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Advisor, Policy & Governance
Advisor, Policy & Governance

Advisor, Policy & Governance

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Salary : Details not provided
Location : Alberta

Full Description

Requisition ID: 1878
Affiliation: Exempt
Position Type: Permanent Full Time
Number of Openings: 1
Bi-weekly Working Hours: 70 hours bi-weekly
Department/ Branch: Legal Services, FOIP and Policy
Job Location: Fort McMurray
Salary Range: Competitive Salary
COLA: Bi-Weekly - $480
Closing Date (dd/mm/yyyy): 23/04/2023
Posting Type: Internal and External


Reporting to the Senior Manager of FOIP, Policy and Contract Management, the Advisor, Policy and Governance provides advice and guidance to the organization on the development and maintenance of a policy management program, and is the key resource in the development, revision and update of governance documents. The Advisor, Policy and Governance also assists in overall administration of the Municipality’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) program. Primary responsibilities of this position include:

Program Development:
Assists with overall program service delivery with direct involvement in daily operations and overall administration. Researches and assists with the development and implementation of departmental strategies and tools based on best practices for continuous improvement.

Departmental Advice:
Takes a lead role in promoting innovative and practical approaches to policies and governance document initiatives throughout the organization. Acts as a departmental advisor to provide technical and functional guidance regarding policies, procedures, program implementation, and legislation to management. Ensures consistent, innovative, and legislatively compliant administrative guidelines, policies, procedures, and precedents.

Service Delivery:
Creates and implements strategies that support and encourage expansion and diversification of existing policies and governance documents. As the key resource in the development and maintenance of governance documents, the Advisor, Policy & Governance will create, review, monitor and recommend changes to policies, processes and strategies, and provide guidance and assistance in the interpretation and application of same. The Advisor also assists in overall administration of the FOIP program to ensure legislative compliance of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP Act).


Candidates need to show evidence of the following:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including well-developed, effective presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to build effective working relationships in a manner that builds trust, credibility and support.
  • Ability to think and act with sensitivity to the unique challenges of a public and political environment and to maintain confidentiality.
  • Planning, organizational, time management, conflict resolution and problem-solving skills.
  • Background in municipal government/public sector; sound knowledge of the structures, functions and interactions of all three levels of government in Canada.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of the theory and principles of policy and governance development.
  • Knowledge of FOIP legislation.
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office applications, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation, publication and website technology).


  • Diploma or Degree, such as political science or business administration, or an equivalent that involves research, analysis, policy development and strategic planning.
  • Completion of the Government of Alberta’s FOIP Act training program is required, or candidate must be able to complete within six months of commencement of employment.
  • An equivalent combination of education and work experience may be considered.


  • Minimum of three (3) years with a degree or five (5) years with a diploma of progressive experience in public administration, ideally in the areas of policy development/administration and access to information/privacy is required.
  • Experience working in a public-sector environment with unionized and non-unionized employees considered an asset.


  • Ability to provide a Criminal Record Check for review and acceptance.
  • A valid Class Five (5) Operator’s License is preferred as incumbent may be required to operate a personal or municipal vehicle for business use.
  • A driver’s abstract must meet the requirements as outlined under the Municipality’s Recruitment and Selection Procedure [HRM-040].


As an employee of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, the incumbent is responsible and accountable for knowing and working in accordance with the Health and Safety Directive. As per Section 2 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the incumbent shall ensure, while in the employ of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, the health and safety of employees, contractors, and the public.

This position is not employed in a supervisory capacity. As such, the employee is not required to obtain additional safety training in accordance with municipal procedures and directives.

To apply: Please visit our website at

Current employees must apply through the internal careers site.

We appreciate the interest of all applicants; however, only those individuals
selected for interviews will be contacted. Late applications will not be accepted.