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Forestry Business Analyst
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Forestry Business Analyst

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Edmonton, AB
Until Filled

Job Information

Job Requisition ID: 60571
Ministry: Forestry and Parks
Location: Edmonton
Full or Part-Time: Full Time
Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week
Permanent/Temporary: Permanent
Scope: Open Competition
Closing Date: July 19, 2024
Classification: Program Services 4 Market Adjustment
Salary: $2,757.39 to $3,604.17 bi-weekly ($71,967 to $94,068 / year)

Role Responsibilities

The Forestry Business Analyst leads the development of plans, processes, and data management systems to support performance excellence within the Forestry Division’s branches. Leveraging research findings, the role promotes adaptive management and continuous improvement to achieve defined outcomes.

Responsibilities includes but not limited to:

  • Leading, consulting, and advising on the development and implementation of business processes, frameworks, data systems, and tools to support evidence-informed decision-making
  • Providing technical guidance and support to teams in developing evaluation plans and outcome measurement frameworks, recommending effective strategies for program and policy evaluation
  • Reviewing reports and recommending adjustments to operational policies, procedures, best practices, strategies, and programs based on evaluation findings
  • Facilitating research projects and pilot initiatives to demonstrate the impact of proposed innovations on systems, programs, and services
  • Engaging, educating, and supporting staff in best practices and outcomes-focused planning, while mentoring others
  • Cultivating relationships and building trust with leaders and staff in the Forestry Business Services section to facilitate change management and innovation adoption
  • Providing input on measures for strategic initiatives, reporting outcomes to key audiences

Link to the job description:

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:

Systems Thinking: Considers the evolving environment, recognizing the work’s impact on a vast network of stakeholders

Creative Problem Solving: Anticipates, assesses, and adapts to changing priorities while maintaining resilience in times of uncertainty and effectively working in a dynamic environment

Build Collaborative Environments: Takes a collaborative approach to foster open communication and leverage team skills

Develop Self and Others: Aims to learn from experiences, adapts, and stays current with skills and knowledge to remain competitive


University graduation (4 years) in a related field such as Business, Economics, , Management, Data Analytics plus 4 years progressively responsible related experience in process optimization, program planning, delivery, performance measurement, and reporting.

Equivalency: Directly related education or experience considered on the basis of:

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


  • Extensive knowledge and experience in implementing evaluation and research methods, including survey design, applied statistics, and both qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis
  • Proficiency in database design, administration, and reporting, with hands-on experience using Microsoft Excel, SharePoint, MS Teams, MS Forms, MS Lists, and PowerBI
  • Skilled in process design and automation, with practical experience using tools such as Microsoft Visio and Microsoft PowerAutomate
  • Solid background in project management, strategic planning, stakeholder engagement, and policy development processes
  • Comprehensive understanding and experience in program planning, delivery, and evaluation principles and practices


This is a full-time, permanent opportunity located in Edmonton. This position works Monday to Friday, 8:15 AM – 4:30 PM, 36.25 hours a week.

This position may require final candidates to undergo a security clearance.

Candidates may be asked to complete a written assignment as a part of the interview process.

Applicants are advised to provide a cover letter summarizing information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements including education, experience, and relevant examples of required competencies.

Employment Experience:

  • Duration of Employment: Please indicate the duration of your employment (month, year).
  • Employment Status: Please specify your employment status (i.e., casual, part-time, or full-time).

Youth Worker, Jan 2006 – June 2009, Part-time (three, 8-hour shifts/week)

Post-Secondary Education:

  • Major and Length of Program: Please specify your major and the length of the program.
  • Graduation Year:Please specify the year you graduated.

Bachelor of Social Work, 4-year Degree (Graduated 2017)

Any costs associated with obtaining required documents/checks as noted or interview travel expenses will be the responsibility of the candidate. Out-of-province applicants can obtain the required documents/checks from the province they currently reside in.

What the GoA has to offer:

  • Working for the Alberta Public Service –
  • Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) –
  • Alberta Public Service Benefit Information –
  • Professional learning and development –
  • Research Alberta Public Service Careers tool –
  • Positive workplace culture and work-life balance
  • Opportunity to participate in flexible work arrangements such as working from home up to two days per week and modified work schedule agreement
  • Leadership and mentorship programs

How To Apply
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.

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

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 require an accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Michele Murphy at

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