Government Jobs in Edmonton Alberta

Government Jobs in Edmonton Alberta

Role

Government Jobs in Edmonton Alberta, Do you enjoy working in a strong team environment and have a passion for program development? Are you a creative thinker who is interested in supporting young professionals as they begin their careers?  Do you want to have a direct impact on Albertans? If so, this position in the Municipal Advisory and Capacity unit is for you!

Reporting to the Manager of Capacity Services, as Training and Internship Advisor, you will provide professional expertise, coordination, and support for training initiatives offered by the division, municipal capacity building and recognition programs, and development and distribution of education resources for educators, students, and the public.

Job Details

Hiring Organization  – Government of Alberta
Post Name  – Advisor, Training, and Internship
Qualification  – Preference will be given to candidates with a university degree in a related field
Industry  – Government
Employment Type  – Full Time
Work Hours  – 8 Hours
Salary  –  CAD 70028 To CAD 91534 Per Year
Location  – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5K 0G5

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.

The Government of Alberta consists of 22 ministries. Municipal Affairs is one of these ministries with the mission to help ensure Albertans are served by responsible collaborative and accountable local government and they live in strong, safe, and viable communities. Our core businesses support municipalities and their communities.

The Municipal Advisory and Capacity unit is responsible for providing municipal advisory services, mediation and dispute resolution, training, internship programs, and various capacity-building tools to support municipal stakeholders.

This unit is part of the Municipal Capacity and Sustainability Branch, which is committed to supporting municipalities with guidance and advice to provide Albertans with strong and effective local government and to enhance municipal capacity and sustainability.

Your primary responsibilities in this position will include:

  • Delivering the Municipal Internship Program. Activities include marketing and promotion, host municipality and intern candidate recruitment, grant administration, resource development, professional development session facilitation, mentoring and coaching program participants, program alumni engagement/support, and ongoing program evaluation.
  • Assisting with the ongoing monitoring and implementation of the Division’s Training Strategy, used to coordinate and deliver effective training, coaching, and mentoring to local government administration and elected officials.
  • Delivering the annual Minister’s Awards for Municipal and Public Library Excellence initiative and the Municipal Excellence Program resource.
  • Program promotion, external stakeholder review committee coordination, submission evaluation, and recognition initiatives.
  • Providing strategic advice to senior management on program implementation and enhancements, often in consultation with stakeholders.
  • Working with branch team members to support communication with external stakeholders regarding available information resources through the design, development, and delivery of an electronic bulletin.
  • Developing and maintaining educational resources that support the local government component of the Alberta school curriculum and coordinating the distribution of information resources to municipal officials, educators, students, and the public.
  • Activities include updating materials to ensure the accuracy of content, creating new resource items, responding to resource requests, and monitoring changes to the Alberta curriculum to ensure materials align with current learning frameworks.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Advanced communication skills with the ability to clearly summarize complex issues into a logical, concise, and appropriate format.
  • Strong analytical, organization, strategic thinking, and research skills – demonstrated ability to research and analyze issues critically to summarize into briefing material within established timelines.
  • Demonstrated ability to function effectively under pressure and use tact, diplomacy, and good judgment.
  • Demonstrated analytical & critical thinking skills to anticipate issues, recommend strategic resolution, initiate projects, and act independently where appropriate.

Qualifications

  • University graduation in Public Administration, Liberal Arts, Business Administration, Commerce, or a related field.
  • 4 years of progressively responsible experience in a related field.
  • A valid Class 5 Driver’s License.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a university degree in a related field.

Equivalencies:

Directly related education or experience considered on the basis of: 

  •  1 year of education for 1 year of experience; or
  •  1 year of experience for 1 year of education

Assets:

  • Experience in facilitation, adult education, mentoring, and coaching a team of professionals.
  • Experience in developing and delivering internship programs, training, and professional development sessions in an adult learning environment.
  • Experience in writing and developing educational resources for use by educators, municipal officials, students, and the public.
  • Experience in negotiation, problem-solving, consensus building, and conflict resolution.
  • Experience creating communication and promotional materials.
  • Experience working with diverse stakeholders, maintaining effective long-term relationships, and appropriately dealing with sensitive and confidential issues.
  • Experience with municipal operations and/or the Municipal Government Act.

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.

  • Develop Networks – Need to proactively establish and maintain relationships with municipalities, academic institutions, stakeholder associations, and ongoing partnerships with stakeholders.
  • Build Collaborative Environments – The internship program must create a collaborative environment and open communication between the host municipalities, supervisors, interns, and advisors.
  • Developing Self and Others – The internship program requires the advisor to help municipal supervisors to create a learning environment that optimizes knowledge transfer and skill acquisition for interns.
  • Agility – With the ever-evolving changes in resources, economic circumstances, and political pressures, it is important to be able to adapt to the situation to ensure programs and services are able to meet the needs of stakeholders and provincial priorities.

As these positions require regular travel throughout the province, a valid Class 5 Driver’s License is required. This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

Applicants are advised to provide a cover letter summarizing information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience, and relevant examples of required competencies.

What we offer:

  • Pension plans
  • Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP)
  • Management Employees Pension Plan (MEPP)
  • Leadership and mentorship programs
  • Professional learning and development
  • Positive workplace culture and work-life balance
  • Opportunity to participate in flexible work arrangements such as working from home up to two days per week and modified work schedule agreements

 

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