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May 16, 2013
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Expand your career with the Government of Alberta, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development; and become part of a great place to make a difference!
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Are you a "big picture, future thinker"? If so, this position might be of interest to you!
The Strategy Development and Foresight Branch sets strategic direction for Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development by helping to ensure the evolution of Alberta's environmental management approach. The branch is responsible for formulating intelligence from past and present circumstances and anticipating future opportunities and risks; generating provincial-level strategies and a departmental strategy to help prioritize the department's efforts and resources; and advancing key strategic initiatives to ensure the realization of our strategic intent.
This group is primarily responsible for acquiring and assessing strategic intelligence, strategic risks and opportunities (present and forward looking); developing, communicating and evaluating strategic intent; defining emerging knowledge needs; leading scenario and strategy planning to influence GoA strategy and to inform strategic, business and corporate operational plans; developing and advancing new provincial-level strategies and priority initiatives to meet department's strategic intent; and transitioning strategic files from development to implementation.
Reporting to the Section Head of Strategic Foresight, the Research Analyst is responsible for providing comprehensive research services to the Strategic Foresight section, helping to advance the department's foresight work and inform the future direction of the department. The Research Analyst will conduct relevant research and analysis, as well as document and communicate the findings to inform the prioritization and development of key foresight work, including scenario planning and e-scanning. The Analyst will provide advice and support for the development information gathering systems, analysis options and ensure the appropriate level of rigour in research activities. Responsibilities also include identification of issues; definition of problems, development of methodologies for research and analysis (qualitative and quantitative) and coordination of the collection, analysis and provision of research findings.
Please see the attached position profile below for a detailed list of responsibilities.
ABOUT YOUR COMPETENCIES:
- INITIATIVE to be able to challenge the process and explore new ideas of working
- DECISION MAKING, PROBLEM SOLVING AND JUDGMENT abilities to assess various options and implications, breakdown and analyze complex problems, and make timely quality decisions where the required information is potentially incomplete or ambiguous.
- INNOVATION to use original and creative thinking to make improvements and/or develop and initiate new approaches
- TEAMWORK/WORKING WITH OTHERS to communicate with, collaborate with, and influence other teams, partners and stakeholders as well as represent the Department?s perspective on various committees
- ADAPTABILITY/FLEXIBILITY to willingly and ably modify approaches to deal with new situations and ideas
ABOUT YOUR WORK ENVIRONMENT:
In this role, you will primarily be working in an office setting located in Edmonton. You will have regular and on-going contact with the members of the Strategy Development and Foresight Team and the Section Head of Strategic Foresight, as well as some contact with other internal and external stakeholders as required.
University graduation in a related field is required. Experience with data analysis would be considered an asset. Equivalencies will be considered. Candidates with lesser qualifications may be considered at a lower classification and salary.
$2,113.48 - $2,772.38 bi-weekly ($55,161 - $72,359 annually)
This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at an equivalent or lower level across the Government of Alberta.
What can we offer you?
- Comprehensive benefits plan:
- Pension plan:
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: April Husak, Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, 4th Floor, South Petroleum Plaza, 9915 - 108 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, T5K 2G8. Phone: (780) 644-4614; Fax: (780) 427-2513.
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) -
It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.
Please see the attached position description for a detailed list of the job responsibilities:
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.
If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact April at Phone: (780) 644-4614 or e-mail: ESRD.HRS@gov.ab.ca.
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