Development, Design & Standards Lead

Date: Mar 29, 2021

Location: Edmonton, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information

Job Title: Development, Design & Standards Lead 

Job Requisition ID: 3857

Ministry: Environment & Parks

Location: Edmonton

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Ongoing

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: April 19, 2021

Classification: Subsidiary 02B 3625 Program Services 4

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: https://www.alberta.ca/diversity-inclusion-policy.aspx


Environment and Parks – We support Albertans in being proud stewards of air, land, water and biodiversity by leading the work required for the desired environmental outcomes and sustainable development of natural resources.


For more information about the Ministry of Environment and Parks, please visit our website at: http://www.alberta.ca/environment-and-parks.aspx


The Development, Design & Standards (DDS) Lead, under the direction of Director of Capital Infrastructure Development and Implementation (CIDI), is responsible for leading the development planning, design and standards of capital projects of varying complexity in regions, parks or public lands. This position is the technical lead for capital projects under development within the 5-year rolling capital plan. 


This position provides project specific development planning advise, including reviews of site plans, design packages, tender packages and develops/provides expert advice during conceptual and detailed designing phases. The position develops and maintains provincial architectural standards, outdoor recreational infrastructure guidelines and other technical areas for the development and enhancement of Parks and Public Lands infrastructure. This position may participate in departmental, inter-departmental, inter-ministerial and/or inter-governmental initiatives that are a priority to the Division and the Ministry such as items related to the Plan for Parks.


The Development, Design & Standards Lead is responsible for leading the development and design of specific site and infrastructure master planning, the maintenance and coordination of provincial recreational infrastructure standards and guidelines, the direct supervision of staff and delegation of objectives, and the research and innovation of new and industry trends applicable for parks and public lands applications. This position consults and collaborates with various divisional programs and regions to advance the crown land infrastructure program, provides support in identifying capital infrastructure development needs and develops innovative ideas for implementation for capital investment


University graduation in architecture, landscape architecture, engineering or related field, plus 4 years progressively responsible related experience in park infrastructure development, capital planning, master planning, urban planning, architecture, engineering, etc. 


•    Extensive knowledge and experience of construction, industry standards and practices
•    Applied and extensive knowledge in environmentally sound and best management practices related to park infrastructure planning, development and refurbishment. 
•    Experience in complex, multi-phased project management; consultation and negotiations; stakeholder engagement; and/or vendor management 
•    Experience directing the procurement of expert contract services and supervision of contractors


•    Knowledge in public consultation process design and implementation, specifically the facilitation of public meetings, open houses, workshops, data collection and analysis techniques
•    Knowledge and experience of the application of parks legislation and policy, as well as general awareness of other relevant legislation such as Federal Fisheries Act, Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, Public Works Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, and Water Act
•    Knowledge and experience in Government of Alberta contracting and procurement procedures and policies, with the ability to award and oversee contracts for consultant services
•    Previous supervisory experience is an asset 


Equivalences will be considered.

APS Competencies Section

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. The link below will assist you with understanding competencies: http://psc.alberta.ca/APSCompetencies


About Your Competencies:
•    Creative Problem Solving: to come up with solutions to solve complex problems while balancing the development, conservation, and use of resources
•    Drive for Results: to strive to exceed expectations and maximize resources to achieve results that are aligned with the goals of the department while maintaining accountability to both internal and external stakeholders
•    Develop Networks: to maintain close relations with all stakeholders, actively incorporate the needs of the broader group, and ensure overall client satisfaction
•    Build Collaborative Environments: to ensure a collaborative approach is taken within your work to facilitate open communication and leverage team skills to achieve desired outcomes
•    Agility: Identifies alternative approaches or courses of action in unclear and complex situations. Supports others to identify, assess, and use alternative approaches


$2,803.40  to $3,674.86  bi-weekly ($73,168 to $95,913 annually) 


Hours of work for this position are 36.25 hours per week, Monday to Friday. 


Term of Employment:
This is a fulltime, permanent position


Location: Edmonton
Edmonton, Oxbridge Building 


Applicants are required to provide a cover letter summarizing information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.  


This position calls for strong written and verbal communication skills, especially technical writing and interpersonal communication for weekly contact with stakeholder groups and contractors and monthly contact with ministries and government groups. 


What We Offer:
•    Comprehensive benefits plan: https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-public-service-benefits-programs.aspx#jumplinks-0
•    Pension plan: https://www.alberta.ca/pensions.aspx
•    Health Spending Account: http://www.chr.alberta.ca/Practitioners/?file=benefits/healthspendingacct/overview&cf=2
•    Leadership and mentorship programs
•    Professional learning and development
•    Positive workplace culture and work-life balance

How To Apply

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Candidates are required to apply for a job online. Please visit https://www.alberta.ca/navigating-online-jobs-application.aspx to learn more about creating a candidate profile and other tips for the Government of Alberta’s online application system. 


If you are not currently an employee with the Government of Alberta, the first step in applying for a job is creating your candidate profile within our online application system, click here to access the main log in page where you are able to ‘Create an account’, reset your password (‘Forgot your password’) or ‘Sign In’ should you already have an account. 


Existing employees should access the Career tile in 1GX to submit their application in order to be recognized as an internal applicant. 


Once you have created your candidate profile, visit the Alberta Public Service job site to apply for jobs at https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-public-service-jobs.aspx


Tips for applicants: https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-public-service-hiring-process.aspx


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) https://www.alberta.ca/iqas-overview.aspx. 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 Yulia Bulakh, TAS Administrator at Yulia.Bulakh@gov.ab.ca.


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