Manager, Water Quality Management Section

Manager, Water Quality Management Section

EO5 Environment Officer 5


Agriculture and Resource Development

Water Science and Watershed Management Branch, Water Stewardship & Biodiversity

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 37015

Salary(s):   EO5 $66,650.00 – $90,896.00 per year

Closing Date:   February 1, 2021

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to Indigenous people and persons with disabilities.

An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect for 12 months.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must possess and maintain a valid full stage Manitoba  Class 5 driver’s licence.
  • Must be willing and able to work overtime when required.               
  • Must be willing and able to travel throughout the province and occasionally outside of Manitoba (within Canada and the United States).  
  • Must be willing and able to undertake field work under sometimes harsh weather conditions.                                                                         


  • A Bachelor of Science in an aquatic-related discipline, or an equivalent combination of related education, training and experience.
  • Specialized experience in aquatic biology, chemistry and abiotic/biotic environmental interrelationships.
  • Experience supervising staff including planning, organizing, and directing staff, and providing guidance and performance management.
  • Experience in program management and planning, including designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating complex water quality related programs. 
  • Experience in identifying impacts to water quality and developing mitigation strategies.
  • Experience working with statistical information and developing methods for designing studies, assessing data and reporting results.
  • Effective interpersonal skills with experience working with agencies, other non-governmental organizations and a variety of stakeholders with competing demands and expectations. 
  • Strong organizational and time management skills to meet changing deadlines and competing demands.
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Effective verbal communication skills including the ability to prepare and deliver presentations.
  • Strong written communication skills with experience preparing, reviewing and writing complex reports and documents to suport decision making

The Manager, Water Quality Management Section is responsible for providing sound leadership, planning, coordination, and fiscal accountability for a Section comprised of eight professional and technical support personnel who are responsible for protecting, managing and where necessary, improving the quality of water in Manitoba including monitoring, managing and coordinating input into the management transboundary water quality issues.  Duties include managing professional and technical support staff, strategically planning and leading the development of provincial programs, standards, objectives, guidelines, legislation, regulations, policy, and procedures related to water quality, technical work including report writing and data analyses, financial and administrative responsibilities, and representing the department on integovernmental boards and committees related to water quality.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 37015

Service Centre 4

Human Resource Services

600-259 Portage Avenue

Winnipeg, MB , R3B 2A9

Phone:  204-945-7518

Fax: 204-945-0601

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions may be grieved and appealed. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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