Government of Alberta Area information Coordinator Full Time in Edson, AB

Government of Alberta

Branch Edson AB CA

Area information Coordinator
Edson, AB

This will include planning, designing and facilitating various education and outreach programs as well as social media initiatives and other complex projects…

During emergency and crisis events, communication to the public, stakeholders and response partners is one of the most significant actions that contribute to protecting Albertans and their communities. If you would like to contribute your experience in the communications field to the exciting world of wildfire management and emergency communications, we may have the opportunity you have been looking for!

As a Area Information Coordinator, you will not only respond to and manage crisis communications during emergencies but will also be responsible for creating communication strategies and plans that promote and increase the awareness of department wide initiatives. In this role, you will be striving to influence behaviour change in Albertans around wildfire, forestry, mountain pine beetle (MPB), environmental and land issues and multiple related youth programs. This will include planning, designing and facilitating various education and outreach programs as well as social media initiatives and other complex projects focused on reducing human caused wildfires, forest health awareness and education specifically MPB, increasing knowledge of FireSmart, promoting mitigation and preparedness activities for wildfires and supporting environmental stewardship to address public and stakeholder needs. Additional responsibilities will include supervising wage employees, delivering budget and contingency plans, providing emergency and crisis communications leadership and direction, developing and delivering communication courses and leading the planning, execution and management of national level corporate events like the FireSmart Community Series and multi-jurisdictional mock disasters and exercises.

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  • CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING: In this role you will need the ability to assess options and implications in new ways to achieve outcomes and solutions. For example, you will be tasked with developing and implementing creative communications initiatives for programs which will involve conducting needs assessments and using innovative thinking to create the most appropriate product.

  • DRIVE FOR RESULTS: Knowing what outcomes are important and maximizing resources to achieve results that are aligned with the goals of the organization will be key while maintaining accountability to the branch and external stakeholders.

  • AGILITY: This position operates in an environment that is both highly political and fast-paced with potential high consequence outcomes when it comes to protecting Albertans and their communities from wildfire. You must be able to anticipate, assess, and readily adapt to changing priorities and effectively work in a changing environment in order to make immediate crisis level decisions on communications strategies and provide recommendations that may have high impact high risk implications.

  • DEVELOP NETWORKS: This position is responsible for proactively building networks as well as connecting and building trust in relationships with different stakeholders. Strong relationships will allow you to assess stakeholder needs in order to effectively develop and deliver marketing programs and activities, educational sessions, workshops, training and content for websites and social media campaigns.

  • BUILD COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENTS: You will be tasked with collaborating across the unit as well as with others in the Ministry and other areas of government to accomplish your goals. Being able to contribute to the conditions and environments that allow people to work collaboratively and productively to achieve outcomes will be imperative.


A degree in a related field such as Communications, Public Relations or Marketing plus a minimum of two years of related experience in emergency communications and wildfire will be considered an asset. Please note that equivalencies such as a related natural sciences diploma and years of related experience will be considered. Additionally, candidates with lesser qualifications may be considered at a lower classification and salary.


$2,588.03- $3,394.66 bi-weekly ($67,548 – $88,601 annually)


Applicants must have a valid Class 5 Driver’s license and a suitable driving history with no more than 8 demerits. Your application must include a 5 year Commercial Driver’s Abstract issued within 30 days of your application submission.

How to Apply

Online applications are preferred. If you are unable to apply online, please submit your cover letter and resume, quoting the Job ID, to: Human Resource Services, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, #304, J.G. O’Donoghue Building, 7000 – 113 Street, Edmonton, AB T6H 5T6. Phone: (780) 427-2111; Fax: (780) 427-3398. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition. Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file.
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) – https://www.alberta.ca/iqas-overview.aspx 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.

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Edson, AB, CA
Posted on: 2018-07-28
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