Government of Alberta Research Analyst ( temp 2 years ) Full Time in Edmonton, AB

Government of Alberta

Branch Edmonton AB CA

Research Analyst ( temp 2 years )
Edmonton, AB

You are capable of quickly reading a situation and gaining an understanding of individual and environmental drivers and adapt to switch direction, if required….

‘What is research but a blind date with knowledge.’ ~Will Harvey

The work of this Research Analyst position impacts policy related to Apprenticeship and Student Aid. As the Research Analyst, you will have the opportunity to examine student loans and scholarships and learn about post-secondary students including apprentices in the more than 50 designated trades and occupations. You will evaluate effectiveness and explore participant views on related programming in a variety of project-based research activities. You will explore data from various databases to identify emerging trends and issues and analyze the relevant findings. Your results and recommendations will be put forward for consideration in the development of policy.

As the Research Analyst you will work in a fast paced, time-pressured, team environment, completing projects for the Strategic Integration Policy branch. The research, analysis and evaluation services required in the position support the development of policies, programs and planning documents that are consistent with division, ministry and government directions and reflective of stakeholder feedback as required. Using a wide array of research, analytical, and methodological skills, you will produce value-added information, recommendations, and policy options for briefings and reports.

To be successful in this role, you must have a solid research foundation, be familiar with various research methodologies, have superb communication and reporting skills, thrive in a fast-paced environment, be comfortable using statistical software such as SPSS, enjoy working with data and databases, have the ability to work independently as well as on a team, be a self-starter and be an intermediate to advanced user of MS Office suite. Some familiarity with Statistics Canada’s surveys and databases would also be desirable. You will also need to exhibit high levels in the following competencies: Creative Problem Solving, Agility, Drive for Results, and Build Collaborative Environments.


University degree in a related field such as Social Sciences, or Economics plus a minimum of 2 years progressively responsible related experience with various research methods (both quantitative and qualitative) and data analysis are required. Demonstrated experience using SPSS, SAS or other statistical software is preferred. Experience working with databases and/or data visualization (modeling) would be an asset.

The following equivalency will be considered: Directly related education or experience considered on the basis of:
o 1 year of education for 1 year of experience; or
o 1 year of experience for 1 year of education.


You will be using your problem solving skills in the identification of appropriate methodology, the application of analytical techniques and the presentation of research results.

You will seek clarification on information and provide advice through your ability to work collaboratively with others and build a strong network of internal and external contacts.

Your drive for results will ensure that processes are carried out and timelines and goals are met. You will effectively co-ordinate and facilitate project activities and teams and prioritize tasks to address multiple assignments in an efficient and timely manner.

You are capable of quickly reading a situation and gaining an understanding of individual and environmental drivers and adapt to switch direction, if required.

Competencies are behaviors 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:


$2,588.03 to $3,394.66 bi-weekly


Short listed applicants will be asked to perform a written assignment as part of the interview.

What we offer:
Comprehensive benefits plan: http://www.chr.alberta.ca/employees/DocList122.cfm

Leadership and mentorship programs

Professional learning and development

Positive workplace culture and work-life balance

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

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 first then last name (Joe Smith_Resume). Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition.

If you are unable to apply online, please submit your cover letter and resume, quoting the Job ID, to: [email protected] or to Alberta Advanced Education, Human Resources, 700, Phipps-McKinnon, 10020-101A Avenue Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3G2.

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


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