New Job Alternative Dispute Resolution Specialist In Alberta

Alternative Dispute Resolution Specialist
Alternative Dispute Resolution Specialist

Alternative Dispute Resolution Specialist

Company : Alberta Energy Regulator
Salary : $40–$55 an hour
Location : Alberta

Full Description

Locations: Calgary, AB or any AER Office Location
Employment Type: Part Time, Limited Term - Anticipated duration 12 months

Alternative Dispute Resolution Specialist

The Opportunity

Do you find public service and helping others rewarding? Are you an experienced mediator and are passionate about diffusing conflict? Do you have the ability to hear, coordinate, and validate multiple perspectives from a variety of different types of people and organizations to help parties build common ground? If so, this dynamic role may interest you.

The Specialist, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) acts as an intermediary to diffuse conflict and increase effective communication between stakeholders, Indigenous communities, and industry across the lifecycle of energy development. Through analysis and engagement with parties, you will provide process options to assist in the resolution of concerns. These include mediation, facilitation, and conflict coaching approaches. You will also connect parties with the AER to ensure accurate, reliable information is understood, and to promote education and information sharing. ADR Specialists work across the organization and collaborate with Operations, Hearing Services, and the Law Branch to contribute to the mandate of the AER.

This enthusiastic person will be part of a supportive, tight knit team who work hard every day to resolve conflict. Intrigued?

Your Key Responsibilities:

  • Apply interest-based principles in conflict resolution practice by assisting parties to mediate and/or facilitate resolution of concerns relating to energy development.
  • Prepare and debrief parties, including AER technical subject matter experts.
  • Ensure process integrity and adherence to professional code of ethics.
  • Using adult education principles and practices, educate AER staff and external stakeholders about conflict resolution processes, skills, attitude, and knowledge.
  • Model excellent empathic communication and provide internal coaching and skill development.
  • Ensure that stakeholders and indigenous communities have enough access to technical and process information at the AER to be able to participate fully in ADR.
  • Maintain an up-to-date and comprehensive understanding of AER processes and legislation.
  • Engage externally and internally to provide support for inquiries, complaints, and group facilitation support.
  • Collect and file pertinent data in a timely manner.


  • 5+ years mediation experience along with an undergraduate degree in a related discipline such as Psychology, Human Services, Communication, or other Social Sciences.
  • Qualified Mediator (Q. Med) or Chartered Mediator (C. Med) Professional Designation, is considered an asset.
  • Minimum 100 hours of conflict resolution training from a reputable institution.
  • Familiar with oil, gas, and mining industry, as well as government and private landowner energy perspectives in Alberta is an asset.
  • Adaptable to change and evolving work priorities.

Additional Requirements and Information:

  • All applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada at the time of application.
  • Pre-placement Medical required.
  • Possess a fully valid driver’s license along with a positive driving record. The word "fully" describes the criteria for a class 5 as opposed to a graduated license, and "positive driving record" as defined in the AER driving policy.
  • Additional training may be required in First Aid, H2S Alive, and Driver Training.
  • Travel is required for this position including some overnights away from home (approximately 1-2 nights per month). Staff are expected to work a flexible workday when necessary.

AER Hybrid Work Program

To honour our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, enhance employee attraction and retention and increase environmental sustainability, the AER offers a flexible work framework that provides for hybrid work and flexible hours.

What does our hybrid work model look like?

  • Combination of in-office and remote work based on your preference and business needs!
  • Flexible work hours, while committing to being available during our core hours of 9:00am – 3:00pm.

If you choose to participate in the hybrid program, you will:

  • Be provided with an AER computer or laptop when working in the office.
  • Need to have access to a personal computer when working from home (unless assigned an AER laptop - dependant on business need).
  • Have a high-speed internet connection with a minimum of 50 Mbps for downloads and 30 Mbps for uploads when working remotely.

Benefits at the AER

  • Flexible benefits program
  • Work/Life Balance time off programs
  • Healthcare spending account
  • Voluntary Group Savings Programs
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program
  • Visit our careers pagefor more details on all the AER has to offer!

Please note, this job advertisement will close May 16, 2023 at midnight.

Job Types: Part-time, Contract
Contract length: 12 months
Part-time hours: 20 per week

Salary: $40.00-$55.00 per hour


  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Calgary, AB T2P 2V7