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Career Planning Specialist

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This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$97,734 per annum, 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$15,016 per annum
No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
01 September 2017

The Career Planning Specialist (Specialist) develops, implements, evaluates career planning programming and consulting services to individual employees, managers, trainers, departments, boards and agencies. The position has an impact across government as departments, boards and agencies utilize a range of methods and programs for promoting individual career growth and make referrals for career planning services. In the course of a year the Specialist is intended to reach a substantial portion of Inuit employees across Nunavut, especially those with aspirations to develop their careers in the Government of Nunavut (GN). The position improves the relevance of HR and departmental programming and the investment of managerial time in on-the-job development as more and more Inuit are focused and take ownership of their career development. Career planning services are a key element in employee career development. 

The Specialist assists employees select an employment/ career path and pursue work experience, training and development required to achieve personal and organizational goals. The Specialist enables Inuit to take ownership of their careers and take full advantage of opportunities available to them. From the work with individual employees and client departments, the Specialist identifies initiatives that will best support the career aspirations of Inuit and provides advice and support to departments regarding career paths, career ladders, learning and succession plans for Inuit staff.

Demonstrated effectiveness in coaching and supporting adults in achieving goals are essential prerequisites. Previous experience in conducting workshops and information sessions is required. The Specialist must have the ability to work with multi-disciplinary teams to develop a coordinated and coherent set of interventions that match individual and organizational needs. Excellent rapport and ability to establish credibility with Inuit of all ages is also required. The ability to use software for word processing, spreadsheet applications, electronic mail and group presentations are also required.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a degree/diploma/certificate in Business Administration, Human Resources, Management Studies, Education (or equivalent), along with two (2) years of experience in a related position.  Equivalent education is a combination of education and related courses, such as the Career Development Practitioners Program.

The ability to speak and write Inuktitut and/or Inuinnaqtun is desirable. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset. Formal training as Career Development Officer would be an advantage.

If a Nunavut Inuit is not found, this will be offered as a 3 Year Term

An eligibility list will be created for this competition

  • 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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