International Relations Officer
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June 25, 2013
Program Services 2
International and Intergovernmental Relations
International and Intergovernmental Relations works to advance and develop Alberta's strategic international interests and relationships and to facilitate trade promotion and investment attraction in targeted international markets. The Ministry is responsible for advocating Alberta's interests within Canadian foreign policy, building and maintaining key alliances and identifying strategic growth opportunities for Alberta industry through international partnerships.
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A challenging opportunity awaits a strategic thinking individual with strong analytical, research, verbal and writing skills to coordinate issues and activities related to Alberta's interests in North Asia.
Reporting to the Director, International Relations - Northeast Asia, in the International Relations Division, you will monitor and assess regional political and economic developments in the context of Alberta's international priorities. Your responsibilities will include: drafting briefing notes/relations papers; responding to correspondence; conducting research; organizing meetings and events; ensuring consistency, accuracy, and timeliness of all information accessed by internal and external users; and liaising other government officials and international visitors.
This fast-paced position requires you to work well with other government departments and non-government stakeholders to coordinate and support the province's relations with sub-national governments, twinned provinces, and local community groups. Excellent interpersonal communication skills to maintain contacts with Canadian federal officials, Canadian consulates, foreign embassies and consulates will be key to your success.
Your attention to detail, organizational skills, flexibility in dealing with multiple requests, and ability to work under tight timelines are essential for succeeding in this position. Superior tact, diplomacy and problem solving skills are required to build effective relationships and to solve problems related to issues management.
University degree in the social sciences/humanities with an emphasis on international relations, political science, economics, history or related field, and some related experience are required. Computer proficiency is essential including competency with Microsoft Office. Relevant work experience with government roles, structure, policies and procedures are desirable assets. Experience with qualitative and quantitative research concepts, practices and techniques is preferred. Language capabilities in Mandarin, Korean or Japanese are considered assets. Equivalencies will be considered.
$2,032.19 - $2,665.75 bi-weekly
This competition may be used to fill current and future vacancies across government. Candidates with lesser qualifications may be considered at a lower level of classification and salary.
How to Apply
Online applications are preferred. If you are unable to submit an electronic version of your resume, please submit your resume, quoting the Job ID, to: Human Resource Services Branch, International and Intergovernmental Relations, 6th Floor, Commerce Place, 10155 102 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5J 4L6, Phone: (780) 415-4769; or Fax: (780) 427-1272. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of their application. Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file.
If you require any further information on this job posting, please e-mail: (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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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