Closing Date March 12, 2019
Program Services 4
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: https://www.alberta.ca/diversity-inclusion-policy.aspx
A successful society is defined by its people and the opportunities available for them to fully and actively participate in all aspects of life and provide for themselves and/or their families. The Department of Children’s Services work to foster a society in which families are secure and resilient, individuals have safe, sustainable employment, vulnerable Albertans have the supports they require, and no one is left behind. You can be part of helping us make a difference! Children’s Services leads child care & intervention, early childhood development, foster & kinship care, adoption, and improvements for children & youth.
To find out more about our work visit: https://www.alberta.ca/ministry-childrens-services.aspx
Is community engagement something you are passionate about? Do you thrive on collaboration and building strong relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders and have experience working with Indigenous communities?
As an Engagement Specialist, you will play a critical role in the development and implementation various Indigenous, public, and stakeholder engagement initiatives. In this role, you will be looked on as a subject matter expert in stakeholder, public, and Indigenous engagement. As part of a team of Engagement Specialists, key areas of responsibility include:
– Engagement planning, including providing advice and guidance to senior management on approaches to engagement, potential risks and opportunities, engaging strategically and systemically, and collaboratively develop solutions to complex problems.
– Utilizing the latest engagement tools and techniques to successfully facilitate engagement to completion, and when required, recommending in-the-moment changes to achieve engagement results.
– Advice and support in the analysis of engagement data, particularly the utilization of engagement data to inform decision-making, and supporting or leading the development reports on engagement.
– Applying your knowledge and experience of engagement to support engagement innovation and capacity building throughout Children’s Services.
To be successful in this role, you must demonstrate political sensitivity, and an understanding of the interrelationships between Ministry programs and portfolios, as the work that you do influences that of the service delivery partners. Experience working with Indigenous communities and peoples, as well as an understanding of Indigenous cultures and protocols is essential. You will demonstrate strong conceptual, analytical, and problem solving skills, and be a strong strategic thinker, in order to identify key issues and generate solutions. The ability to work independently, as well as a member of a team is critical.
A University degree in social sciences or a related field, as well as a minimum of 4 years of directly related policy development experience is required. Certification with the International Association for Public Participation is an asset. Extensive community engagement experience, including stakeholder engagement theories, methodologies, practices and tools, including those related to Indigenous communities and inclusive engagement, is also required. Previous experience related to programs delivered in social services is an asset. Excellent communication skills (written and verbal), well-developed interpersonal skills, and an ability to exercise sound judgment.
Equivalencies will be considered.
Salary $2,775.64 – $3,638.48 bi-weekly
A cover letter is required that briefly outlines how you meet the qualifications. 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.
This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same or lower classification level across the Government of Alberta.
How to Apply
Online applications are preferred. Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition.
If you are unable to apply online, please submit your cover letter and resume, quoting the Job ID, to: Leona Andres, HRA Team Lead, Public Service Commission, 8th Floor Park Plaza, 106011 – 98 Avenue, Edmonton, AB, T5K 2P7. Phone: 780-427-3317.
For individuals who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada, it is recommended that you obtain an evaluation of your credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) and include the IQAS assessment certificate as part of your application. Further information on IQAS is available at:http://eae.alberta.ca/labour-and-immigration/overview-of-immigration/international-qualifications-assessment-service.aspx
We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates’ education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.