Government of Alberta HR Liaison Officer, Alberta International Offices Full Time in Edmonton, AB

Government of Alberta

Branch Edmonton AB CA

HR Liaison Officer, Alberta International Offices
Edmonton, AB

Please provide a valid email address with your application as interview invites will be sent via email….

The Alberta International Offices Operations team is seeking a highly motivated individual to fill an important role on the team. The Alberta International Offices HR Liaison Officer role provides comprehensive operational and human resources services, including research, analysis, consultation, and project management to support informed planning and development of policies and programs pertaining to the AIO (Alberta International Office) operations. This position is a key resource for strategic information, such as local labour laws, federal government policy, and past practice. This position acts as a liaison for the AIOs on human resource issues between Economic Development and Trade’s HR department and Global Affairs Canada (GAC, formally Department of Foreign Affairs Canada). Responsibilities include:

– comprehensive research and analysis of diverse information to improve and maintain process, reporting, and operation procedures for the AIOs, and to address challenging situations, including the interpretation of different local labour laws to give advice and recommendations
– leading and coordinating projects such as updating the Locally Engaged Employee Handbooks, review and implementation of the new Alberta Public Service International Service Guidelines (APSISG), and implementation of Emergency Response Plans
– managing contracts, including the international payroll service provider, to ensure efficient and compliant provision of services
– developing and maintaining strong working relationships and effective communication networks with AIO staff, EDT HR department, Alberta Justice, and the federal government.
– represent the AIO team and participate on committees, teams, and working groups to provide perspective and expertise in policy and program development for the AIOs
– supporting recruitment efforts for all AIOs in accordance with GAC and Government of Alberta requirements, including working as a liaison with Economic Development and Trade’s HR department, GAC, and the AIOs to prepare job descriptions, determine organizational structure, and coordination of recruitment activities for locally engaged staff
– developing recommendations to support continual improvement of AIO process, policy, and programs
– financial duties, including participation in the development of annual operation budgets for each AIO

As the ideal candidate, your strong human resources experience, combined with your project management, and research and information integration skills will be key to success in this position. Your knowledge of related Government of Alberta and GAC human resource polices, processes, and standards, and a broad knowledge of human resource management principles will enable you to complete the duties of this position. Your ability to adapt to a changing work environment, work independently, and manage and prioritize multiple tasks at one time will be essential for the role. Your proven analytical, problem solving, interpersonal, and communication skills will be key to success in this role.. You will build collaborative environments to complete this work with a variety of stakeholders and clients, both internal and external to the Government of Alberta, as well as internationally.


A post-secondary degree focusing preferably on business administration, human resource management, or a related area, along with at least 2 years of progressively responsible related experience is required. Broad knowledge regarding human resource management principles, and experience with project management is also required. Payroll administration experience and knowledge would be considered an asset. Knowledge of and experience working with GAC, specifically in regards to GAC’s co-location and human resource policies , and also knowledge of the Alberta Public Service International Service Guidelines would be considered beneficial. Experience working with different cultures, business customs and labour laws in various geographic locations is also an asset. Equivalencies will be considered on the basis of a related diploma in the above mentioned fields and a minimum of 4 years related experience.


$2,588.03 to $3,394.66 bi-weekly (~$67,547 to $88,600 annually)


This competition may be used to fill current and future vacancies across government at equal or lower classification.

This is a 12 month temporary position.

How to Apply

Please provide a valid email address with your application as interview invites will be sent via email.

Online applications are preferred. If you are unable to submit an electronic version of your resume, please submit your resume, quoting the Job ID, to: Human Resource Services Branch, Economic Development and Trade, 11th Floor, Commerce Place, 10155 102 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5J 4L6. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of their application. Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact Nicole Hopf, Talent Acquisition Consultant, at [email protected]

Position Profile


Closing Statement

We thank all candidates for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates’ education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

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.

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Edmonton, AB, CA
Posted on: 2017-07-25
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