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Benefits — What we offer
At Environment and Parks (AEP), we offer a competitive salary and benefits package, as well as diverse and rewarding employment opportunities in an environment that encourages continuous learning and career growth.
Competitive benefits package
Permanent and temporary salaried employees have access to a comprehensive benefits package which includes pension, health and dental plans, prescription coverage, disability and life insurance plans:
- Employee Benefits Program (Bargaining Unit Employees)
- 1st Choice Benefits Program (Managers and Non Bargaining Unit Employees)
For information related to pay, pension, work options, etc., visit:
Learning and career development
Continuous learning and career development are encouraged and supported to ensure our employees have the competencies and skills necessary to be effective in the workplace and to advance their careers.
Our orientation programs will provide you with the opportunity to meet fellow colleagues, learn the ropes from experts in the department, and provide you with tools and resources to support you in your new role.
How to apply
All positions are filled by a competitive process. You can apply to one or more applicable positions posted on the Government of Alberta (GoA) Jobs website.
For current job postings in Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP), as well as across all other GoA Ministries, visit:
If we determine that your qualifications are suitable for the position, the human resource office will contact you to set up an interview. When the interview process is complete, you will be informed as to whether or not you are the successful candidate.
Specific competencies will help you succeed at AEP. A competency is any attitude, skill, behaviour, motive or other personal characteristic that is essential to perform a job. At AEP, we are looking for people who demonstrate the following:
About career paths
A career path helps to identify job opportunities while highlighting Environment and Parks (AEP) typical requirements for career growth. It also helps provide structure for individual career planning, by providing goals for one, two, five or even ten years down the road in a career with the department.
Career path job classifications and positions will vary depending on the AEP business area.
How a career path works
Positions are grouped into categories (columns) according to their classification level (i.e. Natural Resources 7). The classification levels are used to group positions that require similar levels of complexity, responsibility, training and experience.
An individual’s career progression may be within a category (movement between positions within the column) which can help broaden experience. Once higher levels of training and experience are achieved, individuals may also progress along the career pathway (i.e. Natural Resources 7 to Natural Resources 8) or may possibly move amongst the career pathways (i.e. Natural Resources 6 to Natural Resources 8).
Positions outlined in red on the chart will have information on position responsibilities, minimum recruitment standards and additional requirements listed below it.