Land Analyst

Posting Date: May 20, 2023

Location: Edmonton, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information

Job Title: Land Analyst 

Job Requisition ID: 40676

Ministry: Energy

Location: Edmonton

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(s) Selected

Classification: Legal Administration 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, please visit:

The Ministry of Energy is responsible for sustaining the interests of Albertans through the stewardship and responsible development of energy and mineral resource systems. For more information on the work of our Ministry, please visit:

The PNG Tenure Operations Branch (the branch) plays a key role in the development of the petroleum and natural gas, geothermal and pore space resources in Alberta. The Branch leases petroleum and natural gas rights (PNG), geothermal and pore space rights owned by the Province of Alberta to oil and gas companies so that they can explore for and develop these resources. The branch’s business is complex and highly confidential; decisions made have an immediate and direct impact on industry and the energy sector in Alberta.


Do you enjoy working in a fast paced, collaborative team environment? Do you pride yourself on your exceptional organization and communication skills? Does solving unique and complex issues that require in-depth analysis interest you? If so, a Land Analyst position with PNG Tenure may be the role for you! 

A Land Analyst in PNG Tenure Operations must be detail oriented, collaborative and highly organized as they are responsible for making decisions that have a direct impact on industry and the development of PNG, geothermal and pore space resources within the province. Their primary responsibility is to review, analyze and respond to industry requests and process a variety of applications using technical skills and knowledge. 

The PNG Tenure Branch is looking for two Land Analysts to fill an immediate need within the Wells, Offsets, Units & Trespass group and the Continuation and Validation group. This competition may also be used to fill future vacancies across the branch.

All Land Analysts within the branch interpret and apply applicable legislation, regulations and department policies. They must have a comprehensive understanding of legal documents relating to land, mineral rights, and agreements and be able to interpret agreements and resolve situations brought forward by stakeholders and other departmental staff. 

An analyst may be assigned to work in one of several areas within the branch:


  • Wells, Offsets, Units & Trespass: Analysts review well production and drilling activity and interpret geological analyses to ensure production aligns with legal rights, serving notices and levying penalties as appropriate. The analyst accepts proposals for and administers unitization agreements. 
  • Continuation and Validation: Analysts review continuation and validation applications received from oil and gas companies, and renew or cancel PNG and geothermal agreements accordingly. 
  • Crown Authorizations: Analysts review and approve or deny applications for Crown authorizations.
  • Agreement Administration: Analysts process requests for agreement surrenders, collect overdue accounts, process encumbrances and transfers of various tenure agreements.
  • PNG Sales: Analysts approve or deny requests for sale of undisposed Crown petroleum and natural gas and geothermal rights, ensuring the appropriate restrictions and conditions are advertised and made part of the agreement.  
  • Crown Land Data: Analysts create and maintain client information for systems/applications on behalf of Alberta Energy and other ministries. Analysts screen applicants to maintain account security when granting users access to department systems.

Role Cont'd

 To be successful as a Land Analyst, you must have following skills:

  • Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills to efficiently work with Alberta’s energy industry, Land Agents, Legal Services, Alberta Energy Regulator, and Auditor General staff etc. 
  • Analytical skills to assess options and implications.
  • Sound judgment and creative approaches to solve problems and make decisions.
  • Able to interpret and apply legislation and policy to routine situations.
  • Technical skills to analyze and decipher information on maps, reports and geological notations.
  • Proven high integrity to maintain confidential information and manage financial transactions.
  • Strong knowledge of Excel to provide statistics, analyze data and create reports.



  • Minimum two-year diploma in either Land Administration, Legal Administration or Business Administration.
  • Minimum one year progressively responsible related experience 


  • Directly related education or related experience may be considered based on one year of education for one year of experience; or one year of experience for one year of education.


  • Excellent verbal and written and communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency with MS Office 365 and SharePoint.
  • Understanding of the business processes and systems required within PNG Tenure such as: Alberta Mineral Information System (AMI), Electronic Transfer System (ETS), and Corporate Accounting Reporting System, (CARS2).
  • Knowledge of relevant Acts and Regulations including but not limited to Mines and Minerals Act, Prompt Payment and Construction Lien Act, Petroleum and Natural Gas Tenure Regulation, and the Mines and Minerals Administration Regulation.
  • Knowledge of the Alberta Survey System and Geological Table of Formations.

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:

In this role, you will contribute to our team by demonstrating the following competencies: 


  • Agility: Ability to anticipate, assess, and readily adapt to changing priorities.
  • Drive for Results: You will demonstrate a strong focus on achieving daily tasks and anticipate outcomes and how they align with the goals of the branch.
  • Develop Networks: Proactively build networks, connect and build trust in relationships with different stakeholders.
  • Systems Thinking: Demonstrate the ability to think broadly while developing and creating processes.
  • Creative Problem Solving: Ability to assess options and implications in new ways to achieve outcomes and solutions.


$2,042.85 to $2,511.73 bi-weekly ($53,318 - $65,556/year)


Position Location:

  • This opportunity is to fill multiple full time permanent and temporary positions located in Edmonton. 
  • This competition is on-going until a suitable candidate is found and may also be used for future permanent and/or temporary full-time positions within the Branch. 
  • These positions are based in Edmonton office located at Petroleum Plaza, North Tower, 9945 108 Street Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2G6.
  • Full-time regular office hours are Monday to Friday 8:15AM- 4:30PM, 36.25 hours weekly.
  • This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

Other information:

  • A cover letter must accompany your application and should indicate how your experience aligns with the behavioral competencies of the role you are applying for. This cover letter may be used to assess  your communication abilities.  

What we offer:

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.

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 Christie-Anne Silverthorn 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.