Intergovernmental Advisor

Posting Date: May 26, 2023

Location: Edmonton, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information

Job Title: Intergovernmental Advisor 

Job Requisition ID: 40426

Ministry: Environment and Protected Areas

Location: Edmonton

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: 1 Regular and 1 Temporary (16 months)

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: June 12, 2023

Classification: Program Services 4 Market Adjustment

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:

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:


The Intergovernmental Relations and Engagement Branch leads the development and implementation of Environment and Protected Areas’ intergovernmental strategy (domestic, national, and international) to advance the Ministry’s key priorities. 

Reporting to the Director of Intergovernmental Relations, these positions (1 Permanent, 1 Temporary - 16 months) play an essential role in furthering effective intergovernmental relations that support department and government-wide priorities. These positions plays a significant role in developing and implementing a strategic approach to advance the Ministry’s intergovernmental agenda, priorities and relationships.

These positions identify and address external pressures by liaising and leveraging relationships with various intergovernmental contacts both nationally and internationally, and by preparing and advising senior officials and elected representatives on domestic and international engagements, meetings, and missions. Additionally, these positions support and coach department staff to advance Alberta’s interests in intergovernmental forums to achieve the province's economic aspirations.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Advancing Alberta's integrated resource management objectives through effective intergovernmental relations.
  • Assessing and managing emerging intergovernmental issues that can impact the Ministry’s ability to achieve its priorities and objectives.
  • Ensuring effective departmental participation in intergovernmental forums and relationships.
  • Supporting the planning, development and execution of strategic programs and international missions conducted by the Minister.
  • Providing strategic advice to the department by analyzing emerging intergovernmental issues, researching and writing briefings, preparing and delivering presentations, designing information materials and drafting correspondence.
  • Enhancing department staff knowledge and capacity on to support effective intergovernmental relations.



  • University graduation in a related field such as Political Science, International Business, Policy Development or Public Administration supplemented by a minimum of four years of progressive responsibility and experience in fields such as project management, policy development or stakeholder engagement.

Equivalency: Related education or experience is considered on the basis of: 

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


  • Experience making recommendations and developing briefing notes, reports and/or presentations for senior leadership.
  • Agility, with a focus on the ability to anticipate, assess and readily adapt to shifting priorities while maintaining a positive and productive work environment
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Conflict management and resolution experience.
  • Strong analytical skills to identify potential issues and recommend appropriate courses of action.
  • Ability to work independently without direct supervision, with initiative to remain productive and task-oriented.

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviours that are essential to reaching 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:
In this role, you will contribute to our team by demonstrating the following behavioral competencies:

  • Build Collaborative Environments: Lead multi-agency working groups that may also include external stakeholders to develop approaches that address department and Government of Alberta strategic policy needs.
  • Systems Thinking: Lead activities to advance priorities that are aligned with section, branch and department strategic directions.
  • Creative Problem Solving: Utilize people and leadership skills to build relationships across the department, ministries, agencies and external stakeholders to coordinate and facilitate problem solving such as resolving complex policy questions; focuses on continuous improvement, explores different work methods to improve results and shares learning.
  • Develop Networks: Proactively building networks, connecting and building trust in relationships with different stakeholders.
  • Agility: Ability to anticipate, assess, and readily adapt to changing priorities, manage resilience in times of uncertainty and effectively work in a changing environment; remain optimistic, calm and composed in stressful situations.


$2,716.64 - $3,550.90 Biweekly ($70,904 - $92,678/year)


There are two available positions: one is a permanent position and the other is a temporary position (16 months).

These positions work Monday to Friday, 8:15 AM-4:30 PM, 36.25 hours a week.

In your resume, please include dates (including months and years) associated with all education and work experience. Also, please indicate whether your work experience is casual, part-time or full-time. For example January 15, 2006 - June 25, 2009: Assistant (PT three 8 hrs shifts/week).

This position will require final candidates to undergo a security clearance. 

What we offer:

How To Apply

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Resources for applicants:

It is recommended applicants who have completed post-secondary studies from outside of Canada obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) or from recognized Canadian Credential Evaluator; please visit the Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada for more information.    


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 Gloria Ducharme 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.