Planning & Flood Protection Technologist & Water Management Planning Technologist

Planning & Flood Protection Technologist & Water Management Planning Technologist

TE1 Technical Engineering Officer 1

Departmental

Department of Transportation and Infrastructure

Hydrologic Forecasting & Water Management, Engineering and Technical Services

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 40235

Salary(s):   TE1 $61,398.00 – $75,172.00 per year

Closing Date:   December 4, 2022

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 women, Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

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

Candidates who do not meet all essential criteria may be considered on an underfill basis at a commensurate rate of pay.

Engineering and Technical Services ensures safe and effective provincial water control infrastructure and structures, through the delivery of inspection, planning, design, maintenance, rehabilitation and construction activities. The division is responsible for the overall management of infrastructure inventory that includes: bridges, large culverts, thru-dike culverts, drains, dams, reservoirs, water control structures, diversions and pumping stations. The division also provides water management through operation of the provincial water control system, flood forecasting, and development and implementation of emergency response plans. 

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class 5.0 driver’s licence. 
  • Must be able to travel to field sites throughout the province by ground and air transportation with some overnight stays and working extended hours. 
  • Must be able to travel long distances as required. 
  • Must be able to work extended hours as required. 

Qualifications:
Essential:

  • Bachelor’s degree with specialization in geography, land use planning or resource management, a College Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology or GIS, or a comparable combination of education and work experience is required. 
  • Experience in ESRI Arc GIS software, geospatial databases, applications and tools. 
  • Experience working with survey and elevation data.
  • Experience in land use planning. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills to build effective working relationships with the general public, local governments, citizen groups, other government levels and departments and private agencies.
  • Strong verbal communication skills to communicate effectively and courteously with internal and external contacts and stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy. 
  • Strong written communication skills with ability to prepare clear and concise documents.
  • Effective organizational and time management skills to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines. 

Desired:

  • Experience analyzing and understanding water resource-related problems, situations or processes.
  • Knowledge in hydraulics and water resource science and management.

Duties:
Planning and Flood Protection Technician:  Under the supervision of the Senior Flood Protection Planning Officer and working closely with staff in Manitoba Transportation and Infrastructure Development Review Section, the Planning and Flood Protection Technician participates extensively in the administration and enforcement of the Designated Flood Area legislation, and uses Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software to review development for flood hazard. This position is responsible for taking a lead role in responding to the requests for information pertaining to Designated Flood Areas and preparing Designated Flood Area Permits. The position plays a key role in the enforcement of Designated Flood Area legislation. This position also provides expertise on GIS applications for flood areas throughout the Province of Manitoba. This position may also occasionally be responsible for temporarily performing the duties normally performed by the Water Management Planning Technologist.

Water Management Planning Technologist: Under the supervision of the Senior Flood Protection Planning Officer and working closely with staff in Manitoba Transportation and Infrastructure Development Review Section, the Water Management Planning Technologist participates extensively in the administration and enforcement of the Provincial Waterways legislation, and uses Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software to review development for proximity to designated Provincial Waterways and flood hazard. This position is responsible for taking a lead role in responding to the requests for information pertaining to Provincial Waterways and preparing Provincial Waterway Authorizations. The position plays a key role in the enforcement of Provincial Waterway legislation. This position also provides expertise on GIS applications for flood areas throughout the Province of Manitoba. This position may also occasionally be responsible for temporarily performing the duties normally performed by the Planning and Flood Protection Technician.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 40235

Service Centre 3

Human Resource Services

600-155 Carlton Street

Winnipeg, MB , R3C 3H8

Phone:  204-945-8819

Fax: 204-948-3382

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

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