Government of Alberta Market Analyst / Coordinating Researcher Full Time in Edmonton, AB

Government of Alberta

Branch Edmonton AB CA

Market Analyst / Coordinating Researcher
Edmonton, AB

Human Resource Services, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, #304, J.G. The job requires taking your research and communicating the results through a variety of…

Edmonton: The Competitiveness and Market Analysis Section within Alberta Agriculture and Forestry has a unique opportunity for a results-oriented individual to demonstrate their superior research, analytical and communications skills.

The cost of agricultural inputs such as (fertilizer, fuel, electricity, capital, labour, land, etc.) is a growing concern for primary producers and those in the agri-food industry. Your job will be to help both farm and government clients understand what is happening, and why, on the agricultural inputs front. This often includes providing strategic recommendations as well.

Your job will involve tracking prices for major inputs both in Alberta and in comparable jurisdictions. You will analyze market and competitiveness trends as well as drivers of change. Provide advice on likely future cost changes and the impact of those changes. Strong interpersonal skills are required for this position in order to interact with a variety of stakeholders, and to build the necessary business relationships with internal and external clients.

The job requires taking your research and communicating the results through a variety of mediums such as briefing notes, news articles, radio interviews, etc. Knowledge of the various production and processing sectors that make up Alberta’s vast agri-food supply chain is essential. The work is largely self-directed and requires a flexible pro-active individual. You must be able to work independently or as part of a team. You should have the capacity to lead a team to a successful conclusion of a project.


A university degree in Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Business or Economics, plus three years of related experience is required. Related experience includes progressive analytical or agricultural product marketing experience. Practical experience in government or industry will be an asset. Equivalencies will be considered. Candidates with lesser qualifications will be considered at a lower level. The successful candidate must be eligible for membership with the Alberta Institute of Agrologists.


$2,524.91 – $3,462.47 bi-weekly
$65,900 – $90,370 annually


This posting may be used to fill future vacancies.

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.

Position Profile


Closing Statement

If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact Human Resources at (780) 427-2111. We thank all applicants for their interest. All applicants 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.

NOTE: This competition Job ID# 1036201 as posted to the APS Jobs Board will close on June 1, 2016, after which time, we will no longer accept applications to this Job ID# 1036201

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Edmonton, AB, CA
Posted on: 2016-05-19
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