Finance and Administration Unit Lead

Posting Date: Jun 29, 2024

Location: Peace River, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information
Job Title: Finance and Administration Unit Lead 
Job Requisition ID: 55472
Ministry: Environment and Protected Areas
Location: Peace River
Full or Part-Time: Full Time
Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week
Permanent/Temporary: Permanent
Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: Open Until Suitable Candidate Hired
Classification: Administration 1 (021ANA)
Salary: ​$2,119.66 to $2,757.39 bi-weekly ($55,323 to $71,967/year)  

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 Protected Areas, please visit our website at:

Role Responsibilities

We're looking for a forward thinking leader to take on the role of Finance and Admin Unit Lead, a position at the heart of our administrative operations. If you have a passion for finance and administration and are eager to drive change and efficiency within the Environment and Protected Areas Ministry, we want you on our team!

Your Impact:
1.    Financial Oversight: Lead the financial management of multi-million dollar budgets, ensuring expenditures are approved and financial practices comply with policies. Provide strategic financial advice and support budget processes and year-end coordination.
2.    Strategic and Business Planning: Champion strategic planning efforts that align with Branch goals, integrating administrative efficiencies and supporting operational plans.
3.    Quality Assurance: Assess and ensure administrative practices meet legislative and policy standards, address emerging issues, and develop corrective actions to maintain quality standards.
4.    HR Leadership and Development: Guide and develop administrative staff within HR policies and agreements, providing training and managing performance to foster a skilled and client-centered team.
5.    HR Administration: Oversee HR functions, manage payroll, participate in recruitment, and ensure adherence to HR agreements and processes.
6.    Operational Standards: Develop procedures and protocols to support Branch needs, emphasizing safety and consistency across administrative operations.
7.    Facilities and Equipment: Manage Branch resources, including vehicles, telecommunications, and office accommodations, ensuring efficient operation and maintenance.
8.    Records Management: Lead the management of Branch records, implementing best practices and Electronic Information Management protocols to ensure effective information handling.

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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.

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Minimum Recruitment Standard: 
•    One-year certificate (Finance, Business, Accounting, or related)
•    plus two years experience (Finance, Business, Accounting, or related).
Note: A valid Class 5 driver`s license is required.

Directly related education or experience considered on the basis of:
•    1 year of education for 1 year of experience; or
•    1 year of experience for 1 year education.

•    Experience in leadership roles with an emphasis on finance and administration.
•    Knowledge of government strategic business plans and policies.
•    Proficiency in strategic and operational planning, performance measurement.
•    Strong project management and leadership skills.
•    Excellent interpersonal skills for stakeholder engagement.
•    Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.

Minimum recruitment standards outline the minimum education and experience required for appointment to a job classification. Refer to


This is full-time permanent position, located in Peace River and the other locations will not be considered.

This position works Monday to Friday, 8:15 AM-4:30 PM, 36.25 hours a week.

In your application, please include cover page detailing your interest, and role related experience. 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. 

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:
•    Working for the Alberta Public Service - working-for-alberta-public-service.aspx.
•    Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) -
•    Alberta Public Service Benefit Information -
•    Professional learning and development -
•    Research Alberta Public Service Careers tool –
•    Positive workplace culture and work-life balance.
•    Opportunity to participate in flexible work arrangements such as working from home up to two days per week and modified work schedule agreement.
•    Leadership and mentorship programs.

How To Apply
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.

Candidates are required to apply for a job online. Please visit for more information. Please visit Recruitment Principles, for more information.

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 a recognized Canadian Credential Evaluator; please visit the Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada for more information (

It is recommended that applicants 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 require an accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Jane McEwen, TAS Administrator via email at