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Project Officer

Community and Government Services
Cambridge Bay
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Type of employment: 
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This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$ 94,010.00 per annum, 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$19,716.00 per annum
No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
09 June 2017

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

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Under the general direction of the Regional Projects Manager, the incumbent is responsible for managing both Major and Minor Capital projects in the Nunavut Government, Capital and Operations & Maintenance (O & M) projects through all stages of Project planning, budgeting, implementation, completion and warranty follow-up.  The incumbent must also provide specialized technical advice to client departments.

Located in Cambridge Bay, the Project Officer is responsible for the Construction Management of both Major and Minor Capital and O & M projects through all stages of the project implementation process, as well as, provide technical advice, design and cost budget information to client departments.  This position requires that Construction Management be conducted in a political, social, and cross-cultural setting in accordance with GN policies and directives.  Particular attention is given to developing and encouraging Inuit involvement through the setting of Inuit Employment and Inuit Goods and Services levels for the above-mentioned projects.  The successful execution of these duties results in affordable, durable, and functional GN infrastructure that can be safely used by our client departments and the residents of Nunavut.

An in-depth knowledge of northern construction, economic, political, social, and cross-cultural conditions and practices in addition to strong supervision skills, computer literate, financial skills, analytical skills and sound decision and problem solving making skills

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a Post-secondary certification in Engineering, Architecture, or Project Management along with two (2) years of related experience.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut (Inuinnaqtun), English and French.

Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset.

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 (Cambridge Bay)

Government of Nunavut
PO Box 2377, Cambridge Bay, Nunavut X0B 0C0
Phone: (867) 983-4058
Toll free: 1-866-667-6624
Fax: (867) 983-4041