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Apprenticeship Officer

Family Services
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Type of employment: 
Union Status: 
This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
Northern Allowance: 
$ 15,016.00
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
24 February 2017

This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Regional Career Development Manager for the Qikiqtani Region and the Supervisor of Apprenticeship, Trades and Occupations Certification, in an active member of a team responsible for the delivery of career development programs which are designed to maximize employment an education opportunities for Nunavummiut and to enhance the economic potential on Nunavut. Programs and services include Career Counselling Services, Training-on-the-job, Apprenticeship Training Assistance, Income Assistance, Employment Insurance Benefits and Support Measures.

The Apprenticeship Officer will administer, coordinate, monitor, and implement apprenticeship and trainee certification programs, apprenticeship training assistance, the Nunavut Early Apprenticeship Training program, as well as other career development, training and employment development services as required. The incumbent is also responsible for the support and promotion of Nunavut’s Inuit Employment Policy and for maintaining a working knowledge of other programs delivered by the Department of Family Services including Income Assistance. This position will provide career development and employment services to clients with a focus on trades and participate in and contribute to the ongoing effectiveness of community and regional partnerships, learning networks and initiatives.  The Apprenticeship Officer will promote, plan, administer and deliver Human Resource Planning services based on Labour Market information.

An in-depth knowledge of related Acts and Legislations, most importantly being the Nunavut Apprenticeship, Trade and Occupations Certification Act and Regulations is required to be successful in this position. Knowledge of the certification process along with knowledge of service contracts and grants and contributions regulation are important for this position. The incumbent must have excellent interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills, listening skills, and the ability to present views and ideas in a clear and concise manner. Strong organizational skills and time management skills, along with the ability to work independently and effectively in a cross cultural environment are essential. This position requires the incumbent to have effective analytical skills, interpretive, evaluative, investigative and case management skills, along with the ability to prepare, monitor and maintain program budgets. Strong computers skills, including Microsoft Suites, ISAC, communication programs or similar software’s are required for this position.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized Certificate in Career Development, Human Resource Management or Adult and Continuing Education, along with two (2) years of related experience in counselling or adult training, two (2) years in developing, assessing, monitoring and evaluating training programs, workshops and presentations; reviewing policy and procedural documents; counselling employers, students and apprentices trainees and preparing written reports.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset. An Apprenticeship background or Journeyperson certification in one of the designated trades in Nunavut would be an asset. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatugangit is an asset.

  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Land Claims Beneficiaries. 
  • Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy. 
  • Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration. 
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website. 
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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Government of Nunavut
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