Executive Advisor

Posting Date: May 25, 2023

Location: Edmonton, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information

Job Title: Executive Advisor 

Job Requisition ID: 42676

Ministry: Forestry, Parks and Tourism

Location: Edmonton

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: June 2, 2023

Classification: Management Manager Zone 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, visit: https://www.alberta.ca/diversity-inclusion-policy.aspx.
The Ministry of Forestry, Parks, and Tourism invests in the environmentally responsible growth of Alberta's wood products and forestry sector. We are committed to protecting Alberta's forests from wildfires and preserving our provincial parks for the recreation and enjoyment of Albertans. In addition, we support Alberta's vibrant tourism industry, manage public lands, and balance sustainable rangelands and grazing leases for Alberta producers.
For more information on the Ministry of Forestry, Parks, and Tourism, please visit: https://www.alberta.ca/forestry-parks-and-tourism.aspx.
The Forestry division is responsible for promoting sustainable forest management practices, preventing and managing wildfires, and ensuring that Alberta's forests are managed in a way that balances ecological, economic, and social considerations. Our team manages forest tenure agreements, promotes market access for wood products, and supports forest-related research and innovation. We work collaboratively with stakeholders to ensure that Alberta's forests continue to provide ecological, economic, and social benefits for generations to come.
For more information on the Forestry division, please visit: https://www.alberta.ca/forestry.aspx.


Do you have a passion for making Alberta the best place to live, work, and play? Are you a natural problem-solver and high achiever who thrives in a fast-paced environment that demands strategic thinking? 

If so, the role of Executive Advisor to the Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM) of the Forestry Division might be the perfect opportunity for you.

As the Executive Advisor, you will provide support to the Division’s ADM and Branch Directors by managing and overseeing the strategic direction, policy, planning, and engagement processes throughout the Division. You will also establish and manage a comprehensive system of responses to urgent requests and briefings, allowing the Division to maintain day-to-day operations with minimal disruption. You will work with senior leaders and executives on a daily basis, requiring you to have critical skills in influencing, coaching, and understanding government systems. As a member of the Division’s leadership team, you will provide expertise and input into strategic policy decisions and governance processes.

Using your strong systems thinking, analytical, and project management skills, you will manage and oversee operational systems for the ADM office, ensuring that the ADM receives timely and accurate briefings on issues affecting the Forestry Division. Your excellent interpersonal and communication skills will enable creative and innovative solutions to continuously improve the Division’s operations and strategies.

As the Executive Advisor, you will be responsible for ensuring the effective integration and coordination of Forestry Division activities with other divisions within the Ministry of Forestry, Parks, and Tourism, as well as with other departments and government agencies. Your ability to establish and cultivate strong relationships and partnerships, take initiative, demonstrate a sense of shared responsibility for outcomes, and work independently with confidence will be critical to your success in this role.


A university degree in a related field supplemented by four (4) years of related experience is required. 


  • Demonstrated experience in policy development, issue management and coordination, and project management  
  • Previous experience working in an executive office environment 

Directly related experience and or education is considered on a one-for-one basis. 

APS Competencies

Competencies are crucial behaviors required to achieve our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have a comprehensive understanding of the competencies needed for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process. 

You can use this link to better understand the competencies: https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/psc-alberta-public-service-competency-model.pdf.

Your Competencies as Executive Advisor:

CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING: Ability to devise innovative solutions for complex problems while balancing the needs of resource development, conservation, and utilization.

DRIVE FOR RESULTS: A relentless pursuit of excellence and optimization of resources to achieve outcomes aligned with departmental goals, while being accountable to both internal and external stakeholders.

DEVELOP NETWORKS: A talent for building and maintaining strong relationships with stakeholders, actively seeking input from diverse perspectives, and ensuring overall satisfaction.

BUILD COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENTS: A commitment to fostering a collaborative work culture that encourages open communication, leverages team skills, and achieves desired outcomes.

AGILITY: A willingness to adapt to changing circumstances and identify alternative approaches in ambiguous and complex situations, while supporting others to do the same.

SYSTEMS THINKING: A holistic approach to considering the dynamic and interconnected nature of the environment and recognizing the diverse impacts of our work on stakeholders.

DEVELOP SELF AND OTHERS: A growth mindset that values continuous learning, adaptation, and staying current with emerging trends and developments to remain ahead of the curve.


$3,100.80 - $4,172.77 biweekly: $80,930 – $108,909 yearly


This position is a permanent, full-time role with the standard weekly work hours of 36.25, Monday to Friday. 

Final candidates will be required to undergo security screening.

Any costs associated with obtaining the required documents/checks as noted or interview travel expenses, will be the responsibility of the candidate. Out-of-province applicants can obtain the required documents/checks from the province they currently reside in. 

What We Offer:

How To Apply

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

Resources 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) 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, and/or require a disability related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Karen Jackman at Karen.Jackman@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.