Integrated Resource Planner

Posting Date: Mar 26, 2023

Location: Edmonton, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information

Job Title: Integrated Resource Planner 

Job Requisition ID: 36159

Ministry: Environment & Protected Areas

Location: Edmonton preferred (Other locations with GOA offices in the Central Region will also be considered)

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: Open Until Suitable Candidate is Found

Classification: 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:

Through valued relationships across the Government of Alberta, with Indigenous peoples, stakeholders and the public, the Lands Planning Branch engages with Albertans in developing land use plans to manage human activities and natural resources. Land use plans weigh and integrate multiple desired land uses, Treaty rights, ways of knowing and values across temporal and spatial scales to achieve environmental, economic, social and cultural outcomes.

For more information about the Ministry of Environment and Protected Areas, please visit our website at:


The rich diversity of Alberta’s natural resources plays an important role in our culture, health and livelihood, which is supported by careful integrated land use planning.

Integrated Resource Planners work with multi-disciplinary teams and a variety of Government of Alberta colleagues to coordinate and develop sub-regional and issue specific plans. As an effective project manager, you will accomplish this through collaboration with a diversity of internal and external stakeholders, Indigenous peoples and the public, ensuring plans include: clear governance and responsibilities, well-defined objectives, measurable outcomes, achievable strategies and actions, and adaptive management processes. You will also play a critical role in supporting staff and clients as plans are implemented, providing interpretation and problem solving as issues arise.

This position has a specific emphasis on supporting the department’s Crown Land Vision, particularly on recreation planning and management of land use activities in order to support biodiversity and watershed outcomes. This involves development of sub-regional landscape management plans that align and integrate provincial strategic direction to support Indigenous values and use, species at risk, economic activities and recreational use. You will also be involved in other types of planning, such  as comprehensive recreational trail planning, watershed and water management plans and other local or issue-specific land use plans.

The Integrated Resource Planner will be interested in tackling challenging projects that require strong leadership skills to manage and collaborate with cross-ministry teams and stakeholders in delivering a coordinated sub-regional plan. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required to effectively build relationships within, across, and outside of the department while ensuring the development of plans meets requirements under strict timeframes.


University Degree such as Bachelor’s in land use planning, geological sciences, environmental science, natural resource management, or related field combined with a minimum of four years of progressively responsible related experience in recreation/environmental planning or management.

Equivalencies:  Directly related education or experience will be considered on the basis of:

  • 1 year of education for 1 year of experience; or
  • 1 year of experience for 1 year of education.


  • Awareness of legislation such as the Alberta Land Stewardship Act, Public Lands Act, Water Act, Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, Forests Act, Oil Sands Conservation Act, Mines and Minerals Act, and Wildlife Act. 
  • Knowledge of ministry business plan, organizational structure, and GOA policies and priorities related to public land management.
  • Understanding of the Public Lands Administration Regulation, in particular sections related to recreation management, public land use zones, and disturbance management.
  • Advanced understanding of issues and trends relating to land use and natural resource management in Alberta and beyond.
  • Knowledge of policy development process, planning process and public consultation/engagement methodologies and techniques.
  • Knowledge of project management methods and processes.
  • Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to analyze, interpret and map spatial data.

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.

This link will assist you with understanding competencies: 

Creative Problem Solving: Ability to gather information from varied sources, analyze and interpret information to formulate reports and make decisions related to case planning.

Agility: Ability to prioritize competing workload pressures in an effective manner and contribute to the organizational goals.

Drive for Results: Sets and accomplishes goals and priorities in order to deliver outcomes consistent with departmental objectives and directives.

Building Collaborative Environment: Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with a variety of teams within the workplace, community and other Government ministries/agencies to meet client and ministry goals and objectives.

Developing Networks: Ability to interact positively, build relationships and work effectively with others.

Systems Thinking: The work done within the APS is part of a larger integrated and inter-related environment. It is important to know that work done in one part of the APS impacts a variety of other groups/projects inside and outside the APS. Systems Thinking allows us to keep broader impacts and connections in mind.

Other Relevant Attributes: Capability for public speaking; ability to navigate high-volume, fast-paced workloads; capacity to manage tight and coinciding timelines.


$2,716.64 to $3,550.90 bi-weekly ($70,904 - $92,678/year)


Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

This position requires some travel and candidates must have a valid Class 5 Driver’s License. The successful candidate may be asked to provide a recent driver’s abstract.

In this role, you will primarily be working in an office setting. You will have regular and on-going contact with other members of the team as well as with other divisions within Environment and Parks, other ministries, representatives of the Land Use Secretariat, First Nations and Metis communities, municipal governments and external multi-stakeholder groups. Travel is required to various locations in Alberta

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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.

If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, please contact Jane McEwen, TAS Administrator via email 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.