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January 24, 2014
Program Services 3
Agriculture and Rural Development
As an integral member of a small, close-knit team, you, as the Analyst, are primarily accountable for guiding ARD's program areas in the development of operational plans. Through interaction, dialogue and written communication with department staff, you will be drawing out and synthesizing what day-to-day activities contribute to ARD's high-level business plan. In addition, you will be leading quarterly reporting activities, developing the Ministry's Annual Report, and the Deputy Minister's Performance Agreement.
This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for someone who:
- Takes initiative to independently resolve problems, explore new ideas to continually improve and innovate planning and reporting practices, and follow through on developing and implementing new or enhanced business processes/procedures.
- Demonstrates superior communication capabilities by clearly articulating meaning and direction of planning discussions and processes, and conveying results to the public through concise reporting. Ensures that communication is ongoing by setting up processes or structures that facilitate communication and collaboration.
- Possesses strong interpersonal skills to build relationships and trust with a wide variety of clients and stakeholders across the Ministry by being personable, professional and committed to excellence.
- Enjoys teamwork and working with others by promoting collaboration and positive relationships (even in challenging circumstances) within and across groups and builds commitment to reach desired results. Uses own enthusiasm and commitment to higher-level goals to motivate and guide others to achieve results. Acknowledges diverse perspectives and helps people work together to focus on desired outcomes.
- Is adaptable and flexible to effectively manage change and respond to changing priorities in a small team environment. Is willing and able to modify his or her approach to situations so that new ideas and solutions can be encouraged and recognized.
- Excels at facilitating discussions in the use and value of planning and reporting to ministry colleagues so it is better understood and easy to utilize.
Other essential skills that are preferred for this position are good project planning skills and solid time management capabilities as this position requires the incumbent to manage mandatory timelines, and deal with information that can be politically sensitive and confidential in nature.
It is important to note that this is not a financial, statistical, or performance measures related position. It is a position that connects day-to-day activities in the ministry to the Ministry?s formal business plan and strategies.
University degree in a related field, such as Business, Communications, Education, Public Administration, Public Relations, Commerce, or related Social Sciences, plus 2 years of directly related experience is required. Experience is preferred in communications, education, public/stakeholder relations, and/or business development.
Equivalencies will be considered. Candidates with lesser qualifications may be considered at a lower salary and classification level.
$2,420.93 to $3,175.47 bi-weekly (36.25 hours per week)
($63,186 to $82,879 - Annually)
This competition may be used to fill future vacancies across the Government of Alberta.
The final candidate will be asked to undergo a security screening.
How to Apply
Online applications are preferred. If you are unable to apply online, please submit your cover letter and resume, quoting the Job ID, to: Human Resource Services, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development, #304, J.G. O'Donoghue Building, 7000 - 113 Street, Edmonton, AB T6H 5T6. Phone: (780) 427-2111; Fax: (780) 427-3398.
Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition.
Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file.
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 Human Resources at (780) 427-2111.
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