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July 19, 2013
Program Services 2
The Research and Technology Branch sets strategic research direction for Alberta Energy and supports the Department's business by providing technical and scientific expertise, and promotes innovation and research in the energy industry. The Branch offers the opportunity to work with all energy commodities and a wide variety of policy issues. Working with stakeholders internal and external to government, the Branch provides strategic insight into resource development policy.
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An exciting and challenging opportunity exists with the Research and Technology Branch of Alberta Energy. The Project Analyst coordinates and maintains a wide variety of research projects in support of ministry business areas, industry and the public. Adapting quickly to change and short turnaround times, this position evaluates policy, technical, environmental, economic and market impacts associated with proposals. In addition, this role develops and implements performance measures related to contract and grant management. This position builds relationships as the key contact person for external inquiries while monitoring, assessing and identifying trends to then recommend options for research direction. Your understanding of policy development and economic analysis coupled with your ability to interpret relevant legislation, regulations, plans, policies, and Ministry procedures allows you to apply your professional judgment to deliver information in a timely manner.
Considerable contact with internal and external stakeholders, in addition to researching information, developing summaries, creating presentation materials relies on your strong written and verbal communication skills. Proficient synthesizing and problem solving skills plus a high level of accuracy and attention to detail are extremely important as this position provides environmental scanning, best practices recommendations, coordination and quality assurance for a portfolio of contracts and grants.
As you will be relied on to draft comprehensive briefing materials and bridge technical components into related policies by clearly communicating studies, excellent research and writing skills are critical. Organizational and time management skills are a must in order to effectively manage multiple priorities. Excellent interpersonal skills are a key requirement, given the collaboration required with Government staff from other divisions and departments. This position will provide opportunities to exercise initiative and creativity in developing process improvement recommendations and in professional judgment to meet critical timelines.
University degree in Statistics, Economics, Commerce, Communications, Political Science, Public Administration or a related field is required along with 6 months related experience including professional writing, identifying issues, reviewing proposals, research and analysis. The equivalency of a related post-secondary diploma and a minimum of 2 years related experience as specified above will be considered. Experience with computer applications including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Outlook is required; advanced experience using Excel is desirable. Experience with database management and data analysis software is preferred. Experience with relevant government energy or environment regulations and policies such as the Mines and Minerals Act is considered an asset. As is experience applying contract or grant management and performance measurement or indicators.
$2,113.48 to $2,772.38 bi-weekly (~ $55,161 - $72,359 annually)
Interviews are scheduled for August 7 & 8, 2013. This competition may be used to fill current and future vacancies within the Government of Alberta. Final candidates for this position will be asked to undergo a security screening.
How to Apply
Online applications are preferred. If you apply online, please ensure your cover letter and resume are submitted as one file. If you are unable to submit an electronic version of your resume, please submit your resume, quoting the Job ID, to Human Resources, Department of Energy, 2nd Floor North Petroleum Plaza, 9945 - 108 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, T5K 2G6. Phone: (780) 427-6768; Fax: (780) 422-4299. (Note: Acceptable files in Microsoft Word format only.) Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition.
If you require any further information on this job posting, please call Alissa Klapstein at: 780-643-9218.
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.
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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