About the Alberta Public Service

Learn how a career with us can help you grow your career, develop your skills and make a difference in the lives of Albertans.


The role of the Alberta Public Service is to provide professional policy advice to government and to deliver a vast array of programs and services to meet the needs of Albertans.

We offer a variety of benefits including the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of Albertans through rewarding and diverse career opportunities.

Vision and values

Our vision and values are the foundation of the Alberta Public Service and guide our employees in their roles and actions.


Proudly working together to build a stronger province for current and future generations.


  • Respect: We foster an environment in which each individual is valued and heard.
  • Accountability: We are responsible for our actions and for contributing to the effectiveness of the public service.
  • Integrity: We behave ethically and are open, honest and fair.
  • Excellence: We use innovation and continuous improvement to achieve excellence.

Advantages of working with the APS

Build a career with an organization that offers employee supports, career growth, competitive salaries and comprehensive benefit packages.

  • Career opportunities

    We offer a variety of career opportunities, including:

    • administration
    • agriculture and natural resources
    • communications
    • culture and recreation
    • engineering, science and technology
    • finance, economics and audit
    • health and social sciences
    • human resources
    • information technology
    • legal, corrections and enforcement
    • management and executive management
    • policy, planning and research
    • program and client services
    • student and recent graduate employment opportunities

    While many jobs are located in Edmonton, there are public service employees working in areas across the province.

    There are many advantages to working with the Alberta Public Service, including:

    • professional development
    • competitive salaries and comprehensive benefit packages
    • vacation and other leave provisions
    • supportive, diverse, inclusive, and professional work environment
    • healthy, safe and respectful workplaces

    Explore different job types that the Alberta Public Service offers by using the Research Alberta Public Service Careers tool.

  • Work environment

    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 the Diversity and Inclusion Policy.

    The Alberta Public Service takes pride in serving Albertans. Our employees are experienced, engaged and professional.

    We are committed to providing a healthy, safe and respectful workplace. We support our employees at every stage of life.

    Most Alberta Public Service employees are full-time and, where possible, supported with flexible work arrangements such as part-time, job sharing, compressed work weeks, or flexible work schedules.

    The Alberta Public Service supports a positive work environment through:

    • the Public Service Commission that provides policies, programs, supports and services to ensure a professional, diverse and inclusive public service
    • a competency model that provides the foundation for our human resource processes
    • a commitment to employee engagement through our people strategy
    • a workplace where our employees are valued and supported through our Respectful Workplace Policy
    • rewards and recognition programs to ensure recognition is timely, meaningful and personal
    • policy and programs to enhance diversity and build inclusive practices
    • supports for our employees and immediate family members through the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
    • whistleblower protection to increase accountability across the public service

    We work in a unionized environment. About 75% of public servants are members of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees.

  • Salary and benefits

    The Alberta Public Service values our employees and offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefit packages. Salary ranges vary depending on the job.

    Our comprehensive benefit package includes:

    • health
    • dental
    • life insurance
    • long-term disability
    • pension plans
    • health spending account

    Employees also receive:

    • vacation entitlements
    • leave provisions such as illness leave, special leave, maternity and parental leave
    • programs for our employees working and residing in Fort McMurray and our northern-most communities
  • Professional development

    The Alberta Public Service supports our employees' growth and development throughout their career journeys in the organization. We offer the following professional development supports:

    • customized learning pathways for all employee groups
    • coaching and mentorship opportunities
    • executive and management development opportunities
    • self-directed learning opportunities to further develop skills and broaden experience
  • Flexible spending account

    The Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Plan will include the existing non-taxable Health Spending Account (HSA) and a new taxable Wellness Spending Account (WSA). The FSA consists of an annual credit allotment provided to eligible employees for expenses not covered by their benefit plan. You can allocate credits to either your HSA, your WSA or a combination of both.  For more information, see:

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Be part of a team that is dedicated to justice.

Join a dedicated team providing services, supports and resources to protect children and youth from harmful situations.

