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Municipal Viability Advisor
Local Authority: Alberta Municipal Affairs
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Closing Date: 4/3/2018

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 Alberta Municipal Affairs, Edmonton. Municipal Affairs' mission is to help ensure Albertans are served by enduring collaborative and accountable local governments and to live in strong, safe and viable communities. Our core businesses support municipalities and their communities. To learn more about Municipal Affairs please visit:

 Municipal Services and Legislation

The Municipal Services and Legislation (MSL) Division supports municipalities in meeting their mandate to provide accountable and effective local governance to the residents of Alberta. The division achieves this objective through the work of three distinct but connected teams; the Strategic Policy and Planning Branch, the Municipal Capacity and Sustainability Branch and the Strategic Planning & Integration Branch, and the Special Areas Board. To find out more information regarding Municipal Services and Legislation, please visit:

 We have a challenging and rewarding role for you!

 As a Municipal Viability Advisor, you will provide assistance to municipal councils, administrators and community stakeholders in their consideration of municipal restructuring and governance options for regional service delivery. Our team is charged with working collaboratively with municipalities, viability review teams and community stakeholders to support the development of viable municipalities. Our team is also responsible for implementing processes for municipal governance restructuring, including municipal amalgamations, dissolutions, status changes, formations of new municipalities, as well as the establishment and oversight of regional services commissions.

 Your daily work includes:

  • Leading and facilitating the viability review process. This includes facilitating Viability Review Teams (VRTs), conducting comprehensive analysis, preparing written reports for the public, conducting public engagement, and on occasion, serving as returning officer for elector votes in accordance with legislation;
  • Providing advice to the Minister, municipal stakeholders and the public on complex municipal issues that impact the viability of municipalities and the communities they serve;
  • Leading change processes and advising on regional municipal service delivery options, with a particular focus on regional services commissions;
  • Conduct research and analysis for various unit/branch/division projects and initiatives.

 The successful candidate will possess the following competencies:

  • Develop Networks - proactively builds trust and connection with stakeholders
  • Agility - guides stakeholders through change processes; anticipates, assesses and adapts to changing priorities
  • Systems Thinking - keeps broader impacts and inter-relationships in mind with a long-term view of challenges
  • Drive for Results - maximizes resources to achieve results for the organization while maintaining accountability to the team and external stakeholders

Are you up for a challenge? Apply now!

 Salary: $2,775.64 - $3,638.48 bi-weekly. Closing Date: April 3, 2018. Job ID #1047849



University graduation in a related field (such as public administration, political science, business, or related discipline) plus minimum 4 years progressively responsible related experience. Experience and application of the Municipal Government Act and knowledge of municipal administration is required. Previous experience with research and stakeholder relations is preferred. Completion of the National Advanced Certificates in Local Authority Administration is considered an asset.

 Equivalencies will be considered as follows:

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

 Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a written exercise.

 Competencies are the foundation for our talent management programs, including hiring decisions. We encourage you to find out more about the Alberta Public Service Competency Model by following the links below and have an in depth understanding of the competencies required for these opportunities by following the links below:

It is essential to be prepared to demonstrate the required competencies throughout the recruitment process.

 What we offer:

  • Comprehensive benefits plan:
  • Pension plan:
  • Leadership and mentorship programs
  • Professional learning and development
  • Positive workplace culture and work-life balance

 This competition may be used to fill current and future vacancies across government at the same classification.

 Online applications are preferred via If you require more information regarding this posting, please contact our office at 780-643-2996. Please address your cover letter and resume to Human Resources. Note: Please ensure your cover letter, resume, and any other related documents are submitted together as only one file can be uploaded. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition.

 If you are unable to apply online, please submit your cover letter, resume and other related documents, quoting the Job ID, to: Alberta Municipal Affairs, Human Resource Services, 18th floor, Commerce Place, 10155-102 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4L4. Fax: 780/422-0214 or email:

 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.

 Position Profile 

Please see the attached position description for a detailed list of the job responsibilities:

 We thank all candidates 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.

 Although this competition is closing on April 3, 2018, please continue to check for all career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.

This employment opportunity has been circulated by the Society of Local Government Managers of Alberta. The Society has been providing this service to all municipalities and its members since 1993.

The cost for a single job posting is $157.50. If multiple postings are submitted within 24 hours then the cost structure would be:

  • First Post: $157.50
  • Second Post: $141.75
  • Third, Fouth, Fifth, etc. Post(s): $131.25