Manager, Environmental Public Health Science

Posting Date: May 26, 2023

Location: Edmonton, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information

Job Title: Manager, Environmental Public Health Science 

Job Requisition ID: 43753

Ministry: Health

Location: Edmonton

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: June 9, 2023

Classification: Management Manager Zone 2

About Us

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: 


Alberta Health sets policy and direction to achieve a sustainable and accountable health system to promote and protect the health of Albertans. For more information on the work Alberta Health does, visit this link: 


The Public Health Division provides strategic direction and leadership through the assessment, development and implementation of provincial policies, regulations, strategies, and standards in the areas of communicable diseases, immunization, compliance monitoring, environmental public health, health promotion, and emergency preparedness, response and recovery. 


The division carries out these functions to support innovation and engagement with Albertans in wellness, health promotion, harm reduction, as well as injury and disease prevention. To support health system quality, the division collaborates with partners in compliance and monitoring activities and enforcement of the acts, regulations and standards administered by the division regarding physician billing, continuing care accommodations and health services, infection prevention and control, and protection for persons in care.


The Health Protection Branch oversees, leads and supports the development, implementation and review of legislation, standards, guidelines and policies to protect public health. Health Protection staff follow current issues/trends and support research into emerging and existing environmental public health concerns (e.g., climate change, air borne contaminants, hospital and community acquired infections) to understand these issues and the impacts they may have for public health. The Branch also coordinates the emergency planning and response efforts of the health sector for the department for emergency events (e.g., pandemic influenza, business disruptions and flood), infection control, Indigenous Health, and Audit and Compliance Assurance. The Environmental Public Health Science Unit focuses on any and all aspects of the natural and built environment that may affect human health. Many times the work of the team examines the intersections of how hazards in the air, water, food and soil can lead to health impacts now, today, tomorrow and throughout the lifetime of a person. 


Are you looking for an exciting opportunity that contributes directly to improving environmental public health in Alberta? Alberta Health is looking to fill a Manager position on the Environmental Public Health Science team within our Health Protection Branch. Environmental public health is the part of public health concerned with all aspects of the natural and built environment affecting human health.


Reporting to the Director, Environmental Public Health Science, you will be responsible for leading a team of four developing and participating in complex, strategic initiatives related to the collection of information, research and data on environmental public health issues. The manager will also provide expert project and issue management leadership to members of the Environmental Public Health Science team, the Health Protection Branch and work with the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, Alberta Health Services, and other affiliated stakeholders both inside and outside of the health sector (e.g., Alberta Environment & Parks, Alberta Innovates, Environment Climate Change). 
This position will have the opportunity to use a cooperative approach to design and strengthen Alberta Health's collaborative working relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders (e.g., federal/provincial/municipal departments and agencies, First Nation and Métis stakeholders, industry groups, and the public) focused on the scientific and social issues connected with environmental public health science.


Education and experience:
A university degree in a scientific discipline related to the position (Public Health; Toxicology/Pharmacology; Environmental Sciences/Engineering; Health Risk Assessment, Data Management/Science, Risk Communication), plus 3 years progressively responsible related experience. Related experience or education may be considered as an equivalency on a one for one basis.


Related experience must include:

  • Experience leading a team
  • Strong background in writing and research
  • Familiarity with applicable policy, legislation and regulations, both provincial and federal, and other relevant GOA legislation. 



  • Experience in management of budgets, contracts and grants would be an asset
  • Experience in project management (e.g. program planning, development, administration and operation). Experience in data collection, management and human health assessment combined with progressively increasing professional, project management, and scientific roles and responsibilities
  • Experience with contaminant-specific guidelines and associated guidance documents, including measurements of contaminants in media, consumption and exposure factors from Alberta, other provinces/territories, Canada, and leading health organizations from across the world

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviors 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.


This link will assist you with understanding competencies:

  • Agility - Respond to emerging events, action requests, correspondence and requests from the public and other departments, research issues as they arise within the department and provide recommendations through written, verbal and electronic responses.
  • Drive for Results - proactively works with stakeholders to achieve outcome, promote environmental public health and engage with partners to achieve results.
  • Build Collaborative Environments - It is crucial for this position to create sustainable, positive working relationships with diverse stakeholders inside and outside of the health sector by leading and participating in cross-ministry committees, provincial coordinating committees, working groups and partnerships to minimize duplication, pool resources to maximize impact, and produce the best possible solutions and products.
  • Systems Thinking - Plan and develop provincial strategies in the context of the Ministry Business Plan and other department business plans, the environmental public health mandate, health needs of Albertans and health system delivery needs.


$3,100.80 to $4,172.77 bi-weekly ($80,930 - $108,909 / year)


Other information: 

A cover letter outlining how your experience relates to the qualifications of this role is required    


For more information on the Government of Alberta hiring process, view this link: 


Links and information on what the GoA has to offer to prospective employees.

How To Apply

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It is recommended applicants who have completed post-secondary studies from outside of Canada obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) or from recognized Canadian Credential Evaluator; please visit the Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada for more information.  

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. 

If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, and/or require a disability related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Jagreet Uppal at

If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.