Program Officer

Posting Date: May 25, 2023

Location: Edmonton, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information

Job Title: Program Officer 

Job Requisition ID: 41597

Ministry: Transportation and Economic Corridors

Location: 4999 - 98 Avenue, Edmonton AB

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Temporary Salaried (up to 12 months)

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: June 8, 2023

Classification: Subsidiary 02B 3625 Program Services 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:

With Transportation and Economic Corridors, you can engage in a fulfilling career with diverse room to grow. We believe in building careers, providing opportunities for growth within the organization, and strive to provide our staff with a work-life balance.

The department promotes a vital and diverse economy by:



  • managing transportation safety
  • supporting municipalities with public transportation and water/wastewater facilities
  • expanding and enhancing a well-integrated transportation system and enabling market access
  • preserving and developing the provincial highway network and water management infrastructure

For information about Transportation and Economic Corridors, visit


This position is required to assist Corporate Services in the development and update of TEC policies including the policy compendium and emergency management. The Program Officer is responsible for the development, maintenance, and testing of a comprehensive department business continuity plan

The main responsibilities of Program Officer are (but not limited to):


  • Prepares and maintains the department's consequence management plan, procedures, and arrangements to ensure that the department can carry out its functions under threat-specific response plans.
  • Ensure business continuity in the event of an emergency situation that would preclude normal operations at one or more of the department's sites and facilities.  
  • Ensure that the business continuity and consequence management plans are developed to meet the requirements of the Emergency Management Act and the Government Emergency Management Regulation.
  • Develop status reports, including briefing notes, issues and business analyses, and discussion papers, to ensure Management, Ministry, and government representatives and stakeholders are informed of project progress and issues.
  • Provide in-depth of research, analysis, and policy development skills, combined with project management experience, to enable the planning, research, development, implementation and monitoring of provincial policies, legislation, strategies, and projects.



  • University degree in Public Policy, Law Business Admin or equivalent supplemented by two years' progressively related experience in Policy Management, Development, and research 


  • Knowledge of government related policies, processes, and legislation
  • Understanding of business planning, accountability processes, performance management and emergency management
  • Planning and coordinating projects for program and policy development

Equivalencies will be considered

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:   

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following APS competencies:

Agility: Anticipate, assess, and readily adapt to changing priorities, maintain resilience in times of uncertainty and effectively work in a changing environment.

Creative Problem Solving: Engages the community and resources at hand to address issues.  Engages perspective to seek root causes while employing resources from other areas to solve problems. 

Systems Thinking: Takes a long-term view towards organization’s objectives and how to achieve them  

Develop Networks: Makes working with a wide range of parties an imperative



$2,310.48 to $3,030.81 bi-weekly ($60,303 – $79,104/year)


Hours of Work:

7.25 hours / 36.25 hours a week


Twin Atria, 4999 - 98 Avenue, Edmonton

Additional Information:

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

Hybrid Policy:

There may be an opportunity to participate in an interim hybrid work schedule (per Alberta Public Service policy) of up to two days working from your home office and three days in the office. This can be discussed with your manager upon hire.

Links and information on what the GoA has to offer to prospective employees:

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.

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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, and/or require a disability related accommodation during the recruitment process, 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.