Edmonton;Lac La Biche;Various Locations
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December 15, 2013
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Expand your career with the Government of Alberta, Aboriginal Relations; and become part of a great place to make a difference!
We contribute to building a successful, innovative and positive workplace culture by incorporating the Alberta Public Service Vision and Values in the work we do each day. To learn more, please visit the Vision and Values website at:
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Under The Government of Alberta's Policy on Consultation with First Nations on Land and Resource Management, Alberta created the Aboriginal Consultation Office (ACO), which reports to the Minister of Aboriginal Relations.
On November 1, 2013, the ACO merged some services provided by other departments in order to manage aspects of consultation collaboratively.
The ACO undertakes and manages First Nations consultation on behalf of the Alberta Government while balancing the needs and competing interests of a diverse stakeholder group including GOA ministries, Federal Government, regulatory agencies, industry and Aboriginal communities and organizations in a way that is efficient, integrated, and legally sound. The ACO is accountable for ensuring that the Crown's duty to consult with First Nations on land and resource development approvals, policies and regulatory changes is discharged in a meaningful and adequate manner.
Have you ever considered joining a team of professionals that are passionate about Aboriginal consultation across the province of Alberta? We are seeking collaborative relationship builders who have the drive to succeed and the dedication to excel in the delivery of specialized Aboriginal consultation support and advice.
As a Consultation Advisor, you will be responsible for implementing Alberta's First Nations Consultation Policy and Guidelines on Land Management and Resource Development in support of The Aboriginal Consultation Office (ACO). Through the provision of comprehensive consultation and program delivery services, you will utilize your knowledge of the ACO to support consultation initiatives relating to forestry, land use, rangelands, fish and wildlife, air, water and energy within an assigned geographic area. Using your superior research and analytical skills, you will provide advice and guidance pertaining to consultation initiatives to key stakeholders, by facilitating discussions and leading workshops to support the mandate and consultation approach of Aboriginal Relations. Please see the position profile below for a detailed list of responsibilities.
ABOUT YOUR COMPETENCIES:
- STRATEGIC THINKING to identify emerging issues, challenges and opportunities, provide options for resolution and develop recommendations to prevent or mitigate legal or political risk associated with consultation initiatives
- RELATIONSHIP BUILDING skills to develop and maintain effective partnerships with multiple stakeholders to ensure a clear understanding of diverse interests when supporting the engagement of First Nations and the achievement of collaborative outcomes
- LEADERSHIP to manage a portfolio of high-profile proponent-led projects requiring First Nations consultation
- TEAMWORK oriented to collaborate with Ministry staff to plan, implement and assess specific programs to ensure the delivery of an integrated consultation program across the province
- DECISION MAKING, PROBLEM SOLVING AND JUDGMENT abilities to resolve disputes amongst First Nations, industry and government in various situations where they have arisen in the consultation process
- COMMUNICATION skills to clearly convey information pertaining to the provincial consultation framework and strategies, resource management and allocation decisions to various parties
ABOUT YOUR WORK ENVIRONMENT:
In this role, you will primarily be working in an office setting; however some travel will be required to effectively support the priority work of the ACO. You will have regular and on-going contact with staff throughout the ACO, representatives of First Nations, Metis and associated Aboriginal groups, other government agencies, industry proponents and Aboriginal communities and organizations.
University graduation in a related field (preferably Natural Resources), supplemented by a minimum of four years of directly related experience is required. Practical experience working with Aboriginal culture, history, protocols and governance as well as First Nations consultation in Alberta/Canada will be considered an asset. Equivalencies will be considered. Candidates with lesser qualifications may be considered at a lower classification and salary.
$2,596.42 - $3,403.56 bi-weekly ($67,766 - $88,832 per annum)
Candidates may be eligible for additional bonuses depending on the location which they are hired. For details, please visit the Northern Alberta Programs Map at
The successful candidate for the Fort McMurray position may be eligible to receive the Fort McMurray Allowance and Attraction Bonus. For further information, please click here:
Current work locations being recruited are 1 position in Edmonton, and 4 positions in other locations within Alberta. Potential locations may include: Lac La Biche, Fort McMurray, Bonnyville, Slave Lake, Whitecourt, or Edson. This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at an equivalent or lower level in various locations throughout Alberta.
WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU?
- Comprehensive and competitive benefits plan:
- Pension plan:
- Formal leadership and mentorship programs
- Personal and professional learning and development
- Positive workplace culture and employment options to contribute to a work-life balance
How to Apply
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. 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 their application. If you are unable to submit an electronic version of your resume, please submit your resume, quoting the Job ID in one of the following ways: Mail to Human Resource Services Branch, Alberta Aboriginal Relations, 6th Floor, Commerce Place, 10155 102 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5J 4L6, Phone (780) 422-1674; or Fax (780) 427-1272.
To learn more about the requirements of the job, click here:
We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' education and experience best meet the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
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