Government of Alberta Junior Policy Analyst Full Time in Edmonton, AB

Government of Alberta

Branch Edmonton AB CA

Junior Policy Analyst
Edmonton, AB

Undertaking environmental and jurisdictional scanning and preparing reports; Previous experience in environmental and/or resource management will be considered…

Do you have strong research skills and experience in policy analysis? Would you like the chance to contribute to exciting projects? Then look no further.

Reporting to the Senior Policy Advisor, the Junior Policy Analyst will assist with the work of the Forest Tenure, Trade and Policy branch by providing quantitative and qualitative policy research and analysis, supporting project management and consultation initiatives, and coordinating services to support strategic, forestry related legislative and regulatory projects with the key project being the review of the Forests Act.

Primary responsibilities include assisting the Senior Policy Advisor with project management; conducting research and options development; undertaking environmental and jurisdictional scanning and preparing reports; responding to action requests; and drafting briefings for the consideration of senior Ministry representatives and stakeholders. This position also assists in facilitating stakeholder engagement activities including planning and implementing stakeholder engagement sessions and documenting what was heard for a variety of audiences both internal and external to government. Finally, the position provides administrative coordination and support for executive working groups.


A degree in political science, public administration, or a related field is required. Equivalencies such as a related diploma plus 2 years of related policy and/or research experience or four years of related policy and/or research experience will also be considered. Previous experience in environmental and/or resource management will 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:



The following competencies are key for success in this position:

Drive for Results - In this position you will follow the policy development process when developing supporting documents for executive management. You will also evaluate workloads, evaluate change and provide creative and flexible alternatives to meet changing goals and priorities which will include project planning and management skills.
Agility - You will provide quality deliverables and operate effectively within a complex organization and continually changing business environment. As such, you must be able to pro-actively anticipate and plan for requirements of diverse clients and stakeholders, manage multiple priorities in a timely manner, and coordinate multi-stakeholder initiatives.
Creative Problem Solving - To be successful in this position, you will need strong analytical, research, and problem-solving skills, including the ability to utilize creative approaches, synthesize and analyze complex information obtained from broad and varied sources, and develop options and recommendations for consideration of senior decision-makers.
Build Collaborative Environments - You need to commit to respecting the contributions and opinions of others and conduct yourself professionally and with integrity at all times. We are looking for someone who can function independently as well as lead and contribute effectively within a team environment. This will include developing and maintaining collaborative working relationships with colleagues, clients, stakeholders and other affected parties.
Develop Networks - Consultation, interpersonal and facilitation skills, including the ability to develop solutions and recommendations for challenging issues involving a variety of interests, perspectives and implications is required. Negotiation and conflict resolution skills will be key as is being able to work with others with diverse interests that result in insightful options to present to decision-makers.


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


Please note this competition may be used to fill current and future vacancies at equal or lesser classifications across the Government of Alberta.

How to Apply

Online applications are preferred. If you are unable to apply online, please contact Kristen Alward by email at [email protected]. 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) – http://eae.alberta.ca/labour-and-immigration/overview-of-immigration/international-qualifications-assessment-service.aspx It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.

Position Profile

Please see the attached position description for a detailed list of the job responsibilities:

Closing Statement

If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact Kristen Alward at: [email protected] We thank all applicants 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.

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Edmonton, AB, CA
Posted on: 2016-05-20
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