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Government of Alberta

Intermediate Data Services Analyst

Alberta Beach, Alberta, Canada
Mid-Senior level
Job Information

Job Title: Intermediate Data Services Analyst

Job Requisition ID: 56221

Ministry: Technology and Innovation

Location: Remote across Alberta

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Permanent/Temporary: Permanent

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: June 18, 2024

Classification: Systems Analsyt 2 (Opted out and excluded)

Salary:$2,718.86 to $3,733.30 bi-weekly ($70,962 - $97,439/year)

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 Digital Design and Delivery (DDD) division within the Ministry of Technology and Innovation (TI) leads the development of the next generation of digital public services for the GoA. DDD partners with other departments to deliver products, platforms and services that are better, faster, and easier, through modern user-centered agile processes. DDD offers potential candidates a unique opportunity to work on meaningful challenges that transform government and positively impact Albertans.

The Platforms branch within DDD is accountable for supporting ministry programs through the planning, development, delivery, and operations of user-centered common platform services. The branch builds and develops common platforms and data services that enable product teams to deliver working software that meets the needs of their users.

Role Responsibilities

The Platforms branch is looking for an Intermediate Data Services Analyst. This position reports to the Manager of Common Data Services.

The Responsibilities Of These Role Include

Data Services Provision

  • Working with platform and product teams to identify and define data services and build project plans.
  • Contributing to the integration and synchronization of common data with technical expertise, while employing systems-thinking approaches to help meet the needs of government and users effectively.
  • Providing access to appropriate datasets to meet specific project needs (e.g., reference data, API access, legacy data).
  • Working with product teams to transition solutions to operations, including preparation of relevant documentation, processes, and more.
  • Creating and controlling live structured datasets to make it easiser for teams to build products and services.
  • Consulting extensively with peers and management to present solutions and opportunities to leaders and ministries.
  • Collaborating with product teams to perform problem diagnosis and resolution for many issues.

Common Data Services Practice and Governance

  • Contributing to overarching practices and standards for collaborative common data services.
  • Promoting common data services approaches and their value to facilitate adoption and improve the utility and integration of data in service delivery.
  • Proactively communicating, developing, and maintaining effective and productive relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to share intelligence, identify issues, and provide solutions in a timely manner.
  • Integrating with common data services and providing expertise on relevant topics and standards.

Support the Manager and Director in achieving Unit goals and priorities.

  • Providing insight and recommendations on issues, opportunities, and challenges.
  • Working collaboratively with team, unit, and branch staff to ensure appropriate coordination and integration of branch functions and the delivery of products, tools, processes, and services.
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with department and GoA representatives, stakeholders, and partners.
  • Representing the branch and/or the division on department working groups and committees with diverse mandates and responsibilities.
  • Developing content for reports, responses to queries, and more.

To Be Successful In This Position, You Will Demonstrate

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams and stakeholders.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Adaptability to rapidly changing technologies and environments.
  • Creative thinking to propose innovative solutions to complex problems.

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process.

This Link Will Assist You With Understanding Competencies .

  • Agility: Ability to anticipate, assess, and readily adapt to changing priorities, manage resilience in times of uncertainty, and effectively work in a changing environment.
  • Drive for Results: Knowing what outcomes are important and maximizing resources to achieve results that are aligned with the goals of the organization, while maintaining accountability to each other and external stakeholders.
  • Develop self and others: A commitment to lifelong learning and the desire to invest in the development of the long-term capability of yourself and others.
  • Build Collaborative Environments: Leads and contributes to the conditions and environments that allow people to work collaboratively and productively to achieve outcomes.
  • Develop Networks: Proactively building networks, connecting, and building trust in relationships with different stakeholders.
  • Systems Thinking: The work done within the APS is part of a larger integrated and inter-related environment. It is important to know that work done in one part of the APS impacts a variety of other groups/projects inside and outside the APS. Systems thinking allows us to keep broader impacts and connections in mind.
  • Creative Problem Solving: Ability to assess options and implications in new ways to achieve outcomes and solutions.



  • University degree in a related field such as Computer Science or Information Technology, with two (2) years of related experience in cloud development and digital delivery approaches.
  • Experience with data manipulation and analysis using SQL, R, or Python’s data-focused libraries.
  • Strong experience in designing, building, and managing RESTful APIs.
  • Understanding of API security best practices.
  • Proficiency in data modeling, ETL processes, and data warehousing.


Directly related education or experience considered based on:

  • A related two-year diploma in computer science or a related discipline from a recognized post-secondary institution and four (4) years related experience; or
  • A related one-year certificate from a recognized post-secondary institution and five (5) years related experience.


  • Experience in user-centred digital delivery.
  • Experience with common data services platforms and understanding their architecture.
  • Familiarity with big data technologies for processing large datasets.
  • Experience with SQL Server Information Services, SQL Server Reporting Services, and Power BI.
  • Understanding of basic machine learning algorithms and their application in data analysis can be a significant asset.
  • Experience with project management tools and methodologies (e.g., agile, scrum) to manage the lifecycle of data service projects.
  • Knowledge of data protection regulations and experience implementing security measures to protect sensitive information.
  • Experience with CI/CD tools for automating testing and deployment processes.
  • Experience with cloud services, particularly in managing and deploying services related to data storage and processing.

Minimum recruitment standards outline the minimum education and experience required for appointment to a job classification.

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Term of Employment: Permanent, Full-time position

Hours of Work: 7.25 hours daily / 36.25 weekly - Monday to Friday

Location: Remote across Alberta

This position is eligible for remote work. You must reside in Alberta to work remotely.

Final candidates will be required to undergo a security screening.

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

Applicants are advised to provide a cover letter summarizing information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience, and relevant examples of required competencies.

Additional Information

In your resume, please include dates (including months and years) associated with all education and work experience. As well, please indicate whether your work experience is casual, part-time, or full-time. For example, January 15, 2006 - June 25, 2009: Assistant (PT three 8 hrs. shifts/week).

Any costs associated with obtaining the required documents/checks as noted or interview travel expenses, will be the responsibility of the candidate. Out-of-province applicants can obtain the required documents/checks from the province they currently reside in.

Links and information on what the GoA offers to prospective employees.

  • Working for the Alberta Public Service -
  • Pension plans:
    • Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) -
  • Alberta Public Service Benefit Information -
  • Professional learning and development -
  • Research Alberta Public Service Careers tool –
  • Positive workplace culture and work-life balance
  • Opportunity to participate in flexible work arrangements such as working from home up to two days per week and modified work schedule agreement
  • Leadership and mentorship programs
How To Apply

Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience, and relevant examples of required competencies.

Candidates are required to apply for a job online. Please visit for more information. Please visit Recruitment Principles , for more information.

It is recommended applicants who have completed post-secondary studies from outside of Canada obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)( ) or from a recognized Canadian Credential Evaluator; please visit the Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada for more information ( ).

It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.

Closing Statement

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you require any further information on this job posting or require an accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Sam Thomas Mathew at .

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