Policy Advisor (2 Positions, 2-Year Temporary), Alberta Climate Change Office – Edmonton

Published 04:22 on April 17, 2018  /  Last updated at 04:22 on April 17, 2018  /  Job Postings  /  No Comments

Do you seek an experience where you have the ability to contribute to climate change policy and the opportunity to support ongoing integration in the implementation of strategic and operational policy? The Climate Change Policy Branch is seeking two temporary Policy Advisors for a 24-month term who are self-motivated and experienced at policy development, agile in working on critical policy initiatives and creative in resolving complex policy and regulatory problems.

Job description

The Alberta Climate Change Office will provide leadership for the government’s efforts to address climate change. The Office will lead a “whole of government” approach to implementing the province’s Climate Leadership Plan with support from departments and agencies across government, and through working with and listening to stakeholders, communities and the public.

For more information about Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan, please visit our website at https://www.alberta.ca/climate-leadership-plan.aspx
Do you seek an experience where you have the ability to contribute to climate change policy and the opportunity to support ongoing integration in the implementation of strategic and operational policy? The Climate Change Policy Branch is seeking two temporary Policy Advisors for a 24-month term who are self-motivated and experienced at policy development, agile in working on critical policy initiatives and creative in resolving complex policy and regulatory problems.
The successful candidates will support the implementation of Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan (CLP) and individual policies and programs to deliver the CLP, including cross-ministry oversight, monitoring, evaluation, and ongoing review and implementation of Alberta’s provincial policy approach.
The Policy Advisors will work within the context of broad interests and objectives of the Government of Alberta in developing and implementing Alberta’s greenhouse gas mitigation strategies, policies and programs. The role is to lead development of policy recommendations and approaches that contribute to achieving Alberta’s climate change objectives in alignment with national and international policy.
To be successful in this role, you must be able to communicate purposefully, think strategically, build effective relationships and be agile to shifts in the policy environment. The ability to work collaboratively and influence without control is essential and required. Strong organizational and project management skills would be an asset to lead policy projects.
About Your Competencies
Drive for Results: knowing what outcomes are important and maximizing resources to achieve results that are aligned with the goals of the organization, while maintaining accountability to each other and external stakeholders.
Systems Thinking: ability to assess risk and provide strategic advice and support to professional staff, management and executive.
Creative Problem Solving: to assess options and implications of complex situations in new ways to achieve outcomes and solutions.
Develop Networks: Gives service beyond expectations by seeking information about underlying needs, providing insights and recommending actions to address these needs.
About Your Work Environment
You will be working and operating out of an office located in downtown Edmonton. You will have regular contact with the Alberta Climate Change staff, cross-ministry teams and representatives, governments, associations and/or organizations.

Minimum Qualifications For The Role Include

  • Completed university degree in Public Administration, Political Science, Environmental/Natural Resource Science or related field
  • A minimum of four years progressively responsible related experience
  • Demonstrated experience with policy development and integration across multiple disciplines, policy approval processes, and planning cycles related to the Government of Alberta
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, time management, teamwork, organization and coordination skills are essential

Assets For The Role Include

  • Project management and facilitation experience

Competencies are behaviours 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. The links below will assist you with understanding competencies: http://www.psc.alberta.ca/Practitioners/?file=learning/apscompetencies/titlepage&cf=9http://www.psc.alberta.ca/learning/apscompetencies/apscomp-self-assessment-questionnaire.pdf

$2,775.64 to $3,638.48 bi-weekly ($72,444 to $94,964 annually)
This temporary opportunity will be required for 24 months. This position may be used to fill future vacancies across the Government of Alberta, at equal or lower classification and salary.

What We Offer

  • Comprehensive benefits plan: http://www.psc.alberta.ca/Employees/DocList122.cfm
  • Pension plan: http://www.pspp.ca/members/publications/PSPP_Member_Handbook.pdf
  • Health Spending Account: http://www.psc.alberta.ca/Practitioners/?file=benefits/healthspendingacct/overview&cf=2
  • Leadership and mentorship programs
  • Professional learning and development
  • Positive workplace culture and work-life balance

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

Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. Please ensure that this document is saved using the naming convention of your last then first name (Smith,Joe_Resume). Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition.
To apply online, for first time users you will be required to create a Careers Account. https://jobs.alberta.ca/applying/how.html
Applicants frequently asked questions: https://jobs.alberta.ca/applying/faqs.html
Tips for applicants: https://jobs.alberta.ca/applying/tips.html
Please address your cover letter to Human Resources.
It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) – http://work.alberta.ca/iqas
It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.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, please contact Human Resources at 780-644-4614. If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check http://www.jobs.alberta.ca for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.
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