Compensation and Job Evaluation Policy Advisor

Posting Date: Jun 1, 2024

Location: Edmonton, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information

Job Title: Compensation and Job Evaluation Policy Advisor 
Job Requisition ID: 44224
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: Open until filled
Classification: Opted Out & Excluded Human Relations Level 2
Salary: ​$2,594.83 to $3,558.35 bi-weekly ($67,725 - $92,872/year)

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The Workforce Policy Branch is part of the Strategic Services and Public Agency Secretariat Division, providing strategic direction for corporate workforce policies and programs. Areas of focus include classification, compensation, group benefits and pension, talent acquisition, policy coordination and strategic advisory services. 


The Compensation and Job Evaluation Policy Advisor is responsible for providing subject matter expertise and strategic policy advice to both internal and external stakeholders, along with supporting the strategic design, development, monitoring, evaluation and maintenance of the Alberta Public Service compensation and classification programs and policy frameworks.

Role Responsibilities

The Workforce Policy Branch, part of the Strategic Services and Public Agency Secretariat Division, provides strategic direction for workforce policies and programs across the organization. 

As the Compensation and Job Evaluation Policy Advisor, you are responsible for providing subject matter expertise and strategic policy advice to both internal and external stakeholders, along with supporting the strategic design, development, monitoring, evaluation and maintenance of the Alberta Public Service compensation and job evaluation programs and policy frameworks.

Reporting to the Manager, Compensation and Job Evaluation Policy, you will apply your critical thinking skills to identify and address compensation and job evaluation challenges to position the Public Service Commission to support the organization’s strategic objective to attract, motivate and retain talent within the Alberta Public Service.

Key responsibilities of this position include:
•    Maintain the integrity of classification and compensation systems and support the identification of program/policy gaps.
•    Lead Strategic projects or components of projects, such as compensation and classification reviews, and related research and analysis.
•    Monitor and maintain market data, including participation in jurisdictional and broader Alberta public and private sector compensation and classification surveys.
•    Provide subject matter expertise and interpretation of classification and compensation policies.
•    Support collective bargaining through research, analysis, recommendations and advice. Lead strategic projects or components of projects, such as compensation and classification reviews, and related research and analysis. 
•    Support reviews of compensation and classification policies/directives and regulations.


To succeed in this role, it will require you have an understanding of compensation and classification methodologies and principles. You will also be able to recognize and extract relevant data and present ideas through strong written and verbal communication skills. Your strong organizational abilities, keen attention to detail, and adept time management skills will be paramount to support your success in this role in order to handle the variety of priorities and projects simultaneously.

Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel will assist you in performing statistical analysis and prepare charts/graphs to present the information. You will possess a high level of attention to detail and will be able to work both as part of a team, as well as autonomously. The ability to be resourceful, think outside the box, develop networks and be strategic will ensure your success in this role.


Minimum Recruitment Standard:

University graduation in a related field (human resources, management, business, commerce, etc.) plus two years of related experience.


A related two-year diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution and four years of related experience; or a related one-year certificate from a recognized post-secondary institution and five years of related experience.


  • Experience in compensation and/or job evaluation/classification and organizational design, to develop and propose strategies and/or policies.
  • Experience in other functional human resource policies, practices and legislation.
  • Experience with research, designing surveys, analyzing compensation data and providing recommendations to leadership.


  • Experience with policy and program development.
  • Experience facilitating training.
  • Certified Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) and/or Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) designation, Certified Employee Benefits (CEBS) or Certified Benefits Professional (CBP).


This competition is being used to fill one permanent position and one temporary position.

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

This position is based in Edmonton. A hybrid work arrangement (work from home up to two days per week) will be considered.

Hours of Work
7.25 hours per day/36.25 hours per week - Monday to Friday, 8:15 am to 4:30 pm.

What we offer

  • A challenging work environment providing opportunities for growth.
  • Comprehensive benefits plan: 1st Choice:  
  • Pension Plan:
  • Leadership and mentorship programs
  • Professional learning and development
  • Positive workplace culture and work-life balance
  • A commitment for a safe and healthy workplace

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: model.pdf

Below is a list of the APS Competencies critical to this role:

Systems Thinking – Take a long-term view on outcomes from a system-wide perspective when resolving issues. Awareness of how different components strategically align, and how one decision/action can either negatively or positively impact a future decision. Ensure Diversity and Inclusion is considered in policy and program development.
Creative Problem Solving – Engage and consult with stakeholders and colleagues from other branches, in order to encourage idea generation and gather various perspectives and feedback to establish creative solutions and innovative policy approaches. Research trends and gather inter-jurisdictional information to assist in finding creative ways to enhance classification and compensation frameworks and policies. 


Agility – Remain optimistic and calm when leadership changes direction or puts work on hold due to changing priorities. Seek advice and support to manage change, when required. 


Drive for Results – Partner with colleagues to achieve project objectives and outcomes. Hold self responsible for results and admit when assistance is required or when change is needed. Takes a proactive approach to present new ideas and perspectives for consideration by the broader team.


Develop Networks – Proactively communicate and encourage exchange of information and idea generation. Engage and consult with other program areas and service delivery on new or amended policies. 

How To Apply
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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.

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