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Clerk Interpreter

Gjoa Haven
Reference number: 
Type of employment: 
Restricted to beneficiaries
Union Status: 
This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$ 62,556.00
Northern Allowance: 
$ 26,345.00
No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
26 May 2017


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

As per HRM Directive 518, this employment opportunity is restricted to Nunavut Inuit in Gjoa Haven, Nunavut only.

The Clerk Interpreter provides professional and responsive confidential translation and facilitation support services between patients/clients and the health services team.  This position impacts the public and the community at large as it is the key entry point for health services, patient complaints, and referral and information services.  As a result, the position requires a good knowledge of Inuktitut and/or Inuinnaqtun, as well as English, both written and spoken.  In addition, the role also provides on of the main Inuktitut/Inuinnaqtun speaking resources for the regional office.

This position impacts the public as it is the key entry point for services, patient complaints, referral and information services, and therefore, requires a good knowledge of Inuktitut/Inuinnaqtun and English, both written and spoken.

The ideal candidate should have a minimum Grade 10 education with one year of interpreting/translation experience.  May require valid driver’s license in some locations.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, prior experience working in a healthcare setting may be considered. 

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, English and French.   Proficiency in Inuktitut is also required for this position or Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset.

Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatugangit is an asset.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.

  • 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.
Department of Finance (Cambridge Bay)

Government of Nunavut
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