Director, Corporate Services

Alberta Ombudsman - Public Interest Commissioner, Edmonton AB

Closing Date June 2, 2023 Location Edmonton, AB Work Type Full time
Salary Range $126,885 - $166,751 Annually
Experience Level  - Job ID 43398
Job Description


About Us
In Alberta, the positions of the Alberta Ombudsman and Public Interest Commissioner (Ombudsman/Commissioner)
are held by the same person with the main office located in Edmonton.

The Alberta Ombudsman provides oversight of the provincial government to ensure fair treatment through
independent investigations, recommendations and education within Alberta government authorities, professional
organizations, municipalities, and the Patient Concerns Resolution Process of Alberta Health Services.

The Public Interest Commissioner oversees the disclosure and investigation of serious and significant wrongdoings in
or relating to departments, public entities, offices of the Legislature and political offices, that are unlawful, dangerous
to the public or injurious to the public interest.

The offices of the Ombudsman and Public Interest Commissioner (the Offices) are independent legislative offices and
operate under the authority of the Alberta Legislature.

The Director, Corporate Services (Director) is accountable to the Ombudsman/Commissioner and as a member of the
Offices’ senior management team contributes to the overall leadership and effective management of the
Offices. Strong leadership, networking, and problem-solving skills are essential to navigate issues related to the
independence of the Offices and their relationship with the Government of Alberta.

Accountable for the planning, development, and delivery of a broad continuum of corporate services in the areas of
risk management, finance, human resources, information technology, accommodations, and administrative services,
this role is multi-faceted.

We are looking for a self-starting, creative, and agile individual to replace our retiring Director. Reporting to the
Ombudsman/Commissioner, the successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Financial Planning and Management
  • Strategic Advice and Risk Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Technology Management
  • Accommodation and Administration   
  •  Complex projects and research, as directed by Ombudsman/Commissioner

The incumbent must have extensive senior management experience with demonstrated strengths in financial, human
resource management and strategic planning and execution. The Director leads a two-person team providing
supervision and mentorship. The Offices use the Government of Alberta’s Enterprise Resource Planning System (1GX)
and the Director’s working knowledge of the financial and human resource components is a valuable asset to this role.

Your professionalism, integrity, strong organizational, verbal and written skills are essential to your success in this role.

A university degree in a related field and a chartered professional accountant (CPA) designation are required.

APS Competencies
The Alberta Public Service has identified seven behavioural competencies along with corresponding examples on a
progressive behavioural scale.

Your application must include a cover letter which provides a clear description of your professional experience and
demonstrates how you meet the following competencies at the specified level:

  • LEVEL E Drive for Results – knowing what outcomes are important and maximizing resources to achieve results
    that are aligned with the goals of the organization, while maintaining accountability.
  • LEVEL E Agility – ability to anticipate, assess, and readily adapt to changing priorities, manage resilience in
    times of uncertainty and effectively work in a changing environment.
  • LEVEL D Creative Problem Solving – ability to assess options and implications in new ways to achieve outcomes
    and solutions.

The link below will assist you with understanding the competencies mentioned above:

Any applications that fail to provide documented examples of the above competencies will not be

$4,861.49 - $6,388.91 Bi-Weekly
$126,885 - $166,751 Annually

1. Your resume and cover letter should include information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how your
qualifications meet the requirements outlined in this job posting, including education and experience.
2. Final candidates will be required to undergo security screening including a credit review.

How to Apply

Online applications are preferred at the Government of Alberta’s Jobs Website:

If you are unable to apply online, please email your cover letter and resume, quoting Job ID to [email protected] or mail to: Human Resources Alberta Ombudsman 9925 - 109 Street NW, Suite 700 Edmonton, AB T5K 2J8

Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter and resume are submitted in one file. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition.

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Closing Statement

 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.