Staff Directory

Pay & Benefits Officer 3 positions

Reference number: 
: 503688, 503693, 503694
Type of employment: 
Union Status: 
This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
Northern Allowance: 
No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
03 March 2017

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Manager of Compensation and Benefits, the Pay and Benefits Officer provides a full range of benefits and payroll services and counseling, and interpretation of HR policies, collective agreements and benefit entitlements to Government of Nunavut (GN) employees.

The incumbent is directly responsible for providing pay and benefit services for approximately 270 permanent and/or casual employees. This position requires a broad understanding of the GN Public Service Act (PSA), Human Resource Manual (HRM), Nunavut Employees Union (NEU), Collective Agreements, Staffing Guidelines, Superannuation Administration Manual, Benefits Manual and Leave Administration. This position has a large impact on the satisfaction and retention of current employees through prompt and accurate payroll services, and on past employees through professional termination.

Experience in the use of HR and Payroll computerized systems is required to be successful in this position. The incumbent must be able speak Inuktitut and have a high level of communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills are required in order to deal with employees on a daily basis. The incumbent is required to have good problem solving skills and knowledge of benefit options each division is entitled to.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a completion of Grade 12 or equivalent with knowledge of insurance, pension and other benefits provided to employees.   

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

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 (Igloolik)

Government of Nunavut

PO Box 239, Igloolik, Nunavut X0A 0L0

Phone: (867) 934-2025

Toll free: 1-800-682-9033

Fax: (867) 934-2027