Classification Consultant

Posting Date: Mar 25, 2023

Location: Edmonton, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information

Job Title: Classification Consultant 

Job Requisition ID: 35201

Ministry: Public Service Commission

Location: Edmonton

Full or Part-Time: Full-Time Opportunities

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Regular and Temporary

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: Open until Filled

Classification: Human Relations Level 2

About Us

The Government of Alberta is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported. For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit:


The Public Service Commission (PSC) ensures Alberta has a professional, non-partisan and diverse public service that proudly serves Albertans. The expertise and talent that PSC staff bring to their work is critical to our overall success, as our Ministry is responsible for delivering HR services in all HR functional areas, internal communications and employee engagement to the Government of Alberta.  


Classification Delivery Services is looking for a Classification Consultant to join our dynamic, results oriented team.  As a Classification Consultant, your day will include meeting with Ministry clients and Human Resources (HR) professionals, evaluating a diverse portfolio of positions, and managing employee and client expectations to deliver high quality services. Consultants work to identify and assess issues and trends, and contribute to focused client solutions, best practices and outcomes.


As an integral member of the classification team, you will apply critical thinking skills when conducting research and analysis to ensure consistency in classifying both management and non-management positions across government. In this position, you will provide organization design support to HR professionals and ministry clients, and support the implementation of ministry wide job evaluation projects under the Team Lead.


This role will allow you to build on your job design, organizational design, and classification skillsets. The work environment is collaborative, supportive, inquisitive, studious, and fun-loving. 


The following APS competencies will support your success:
•    Drive for Results – Effectively and efficiently achieve results that are aligned with the goals of the organization, while maintaining accountability to the classification plan and Ministry clients.
•    Systems Thinking – Anticipate challenges and impacts of classification decisions across Ministries, and recognize inter-related systems that may be leveraged to address issues.
•    Creative Problem Solving –Assess options and implications within existing systems and policies to achieve outcomes and recommend solutions. 
•    Agility – Anticipate, assess, and readily adapt to changing priorities, maintain resilience, and work effectively in changing environments. 
•    Develop Networks – Proactively build networks and trust in relationships with stakeholders, which include HR generalists and HR policy, Ministry clients, and other cross-ministry contacts.


•    University graduation in business, social sciences, or other related field with a focus on Human Resources.
•    Minimum of two (2) years’ experience including HR consulting/advising, job evaluation, and/or organizational design is required.
•    Demonstrated experience in applying a classification/job evaluation system is preferred.
•    Experience in Government of Alberta classification systems is an asset.
•    Related experience or education may be considered as an equivalency on a one-for-one basis with a minimum of a related certificate. 

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviours that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process. This link will assist you with understanding competencies:


$2,524.91 to $3,462.47 bi-weekly ($65,900 to $90,370/annually)


We are filling one permanent position and one temporary salaried position with an end date of August 31, 2023.


This position will be based out of South Petroleum Plaza – 9915 - 108 Street, Edmonton, Alberta.  We will consider other locations in Alberta.


Hours of work:
36.25 hours weekly

Temporary assignments (for current GOA employees), or under-fills may be considered.


Links and information on what the GoA has to offer to prospective employees.
•    Comprehensive benefits plan:
•    Pension plan:
•    Leadership and mentorship programs
•    Professional learning and development
•    Positive workplace culture and work-life balance 
•    Opportunity to participate in flexible work arrangements such as working from home up to two days per week and modified work schedule agreements
•    Research Alberta Public Service Career tool – 

How To Apply

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Closing Statement

This competition may be used to fill future Classification Consultant vacancies within the Talent Acquisition, Classification and Compensation Services (TACCS) Branch, at the same or lower classification level. 


We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted, via email.


If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, please contact Cindy Zaiffdeen at


If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.