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Policy Analyst, Transportation

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Type of employment: 
Union Status: 
This position is not included in the Nunavut Employees Union
Northern Allowance: 
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
24 February 2017

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Director, Policy, Planning and Communications, the Policy Analyst, Transportation works as a member of the Policy team and administers policy initiatives supporting the development of Nunavut’s transportation system, including statutory, regulatory, strategic planning, communications and intergovernmental initiatives as they pertain to the Department of Economic Development and Transportation’s (EDT) transportation mandate. The Mission of the Department of EDT is to work in partnership to support Nunavummiut in stimulating and strengthening the economy, and to ensure the safe and effective movement of people, goods and knowledge. The Policy, Planning and Communications (PPC) Division ensures that the overall direction of EDT’s programs and services reflect the priorities of the Government of Nunavut by leading policy development and providing effective internal and external communications for the department.   

The Policy Analyst, Transportation will be responsible for administering transportation-related statutory, regulatory, policy and planning initiatives. The incumbent will prepare cabinet submissions and support the preparation of submissions to the Financial Management Board. This position is responsible for supporting the compilation of the annual departmental business plan and capital estimates. The incumbent will evaluate the effectiveness of EDT’s transportation programs to enhance transparency and accountability and contribute to policy and program development. The Policy Analyst, Transportation will provide information and support on transportation issues by promoting integration and implementation of Government of Nunavut priorities, including the incorporation of Inuit Societal Values. Responding to Transportation-related requests under the Access to Information and Protections of Privacy (ATIPP) Act is a major role of this position.

An in-depth knowledge of Nunavut’s transportation system and Transportation policy and planning is required to be successful in this position. The incumbent must have knowledge of public policy principles and policy development along with knowledge of Northern economic development and transportation policy and planning challenges. Knowledge of project design and project management are required in this position as well as knowledge of federal transportation programs. The incumbent should have knowledge of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement, Inuit Societal Values, and the goals, aspirations, and priorities of Nunavummiut. This position requires above average computer skills including the Microsoft Office Suite, data analysis systems and the use of the internet for research and communication. Excellent communication skills both oral and written, along with effective listening skills are essential to this role. The incumbent requires the ability to be a cooperative team player, and also take initiative when working independently, and be able to show leadership. The ability to be adaptable and show analytical thinking in order to problem solve complex issues, and respond to constantly changing priorities is required for this position.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized Diploma in a Transportation-related field, along with one (1) year of recent related experience. A Degree in Political Sciences, Transportation Policy, Law, Economics, Public or Business Administration would be considered as asset.   

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

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.

  • 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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