New Job Policy Advisor In Alberta

Policy Advisor
Policy Advisor

Policy Advisor

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Salary : $5,433–$7,102 a month
Location : Alberta

Full Description

Job Information

Job Requisition ID: 42360

Ministry: Municipal Affairs

Location: Edmonton

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Permanent

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: May 29, 2023

Classification: Program Services 4

About Us

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs assists municipalities in providing well-managed, collaborative and accountable local government to Albertans. Our main responsibilities are:

  • funding supports for municipalities
  • a system that strives to ensure appropriate safety standards for the construction and maintenance of buildings and equipment
  • protections for new home buyers and required licensing for home builders
  • province-wide support for access to public library services for Albertans
  • management of about 2.6 million acres of public land in the province's three Special Areas
  • independent review and decisions on local matters by the Land and Property Rights Tribunal

The Policy Advisor position is in the Municipal Services Division. The Municipal Services Division supports municipalities in meeting their mandate to provide accountable and effective local government to Albertans. The division provides support services and advice to municipalities, manages the ministry’s primary legislation governing municipalities – including the Municipal Government Act, Local Authorities Election Act, and Special Areas Act and their associated regulations, leads policy initiatives relating to municipal provincial relations, and coordinates the ministry’s stakeholder relations.


The Municipal Affairs Governance and Planning Policy Unit is recruiting a Policy Advisor to join their team. If you are looking for an exciting opportunity, apply now!

Reporting to the Policy Manager, the Policy Advisor is responsible for providing proactive, comprehensive, and sound policy advice to support the Minister and executive leadership.

This role will provide strategic advice for the development and implementation of changes necessary to address key municipal governance, elections, and planning issues facing Alberta municipalities. This includes providing strategic policy development and advice on ministry priorities and legislation including the Municipal Government Act and the Local Authorities Election Act. The team also captures and analyzes information related to municipal challenges and trends.

The main responsibilities of the Policy Advisor are:

  • Preparing and editing correspondence, briefing notes, and presentations for senior management and the Minister.
  • Creating policy decision packages for Cabinet
  • Tracking and analyzing key municipal issues and emerging trends
  • Gathering input from other government ministries and stakeholders


A University degree in a social sciences field, plus 4 years of related experience in policy research and analysis.


  • Strong ability to conduct research and analyze information
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Knowledge and/or experience working with key municipal issues
  • Knowledge and/or experience with municipal government related legislation, regulations, policies and programs

Directly related education or experience considered on the basis of:
1 year of related education is equivalent to 1 year of experience

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:

Systems Thinking – Takes a long term view towards organization’s objectives and how to achieve them; works towards actions and plans aligned with APS values

Creative Problem Solving – Focuses on continuous improvement and increasing breadth of insight; looks for new ways to improve results and activities

Drive for Results – Works to exceed goals and part with others to achieve objectives; aims to exceed expectations

Agility- Proactively incorporates change into processes; creates opportunities for improvement; aware of and adapts to changing priorities.


$2,716.64 to $3,550.90 bi-weekly ($70,904 - $92,678/year)


Hours of Work:
7.25 hours / 36.25 hours a week.

This position is located in Edmonton, AB.

Additional Information:
This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

A written exam will be conducted for those selected for interviews as part of the evaluation process.

Instructions for your Resume:

For Employment Experience:

Please indicate duration of employment (month, year)

Please specify employment status (i.e. Casual, part-time or full-time)

Ex: Youth Worker, Jan 2006 - June 2009, Part-time (three 8 hr. shifts/week)

For any Post-Secondary Education:

Please specify your major and length of program

Please specify the year you graduated

Ex: Bachelor of Social Work, 4-year Degree (Graduated 2017)

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

  • Working for the Alberta Public Service –
  • Pension plans: Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) –
  • Leadership and mentorship programs
  • Professional learning and development
  • Positive workplace culture and work-life balance

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 Khadija Akther at [email protected]

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