Career Opportunity: Communications Advisor, Government of Alberta

Company or Organization: Government of Alberta

Position Title: Communications Advisor

Position Type: Full time – permanent

Position Description and Qualifications: Program Services 4

Alberta Communications and Public Engagement, Edmonton. Communications and Public Engagement (CPE) is the Government of Alberta’s full-service communications, public relations and marketing agency.

CPE provides planning, execution and measurement of communications efforts. Its expert staff provides specialized services across the spectrum of communications and marketing from research, design, writing and social media, to event coordination, issues management, digital communications, advertising and public consultation.

The agency staffs the external communications functions in all departments of government and its operations branch, with a mandate of enhancing communications between the people and the Government of Alberta.

For information about CPE, visit our website at

While there are varying competency and skill levels required for the different classifications of Communications Advisors, all need to be committed to providing excellent consulting services to clients and demonstrate strong writing and editing expertise.

Communications Advisors in all ministries must understand the goals and priorities of the Government of Alberta and how they align with ministry deliverables, stakeholders and other groups.

Communications Advisors use proven relationship-building skills to proactively develop networks, allowing them to better understand clients’ communications needs and become trusted advisors in areas such as issues management, communications planning and media event planning, to name a few.

A strong drive for results helps successful Communications Advisors deliver high-quality, strategic plans and products. Duties include:

  • Using creativity and innovation to approach projects and solve problems
  • Researching, writing and editing a wide range of communications tools
  • Liaising and consulting with clients to develop and implement strategic communications plans
  • Planning and preparing events and media availabilities
  • Supporting cross-government communications initiatives
  • Assisting senior branch members, as needed

To be successful, the candidate must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communications skills as well as the following competencies:

Agility – ability to anticipate, assess and readily adapt to changing situations/environment

Develop Networks – proactively develop networks, connect with internal clients, and build relationships

Creative Problem Solving – ability to assess options and implications, engage different perspectives, and create strategic solutions for communications challenges

Drive for Results – knowing what outcomes are important and maximizing resources to achieve results that are aligned with the goals of the organization, while maintaining accountability to each other and external stakeholders

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Salary: $2,775.64 – $3.638.48 bi-weekly ($72,444 – $94,964 annually). Closing Date: Until suitable candidate is found. Job ID #1045130.


  • Degree or diploma in communications, public relations, journalism, English or a related field
  • Minimum of four years directly related communications experience
  • Equivalencies will be considered
  • As part of the selection process, qualified applicants will be required to participate in a timed writing test

There are current vacancies in the Communications branches of Advanced Education and Energy. This is a continuous intake competition and will be used to fill current and future vacancies at equal or lesser classifications across the Government of Alberta. Resumes will be reviewed on a regular basis to fill Government of Alberta vacancies at this level until further notice. The first review of resumes will take place on October 10, 2017.

We offer a comprehensive and competitive benefit plan. Please see the links below for more information.

How to apply: Online applications are preferred via If you apply online, please ensure your cover letter and resume are submitted as one file. Ensure you quote the competition number and save using the naming convention of your last then first name (Smith Joe_Job ID). Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition. If you are unable to apply online, submit an electronic version of your resume, quoting the Job ID, to CPE, Human Resources, Nicole Holmberg, HR Assistant, at

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If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact Human Resources at (780) 638-4705. We thank all applicants for their interest. All applicants 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.

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Closing Date: Until suitable candidate is found

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