Communications Consultant

Posting Date: Mar 31, 2023

Location: Edmonton, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information

Job Title: Communications Consultant 

Job Requisition ID: 35332

Ministry: Public Service Commission

Location: Edmonton

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Permanent

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: April 11, 2023

Classification: Program Services 4 Exempt

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:

APS Communications and Employee Engagement leads internal communications, employee engagement, and diversity and inclusion initiatives for the Alberta Public Service (APS), and leads external communications for the Public Service Commission (PSC). 

It supports the President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance, Public Service Commissioner, Deputy Minister of Executive Council, and works closely with Communications and Public Engagement to ensure communications in the APS are coordinated, effective, and aligned. It also oversees the development, delivery and evaluation of APS-wide engagement initiatives that underpin an engaged workforce.


You will report to a manager and work closely with and provide advice to government leaders. You will be responsible for providing professional communications counsel under tight deadlines. As a senior communications professional, you work with a large degree of independence. You will provide strategic communications advice and planning on government issues, priorities, and programs and support with all-staff communications such as emails,  speaking notes and newsletter article, and other internal and external communications tactics. 


 You will coordinate strategic communications initiatives to support engagement, recognition, diversity and inclusion, employee policy awareness and organizational changes. You will also responsible for coordinating product development, ensuring quality and navigating approvals. Your ability to think critically, problem solve and generate and tell stories through multiple channels will be an asset in this position.



  • University Degree or diploma in public relations, communications, journalism or a related discipline plus 4 years progressively responsible related experience in public relations/communications or equivalency.
  • Experience drafting and implementing strategic communications plans for large, complex organizations
  • Experience writing and publishing articles and/or news releases for an organization.


  • Internal communications experience in a large and dynamic public sector organization.
  • Experience providing communications advice to senior leaders in an organization
  • Experience planning content, writing for and using the web for professional communications in a workplace setting.
  • Experience with media relations and issues management techniques.

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviors 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. 
The link below will assist you with understanding competencies:

• Creative Problem Solving 
• Systems Thinking
•  Develop Networks
•  Build Collaborative Environments
•  Agility
•  Drive for Results
•  Develop Self and Others


$2,716.64 to $3,550.90 biweekly ($70,904 to $92,678/yearly)


Candidates with lesser qualifications may be considered at a lower classification and salary. This competition may be used to fill future vacancies.

This position works out of the Peace Hills Trust Building, located at 10011 109 street.  Potential for remote (hybrid) work days.

Hours of work
36.25 hours per week 

Links and information on what the GoA has to offer to prospective employees.

How To Apply

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Tips for applicants:

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) Applicants are encouraged to include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.

Closing Statement

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, 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.

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