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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:


Alberta Environment and Parks – 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 Parks, please visit our website at:
Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding position that helps make a difference in managing recreational land activities in Parks? If so, this could be the job for you either in the Central or Kananaskis Region.


Reporting to the Area Manager, the Parks Development Officer plays an integrated role in the facilitation and oversight of private sector recreation service delivery and commercial tourism in parks and protected areas. Successful candidates will work to is responsible to ensure the consistent operational application of policy, legislation and standards related to managing recreation and , land use activities in parks and protected areas designated under the Provincial Parks Act or the Wilderness, Areas, Ecological Reserves, Natural Areas, and Heritage Rangeland Act.


The position provides guidance, training, advice, direction and support to regional and district staff and works directly with land use applicants, recreational/tourism disposition holders, adjacent land owners, staff of other departments, municipalities, conservation organizations, and other stakeholders. This helps ensure the effective management of recreation and tourism associated dispositions/approvals for land use activities on park and protected area lands. The Parks Development Officer develops and implements compliance monitoring systems, inspections, and related processes for the Region. Position may provide support to the Permitting, Filming and Special Events program as well as other program areas.


Your duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


At the regional level, the position plays a leadership role in the review, approval and administration of recreation and tourism dispositions as well as other non-industrial land use activities at parks and protected areas located within the Region.


Coordinates the regional role in the external and internal referral process for applications for approvals on lands outside of designated parks and protected areas
Monitoring of land use activities and ensuring compliance with terms and conditions and other legal requirements:
Participates as a key member of the Area Parks Operations Team and works with the team to:
As directed by the Area Manager and Program Team Leads, coordinates or contributes to the operational delivery of area and regional programs, projects and initiatives.
Leadership, supervision and contract management.
The incumbent must work to resolve or mitigate the competing interests of recreational, tourism, commercial users on the Parks’ land base to effectively balance those interests with the ecological needs of natural systems contained within parks and protected areas.
The position will be the Region’s primary liaison lead with Lands Division disposition staff where mutual interests or impacts are in play, whether providing input to Lands approvals, inspections, addressing complaints or non-compliance issues.
Other duties
Minimum Requirements:


University Degree in a field of study such as: natural resources management, biology, ecology, agriculture, forestry or other related natural sciences and 4 years directly related work experience. Or, a technical diploma in Natural Sciences or related field plus 6 years of directly related work experience.
Extensive knowledge and experience in working with relevant legislation such as the Provincial Parks Act, Wilderness Areas, Ecological Reserves, Natural Areas and Heritage Rangelands Act, Alberta Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, Public Lands Act, etc.
Prior experience in land use management for a wide range of commercial, tourism and recreation-based land users.
Class 5 Driver’s License is also required.
Equivalencies will be considered.


Experience in spatial and other database systems (e.g. GLIMPS, ArcGIS, etc.).
Considerable investigative, compliance monitoring and management, analytical, negotiation and conflict management skills are required to effectively deal with a wide variety of clients and stakeholders to ensure program goals and objectives are adequately addressed.
Knowledge in the application of land use management policies, procedures and best management practices for resource development, resource extraction and land reclamation. Coupled with a thorough knowledge of current and potential resource management issues affecting park and protected area lands and natural resource management issues across the province, in general.
Proficiency in using a wide range of equipment commonly used for field investigation (Global Positioning Systems, cameras, etc.)
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.


This link will assist you with understanding competencies:


As the successful candidate you will demonstrate the following competencies:


Build Collaborative Environments: Leads and contributes to the conditions and environments that allow people to work collaboratively and productively to achieve outcomes.
Develop Networks: Proactively building networks, connecting and building trust in relationships with different stakeholders.
Creative Problem Solving: Ability to assess options and implications in new ways to achieve outcomes and solutions.
Systems Thinking: The work done within the APS is part of a larger integrated and inter-related environment. It is important to know that work done in one part of the APS impacts a variety of other groups/projects inside and outside the APS. Systems thinking allows us to keep broader impacts and connections in mind.
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.
$2,537.00 – $3,263.92 biweekly (approximately $66,215 – $85,169 per year)
This is a full-time, 36.25 hours per week, Monday to Friday position.

What we offer:


Working for the Alberta Public Service –
Pension plans: Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) –
Leadership and mentorship programs
Professional learning and development
Positive workplace culture and work-life balance
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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 a copy of the role profile, and/or require a disability related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Samantha Kith at
If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.

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