Human Rights Officer – Government of Alberta, Job Opportunity

About Us

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:


Can you even imagine being in a job as important as advancing and protecting human rights for Albertans?  As a Human Rights Officer, part of your role will be to respond to confidential human rights and discrimination inquiries from the public, including members of groups protected by human rights legislation, employers, service providers, landlords, unions, and other potential respondents.  If your previous work experience has been in helping people find common ground, mediate issues, act as a conciliator, and educate the public on important social issues, you will feel at home with the Commission.  Using your exceptional communication skills, you will provide information on the Alberta Human Rights Act, including processes for making complaints, requirements for reasonable accommodation under the Act, and dispute resolution services.


Related university degree (ex. Law, social sciences, social work) and a minimum of 4 years related experience.  The type of previous experience we are seeking is varied, such as experience with investigations, conciliations, mediations, legal work, social work or working in similar government program delivery services.  Experience interpreting legislation to unique situations is a must, and knowing how to organize/manage a diverse case load is an asset.  If you have previous work experience with the Alberta Human Rights Act and human rights principles, this would be an asset.

Equivalencies will be considered as follows:
Directly related education or experience considered on the basis of:  1 year of education for 1 year of experience; or 1 year of experience for 1 year of education.

The interview process will help assess your experience in a number of areas including:
•    Listening to clients and providing appropriate advice
•    Mediating and helping opposing parties achieve resolution
•    Collecting information that supports problem solving
•    An appreciation of reconciliation
•    Working with the public and explaining complex topics, like legislation

APS Competencies Section

Competencies are behaviours 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. The link below will assist you with understanding competencies:

Develop Networks – Builds trust by being open to different perspectives while looking for long-term and mutually beneficial outcomes.

Build Collaborative Environments – Promotes positive conflict resolution by identifying issues and facilitating discussion and/or coaching others to constructively resolve conflict. 

Agility – Consistently takes action and remains objective under pressure by making well-thought through decisions when there are competing and ambiguous priorities. Supports others in managing their emotions. 

Creative Problem Solving – Asks questions to get to the root issues and generate deep understanding and new ways of thinking about an issue. Ensures that the right questions are being asked about the right problem. 

Systems Thinking – Considers the inter-relationships among different aspects of an approach including how they relate to other programs or areas. Considers emerging trends when contributing ideas to the development of broader priorities, strategies and approaches.


$2,803.40  to $3,674.86  bi-weekly.


Hours of work: Monday – Friday, 8:15 am -4:30 pm (36.25 hours per week)

This competition may be used to fill future permanent, temporary, and casual vacancies.

Final candidates for this position will be asked to undergo a Security Screening.

What we offer:
•Comprehensive benefits plan
•Pension plan
•Leadership and mentorship programs
•Professional learning and development
•Positive workplace culture and work-life balance

For more information and to apply, click HERE