This position is for one Temporary Full-time position.
The Policy Analyst is a critical support to the Intergovernmental Affairs department and the Executive Team providing research and analysis on a broad range of intergovernmental initiatives and issues, monitoring changes in the political environment impacting Strathcona County, and providing information and advice used in municipal strategic planning, program and policy development.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Provides information, analysis and advice to assist in the planning and development of policies and programs in support of County goals, analyze and evaluate information on intergovernmental issues from a variety of sources (provincial/federal budgets, legislation, policy documents and technical reports), interpret findings, develop recommendations and alternative courses of actions and implications, and prepare briefings
Develops and conducts economic and political trend research, prepares reports and briefings to support Strathcona County’s relationships and participation on boards and associations, and reports results to Directors and Managers
Coordinates projects and reports, participates on special projects, works collaboratively across the organization, and reports regularly on the status of projects
Skills and Abilities
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders
Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills with the ability to respond effectively to politically sensitive situations with political acumen
Excellent analytical, problem solving and project management skills
Ability to build strong working relationships with work group as well as executive, council and external stakeholders
Strong resiliency, tact and discretion
Knowledge and understanding of municipal and other orders of government
Bachelor’s degree in Political Sciences, Economics, Sociology, Public Administration or Urban Planning
Minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in strategic policy development and implementation within government and in working with elected officials
Experience in preparing policies and procedures
Municipal government experience is preferred
Willingness to work outside normal business hours and travel within Alberta
Equivalencies of education and experience may be considered. In addition to providing a dynamic working environment, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package.