New Job Land Stewardship Officer In Alberta
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Land Stewardship Officer
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Salary : $6,062–$7,986 a month
Location : Alberta
Job Requisition ID: 29246
Ministry: Environment & Protected Areas
Location: Edmonton (alternate locations in Alberta may be considered)
Full or Part-Time: Full Time
Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week
Scope: Open Competition
Closing Date: January 3, 2023
Classification: Subsidiary 02B 3625 Program Services 5
The Land Use Secretariat supports Albertans by leading the development, review and implementation of integrated land-use plans, under the Alberta Land Stewardship Act (ALSA) to manage our province's land and natural resources to achieve Alberta’s long-term economic, environmental and social goals.
The Secretariat works across government departments, independent of any specific department, to support the Stewardship Minister. The Secretariat provides leadership for the Government of Alberta in developing, reviewing and implementing regional plans and land stewardship tools, and ensuring that legislative requirements are met. The team provides comprehensive strategic policy advice and legislative analysis, and coordinates plan and tool development, policy integration and issues resolution processes leading to Cabinet approval of land-use plans and other tools under ALSA.
The work of the Secretariat supports cross-ministry contributions to developing and implementing the Land-use Framework (LUF), and the team interacts collaboratively with a diverse set of internal and external stakeholders to achieve the Government of Alberta’s objectives.
Are you passionate about providing specialized expertise and leadership related to integrated land-use planning and land stewardship, and applying your skills to regulatory planning, review, and government decision-making processes? This may be the position for you!
Reporting to the Director of Integrated Planning and LUF Implementation, and working closely with executive including the Stewardship Commissioner, the Land Stewardship Officer provides specialized expertise and leadership in the areas of:
- evaluation and development of recommended procedures to deliver the processes in specific sections of ALSA and its Regulations,
- leading or coordinating the implementation of ALSA processes and government decision-making processes,
- leading and participating in the preparation of decision packages, and
- leading and participating in the drafting of ALSA land-use plans or amendments, as well as establishment and implementation of stewardship tools.
- University in a related field such as law, political science, public policy, public administration, environmental sciences, social sciences, etc.
- Six (6) years of related experience such as land-use planning, integrated policy, regulatory delivery, and/or compliance.
Equivalency: Directly related education or experience considered on the basis of:
- 1 year of education for 1 year of experience; or
- 1 year of experience for 1 year of education.
- Understanding of decision-making and regulations.
- Knowledge of natural resource management related legislation, regulations, policies, and procedures such as the Water Act, Forests Act, Mines and Minerals Act, or the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act.
- Knowledge of land use related legislation, regulations, policies, and procedures including the Alberta Land Stewardship Act and Regulation, the Land Use Framework, the Public Lands Act, and the Municipal Government Act.
- Specialized knowledge of land-use related municipal legislation, plans, practices, controls and by laws as well as experience working with land management-based boards or agencies or organizations.
- Experience working within a government context involving senior level municipal, community and industry leaders, legal counsellors and citizens.
- Excellent writing and verbal communication skills to clearly convey and receive information from all parties who have varying perspectives, expectations, requirements and priorities.
- Strong research skills using different methods and approaches.
- Strong consultation and interpersonal skills to work with different stakeholder groups.
- Well-developed negotiation skills to resolve potential conflicts and foster common direction in relation to legislative requirements.
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.
This link will assist you with understanding competencies:
Agility: Address emerging compliance requirements as high priority initiatives evolve. Much of this work is done in a visible, time sensitive environment. Adapting to evolving needs is essential for success.
Drive for Results: Organize, prioritize and manage workloads that require creative solutions to traditional barriers as government moves toward an integrated, collaborative approach that relies heavily on communication and change management among government and non-government partners. The Land Stewardship Officer will have significant discretion to determining how responsibilities are performed.
Develop Networks: Establish and maintain a strong network of specialists and advisors who can contribute to and leverage administrative products as land-use plans are developed, implemented, evaluated, audited, reviewed and amended. Success will be dependent on the effectiveness of these working relationships, particularly with legal counsellors.
Systems Thinking: Lead and coordinate activities of decision-making and local government bodies. Effective leadership while interacting with municipal and industry leaders, board members, government managers, Indigenous leaders and other key decision-makers and enforcement officers will be critical.
Creative Problem Solving: Handle potentially contentious compliance issues related to land use interests that have significant implications for land owners, land developers, and land and natural resource managers that, if improperly or inadequately handled, could result in litigation. Compliance will change the way in which land is used in this province as it encourages organizations to contribute toward achieving desire land-use plan outcomes.
$3,030.81 to $3,993.15 biweekly ($79,104 - $104,221/year)
Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week, Monday to Friday.
Please Note: This is a full time permanent position located in Edmonton (alternate locations in Alberta may be considered). Applicants are encouraged to provide a cover letter summarizing information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.
As part of the selection process, candidates may be asked to prepare a written assignment to further assess analysis and writing skills as they apply to the preparation of briefing documents and presentation materials to support Ministerial and Cabinet decision making related to regional plans.
What We Offer:
- Working for the Alberta Public Service –
- Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) –
- Leadership and mentorship programs
- Professional learning and development
- Positive workplace culture and work-life balance
- Opportunity to participate in flexible work arrangements such as working from home up to two days per week and modified work schedule agreements
- Research Alberta Public Service Careers tool –
How To Apply
If you are not currently an employee with the Government of Alberta, the first step in applying for a job is creating your candidate profile within our online application system,
Existing employees should access the Career tile in 1GX to submit their application in order to be recognized as an internal applicant.
Once you have created your candidate profile, visit the Alberta Public Service job site to apply for jobs at
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.
Resources for applicants:
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- Understanding the Alberta Public Service Hiring Process:
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)
This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.
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 or a copy of the role profile, and/or require a disability related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Jane McEwen, TAS Administrator via email at [email protected].
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