Government of Alberta Tourism Development Analyst Full Time in Edmonton, AB

Government of Alberta

Branch Edmonton AB CA

Tourism Development Analyst
Edmonton, AB

A university degree in a related field (tourism, business, economics, social sciences/humanities) is required….

Alberta is home to a proud and diverse people who love to work hard and play hard. Travel and tourism around the province is a big part of who we are and we love to showcase the breathtaking scenery and cultural experiences that make Alberta the best province in the country. If you share this passion and inspire those around you to collaborate and connect to make working and living in Alberta better, we have the opportunity for you!

The Destination Development and Visitor Services Branch of the Tourism Division is looking for bright, collaborative, ambitious, and inquisitive professionals with a keen interest in the tourism industry to join our team in support of the challenging work of developing tourism destinations, supporting visitor services and products in Alberta. Utilizing developed competencies in creative problem solving, systems thinking, networking, and collaboration, the Tourism Development Analyst plays a critical role in supporting the strategic development of projects, programs, and services that inform and support work with destination marketing organizations, communities, industry groups, and other key stakeholders who contribute to economic growth and diversification in the province. Through sound research, data evaluation and analysis, and environmental scanning across various jurisdictions and functional areas, the Tourism Development Analyst identifies issues, trends, and opportunities for new connections or programs across niche market segments. In consultation and collaboration with Tourism Development Officers, ministry staff, interdepartmental contacts, and external stakeholders, the Tourism Development Analyst develops and delivers comprehensive policy and grant program recommendations, project plans, and stakeholder relations support documents that impact visitor experiences in Alberta. This position will also have the opportunity to assist in the organization and planning of industry stakeholder engagement opportunities, training, and events through logistics coordination and industry liaison. Drawing upon strong written and verbal communication skills, this position also supports the division by creating briefing notes and correspondence for information requests related to specific tourism programs.

As our ideal candidate, you will demonstrate a high level of competency in systems thinking and creative problem solving through your research and analysis of developments in economic, social, political, and technological spheres. You will exercise sound judgement and independence when presenting results of your work and associated recommendations, and will effectively identify alternate courses of action or options to suit the changing needs of stakeholders. Your advanced skills and experience in quantitative and qualitative research; project planning and event coordination; written and verbal communications; and relationship building will ensure that you are prepared to navigate the complex issues and relationships in the tourism industry. To complement a high level of professionalism and expertise, our ideal talent will also be creative, fun, original, innovative, and curious to fit in with our dynamic team of Tourism professionals and cross-ministry stakeholders.


A university degree in a related field (tourism, business, economics, social sciences/humanities) is required. Knowledge and experience in quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, project planning and issues management and coordination, and strong written and verbal communication skills is required. Previous work experience in government coupled with some experience in rural economic development, event planning, policy development, stakeholder relations, government correspondence, direct tourism industry experience, and contract and grant management are considered assets.


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


Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and resume demonstrating competencies in Systems Thinking, Drive for Results, Building Collaborative Environments and Creative Problem Solving as outlined in the APS Competency model. For information on the APS Competency Model and how it is used, please visit www.psc.alberta.ca and look under the Career and Learning section.

This competition may be used to fill current and future vacancies across government.

How to Apply

Online applications are preferred. If you apply online, please ensure your cover letter and resume are submitted as one file. Ensure you quote the competition number and save using the naming convention of your first then last name (Joe Smith_competition number). Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition.
If you are unable to submit an electronic version of your resume, please submit your resume, quoting the Job ID, to Human Resources, Culture, 7th Floor Standard Life Centre, 10405 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T5J4R7. Fax: (780) 422-3142. If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact Clarissa Atienza, Human Resources Assistant, at [email protected]

Position Profile

Please see attached position profile for a detailed list of responsibilities: http://www.psc.alberta.ca/jobs/positionprofile/pp1045928.htm

Closing Statement

We thank all candidates 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.

There may be some travel required as part of this position.

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Edmonton, AB, CA
Posted on: 2017-11-17
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