Government of Alberta System Administrator (PS2) Full Time in Edmonton, AB

Government of Alberta

Branch Edmonton AB CA

System Administrator (PS2)
Edmonton, AB

The System Administrator will be responsible for ensuring that all independent systems are mapping into the provincial community portal, as well as for…

Effectively taking action to end homelessness in Alberta starts with reliable, meaningful information about the homeless. Better data yields better results. Imagine applying your knowledge and experience to make a difference in the lives of Albertans.

For more information, please visit our website at www.humanservices.alberta.ca/homelessness.html

The Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) is the provincial system that gathers information about homeless Albertans. Demographic, social, and geographic data about participants enrolled in Housing First programs and shelters are entered into the system to support case management and program delivery, as well as provide aggregate-level data analysis. Information gathered through HMIS enables Human Services, Community-Based Organizations (CBOs), and Service Providers to respond appropriately to the needs of homeless Albertans.

Reporting to the Manager of Program Data Management & Reporting Branch, the System Administrator will develop recommendations on and implement HMIS enhancements to accommodate the needs of agencies. The System Administrator will be responsible for ensuring that all independent systems are mapping into the provincial community portal, as well as for providing direct end user application support and troubleshooting support. The Systems Administrator will provide support to projects relating to the implementation of HMIS in all emergency shelters and Housing First agencies across Alberta.

As the successful candidate, you will have strong technical, analytical and problem-solving skills to deal with multifaceted issues and develop recommendations that include identifying gaps and issues. You will possess effective and persuasive communication skills (written and verbal), and strong organizational skills. Your proven ability to establish and maintain positive, effective working relationships with a wide variety of clients will contribute to your success.

As the ideal candidate, in addition to your education and experience, you will demonstrate well-honed competencies in the following areas:
– Systems Thinking: to keep broader impacts and connections in mind.
– Creative Problem Solving: to assess options and implications in new ways to achieve outcomes and solutions.
– Drive for Results: knowing what outcomes are important and maximizing resources to achieve results that are aligned with the goals of the organization, while maintaining accountability to each other and external stakeholders.
– Build Collaborative Environments: leading and contributing to an environment that allows people to work collaboratively and productively to achieve outcomes.
– Agility: to anticipate, assess and readily adapt to changing priorities, maintain resilience in times of uncertainty and effectively work in a changing environment.


University graduation in a related field (Social Sciences, Business Administration, or Computer Technology, Management Information Systems) is required. Two (2) years of progressively responsible related experience in database administration, troubleshooting and reporting, issues analysis and project management of IT systems is preferred. Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint( is essential. Knowledge of VBA Macros and SQL programming for developing specialized reports and troubleshooting problems with system functions is required. Experience working with case management software and homelessness-related policy issues is deemed to be an asset. Equivalencies will be considered.


$2,259.36 – $2,963.75 bi-weekly


This competition may be used to fill current and future vacancies across the Government of Alberta.

How to Apply

Online applications are preferred. Please ensure that you include contact information including email address on resume. Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. 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: Brendan Mcdermott, Integrated Human Resource Services at (780)638-3520 Email: [email protected]

For individuals who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada, it is recommended that you obtain an evaluation of your credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) and include the IQAS assessment certificate as part of your application. Further information on IQAS is available at: http://work.alberta.ca/immigration/international-qualifications-assessment-service.html

What we can offer:
– Comprehensive benefits plan: http://www.chr.alberta.ca/employees/DocList122.cfm
– Health Spending Account: http://www.chr.alberta.ca/benefits/healthspendingacct/hsa-guide-union.pdf
– Pension plan: http://www.pspp.ca
– Positive workplace culture and work/life balance
– Professional learning and development opportunities

Closing Statement

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 via email.

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Edmonton, AB, CA
Posted on: 2018-01-10
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