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Clerk Interpreter

Family Services
Arctic Bay
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This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$62,556 per Annum for 37.5 hours/week
Northern Allowance: 
$25,453 per Annum
No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
28 July 2017

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

Reporting to the Supervisor, Children and Family Services, the Clerk Interpreter provides interpreter and translator services to facilitate dialogue between Inuit clients and the Family Services (Social Services staff). The incumbent also provides clerical and reception services to the Family Services Office.

The Clerk Interpreter is the first contact person with the community. It is important that the incumbent has courteous manner with all individuals coming into the Centre. Interpretation and translation skills are vital to Children and Family Services and on the well-being of unilingual clients. This position is responsible for the reception support for the employees in the Children and Family Services Office. The incumbent is expected to work with minimal supervision.

Qualifications required for this competition include completion of Grade 10 with one year of related interpreting/translating experience. Excellent oral and written communication skills in both Inuktitut and English are required to relay accurate information. The incumbent must have basic knowledge of client care and treatment as well as general office procedures. The incumbent should also have knowledge of the local community and customs as well as computer experience in word processing and data processing. The ability to work in a team environment is required for this position as well as keeping a high degree of confidentiality.

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

Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is required.


  • 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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