Aquatic Habitat Protection Specialist

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  • Full Time
  • Regina, SK
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • Closing date: Sep 18, 2017

Water Security Agency

One Stop Water Shop

Job Description

Our Aquatic Habitat Protection team is a regulatory group that protects aquatic habitat from the impact of development in, or near, water in Saskatchewan.  Provincial legislation requires individuals and corporations to obtain an aquatic habitat protection permit before conducting work in, or near, water bodies.  We are searching for 2 enthusiastic individuals to join a team of professional staff performing this important work. 

As a member of this team some of the duties you will be responsible for are to review and direct the issuance of aquatic habitat protection permit applications at a regional scale including project-specific conditions to mitigate negative impacts to aquatic and riparian habitat.  You will also perform field inspections and site assessments to develop and evaluate remediation plans and assess impacts to these habitats.  You will prepare technical information to make recommendations for compliance and enforcement activities such as remediation plans, investigations, notices of violation, environmental protection orders, court cases and appeals including participation as an expert witness.  You may also participate in the development or modernization of legislation, policy and guidelines for our permits in conjunction with other individuals both internal and external to WSA.

You will work among a diverse and passionate team of professionals in the fields of engineering, water quality, ecology, law, sociology, public policy, and local governments that are leading this exciting challenge in our province.

The successful candidate should possess a degree in Science with a specialization in Environmental Science or Ecology and 3 years of progressively more responsible directly related experience.

Please submit a cover letter, quoting the competition number WSA-21-2017/18, and detailed resume, by September 18, 2017 to:

Human Resources

Water Security Agency


We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Work Perks

Water Security Agency (WSA) is a unique organization in Canada - bringing together all of government's core water management responsibilities in one place. We manage the province's water supply, regulate drainage, own and operate 69 dams and related canals, write water policy and law, build needed scientific knowledge, assess water quality and ecological health, develop and deliver water programs, interjurisdictional water agreements, protect water quality, ensure safe drinking water and treatment of wastewater, reduce flood and drought damage, protect aquatic habitat and provide information about water. 

We offer rewarding career opportunities, competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. To learn more about the work we do and a full scope of duties for this position, visit

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