Advisor, Government Relations

Requisition #: 23/11
Job #: J0123-0992
Job Type: Permanent Full Time
Job Category: Public Administration
Positions: 1
Posting Date: January 20, 2023
Closing Date: February 5, 2023
Salary/Wage: 77,125.00 - 94,923.00/Year
Department: Office of the Chief Administrative Officer
Location: 5 St. Anne Street

Cultivate your Career:

As Alberta's 'Botanical Arts City', St. Albert is a community renowned for its botanical arts, its commitment to a green lifestyle and the cultivation of activities that provide for a well-rounded quality of life. Our employees provide over 66,000 residents with high-quality programs and services and are proud to contribute to making St. Albert one of the best places to live in Canada.

The Opportunity:

The Government/Indigenous Relations and Environment branch has an exciting opportunity for an Advisor, Government Relations to join their team. The Advisor will play an integral role in establishing processes and providing advice on intergovernmental matters in support of Council’s strategic priorities to ensure the City’s future success, furthering the City of St. Albert’s reputation as a collaborative leader.

This position supports the corporation in ensuring that the City’s inter-governmental objectives are met. This is done through extensive research, analysis and advice on policy trends and recommended actions, coordination of the City’s government relations activities in support of advocacy priorities, facilitation of inter-governmental collaboration, and by building strong relationships with the governments of Alberta and Canada, regional municipalities, and various other regional authorities and government related associations.

The role is well suited to an individual with excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills, that can build networks and partnerships within and outside the organization. To excel in this role, the individual requires an understanding of the workings and needs of the City and government including business practices, policy development, and priorities as well as a thorough knowledge of intergovernmental relations, policy, issues management, strategic planning, project management, and stakeholder consultation.


We are looking for the following, however equivalencies may be considered:
• Degree in Political Science, Business, Public Administration, or related field.
• Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in a combination of policy analysis, research, communications, public administration and/or executive advisory roles.
• Membership of Society of Local Government Managers (SLGM) and/or Local Government Administrators Association (LGAA) is considered an asset.
• Skills in problem-solving, navigating a high level of ambiguity, project planning, policy analysis and interpretation, issues management, conflict resolution, negotiation, and managing competing priorities.
• Strong communication (written/oral) skills with diversified audiences.
• Fully conversant in the use of Microsoft Office applications (including Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

Hours of Work:

We offer a compressed work schedule of 72 hours bi-weekly (Monday - Friday, 8:00 – 5:00 with a regular day off [RDO} every two weeks).


$77,125 – $94,923 per annum. In addition, the City of St. Albert offers a comprehensive benefit package including a defined benefit pension plan.

• Please upload a cover letter and a resume when applying for this opportunity. These will need to be uploaded as two separate documents.
• Applications will only be accepted to 10:00 p.m. MST on the closing date.
• Please note that the City conducts most interviews via video conference and will provide a link and instructions to applicants advancing to interview.

• The successful applicant will be required to obtain a satisfactory police information check.
• The successful candidate will be required to provide proof of educational and professional credentials.
• Valid Class 5 Drivers License and a personal vehicle for work use are required.

We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. However, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. The City of St. Albert will no longer accept applications in person, via fax, email or by post.

Please answer all of the following questions before applying

* Question numbers in red and with an asterisk indicate mandatory questions (answer is required).

*1. Are you legally eligible to work in Canada?
*2. Do you hold a valid Class 5 Alberta driver’s license and have access to a personal vehicle for work use?
  3. Do you have an undergraduate degree in Political Science, Public Administration, Business, Social Sciences or related field?
  4. Do you have a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in a combination of policy analysis, research, communications, public administration, or executive advisory roles?
  5. Have you ever worked for the federal or provincial government, or a municipality?

Applications will only be accepted to 10:00 p.m. (Mountain Time Zone) on closing date.

If you encounter issues with the City's employment portal, from Monday to Friday between 6am - 6pm MST (excluding holidays), you can request assistance by emailing or calling 1-877-427-7717.