Writer/Information Coordinator (PS 2)
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May 21, 2013
Program Services 2
A successful society is defined by its people and the opportunities available for them to fully and actively participate in all aspects of life and provide for their families. Human Services works to foster a society in which families are secure and resilient, individuals have safe, sustainable employment, vulnerable Albertans have the supports they require, and no one is left behind. You can be part of helping us make a difference!
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The Common Service Access Division is the newest addition to the Human Services roster.
The mandate of the division is to ensure Albertans have access to the right services at the right time through a common front-end experience whether the person clicks, calls or comes in. This will be achieved by working together with our program partners to deliver excellent information, benefits and services and collaborate with others to transform and enhance access and service delivery by focusing on the needs of the whole person.
Your superior writing, communication and coordination skills are in demand!
The Assistant Deputy Minister's Office (ADMO) for the Common Service Access Division is looking for a Writer/Information Coordinator who will provide comprehensive writing, editing and consultation services to support the operation of the division. The Writer/Information Coordinator prepares ministerial reports, briefings, complex correspondence, presentation materials and communication documents that are accurate, comprehensive and appropriately aligned with the Ministry communication protocols. This position coordinates and develops information for the senior division representatives to ensure they are prepared in committees and meetings and to respond to ministerial and legislative questions. In collaboration with the Ministry representatives, the Writer/Information Coordinator develops key messages relating to Common Service Access programs and initiatives.
Reporting to the Manager, Divisional Coordination and Issues Management, this position will assist with the management of issues and information that concern the Common Service Access Division. The position will have a role in coordinating projects pertaining to the division's business and operational plans to support consultation and coaching to facilitate the implementation of operational policies, structures and mechanisms for the division.
Your strong writing and editing skills, along with your ability to communicate clearly and conduct research will ensure success in this position. You will use your interpersonal skills to build and maintain effective working relationships with division and Ministry staff. Your awareness of politically sensitive issues and ability to handle a wide range of responsibilities will serve you well in this fast-paced and demanding but rewarding team environment. Excellent organizational, time management and project planning skills are essential in meeting the challenges of this position.
Start writing that resume! We'd like to hear from you!
University degree in a related field (Communications, English or Journalism) plus related writing and editing experience required. Experience with writing developing government correspondence is preferred. Project coordination experience and research experience are considered assets. Related experience with the Action Request Tracking System (ARTS) is desirable. Equivalencies will be considered.
$ 2113.48 to $2772.38 bi-weekly
This competition may be used to fill other vacancies at the same and/or lower classification levels.
How to Apply
Online applications are preferred. Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition.
If you are unable to apply online, please submit your cover letter and resume, quoting the Job ID, to: Malerie Soroka, Alberta Human Services, 10035 ? 108 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 3E1. Phone: (780) 422-2181; Fax: (780)644-4962.
For individuals who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada, it is recommended that you obtain an evaluation of your credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) and include the IQAS assessment certificate as part of your application. Further information on IQAS is available at:
We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
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