Senior Economist

Government of Alberta

Press Tab to Move to Skip to Content Link Ministry: Jobs, Economy & Northern Development Location: Edmonton Full or Part-Time: Full-Time Hours of Work: 36. 25 hours per week Regular/Temporary: Regular Scope: Open Competition Classification: Program Services 4 Market Adjustment 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: https://www.

alberta. ca/diversity-inclusion-policy. aspx . The Minister of Jobs, Economy and Northern Development is responsible for leading the efforts to grow Alberta’s economy and supporting Alberta’s entrepreneurs and job creators, attracting investment, growing trade, strengthening Alberta’s key sectors and ensuring Alberta has an innovative and competitive business environment.

To learn more about the Minister of Jobs, Economy and Northern Development and what it has to offer, please visit:https://www. alberta. ca/minister-of-jobs-economy-and-northern-development. aspx .

Role The Senior Economist leads in the planning and completion of complex economic analysis and modelling projects that entail current state analysis, economic impact analysis, financial analysis, competitiveness analysis, environmental scanning, and econometric modelling. The role is primarily responsible for providing critical analytical and modelling expertise to support strategic decision-making and program/policy development. The Senior Economist is required to interpret and translate the economic analysis and modeling results into actionable, practical information to inform policy decision makers while meeting set deadlines. In addition, the Senior Economist may be tasked – as JEND’s representative – participate in cross-ministerial initiatives on matters relevant to JEND.

The Senior Economist will be capable of completing tasks successfully both independently and in a team environment. In this role, you will have the opportunity to: • Support the development of current-state economic analysis that provides the necessary baseline economic and financial information in support of strategic decision-making and program/policy development. • Lead the completion of economic impact analyses through economic or financial performance modelling. • Compose economic commentary, complemented by data and analysis, for briefing material requested by senior executive staff, including information notes and PowerPoint presentations.

• Provide expert advice and assistance on the use and interpretation of economic/industry data various financial, industry and economic databases, economic models, statistical methods, and analytical approaches. • Work with considerable independence in dealing with highly technical, innovative, leading edge and complex work, with numerous ambiguities (e. g. , economic modelling, development of scenarios, strategy development).

Qualifications Required: • University graduation in a related field (i. e. Economics, Statistics, Econometrics or related field) plus a minimum of 4 years progressively responsible related experience; or equivalent as described below. • Experience with economic research/analysis and modelling • Experience in policy development The following will be considered assets: • A graduate degree in Economics, Statistics, Econometrics or related field • Experience working with databases, input-output models, general equilibrium models, financial models, or other similar models Equivalency: Directly related education or experience considered on the basis of: one year of education for one year of experience; or one year of experience for one year of education.

To move forward in the recruitment process, applicants must include a cover letter that provides information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements. 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. 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: AGILITY You are able to understand the need for change and you can manage own emotions; you can use common sense and past experience to approach ambiguous problems; you prevent emotions from affecting others negatively, and you are open to new ideas and helping co-workers.

SYSTEMS THINKING You observe and understand larger impact of the role, including impact of work on organization; you anticipate change in own area based on activities in other areas; you are able to consider how own work impacts others and ask questions to understand broader goals. CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING You are open to new ideas and perspectives; you can break down problems into small parts to identify solutions; you are able to constructively question and challenge the norm, as well as adapt to existing practice to address problems. DRIVE FOR RESULTS You are actively setting goals and remain open to advice on reaching them; you can suggest and prioritize actions, as well as identify areas for improvement to ensure the completion of the project, while operating within APS value system. $2,683.

10 to $3,507. 06 bi-weekly ($70,028 to $91,534 / year) Notes This is a full-time position working 36. 25 hours per week, Monday to Friday. Candidates with lesser qualifications may be considered at a lower classification and salary.

The final candidate for this position will be asked to undergo pre-employment checks. What we offer: • Comprehensive benefits plan: https://myaps. alberta. ca/Pages/My-HR/Benefits.

aspx • Pension plan: PSPP – https://myaps. alberta. ca/Pages/My-HR/Pensions-and-Retirement/Pensions. aspx • Leadership and mentorship programs • Professional learning and development • Positive workplace culture and work-life balance • Hybrid Work Arrangements Click on the “Apply Now” button.

Candidates are required to apply for a job online. Please visit https://www. alberta. ca/navigating-online-jobs-application.

aspx to learn more about creating a candidate profile and other tips for the Government of Alberta’s online application system. If you are not currently an employee with the Government of Alberta, the first step in applying for a job is creating your candidate profile within our online application system, click here to access the main log in page where you are able to ‘Create an account’, reset your password (‘Forgot your password’) or ‘Sign In’ should you already have an account. Existing employees should access the Career tile in 1GX to submit their application in order to be recognized as an internal applicant. Once you have created your candidate profile, visit the Alberta Public Service job site to apply for jobs at https://www.

alberta. ca/alberta-public-service-jobs. aspx . 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.

In your resume, please include dates (including months and years) associated with all education and work experience. Please also indicate whether your work experience was casual, part-time or full-time. For example: January 15, 2006 – June 25, 2009: Assistant (PT three 8 hr shifts/week). 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.

Tips for applicants: https://www. alberta. ca/alberta-public-service-hiring-process. aspx https://alis.

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aspx 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 Alba Ngjelo, TAS Administrator via email at Alba. Ngjelogov. ab. ca .

If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check http://www. jobs. alberta. ca for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.


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