Government of Alberta Bioenergy Policy Analyst (2 Years Temporary) Temporary in Edmonton, AB

Government of Alberta

Branch Edmonton AB CA

Bioenergy Policy Analyst (2 Years Temporary)
Edmonton, AB

And building and maintaining networks across the government, other provincial governments, the federal government and industry stakeholders….

Want to make a real difference on climate change in Alberta? The Alberta Climate Change office is looking for a dynamic, organized and highly motivated individual to join our team.

The Policy Analyst will provide services to support research and coordination in the bioenergy team for the development of long-term bioenergy policies for Alberta; implementing and reviewing the Bioenergy Producer Program; supporting and participating in cross-ministry groups; and building and maintaining networks across the government, other provincial governments, the federal government and industry stakeholders.

You will bring your excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) to ensure that collaborative processes are carried out and that timelines and goals are met. The ability to build relationships is key to inform effective policy development and program administration and reporting under the Climate Leadership Plan.

About Your Work Environment
In this role, you will primarily be working in an office setting located in downtown Edmonton. You will have regular and on-going contact with other members of the team, as well as, with other staff within the Alberta Climate Change Office.


At a minimum, this role requires:
A university degree in a related field (e.g. Environmental Science, business, social sciences, Natural Resource Management)

Equivalencies will be considered, such as a diploma and two years of directly related experience.

Assets to this role include:
– Knowledge of climate change and its impacts, and the role of bioenergy in reducing emissions
– Knowledge of research methods, data analysis and synthesis
– Working knowledge and understanding of provincial legislative processes
– Knowledge of the public policy development process
– Well-developed writing and verbal communication skills
– Experience writing briefings such as emails, letters, memos, speaking notes, and/or other action request responses.
– Experience administering grant programs.
– High proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint


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=9

Drive for Results: ability to plan, prioritize and work with limited guidance in a complex and changing work environment, while working with others to achieve objectives and deliver results within mandated timelines.

Develop Networks: ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with colleagues, both within the office and across government, to ensure coordination, integration and alignment of activities across the Climate Change Office.

Systems Thinking: ability to keep the whole picture in mind, assess risk and provide strategic advice and support to professional staff, management, executive and stakeholders to create innovative and sustainable solutions.

Building Collaborative Environments: contribute to the conditions and environment that allow people to work collaboratively and productively to achieve outcomes.


$2,259.36 to $2,963.75 bi-weekly ($58,969 to $77,354 annually)


This is a two-year temporary employment opportunity. 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

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 last then first name followed by the seven digit Job Opening ID number (Smith,Joe_XXXXXXX). 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.

Position Profile


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 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.

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Temporary
Location: Edmonton, AB, CA
Posted on: 2018-03-17
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