Manager, Legislative Planning

  • Government of Alberta
  • Edmonton, AB, Canada
  • Mar 12, 2018
Full time Lawyer (Other) Solicitor

Job Description

Manager, Zone 2


Alberta Transportation, Edmonton. Alberta Transportation's mandate is to ensure the transportation system enables Alberta's economic, social and environmental vitality. With Alberta Transportation, you can engage in a fulfilling career with diverse room-to-grow. We believe in building careers, providing opportunities for growth within the organization, and strive to provide our staff with a work-life balance.


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Are you passionate about developing innovative legislative solutions to enhance the safety of Alberta roads? Are you looking to join a team whose work has addressed distracted driving, the sharing economy and similar challenges and opportunities? The Legislative Planning Section has a great permanent opportunity for an individual with experience and knowledge in the areas of legislation development and the legislative process.


The Manager, Legislative Planning manages the development and amendment of the legislative framework that provides legal authority for the programs, operations and ongoing businesses of Alberta Transportation.


Under the direction of the Director of Legislative Planning, you will provide high level legislative advice and strategic direction in the development of legislation required in support of departmental programs, policies and initiatives. You will also coordinate and facilitate in the area of regulatory review. Your creative thinking and analytical skills will assist you in finding solutions in unusual or challenging situations. Your understanding of the law will ensure that new or amending statutes and regulations reflect the policy direction of the department and are processed accurately and expeditiously. You will also provide legislative advice to department staff with respect to new and existing legislation governing departmental programs.


Salary: $3,062.51 - $4,121.25 bi-weekly ($79,932 - $107,565 annually). Closing Date: March 26, 2018. Job ID #1047684


Qualifications: JD or LLB plus 3 years of related experience, including experience in interpreting legislation, is required. Policy and legislative development experience in a government environment would be preferred. Membership or eligibility for membership with the Law Society of Alberta is an asset, as is project management experience. Equivalencies will be considered on the basis of further directly related education in lieu of directly related experience.


Competencies are behaviours 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:


Your competencies are:

  • Creative Problem Solving: Ability to assess options and implications in new ways to achieve outcomes and solutions.
  • Agility: Anticipates obstacles to change and thinks ahead about next steps. Stays focused on goals despite pressure and stress. Proposes a clear rationale for change and offers alternative solution(s), while identifying the benefits.
  • Drive for Results: Works collaboratively with the executive team and staff, ensuring efficiencies on all program levels. Makes changes to systems/programs to ensure future success.


This is a permanent opportunity that works from the Twin Atria Building, located at 4999 - 98 Avenue, Edmonton, AB.


This competition may be used to fill future vacancies across the government.


Your resume and cover letter will be used as a screening tool. Please ensure to include a cover letter that demonstrates your recent relevant experience.


Please include the month as well as the year when listing your work experience.


Besides being a great place to work and one where you can make a difference, we can offer you:

  • Exciting learning opportunities to further your skills
  • Chances for career growth and development
  • A comprehensive and competitive benefits plan:
  • Pension plan:
  • A positive workplace culture and work-life balance


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Online applications are preferred via If you apply online, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted as ONE file and that you include the Job ID #. Please ensure that this document is saved using the naming convention of your last then first name followed by the seven-digit Job Opening ID number (Smith,Joe_XXXXXXX) and that the document name is no more than 60 characters in length. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition. Please DO NOT submit multiple applications.


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.


If you are UNABLE to apply online, please submit your cover letter and resume, quoting the Job ID # to Alberta Transportation, Human Resources, 2nd Floor, Twin Atria Building, 4999 - 98 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6B 2X3; Fax #: (780) 415-1268.


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).


It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.


We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.


If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact Lisa Engel and/or Chris Churchill at (780) 422-5838.


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Although this competition is closing on March 26, 2018, please continue to check for all career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.

Practice Area(s)

Policy and Legislative Development