Manager, Policy

Safety Codes Council, Edmonton, Alberta

Closing Date Nov. 30, 2022 Location Edmonton, AB Work Type  -
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Job Description

Do you enjoy developing and executing policy and stakeholder engagement approaches to resolve meaningful issues? Are you passionate about building policy capacity across an organization of subject matter experts?

The Safety Codes Council (Council) is seeking a highly collaborative, curious, and analytical Manager of Policy to provide leadership and expert policy advice as the Council executes its strategic and business plans.

The Manager of Policy is accountable for:

  • Ensuring the Council’s internal policies are necessary, relevant, and consistent with legislative and regulatory changes.

  • Providing policy advice to Council Executive on Alberta’s safety system that integrates stakeholder perspectives, government policy objectives, the safety system’s legislative and regulatory framework, and operational considerations.

This position operates in a highly technical environment where programs are governed by legislation, regulation, codes, and bylaws, and there are a broad range of stakeholder interests.

Key Responsibilities and Deliverables

  • Provide leadership, coordination, development, facilitation and knowledge/ skill transfer to internal and external teams involved with safety codes policy issues and the Council’s internal policies. This involves designing, planning, executing, and evaluating policy reviews and stakeholder engagements, and leading cross-Council policy initiatives.

  • Monitor, identify, research, and analyze existing and emerging safety system policy issues and recommend actions, including but not limited to internal policy changes, government relations approaches, safety system policy reviews, and/ or stakeholder engagement.

  • Provide leadership and expert advice to all Council departments to ensure program and internal governance policy supports the Council’s execution of its mandate and strategic goals.

  • Build collaborative relationships and facilitate discussions with Council, government, and industry counterparts about operational and technical safety system policy issues.

  • Lead and facilitate stakeholder engagement processes on behalf of Council Executive or Council business units.

  • Manage a team to efficiently and effectively achieve business unit’s goals and the Council’s mission and goals to ensure an environment of service excellence, high performance, innovation and embracing change.

  • Actively participate in all management related activities, such as budgeting, planning and reporting.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Post-Secondary degree in Political Science, Economics, Arts, Business, Law, and/or related field.

  • Formal education or coursework in project management is an asset.

  • Minimum five years’ experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating policy – preferably in a government or regulatory organization.

  • Minimum five years’ leading and managing staff, or leading complex projects, is required.

  • Experience in developing and implementing advocacy or negotiation strategies.

  • Experience leading stakeholder engagement, communications, and partnership-building.

  • Experience providing advice to senior decision-makers.

  • Knowledge of principles, theories, and best practices in policy development and implementation.

  • Knowledge of Government of Alberta and/ or municipal governments including priorities, plans, decision-making processes, and structures.

  • Knowledge and understanding of the Safety Codes Act, related regulations, quality management plans, and compliance monitoring practices considered an asset.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

Primary Competencies

  • Excellent conceptual, analytical and problem-solving skills. Ability to summarize and synthesize complex materials. Ability to identify key issues and develop responses and solutions.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to clearly and accurately convey ideas when speaking or presenting. Must have the ability to listen to others.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build and maintain positive and effective relationships with a mix of stakeholders and staff.

  • Strategic thinker who understands the “big picture”, and also how to tactically and feasibly address issues.

  • Self-motivated and disciplined to work independently. Results-oriented.

  • Ability to motivate, mentor, lead, and manage others.

  • Ability to lead and manage projects, including an understanding of project management methodologies and tools.

  • Ability to assess qualitative and quantitative data to identify trends, opportunities, and risks.

  • Exceptional planning and organizational skills. Effective time management skills with ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.


  • Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental, vision and a health spending account

  • Generous RSP and employer matching Deferred Profit Sharing Plan (DPSP)

  • Professional learning and development

  • Positive workplace culture and work-life balance


  • Office location is 10405 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta.

  • Hours of work: 36.25 hours per week (Monday – Friday).

  • Position is subject to a pre-employment background screening, including a criminal record check.

  • A Cover Letter explaining your qualification and suitability for this role is required with your application.

This competition is open until a suitable candidate is found. The Council thanks all candidates for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

About the Safety Codes Council

The (Council) is an independent regulatory body established in 1993 under the Act. The Council provides oversight of Alberta’s safety codes system through a number of key mandated functions including:

  • Accrediting and monitoring the compliance of municipalities, agencies, corporations, and regional service commissions in administering the Act within specified jurisdictions.

  • For the 300,000 Albertans who live in unaccredited areas of the province, the Alberta Safety Codes Authority (ASCA) conducts permitting, inspections and oversees spill and incident reporting requirements for storage tank systems across the province.

  • Training and certifying safety codes officers to inspect the construction, installation and maintenance of Alberta’s structures and systems and administering Alberta’s Master Electrician program.

  • Reviewing, formulating, safety codes and standards, and evaluating emerging issues in the safety codes system to provide recommendations to Alberta Municipal Affairs.

  • Investigating complaints and conducting investigations on the conduct, performance, or competency of an organization or individual having authority, powers, or duties under the Act.

  • Conducting hearings and appeals of orders and written notices issued under the authority of the Act.

Safety Codes Council is committed to fostering equity and diversity, and we strive to provide a respectful, inclusive and barrier-free work environment.

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