Join a team helping to ensure Albertans have safe and secure communities in which to live, work, and raise families.

The Alberta Public Service provides opportunities for students to help them develop valuable workplace skills and build a career through summer employment terms.

Join the Administrative Talent Pool

The Administrative Talent Pool (ATP) allows you to submit one online application for multiple opportunities within the Government of Alberta, whether you are looking for full-time, temporary, part-time, or short-term wage opportunities. No need to apply for multiple job postings – we will keep an inventory of qualified candidates who are available to fill current and future vacancies across the province within our Administrative Support 3 and 4 levels.

  • Positions

    Available opportunities are within positions classified at the Administrative Support 3 and 4 levels.

    Positions are grouped under 7 main categories:

    • Program support
      • As a first point of contact for the public on the phone, via email or in person, program support roles explain the requirements, processes and benefits of a program.
      • Managing highly sensitive office correspondence, including emails, fax, paper and electronic documents. Manages records, maintains scheduling calendars, and orders office supplies.
      • Examples:
        • Contract and Grant Administrator
        • Licensing Assistant
        • Employment, Training, and Financial Administrative Support
    • Office and administrative support
      • Office and administrative support drafts and formats office correspondence, including emails, manages records, maintains manager calendars, and orders office supplies.
      • Examples:
        • Office Administrator
        • Receptionist
        • Records Technician
    • Financial support
      • Supports finance teams to ensure completion of financial documents in the areas of expenditures, reconciliation and petty cash, as well as reviewing transactions for accuracy and completeness.
      • Examples:
        • Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable Administrator
        • Revenue Administrator
        • Payments Clerk
    • Call centre support
      • This position provides information and handles public inquiries regarding major government announcements, public consultation initiatives or major incidents such as a natural disaster or pandemic.
      • Examples:
        • Information Officer
    • Legal support
      • Ensures completion and compliance within applicable legislation, regulation and policy, and provides a range of services support to Crown prosecutors, Court of King's Bench, criminal justice and corrections systems and staff.
      • Examples:
        • Litigation Assistant
        • Disclosure Clerk
        • Case Aide
    • Human Resource Support
      • Positions are responsible for scheduling, preparing and distributing hearing packages, timely data entry into the Customer Relations Management system. Also focuses on tracking/reporting, coordination, process implementation and administration.
      • Examples:
        • Labour Relations Hearing Coordinator
        • Labour Relations Applications Process Clerk
        • Labour Relations Correspondence Process Clerk
        • HR Portfolio Administrative Assistant
    • Social Services Support
      • Positions provide support to front-line services for programs that support seniors, children/youth, and vulnerable populations. These positions are responsible for responding to inquiries from stakeholders and the public, redirecting them to the appropriate government offices and resources, managing forms and records with highly sensitive information in accordance with FOIP, and reviewing various financial transactions.
      • Examples:
        • Children’s Services Administrative Support
        • AISH Application Assessor
  • Application process

    1. Create a candidate profile on the Government of Alberta jobs board.
    2. Upload your resume and cover letter to your profile.
    3. Apply to the Administrative Talent Pool job posting.
    4. Answer pre-screening questions.
    5. Your technical skills will be assessed per the Administrative Talent Pool screening criteria.
    6. If you pass the assessment, you will be invited to a 45-minute to one-hour interview.
    7. If you pass the interview, you will move into the Administrative Talent Pool as a qualified candidate.
    8. You will be contacted when a department has an opportunity to fill an Administrative Support 3 or 4 position.

    Active application time

    Once your application is available for referral to departments, it will remain active for 6 months on a qualified candidate listing.

    After 6 months, you will need to reapply to the ATP competition.

    At anytime, you may withdraw your application from further consideration through your candidate profile or by contacting the Talent Pool Recruitment Unit.


You can contact us for:

  • technical assistance
  • questions about jobs with the Alberta Public Service
  • questions about your application

Email: [email protected]

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