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Manager Municipal Works

Community and Government Services
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This position is not included in the Nunavut Employees Union
Northern Allowance: 
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
03 March 2017

This is a Position of Trust and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required.

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

This position reports to the Director Community Support; the Manager Municipal Works is responsible for providing a policy framework and technical support for regional offices and community governments to assist them in delivering programs and services essential to good community life and to provide a safe, healthy environment for community residents. This position works within a legislative and policy framework and carries out its responsibilities in accordance with the Government of Nunavut acts, regulations, policies and procedures such as the Cities, Towns and Villages Act, the Hamlets Acts, the Charter Communities Act, departmental funding policies and approximately 27 other pieces of territorial legislation enforced by the Department, the Nunavut Territories Act, and other territorial and federal legislation that binds the actions of community governments. This position is considered the Department’s technical expert on water/sewer matters and their technical judgement is accepted as presented.  The position is guided by legislative and regulatory authorities related to infrastructure, such as building, environmental and engineering codes, and public health authorities related to water safety and quality.  

This position is responsible for coordinating, managing, providing oversight on Municipal water licenses to ensure that the water licenses are kept in compliance. The successful candidate leads the development of training to meet needs of current Municipal staff to assist them with carrying out their work on the water licenses.

Requirements for this position are the knowledge of water and sewer engineering theory and principles to develop strategic objectives and policy for the Government of Nunavut (GN), to provide expert technical advice and assistance and to monitor compliance with governing authorities; the knowledge of strategic planning and policy development theories and principles including problem solving and governing policy instruments; the knowledge of management, including human resource and financial management, theory and principles to lead the Water and Sanitation Section and contribute to Divisional and Departmental management.

To be invited for an interview; you acquire with designation as a professional engineer in civil engineering and 10 years of professional experience, Professional experience must include 3 years in the water and sewer field, 2 years in a supervisory or management position and 2 years in a cross-cultural work environment.

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 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.
Department of Finance (Iqaluit)

Government of Nunavut
PO Box 1000, Station 430, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0
Phone: (867) 975-6222
Toll Free: 1-888-668-9993
Fax: (867) 975-6220