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Provincial Vaccine Depot Technician
Provincial Vaccine Depot Technician

Provincial Vaccine Depot Technician

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $4,022–$5,195 a month
Location : Alberta

Full Description

Job Information

Job Requisition ID: 36243

Ministry: Health

Location: Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: January 16, 2023

Classification: Technologies 3

About Us

The Ministry of Health leads work in the areas of Alberta health insurance and benefits, doctors, hospitals and facilities, and other healthcare supports and information. For more information on the work Alberta Health and the Immunization team does, visit these links:

The Health and Wellness Promotion Branch provides strategic direction and leadership in development of provincial policy in the following areas:

  • Communicable Disease Control;
  • Sexually Transmitted and Blood Borne Infection;
  • Immunization and vaccine logistics;
  • Health Promotion;
  • Promotion of population wellness and health equity;
  • Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Development;
  • Injury Prevention;
  • School, Community and Workplace Wellness;
  • Healthy Eating;
  • Physical Activity;
  • Chronic Condition/Disease Prevention (including cancer); and
  • Population Health Screening (including cancer).

A key objective is to safeguard Albertans from communicable diseases through initiatives aimed at decreasing sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections, and through increased immunization for vaccine-preventable diseases, such as influenza, COVID-19 and measles.


The Health and Wellness Promotion Branch is seeking an enthusiastic, highly motivated individual that would help control the distribution of biological products for the publicly funded immunization program from the Provincial Vaccine Depot (PVD) to other vaccine depot, wholesaler and First Nation locations throughout the province.

This position is part of a team that collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to ensure biologicals are received, stored, distributed, and handled according to the department's cold chain storing and handling policies.

Key responsibilities include, warehouse operations of the PVD including ordering, receiving, packing and distributing all provincially funded biological products. In addition to the daily operations, this position also provides support in the event of outbreaks, emergencies and pandemic influenza programs.

This position is physically demanding and many hours are spent in large walk in-fridges, where vaccine is stored. The successful candidate must be able to work in a cold environment and lift a minimum of 50 lbs.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following APS Competencies:

Building Collaborative Environments: Identifies ways to support and encourage team members in accomplishing their tasks. Uses mistakes as learning opportunities thereby empowering others to take risks. Demonstrates that he or she genuinely values, respects others’ input and expertise, and is willing to learn from others. Encourages or facilitates conflict resolution directly by initiating open and respectful discussion of issues.

Creative Problem Solving: Contributes ideas for how work can be done differently to solve common problems.

Agility: Uses common sense and past experiences to approach ambiguous problems and make effective decisions.

Drive for Results: Holds self and others responsible for achieving results and agreed upon targets. Identifies and acts on opportunities to partner with other groups to achieve desired outcomes. Identifies ways to exceed performance expectations. This may involve identifying potential efficiencies, different ways of working, or opportunities to contribute to the work of others.

Develop Networks: Actively supports the interests of colleagues, clients and stakeholders by making choices and setting priorities that incorporate their needs.

Develops Self and Others: Reflects on own areas of strengths and opportunities for development. Considers developmental needs when assessing options for development including both formal and informal opportunities. Takes initiative to stay current on a broad range of topics with new approaches and/or technologies that may impact and improve the operations at the PVD. Takes courses, continuously reads and learns through experience and others. Contributes to team learning by sharing information, knowledge, and experiences even when not asked.


Two year technical diploma in a related field, such as Biological Sciences or Pharmacy Technician is required.

Experience with warehousing and materials management and/or experience with computerized inventory management systems as well as proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Outlook is required. Excellent verbal communication skills are required. Succinct, clear written and email communication skills are required.

Experience with cold chain management, handling, distribution and inventory directives and guidelines is considered an asset.

Pallet truck certification is desirable.

Equivalencies will be considered on the basis of:

  • one year of education for one year of experience; or
  • one year of experience for one year of education.

APS Competencies

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.

This link will assist you with understanding competencies:


$2,010.95 to $2,597.45 bi-weekly ($52,485 - $67,793 / year)


Special considerations: This is a full time Monday to Friday 7:30 am to 3:50 pm position. There is an expectation that once orientation is complete the successful candidate will take on call responsibilities.

Final candidates will be required to undergo a criminal records check.

Links and information on what the GoA has to offer to prospective employees:

  • Comprehensive benefits plan:
  • Pension plans:
  • Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) –
  • Leadership and mentorship programs
  • Professional learning and development
  • Positive workplace culture and work-life balance
  • 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:

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)

Closing Statement

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 Jagreet Uppal at [email protected].

If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check