Website Government of Alberta

Opportunity Type:

Date: Feb 14, 2022

Location: Edmonton, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information
Job Title: Senior Parks Planner

Job Requisition ID: 22641

Ministry: Environment & Parks

Location: Edmonton

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Scope: Open

Closing Date: February 23, 2022

Classification: Subsidiary 02B 3625 Program Services 4

About Us
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:

We are looking for a collaborative team player, who excels at planning and strategic thinking, and with a proven ability in managing projects and developing innovative approaches to branch and divisional priorities.
The Senior Parks Planner leads planning initiatives related to the overall Alberta Parks system and for individual park sites.

Responsibility highlights include:

Leading the development of park management plans, park master development plans, and other planning products to provide management intent and direction for park operations
Developing park planning standards and frameworks, and ensuring provincial consistency in park planning projects throughout the province
Leading and coordinating strategic planning initiatives that provide guidance to the management of the Alberta Parks system as a whole.
Collaborating and engaging with a variety of staff and stakeholders, including the public, First Nations, conservation and recreation organizations, local communities, and departmental and interdepartmental staff within the Government of Alberta. .
The scope of park planning projects includes: developing direction for park management intent; recreation and tourism uses; classification and zoning; park boundaries; visitor management; and, extent of appropriate facilities and services.

Education and Experience:

University Degree in a related field (planning, geography, land use planning, park management, outdoor recreation, natural sciences) and a minimum of 4 years of directly related planning experience; equivalencies will be considered.

Broad knowledge base related to parks, land use and resource management, environmental and outdoor recreation and tourism sectors.
Planning and leadership skills that that include collaborating with internal and external stakeholders such as subject matter experts, recreation groups, environmental organizations and municipalities.
Excellent communication, facilitation, and strategic thinking skills.

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:
Competencies required for this role include:
AGILITY– You require the ability to anticipate, assess, and readily adapt to changing priorities, maintain resilience in times of uncertainty and effectively work in a changing environment.

DRIVE FOR RESULTS – You will be required to be results-oriented, have excellent time management skills, work independently and as part of a team.

BUILD COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENTS – You will contribute to the conditions and environments that allow people to work collaboratively and productively to achieve outcomes.

CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING – You have an ability to analyze the impact and break apart complex problems and be proactive in anticipating problems and pressure points to come up with timely solutions.

$ 2,683.10 – $ 3,507.06 biweekly ( $70,028.91 – $91,534.27 per year)

This position is a full-time, permanent role.

Hours of work are 36.25 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

Location may be negotiable and to be discussed during the interview.

Final candidates may be required to pass a security screening.


What the GoA has to 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

How To Apply
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Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.
Resources for applicants:

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) Applicants are encouraged to include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.

Closing Statement
The Government of Alberta is implementing a proof of COVID 19 vaccination policy for all Alberta Public Service employees, to improve the health and safety of Alberta Public Service employees and Albertans we serve.
Any candidates in the process for applying for employment with the Government of Alberta, must be able to comply with one of the following:
– Proof of COVID 19 vaccination;
– If you are a successful candidate and have not provided proof of COVID 19 vaccination, you may select to produce a negative PCR (molecular polymerase chain reaction) or rapid test result, date-stamped within 72 hours of every scheduled work day/shift, on an ongoing basis starting on December 14, 2021. These tests will be paid for by the employee;
– Candidates and employees who are unable to get vaccinated based on a protected ground under the Alberta Human Rights Act may request approval for an exemption and accommodation.
Please be advised if you are the successful candidate, at the time of offer you will be required to show proof of vaccination with your QR code or indicate you will be conducting the PCR or rapid testing.
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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