Whirling Disease Sr. Lab Tech - Accreditation (1 Year Temporary Position) Posted Aug 02
Alberta Environment and Parks , Vegreville, AB, Canada
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Alberta Environment and Parks, Vegreville. 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: https://www.alberta.ca/...ty-inclusion-policy.aspx

We support Albertans in being proud stewards of air, land, water, and biodiversity by leading the work required for the desired environmental outcomes and sustainable development of natural resources.

For more information about the Ministry of Environment and Parks, please visit our website at: http://aep.alberta.ca/

Reporting to the Whirling Disease Specialist, you will determine the requirements for the Whirling Disease lab and take steps to achieve accreditation. Major responsibilities include coordinating all aspects of the process for achieving the appropriate Aquatic Containment Level certification under the Federal Biocontainment and Certification Program. In addition, you will coordinate all aspects of the process to achieve accreditation in the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025, including identification of the appropriate program specialty area and standard, development of the quality management system and liaising with the relevant accrediting body (e.g. Standards Council of Canada or Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation).

To be successful in this position you will be required to be independent and possess high level of problem solving skills to coordinate the accreditation process, under the guidance of the Whirling Disease Specialist.

This position is based in Vegreville, AB. Some travel to Edmonton may be required.

Salary: $2,421.40 - $3,189.17 bi-weekly ($63,198.54 - $83,237.33 annually). Closing Date: August 14, 2018. Job ID #1050210

Qualifications: Two-year technical diploma in laboratory or biological sciences or related field of study plus four years related experience is required. Equivalencies will be considered as below.

Equivalency: Directly related education or experience on the basis of 1 year of education for 1 year of experience OR 1 year of experience for 1 year of education.

Experience working with contracting and procurement; writing business case and requests for proposal is required. Experience working in a diagnostic lab environment preferably supplemented in fish parasites will be an asset.

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 links below will assist you with understanding competencies: http://www.psc.alberta.ca/...es/titlepage&cf=9


DRIVE FOR RESULTS to set goals, be accountable and achieve results that are aligned with the goals of the Whirling Disease Program and Alberta Environment and Parks.

AGILITY to, assess, and readily adapt to options and input on emerging issues and, maintain resilience in times of uncertainty, and in a changing environment.

CREATIVE PROBLEM-SOLVING ability to assess options and provide new and innovative solutions to staff by working collaboratively to determine the causes of the problems and inform decision making.

BUILD COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENTS with various stakeholders, agencies, and provincial and federal government staff that lead and contribute to achieving desired outcomes.

This is a one-year temporary employment opportunity with a possibility for extension. This position may be used to fill future vacancies across the Government of Alberta, at equal or lower classification and salary.

What we offer:
• Comprehensive benefits plan: http://www.psc.alberta.ca/Employees/DocList122.cfm
• Pension plan: http://www.pspp.ca/...ons/PSPP_Member_Handbook.pdf
• Health Spending Account: http://www.psc.alberta.ca/...cct/overview&cf=2
• Leadership and mentorship programs
• Professional learning and development
• Positive workplace culture and work-life balance

Online applications are preferred via www.jobs.alberta.ca. 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/...ne-jobs-application.aspx
Information regarding Alberta Public Service Jobs: https://www.alberta.ca/...public-service-jobs.aspx
Tips for applicants: http://www.psc.alberta.ca/...-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.

Please see the attached position description for a detailed list of the job responsibilities:

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, please contact Human Resources at 780-422-7757. If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check https://alberta.ca/...rta-public-service-jobs.aspx for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.


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