New Job Policy Analyst In Alberta

Policy Analyst
Policy Analyst

Policy Analyst

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $5,433–$7,102 a month
Location : Alberta

Full Description

Job Information

Job Requisition ID: 36206

Ministry: Health

Location: Edmonton

Full or Part-Time: Full-time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Regular and Temporary

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: May 22, 2023

Classification: Program Services 4 - Market Adjustment

About Us

The Ministry of Health leads work in the areas of Alberta Health insurance and benefits, health system governance, health care professionals, hospitals and health facilities, and other healthcare supports and information. For more information on the work Alberta Head does, visit this link:

ACDU has the lead within Alberta Health (AH) for system-level strategic and policy direction related to alternative physician compensation. This unit develops and implements a broad spectrum of strategies, policies, and programs required to support overarching directions and to promote more efficient use of the health workforce, including our efforts to provide better care to rural and under-serviced Albertans, and to facilitate communication among health care providers.


ARPs are compensation models for physicians interested in alternatives to traditional fee for-service funding. ARPs provide for innovation in service delivery that may enhance physician recruitment and retention, a team-based approach to health care, improved patient access and satisfaction, and value for money.

Reporting to the Manager, the Policy Analyst is responsible for the following:

  • Research, development, implementation, ongoing coordination, evaluation and monitoring of academic and clinical ARPs, including the ongoing maintenance of ARPs.
  • Business intelligence activities, including analysis of service event reporting, and patterns and trends in physician compensation.
  • Development and implementation of policy related to alternative funding mechanisms and service delivery models.
  • Engagement with stakeholders (e.g. AHS, AMA, physicians) to ensure policy, process, and procedures are tracked, documented and reported in accordance with AH policies. (This would geared towards general stakeholder engagement and isn’t a duplication of bullet below specific to ARPs)
  • Comprehensive correspondence, including briefing notes, emails, memos and letters, within the Unit and in response to Ministerial correspondence.

The Policy Analyst also supports the following:

  • Issues management within the Unit.
  • Financial management responsibilities, including payment and reconciliation processes.
  • Ensuring that ARPs meet required goals, and that ARPs are responsive to government and stakeholder needs.
  • Provincial level strategic and policy direction for alternative physician compensation models, including the corresponding development of comprehensive accountability frameworks for new ARP models.


Education and Experience
A University Degree in a (Public Policy, Political Science, Actuarial Science, Health Care or Health Care Administration, Commerce, Economics) or a related discipline supplemented by a minimum of four (4) years of progressively responsible related experience in public administration, health care sector delivery, policy management and negotiation are required.

Required experience includes:

  • Policy research and development
  • Qualitative and quantitative research and analysis techniques
  • General knowledge of Alberta Health and federal legislation, Health Information Act (HIA) and FOIP
  • Stakeholder management

Preference will be given to individuals with:

  • Experience with SAS, CLASS, and/or suitable and comparable statistics and business intelligence software
  • Experience in health systems


  • Clinical experience or detailed knowledge
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)

A cover letter outlining how your experience relates to the qualifications of this role is required.

Equivalencies: 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

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:

Creative Problem Solving: Ability to gather information from varied sources, analyze and interpret information to formulate reports and make decisions related to case planning

Agility: Ability to prioritize competing workload pressures in an effective manner and contribute to the organizational goals

Drive for Results: Demonstrates ability to gather, integrate and interpret complex information Sets and accomplishes goals and priorities in order to deliver outcomes consistent with departmental objectives and directives. Excellent analytical, assessment and critical judgement skills

Building Collaborative Environments: Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with a variety of teams within the workplace, community and other Government ministries/agencies to meet client and ministry goals and objectives

Developing Networks: Ability to interact positively, build relationships and work effectively with others

Develop Self and Others: Ability to invest in the development of long-term capability of yourself and others


$2,716.64 - $3,550.90 bi-weekly ($70,094.304 - $92,2768/year)


There are 3 available positions.

One (2) Permanent position.

One (1) Temporary position up to January 2025.

Hours of Work:
36.25 hours per week (full time)

Position Location:
ATB Place, North Tower, Edmonton. This position requires working from the office with an option to qualify for a hybrid work arrangement (in accordance with GOA policy).

Other information:
Top candidates will be required to undergo security screening.
This position maybe used to fill future vacancies across the Government of Alberta, at equal or lower classification and salary.

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
  • 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:

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 Veronica Noronha at [email protected].

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