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Are you a creative individual who can bring public awareness to Alberta’s Provincial Parks? Environment and Parks is looking for someone who can combine their passion for the outdoors with their knowledge of strategic communications principles for our Parks Public Information Strategist.
The Parks Public Information Strategist prepares and distributes park and program information and promotional materials, which include providing related support services and online digital communications via social media, website content and a general online presence. As a key member of the Visitor Experience team, this role performs responsibilities in order to:
Raise awareness of Alberta Parks’ brand pillar values: Discover, Protect, Enjoy and Value.
Enhance the profile of provincial parks and protected areas.
Increase public awareness, stewardship and support of Alberta’s natural heritage and the benefits of preserving this heritage.
Promote nature-based tourism and outdoor recreation and increase visitation to Alberta’s parks & protected areas.
Coordinates, implements and evaluates the social media presence, online communications, internal communications, target public information initiatives and education activities.
Assist with media, education and outreach activities and events, and coordinates visitor’s experience team activities and campaigns.
To be successful in this role, you will be creative, have strong analytical and project planning skills, attention to detail, communication skills and have the ability to effectively prioritize multiple tasks. You will interact extensively with the public via social media and stakeholders.
The minimum requirements for this role are:
University graduation in Communications, Public relations, or related field, supplemented by a minimum of 2 years progressively responsible experience in a designated public relations, public affairs or public information position.
Diploma in a Communications, Public Relations, or related field, supplemented by a minimum of 4 years progressively responsible experience in a designated public relations, public affairs, or public information position.
Equivalency: 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 of education
Demonstrated extensive knowledge of strategic communications principles, techniques, and practices
Demonstrated experience in creating, developing, implementing and evaluating innovative communication plans
Knowledge of the requirements of mass communication media and experience in allied fields such as advertising, printing, graphics, audio-visual, and web-based communications
Knowledge of Alberta’s Parks system and management issues affecting provincial parks
Existing Alberta Parks legislative, regulatory and policy framework, stakeholders, current issues, and theoretical knowledge of policy development and stakeholder consultation
Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reaching 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.
The link below will assist you with understanding competencies: https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/psc-alberta-public-service-competency-model.pdf
In this role, you will contribute to our team by demonstrating the following behavioral competencies:
Build Collaborative Environments – Lead multi-agency working groups that may also include external stakeholders to develop policy outcomes and objectives to address department and Government of Alberta strategic policy needs.
Drive for Results – Lead a team of policy analysts toward development and amendments to legislation, regulations, disturbance standards, and directives that culminate in new or improved legislation supporting current Crown land policy needs.
Systems Thinking – Lead planning activities to develop team work policy priorities that are aligned with section, branch and department strategic directions.
Creative Problem Solving – Utilize people and leadership skills to build relationships across the department, ministries, agencies and external stakeholders to coordinate and facilitate problem solving such as resolving complex policy questions.
Develop Networks: Proactively building networks, connecting and building trust in relationships with different stakeholders.
Agility: Ability to anticipate, assess, and readily adapt to changing priorities, manage resilience in times of uncertainty and effectively work in a changing environment.
Other Relevant Attributes: Capability for public speaking; ability to navigate high-volume, fast-paced workloads; capacity to manage tight and coinciding timelines.
$2,613.91 to $3,428.61 bi-weekly: (approximately $66,714 to $87,586 per year)
These positions work Monday to Friday, 8:15 AM-4:30 PM, 36.25 hours a week.
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.
What we offer:
Working for the Alberta Public Service – https://www.alberta.ca/advantages-working-for-alberta-public-service.aspx
Pension plans: Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) – https://www.pspp.ca
Leadership and mentorship programs
Professional learning and development
Positive workplace culture and work-life balance
How To Apply
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It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) https://www.alberta.ca/iqas-overview.aspx. Applicants are encouraged to include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.
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, please contact Samantha Kith at email@example.com.
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