Senior Policy and Legislation Advisor
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September 13, 2013
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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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Are you looking for a career in policy and legislation where you'll conduct research, help develop/maintain legislation and provide interpretive advice? If so, then Employment Standards (ES) Policy, Legislation and Program Development has an exciting opportunity for you as a Senior Policy and Legislation Advisor.
The Senior Policy and Legislation Advisor (or Senior Technical Advisor as it is known internally) works as part of team of dedicated professionals who are responsible for ensuring employment standards policy, and legislation are current, helping to establish a fair and balanced framework for employers and employees to operate in. The Advisors work collaboratively to provide technical advice to a variety of internal and external clients to support their application of the Employment Standards Code and Regulations and to provide advice on issues related to employment standards. This position will continuously monitor developments in employment and labour law, and activities in other jurisdictions, with a view to ensuring Alberta's legislation and policy remains relevant and meets stakeholder needs.
To be successful in this position you will require strong written and verbal communication skills combined with the ability to research and analyze information. Excellent interpersonal and facilitation skills are essential when providing advice and technical expertise to the Minister, Deputy Minister and other senior officials.
University degree in a related field (such as Law, Business/Commerce, Political Science) and four years of recent, related experience working with and reviewing legislation, developing or interpreting policy, and providing technical advice is required. Experience preparing reports and analyzing data is preferred. Familiarity with workplace legislation including the Alberta Employment Standards Code, Occupational Health & Safety Code, the Alberta Human Rights Act and the Canada Labour Code or other workplace legislation would be considered an asset. The equivalency of a two year diploma with six years of recent, related experience would be considered.
$2,596.42 to $3,403.56 bi-weekly ($67,766 to $88,832 per annum)
Please note that we currently have two (2) vacancies within ES Policy, Legislation and Program Development in Edmonton:
- One (1) full-time temporary position (approx. 11 months in duration)
- One (1) full-time permanent position
Please indicate whether you prefer temporary or permanent on your cover letter.
Final candidates for this position may be asked to undergo a security screening. This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same and/or lower level.
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 1018879, to: Brennan MacGregor, Human Resources Assistant, Alberta Human Services, Standard Life Centre, #120 Mezzanine Level, 10405 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB, T5J 4R7. Phone: (780) 427-3763; Fax: (780) 415-2003
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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