Intergovernmental Advisor

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Job Type Policy / Planning / Research
Organization Rocky View County
Competition Number J0622-0925
Job Description

Reporting to the Director, Legislative and Intergovernmental Services, this intermediate level position is responsible for a wide range of duties related to fostering strong intergovernmental and inter-organizational relationships. This position works closely with Council and internal stakeholders and requires a high degree of professionalism, experience collaborating with a variety of disciplines, and the ability to manage multiple projects in addition to daily tasks. This role requires flexibility and adaptability to respond effectively to frequently changing priorities and needs.

Core Accountabilities

  • Assist in the development and maintenance of inter-municipal and inter-jurisdictional relationships with Provincial, Federal, and Indigenous governments, and intermunicipal neighbours. This includes meetings, phone calls, and attendance at intergovernmental events.
  • Monitor and review legislative / regulatory changes and ensure they are conveyed to the appropriate County departments for review and information.
  • Participate in the interpretation of relevant Municipal or Provincial policy and regulations and the formulation of the County's response to changes in legislation.
  • Review intergovernmental-related correspondence and determine level, prepare and manage responses. 
  • Prepare and monitor the implementation of Intermunicipal Collaboration Frameworks (ICF) and maintain ICFs on an ongoing basis, including liaising with internal departments and intermunicipal counterparts.
  • Assist the Director, Legislative and Intergovernmental Services and the Intergovernmental Strategist, with activities related to the Calgary Metropolitan Region Board. This could include participating on sub-committees, reviewing material, research and analysis.
  • Coordinate and attend intermunicipal committee meetings, working with intermunicipal counterparts to create the agenda, brief elected officials, and follow-up on actions items.
  • Assist in the preparation, interpretation, and review of Intermunicipal Development Plans.
  • Prepare and present reports to Council and its committees regarding proposed and existing municipal policy.
  • Prepare and present reports, materials, and opinions to other government and non-government agencies and committees as a representative of Rocky View County.
  • Support internal departments in intergovernmental activities including responding to referrals from internal departments and government agencies, attending meetings, and providing advice.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of advocacy efforts.

Position Requirements

Completion of Bachelor’s degree in a related field (e.g., planning or public administration), along with 5 years progressively responsible and diversified experience in a municipal environment or related field.

  • Strong collaborative skills and the ability to build consensus between multiple groups.
  • Flexibility to alternate between technical and philosophical government responsibilities.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Exhibit strong presentation skills.
  • Able to work independently or as part of a team to seek out and synthesize information in a clear and concise fashion.
  • Understand and apply Provincial and Municipal policies, legislation, processes, and procedures.
  • Able to work collaboratively with and communicate effectively and positively with other team members, departments, and external municipal and provincial government personnel.
  • Good time management skills, able to effectively juggle multiple deadlines and tasks, and to work within irregular and tight time frames.
  • Able to make sound decisions by using rational and logical judgment that reflects an understanding of the consequences of decisions.
  • Able to work under stressful conditions and to think and react quickly and effectively to problems that may arise from time to time.
  • Experience working with Indigenous groups is an asset.
  • General understanding of planning principles as they relate to regional and municipal planning is an asset.
  • Previous related experience particularly in a public sector environment is preferred.
  • Possess a valid class 5 driver's license.
Application Return

Interested applicants are invited to apply direct to
Applications are due by 10 pm MST on the closing date.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however  only those selected for interviews will be contacted.