Government of Alberta Resource Management Engagement Specialist Full Time in Fort McMurray, AB

Government of Alberta

Branch Fort McMurray AB CA

Resource Management Engagement Specialist
Fort McMurray, AB

Practical and applied understanding of the interaction between ecosystems, biodiversity and natural resource development considered an asset….

Have you ever considered joining a team of professionals that are passionate about developing resource specific engagement and communication processes for the province of Alberta? We are seeking a collaborative relationship builder who has the drive to succeed and the dedication to excel in the engagement of indigenous and non-indigenous communities regarding resource management issues and initiatives.

The Resource Management Engagement Specialist manages important relationships by active design, coordination and implementation of programs which incorporate place-based knowledge, including Indigenous knowledge and traditional practices. Operating with minimal supervision, you will collaborate with Indigenous Relations and Ministry staff to develop, deliver and evaluate specific engagement and consultation initiatives relative to the Ministry Resource Management program; with initial emphasis on wildlife and fisheries. In your role, you will facilitate discussions, lead workshops, advise regional staff and coordinate engagement activities. The Resource Management Engagement Specialist focus is to build relationships, influence multiple stakeholders and provide interpretation and understanding of community, cultural and traditional information to facilitate a common understanding of local issues.

In this role, you will primarily be working in an office setting in Ft. McMurray; however, travel throughout the Lower Athabasca Region will be required to effectively support the priority work of the Branch. You will have regular and on-going contact with other Ministry and government (provincial and federal) departments and agencies as well as industry, First Nations, Metis organizations and public special interest groups.


University degree in Biology or Natural Resource Management supplemented by four years progressively related experience in areas such as natural resource management, stakeholder consultation, community engagement, and Indigenous consultation is required. Practical and applied understanding of the interaction between ecosystems, biodiversity and natural resource development considered an asset. A valid class 5 driver’s license and proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and outlook is required.


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.chr.alberta.ca/APSCompetencies


STATEGIC THINKING to identify emerging issues, challenges and opportunities, provide options for resolution and develop recommendations changes and new programs to achieve Land Use Framework outcomes.

BUILD COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENTS by championing strategic engagement & consultation processes, frameworks & initiatives with multiple stakeholders & Government representatives.

Demonstrate IMPACT & INFLUENCE with multi-stakeholder groups in support of collaborative consultative initiatives that identify & implement joint outcomes to enhance the effectiveness of the creation and implementation of land management planning and biodiversity conservation.

Ability to exercise CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING AND JUDGMENT in the appropriate application of procedures and policies for effective participation in the development and implementation of land management planning and implementation.


$2,775.64 to $3,638.48 bi-weekly ($72,444 to $94,964 per annum)


This is a two-year temporary employment opportunity expected to end March 2019. 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.chr.alberta.ca/Employees/DocList122.cfm
  • Pension plan: http://www.pspp.ca/members/publications/PSPP_Member_Handbook.pdf
  • Health Spending Account:
  • Leadership and mentorship programs
  • Professional learning and development
  • Positive workplace culture and work-life balance
  • A Fort McMurray allowance of $478.17 biweekly
  • Eligibility for an additional attraction bonus Northern Alberta Programs Map

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    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 (Smith,Joe_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: Linda Yan, Environment and Parks, Human Resources, 4th Floor, Petroleum Plaza, South Tower, 9915-108 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5K 2G8. Fax: (780) 427-2513.

    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.

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    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 Linda Yan at [email protected] 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.

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    Employment Type: Full Time
    Location: Fort McMurray, AB, CA
    Posted on: 2017-02-10
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