Government of Alberta Administrative Support (5 Permanent Positions) Full Time in Alberta

Government of Alberta

Branch AB CA

Administrative Support (5 Permanent Positions)

Tracking information in databases and SharePoint sites, and records management in both electronic and paper based systems….

Operations Division is looking for enthusiastic, highly motivated individuals to join their finance and administration teams at various locations in northern Alberta. Reporting to the Finance and/or Administration Unit Lead, this position will provide a variety of administrative services.

Your excellent client service skills will be used as you provide an essential role for staff and the public, and you will exhibit a high degree of flexibility in the types of work you deliver.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, receptiveness to new challenges, analytical and critical thinking, organization, attention to detail, and ability to interpret instructions are required. As there can be a high degree of independence within this position, you require the ability to make decisions on your own and contribute within a team environment to support programs encompassed within Environment and Parks as well as under service agreements with Forestry and the Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Branch.

In this role, you will be primarily working in an office setting. You will have regular and on-going contact with external and internal clients: members of the public, contractors, regional and other departmental staff, and representatives from other Ministries. Seasonal travel/off site work in support of wildfires may be available/required.

The roles/positions may include preparing, reviewing and formatting authorizations, legal documents, letters and memos; some basic financial and human resource support work; tracking information in databases and SharePoint sites, and records management in both electronic and paper based systems. The positions may play a role in front counter support by issuing licences and permits, answering and directing phone calls and preparing banking/cash reconciliations.


High school diploma and a minimum two years’ related administrative experience is required. Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook) is required. Demonstrated experience in working with multiple priorities, excellent communication and organizational skills are essential to be successful in this position. A valid class 5 drivers license is required.

Assets would include knowledge of GoA policies and procedures and various government programs (ECM, ERKS, CARS2, LIS/RELM, Exclaim, EPS and ARI) as well as experience dealing with the public and stakeholders. Experience and/or willingness to learn in support of the wildfire program and handling furs are also assets and may be required in some locations.

Equivalencies will be considered. Candidates with lesser qualifications may be considered at a lower level and salary.


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:



AGILITY to understand the need to incorporate change into work and be open to new ideas while accepting change as part of how work processes need to evolve in order to be effective.

DRIVE FOR RESULTS to draw from past experience and apply changes to work methods to improve performance and achieve outcomes.

BUILD COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENTS to be able to work closely and collaboratively with other members of the branch’s administration team, staff from other departments, and various internal and external stakeholders, drawing on your well-developed written and verbal communication skills to build relationships.

DEVELOP NETWORKS to proactively build networks; connect and develop trust in relationships with different government and non-government stakeholders.


$1,691.44 to $2,066.65 bi-weekly ($44,146 to $53,939 per annum)


There are 4 permanent full-time positions available: 1 in Grande Prairie, 2 in Slave Lake, 1 in Peace River. There is 1 permanent part-time position available in Fairview at 80% (4 days/week). Please specify your preferred location in your cover letter.

This competition may be used to fill a number of current and future vacancies at an equivalent or lower level in various Ministries throughout the Government of Alberta.

The positions will be eligible for the 55th to 57th Parallel Retention Allowance .

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.

    How to Apply

    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 first then last name (Joe Smith_Resume). Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition.

    If you are unable to apply online, please contact (780) 644-4308.

    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.

    Closing Statement

    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 (780) 644-4308. 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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    Employment Type: Full Time
    Location: , AB, CA
    Posted on: 2018-04-04
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