Deputy Minister

Alberta Children’s Services - Government of Alberta. Edmonton, AB.

Closing Date October 23, 2020 Location Edmonton, AB.
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Experience Level  - Job ID  1058302
Job Description
Alberta Children’s Services, Edmonton – Contribute your strategic leadership to Alberta’s deputy minister team and advance our work to ensure that children in Alberta have the tools they need to thrive in healthy families and communities.

Deputy Ministers serve as bridges between the governing and administrative functions of government, translating government priorities into public service outcomes and actions. They lead across department boundaries to ensure that government policy and strategic priorities are aligned and addressed from a holistic, systems-wide perspective. Together they create an integrated, inclusive, engaged, and citizen-centered public service. 

As an active member of Deputy Ministers’ Council, the key focus of your role is a shared accountability for delivering on government mandates including investment attraction and job creation; economic diversification and growth; fiscal responsibility, and red tape reduction. Through leadership and collaboration with your department executive team, Indigenous communities, other partners and families, you will oversee a continuum of supports and services for children, youth and families from early childhood programs, to prevention and early intervention supports, to intervention services, including kinship and foster care, to adoption and post-intervention services. With a focus on safety and well-being of children and youth, you will articulate a vision for the successful achievement of outcomes in the ministry’s core business areas.  

An influential and highly credible leader, your career reflects extensive and varied executive management experience.  You bring strengths in leading complex program operations and policy development, and are recognized for your ability to influence innovative outcomes.  A strategic collaborator, your background demonstrates fluency in stakeholder relations and a commitment to promoting a partnering culture to advance work on complex issues in dynamic environments. Your reputation for leading change, empowering teams and building capacity in challenging fiscal environments will support your success. Knowledge of social programs for children, youth, families and Indigenous communities; an understanding of government operations; and experience with accountability for significant financial management are assets. A related degree is preferred. This Senior Official position offers a competitive salary.  Final candidates will be required to undergo a security screening. This competition may be used to fill future vacancies.  

How to Apply

Closing Date: October 23, 2020

Job ID: 1058302 Open Competition

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:

Visit for more information and to apply directly on-line, or fax your resume to Executive Search, Alberta Public Service Commission, Fax (780) 422-0468. When applying online, please submit your cover letter and resume as one file. Online applications will receive an automated confirmation. You will be contacted if you are selected for an interview. Our contact number is (780) 408-8460.