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June 27, 2013
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The Divisional Strategic Supports Unit of the Education Program Standards and Assessment (EPSA) Division has an opportunity for a communications professional with experience in issues management, correspondence, and external and internal communications.
Do you enjoy having a diverse role with considerable independence in balancing priorities on multiple projects, meeting deadlines and client requirements? Are you skilled at collaborating with program areas, internal and external stakeholders to coordinate and incorporate input and feedback? Then this position may be for you!
The Writer/Editor works with program areas across the division to draft and/or edit action requests (correspondence, memos, briefings, reports, speeches, etc.), Alberta Connects, email and web inquiries, and a variety of other internal and external communication documents. This position assists with ongoing issues management activities and coordinates the Division's information content posted on internal and external websites and SharePoint sites. A key responsibility for the Writer/Editor is to assist with implementing communication strategies in support of EPSA's key priorities and initiatives and provide proactive communication consultation for short-term and long-term functions. Coordinating internal communications initiatives to enhance information sharing between branches and divisions is another important component of this role.
This position requires experience and knowledge of various kinds of writing and editing (from copyediting to substantive and structural editing). You must be able to work in a complex, multi-tasking environment under tight timelines and be comfortable working with Managers on dynamic teams across the Division in a variety of subject and grade levels. An awareness of education-system issues and sensitivities, as well as an understanding of the government approval process and experience with ARTs is an asset.
A related degree in public relations, communications, or journalism supplemented with a minimum of two years' experience in a communications environment is required. Fluency in written and spoken French is required. Equivalencies will be considered.
$2,420.93 to $3,175.47 bi-weekly. ($63,186 to $82,879 annually)
This is a one year temporary assignment. This competition may be used to fill future vacancies within the Government of Alberta. Final candidates will be asked to undergo a security screening.
The Alberta Public Service is a great place to work.
What we offer:
- Comprehensive benefits plan:
- Pension plan:
- Professional learning and development
- Positive workplace culture and work-life balance
How to Apply
Online applications are required. 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 will be able to track the status of this competition online.
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 Dee Carrier at 780-427-6144. If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check
for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.
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