New Job Regulatory Excellence Officer In Alberta

Regulatory Excellence Officer
Regulatory Excellence Officer

Regulatory Excellence Officer

Company : Government of Alberta
Salary : $4,621–$6,062 a month
Location : Alberta

Full Description

Job Information

Job Requisition ID: 44987

Ministry: Service Alberta and Red Tape Reduction

Location: Edmonton

Full or Part-Time: Full-Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Permanent

Scope: July 5,2023

Closing Date: July 5, 2023

Classification: Program Services 2

About Us

The Red Tape Reduction (RTR) branch leads the cross-government RTR initiative to identify, reduce and eliminate red tape to support economic growth, innovation and competitiveness. The branch leads engagement with Albertans and Alberta businesses to identify and implement RTR initiatives, while ensuring consumer, environmental, health and safety protections, and fiscal accountability.

The Branch’s responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the Minister of Service Alberta and Red Tape Reduction in fulfilling their mandate and portfolio responsibilities
  • Working with the RTR Community of Practice responsible for diffusing expertise and best practices across government;
  • Developing and increasing the capacity of Ministry Red Tape Reduction Teams to deliver training to their colleagues and to share knowledge on best practices related to reducing red tape in their Ministry;
  • Providing policy support to government ministries;
  • Monitoring, tracking, and prioritizing initiatives RTR initiatives, both regulatory and administrative, across government;
  • Measuring the performance and impact of RTR initiatives;
  • Conducting cross-jurisdictional research and analysis of RTR practices across Canada; and
  • Managing RTR recommendations provided through the public website ([email protected]) and industry stakeholders.


This position reports to the Director, Regulatory Excellence

This competition is for a Regulatory Excellence Officer.

The RTR team is looking for a positive and team-oriented person to join as an integral part of delivering on the government’s priority of red tape reduction. As a Regulatory Excellence Officer, you will have a unique opportunity to apply innovative problem solving to cross-government issues, and to connect with and learn about nearly every government department.

You will contribute to strategic priorities for the Red Tape Reduction mandate through the following:

  • Supporting the development of materials and analysis necessary to ensure successful engagement with industry;
  • Drafting briefing materials, correspondence, and related materials to brief executive leadership and elected officials;
  • Coordinating and managing departmental initiatives to track regulatory excellence and red tape reduction initiatives and activities across departments;
  • Maintaining tracking databases and SharePoint site;
  • Working with ministries to identify and review legislative proposals;
  • Providing strategic input and support for government decision-making processes that contribute to red tape reduction strategic outcomes and deliverables.

This role requires an individual who is comfortable working with a variety of government contacts, including individuals in senior management roles. The role requires an ability to provide options and recommendations in situations where solutions may not be evident and/or where little precedent exists. An ability to handle multiple competing priorities and tight timelines is key to this position.

The Regulatory Excellence Officer will also support the Director in communicating the status of RTR initiatives and activities, and actively promote a culture of regulatory excellence when engaging with both internal and external stakeholders. This position will be required to work fluidly across the branch and support all aspects of red tape reduction activities.


University graduation in a related field; no experience required; or equivalent as described below.


1) 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.

  • Experience in Program/policy research or related position experience.

2) Post-secondary education in a relevant discipline, as well as four years of experience in program delivery. Program/policy research or related position experience is required

Following are the requirements

  • Theoretical knowledge is required in the area of research methodologies, data analysis, and program development.
  • The position will require a breadth of knowledge in the areas of policy, evaluations and communications

The Incumbent is expected to have strong knowledge and thorough understanding of:

  • The role of red tape reduction in driving government objectives and improving the development of policy and regulation.
  • The Department Business Plan, objectives, and current priorities.
  • Policy evaluation theory and practice.
  • Program delivery and project management from inception to completion, including program evaluation.
  • Government systems, policy cycle and policy approval processes
  • Strong expertise with research methodologies and techniques, statistics, economics, and project planning.
  • Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills.
  • Good judgement.
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills, and proficiency in data interpretation and problem solving.

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:

  • Agility: able to adapt quickly to the changing landscape and priorities (e.g., implementation of 1GX), foster agility in others, create processes and opportunities that encourage proactive and flexible practices across the ministry; anticipates impacts of change on individual roles, and readily adapts overall plans to achieve results while maintaining critical information flow.
  • Drive for Results: forecasts potential challenges and negotiates major issues in advance. Addresses problems directly and aligns decisions with organizational values and outcomes. Removes barriers to collaboration and achievement of outcomes.
  • Systems Thinking: Understand the big picture and recognize the interconnections across multiple financial and corporate planning functions; able to evaluate broad reaching impacts and use this knowledge to inform progress; anticipate short term, operational issues, foresee long term, strategic issues, and proactively manage issues to mitigate financial and business risk.
  • Creative Problem Solving: Breaks apart complex problems, involves the right people to address issues and adopts innovative approaches that achieve results; combine different approaches and perspectives; identify barriers to creativity and propose viable solutions; reframe situations to facilitate positive change in the face of resistance.
  • Building Collaborative Environments: Involves key stakeholders to identify problems and develop solutions; motivates others and aligns diverse perspectives to achieve shared result; builds effective linkages and alliances.
  • Develop Self & Others: Approaches experiences as learning opportunities, consulting with others to gather feedback and create environments where people develop professionally. Stays ahead of the curve to identify emerging approaches and/or technologies to meet the future needs of Albertans.
  • Develop Networks: Identifies contributors, connects with stakeholders, seeks information from stakeholders, makes every effort to understand needs and facilitates a shared understanding of context; quickly establish credibility relationships and nurturing these relationships to build trust.

In your resume and cover letter, outline how you have applied one or more of these competencies in your current role.


$ 2,310.48 - $ 3,030.81 bi-weekly. ($60,303 - $79,104/year)


Hours of work: Monday to Friday, 36.25 hours per week.

Final candidates will be required to undergo a security screening.

What the GoA has to offer to prospective employees:

  • Working for the Alberta Public Service –
  • Pension plans:
  • Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) –
  • Opportunity to participate in the interim hybrid work policy as operationally feasible.
  • 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.

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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 Ashley White at [email protected].

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