The Policy Analyst operates in a dynamic and complex environment involving multiple ministries, governments, and industry stakeholders. This position demands a high attention to detail, strong organizational and planning skills, and an ability to prioritize and deliver on multiple ongoing projects.
The Policy Analyst must:
Operate in an environment of ambiguity. Roles, responsibilities, process, and deliverables are often fluid and left to project teams to determine for themselves.
Coordinate strategic initiatives and issues without knowledge or necessarily previous exposure to the policy area or focus.
Work collaboratively, interacting with staff at all levels, and ensuring that input from all applicable areas of government is presented within planning documents in a coordinated and comprehensive manner.
Analyze and review information to ensure that division/ministry perspectives are reflected in planning documents.
Deliver high quality work in very short timeframes. Quality and accuracy is critical, given that plans and reports are presented to the Premier's Office, Executive Council, and in some cases, the public.
Have the ability to lead and support large, high profile projects, as strategic initiatives are often at the forefront of Deputy Minister, Minister, and Executive Council priorities.
Demonstrate exceptional agility, as the Policy Analyst is required to shift focus on a daily - or even hourly - basis, due to the issues management nature of the work.
Initiate, plan, organize and implement projects based on high-level direction and the intended outcome.
Lead or conduct research on various topics while incorporating a clear understanding of issues sensitivities and the overall impact of recommendations, ensuring that the Minister and senior management are appropriately advised.
Creativity and judgment are required to develop and present planning information in a manner appropriate for a variety of audiences.
Issues are diverse, complex, and politically sensitive, with this position expected to demonstrate discretion and political acumen.
A university degree in a related field such as Public Administration, Business, Economics, Political Science and International Relations plus a minimum of two years progressively responsible related experience is required; equivalencies may be considered.
Strong verbal communication and writing skills are required, as well as proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, SharePoint, and PowerPoint. Presentation/facilitation skills. Experience in the energy industry would be considered an asset.
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 link below will assist you with understanding competencies: http://psc.alberta.ca/APSCompetencies
$2,613.91 to $3,428.61 bi-weekly ($68,223 to $89,486 annually)
This is a permanent opportunity located out of the Petroleum Plaza, North Tower, 9945 - 108 Street, Edmonton AB.
Hours of work: 36.25 hours per week, Monday to Friday.
This competition may be used to fill a number of current and future vacancies at equal or lower classifications across the Government of Alberta.
What we offer:
Comprehensive benefits plan: http://www.psc.alberta.ca/Employees/DocList122.cfm
Pension plan: https://www.alberta.ca/pensions.aspx
Positive workplace culture and work-life balance
How to Apply
To apply online, users will be required to have an online account: https://www.alberta.ca/navigating-online-jobs-application.aspx Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of the competition. Please address you cover letter and resume to Human Resources and ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file using the following suggested naming convention: Lastname,Firstname_JobIDXXXXXX
If you are unable to apply online, please submit your cover letter and resume in one file (.pdf or .doc), quoting the Job ID 1057518, to Elena Lazar at Elena.Lazar@gov.ab.ca When emailing, please describe in details the technical errors you are encountering, so we can better assist you in fixing the issue.
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)
It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.
Tips for Applicants: https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-public-service-hiring-process.aspx
Please see the attached position profile for a detailed list of the job responsibilities: https://www.alberta.ca/jobs/pprofile/pp1057518.htm
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 Elena Lazar at e-mail: Elena.Lazar@gov.ab.ca
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.