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Review the instructions for Creating your Candidate Profile (PDF, 585 KB) and Applying for a job (PDF, 399 KB) before you start the application process.

If you are a current Alberta Public Service employee, sign into 1GX from myAPS and access the internal career portal to search all available jobs.

We are currently in a hiring restraint. As a result, job opportunities are limited. Available opportunities are posted on our site.

Overview

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 provides professional policy advice to government, and delivers programs and services to meet the needs of Albertans.

We offer diverse and rewarding career opportunities for:

Eligibility

To begin or continue working for the Government of Alberta, you must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or have a valid work permit issued by the Government of Canada.

Information and resources on eligibility to work in Canada and Alberta include:

International qualifications

If you have educational credentials from outside of Canada, you can get your credentials assessed through the International Qualifications Assessment Service. You can include the assessment certificate as part of your application.

Recruitment privacy notice

When you apply for a job posting, your personal information is being collected to determine your qualifications for employment in the Alberta Public Service and to manage the Alberta Government recruitment program.

This information is collected and used under the authority of the Public Service Act and managed in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. You are required to submit an application for any job postings you are interested in and your information may be shared for similar positions that become available.

The personal data required to create and maintain an online user profile is subject to this privacy notice. The Government of Alberta will retain your ‘saved applications’ (cover letters, resumes and other related documents that you attach to a job posting but do not submit through the online application process). The Government of Alberta will not use this information.

If you have any questions about this notice, please contact Talent Acquisition Services, Public Service Commission at [email protected].

What the Alberta Public Service offers

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

Learn more about the advantages of working for the Alberta Public Service.

Student and graduate employment opportunities

The Alberta Public Service offers various employment opportunities for recent graduates.

The Alberta Public Services also offers various employment opportunities for current students.

Job application tips

Before you apply for a job

  • Carefully read through the job posting to get a good understanding of what the job is about and the qualifications needed. You can tailor your application to match those needs.
    • Evaluate the job posting: does the work and what the job offers interest you?
    • Review the qualifications carefully – education, knowledge, abilities, experience and other relevant attributes (competencies). Can you demonstrate the qualifications required for the job?
  • Familiarize yourself with the Alberta Public Service Competency Model (PDF, 736 KB).
  • The Competency Self-Assessment Questionnaire (PDF, 446 KB) is a good resource to help you identify examples of where you’ve demonstrated a competency through your past employment or other experiences.
  • Ensure your application demonstrates evidence of the required qualifications.
  • Application information can include a cover letter, resume, and other requested information, such as answering online questions.

Cover letter and resume

  • Be honest, accurate, and concise.
  • Tailor your cover letter and resume to the job posting. The cover letter supports the information in your resume and should summarize the relevant information to showcase how you meet the required qualifications.
    • The ideal cover letter is 1 page, with 3 to 4 paragraphs of text.
    • The ideal resume is 2 to 3 pages.
  • Provide information in your cover letter that is not included in your resume, such as interview availability, employment history gaps, etc.
  • Ensure your cover letter includes any specific information that may have been requested in the job posting and remember to include the competition you’re applying on (including the job ID#) and your contact information.
  • Your cover letter should include examples of how you have demonstrated a competency OR descriptions of key accomplishments you are most proud of.
    • Accomplishment statements that outline your results, achievements and successes are an important component of your application – showing not only what you’ve done (job duties) but also how well you have done them.
  • Ensure your resume includes any criteria in the job posting that are identified as preferred, assets or equivalent qualifications, providing you have them.
  • List your most recent work experience or education first in your resume, and the remainder in descending date order (month and year). Describe your key duties and demonstrated qualifications and competencies.
    • This format allows you to best demonstrate that you meet the minimum education and experience requirements and how you’ve demonstrated the knowledge, abilities and other relevant attributes (competencies) identified in the job posting.

Interviews

  • Interviews are normally conducted by a selection panel of 2 to 3 people, which typically includes a human resource professional, the supervisor of the position, and an employee with expertise in the field you are applying in.
  • Candidates are asked to provide specific examples of how they’ve demonstrated the required qualifications and competencies.
  • If you are chosen for an interview:
    • review the Sample Interview Questions (PDF, 279 KB) for examples of competency-based interview questions
    • review the job posting and, if applicable, the position profile
    • anticipate questions you may be asked and prepare responses based on examples from your past experience
      • Prepare examples of accomplishments using the STAR storytelling technique (situation, task, action, results) to help clearly articulate how you’ve demonstrated the required qualifications and competencies.
    • research the ministry and other relevant information including our vision and values
      • It is important to understand as much as possible about the organization and the job to help you determine compatibility and to showcase your qualifications/
    • bring a list of job related references with you to the interview

Resources

The Applying and Interviewing on Alberta Government Jobs: Tips and Resources (PDF, 1.5 MB) publication is an additional resource to help you prepare your cover letter and resume, as well as prepare yourself for a potential job interview.

General job search resources are available on alis – Careers, Learning, and Employment.

Requesting feedback

Feedback on your application or your performance during the interview/assessment process can help you better prepare for future job competitions with the Alberta Public Service.

  • To request feedback, you can contact the Human Resources contact referenced in the job posting. You can also contact Talent Acquisition Services at [email protected] and ask to speak to the person handling the job posting you applied on.
  • The feedback you receive will be based on the qualifications – education, knowledge, abilities, experience and other relevant attributes (competencies) – required for successful performance in the role and the overall assessment of how you demonstrated them.
  • Information about other candidates will not be shared. Their information is confidential and protected under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act.

View and apply for Government of Alberta jobs.

Contact

You can contact us for technical assistance and questions about jobs with the Alberta Public Service. We will make every effort to respond promptly.

If you have already applied on a job posting and have questions about your application, you can contact the Human Resources contact referenced in the job posting or Talent Acquisition Services at [email protected].

Only those inquiries that include an email address will receive a response.

All fields are required unless otherwise indicated.

Topic

The personal information collected through this form may be used for the purpose of contacting you to address your inquiry.

This personal information collection is authorized under section 33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act.

If you have any questions about this collection of personal information, you may contact Talent Acquisition Services, Public Service Commission at [email protected].