role, you will be working primarily in an office setting located in Calgary and will collaborate with ministry staff in regional offices, other government departments, Indigenous knowledge holders and vendors, partners or consultants and stakeholders involved in the Oil Sands Monitoring Program.

A Masters degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Applied Math, or a related field plus a minimum of 2 years' experience in the field of data science.

Additionally, the following experience would be considered an asset:
  • Experience working with data quality and/or data quantity
  • Experience using statistical and computer language R, Python and SQL for data mining
  • Experience visualizing/presenting data for stakeholders
The following equivalencies may also be considered: Ph.D. in a scientific discipline related to the position (no experience required); OR university graduation in a related field and 4 years related experience.

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 link below will assist you with understanding competencies: http://psc.alberta.ca/APSCompetencies

Agility - Ability to identify, anticipate, and analyze complex issues

Drive for Results - Ability to take ownership of understanding and achieving results whether as an individual or as a part of a team.

Build Collaborative Environments - Ability to build and maintain effective and productive working relationships

Systems Thinking - Ability to synthesize findings to identify risks, possible actions and where possible, solutions

Creative Problem Solving - Creative thinking may involve the identification of environmental and cultural thresholds in highly complex systems, and involvement in the design of integrated environmental monitoring programs

$2,775.64 to $3,638.48 bi-weekly ($72,444 to $94,964 annually)

This temporary exciting opportunity is for 3 years. The competition may be used to fill future vacancies across the Government of Alberta, at equal or lower classification and salary.

The hours of work are 36.25 weekly.

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What we offer:
  • Comprehensive benefits plan: http://www.psc.alberta.ca/Employees/DocList122.cfm
  • Pension plan: https://www.pspp.ca/assets/pspp/files/documents/publications/pspp_member_handbook.pdf
  • Health Spending Account: http://www.psc.alberta.ca/Practitioners/?file=benefits/healthspendingacct/overview&cf=2
  • Leadership and mentorship programs
  • Professional learning and development
  • Positive workplace culture and work-life balance
How to Apply
Online applications are preferred. 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.

To apply online, for first time users you will be required to create a Careers Account. https://www.alberta.ca/navigating-online-jobs-application.aspx
Information regarding Alberta Public Service Jobs: https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-public-service-jobs.aspx
Tips for applicants: http://www.psc.alberta.ca/staff/staff-resources/tips-for-applying-on-jobs.pdf

Please address your cover letter to Human Resources.

If you are unable to apply online, please contact Human Resources at 780-422-7757.

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) - http://work.alberta.ca/iqas It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.

Closing Statement
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.