Policy Analyst

Government of Alberta


Job Information

Job Requisition ID: 35084

Ministry: Mental Health and Addiction

Location: Edmonton

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: December 1, 2022

Classification: Program Services 3

About Us

The Ministry of Mental Health and Addiction is driven by a purpose to build and strengthen a person-centered continuum of services and supports within Alberta that promotes wellness and recovery for people experiencing addiction or mental health concerns. The Ministry provides system oversight through its relationships with Alberta Health Services, other Ministries, and service providers across the province, building positive outcomes and positive community impact.

Within the Ministry, the Legislation and Policy Unit is responsible for stewarding three key pieces of legislation (Mental Health Act, Mental Health Services Protection Act, and the Protection of Children Abusing Drugs Act) and their Regulations, as well as policy files related to promoting safety and quality of care of addiction and mental health services. In support of its work with the Mental Health Act, the unit also provides support to Mental Health Review Panels.


As a Policy Analyst, you bring your expertise and practical experience in applying the policy cycle and experience working with legislation to your projects. You understand all stages of the policy cycle, including issues identification, research and analysis, stakeholder engagement, preparing materials for decision making, implementation and evaluation, and you bring an awareness of how different policy levers can be used to achieve the Government of Alberta’s objectives. You are inspired by strong policy and ready to influence positive changes within the health service delivery realm.

Leveraging your relationship building competencies, you develop networks with key stakeholders and build collaborative environments. You ensure success in policy development and implementation by applying your strong communication skills to write clear and concise plans and summaries, briefing materials and correspondence, options and recommendations, and you bring consultation skills that will strengthen the team’s capacity to engage with key players, such as Alberta Health Services, Indigenous people and communities, community agencies and cross-ministry partners, in order to understand complex issues.

You can demonstrate your systems thinking and understanding of the complexity of the health service delivery field and come up with creative solutions grounded in your knowledge of the system. You are motivated to deliver results that address the issues at hand and use your agility to navigate an environment where priorities change rapidly with quick turnaround times and multiple competing demands. You have strong project management skills and leverage these skills to plan work, understand priorities, and achieve deliverables.

You are a lifelong learner and mesh well in a culture that strives for continuous learning. You look for ways to develop yourself and support the development of your teammates and partners. You are resilient and self-motivated and work well in small teams that are committed to serving Albertans impacted by addiction and mental health issues. You will be at the table with decision-makers and influence tangible positive changes.


University graduation in a related field plus 2 years of progressively responsible related experience is required in:

  • Policy development-related work, specifically in social science research, and developing options and scenarios
  • Managing projects that involve multiple parties and streams of work

Preference will be given to candidates with experience reviewing and critically analyzing legislation to support policy development.

The following experience is considered an asset:

  • Experience with addiction and mental health in an employment or volunteer capacity (e.g., policy, front-line or service delivery experience).
  • Experience consulting and engaging with stakeholders for input, feedback, or evaluation of options or scenarios

Equivalencies will be considered based on directly related education or experience as per below:

  • 1 year of education for 1 year of experience; or
  • 1 year of experience for 1 year of education

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:


$2,556.10 to $3,355.81 bi-weekly ($66,714 – $87,586 / year)


Hours of Work

  • 36.25 hours per week (full time) – Monday to Friday 8:15 – 16:30

Position location

  • TELUS House, 10020 100 St NW, Edmonton, AB

The department is currently supporting hybrid arrangements for employees to work from home up to 2 days/week while working in the office in downtown Edmonton the remaining days, subject to operational requirements and approval on a case-by-case basis.

Other information

  • A cover letter outlining how your experience directly relates to the qualifications of this role is required.
  • Written assessment may be used as part of the screening/selection process.
  • Final candidates may be required to undergo security screening

Links and information on what the GoA has to offer to prospective employees.

  • Comprehensive benefits plan:
  • Pension plans:
    • Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) –
    • Management Employees Pension Plan (MEPP) –
  • Leadership and mentorship programs
  • Professional learning and development
  • Positive workplace culture and work-life balance
  • Research Alberta Public Service Careers tool –

How To Apply

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,

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

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)

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 Jagreet Uppal at [email protected]

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