New Job Program Officer In Alberta

Program Officer
Program Officer

Program Officer

Company : Government of Alberta
Salary : $5,254–$6,897 a month
Location : Alberta

Full Description

Job Information

Job Requisition ID: 46700

Ministry: Jobs, Economy and Trade

Location: Peace River

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: September 4, 2023

Classification: Subsidiary 02B 3625 Program Services 3

About Us

The Ministry of Jobs, Economy and Trade is responsible for leading efforts to grow Alberta’s economy by supporting Alberta’s entrepreneurs and employers, helping recruit and retain workers and promoting safe, fair and health workplaces by:

  • Jobs: helping attract skilled workers and establishing and enforcing Alberta’s employment standards and laws governing the health and safety of Alberta’s workplaces
  • Economy: supporting Alberta entrepreneurs, businesses and communities to drive growth and job creation
  • Northern and regional development: supporting the unique economic development needs of Alberta’s various regions, including Alberta’s north


The Economic Development and Business Supports (EDBS) Division is focused on driving the Ministry's economic development agenda through policies, strategies, and programs that help to create jobs and diversify Alberta's economy. The Regional and Northern Economic Development (RNED) Branch is responsible for supporting regional economic development by providing tailored services across the province; conducting research analysis and policy advice to stimulate economic development across Alberta's regions; design and delivery of northern development programs such as the NADC bursaries; and providing agency governance and secretariat support to the Northern Alberta Development Council (NADC).

Reporting to the Manager, this position is responsible for ensuring program processes are aligned and compliant with provincial guidelines and processes through examining and exploring processes for improved efficiencies and effectiveness. This position also supports the Director, Managers, bursary selection committees, sponsors, recipients and employers. Primary responsibilities include

  • Plan the development of new program offerings, working strategically with internal and external stakeholders on design and development of programs, services and initiatives to advance the outcomes.
  • Identify and complete or participate in research projects required for the development of new programs and to review existing bursaries effectiveness.
  • Develop and deliver material as required for implementation of the bursary program including interpretation of regulations/guidelines/eligibility criteria and payments process.
  • Ensure that the personal information of recipients and sponsors is managed in a manner consistent with GoA privacy and security requirements and meets current provincial guidelines for the collecting, storing and sharing of personal data, FOIP and records management.
  • Participate in creating a marketing plan, program review, updates and training for existing programs as required.
  • Provide sound evidence-based information, advice, and recommendations to the Manager, Director, and other senior officials within the Ministry and GoA.

Coordinate and supervise responses to external and internal requests for information and statistics on the program.


University degree in Economics and Business or related field. At least two years of experience working in progressively more complex roles.

Equivalency: Directly related experience or education considered on the basis of: one year of experience for one year of education or one year of education for one year of experience.

A cover letter demonstrating your qualifications, experience and skills for this position is required and will be used as a screening tool to assess writing ability.


  • Experience in program development or delivery in the context of public administration is preferred.
  • Strong understanding of legislation and regulations for student funding.
  • Awareness of stakeholder and applicant groups within the program is desirable.
  • Knowledge of current grant funding programs, including core responsibilities, guidelines, agreements, program delivery processes and accountability requirements.
  • Strong writing, editing and researching skills.
  • Knowledge of approaches related to evaluation and performance measurement / accountability frameworks.
  • Experience or significant exposure to issues and challenges of Northern Alberta.

APS Competencies

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
  • Drive for Results
  • Develop Self and Others
  • Build Collaborative Environments
  • Develop Networks
  • Systems Thinking
  • Creative Problem Solving


$2,626.89 to $3,448.73 bi-weekly ($68,561.83 - $90,011.85/year)


This is a permanent, full-time position working 36.25 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

In your resume, please include dates (including months and years) associated with all education and work experience. Also, please indicate whether your work experience is casual, part time or full time.

Any costs associated with obtaining the required documents/checks as noted or interview travel expenses, will be the responsibility of the candidate. Out-of-province applicants can obtain the required documents/checks from the province they currently reside in.

The Alberta Public Service is a great place to work! What we offer:

  • Working for the Alberta Public Service – About the Alberta Public Service |
  • Pension plans:
    • Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) –
    • Management Employees Pension Plan (MEPP) –
  • 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
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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:

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 Ali Tarrabain at [email protected]

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