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Senior Driver Examiner

Gjoa Haven
Reference number: 
Type of employment: 
Union Status: 
This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$ 86,873.00
Northern Allowance: 
$ 26,345.00
No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
26 May 2017

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

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

As a senior member of the Services and Inspection Support Team, the Senior Driver Examiner is directly accountable for delivering effective, efficient, fair and consistent driver examination and licence programs across Nunavut. This includes providing vehicle safety inspection, regulatory enforcement, vehicle registration, driver testing, licensing services and the school bus inspection program.

The position is located in Gjoa Haven and reports to the Director, Motor Vehicles.

Direct Impact and Accountability: The Motor Vehicles Division is responsible for highway and road safety, driver education and testing, licensing, vehicle registration and records, safety and inspection of motor vehicles, the school bus inspection program, the Nunavut General Identification Card program and the territory’s motor vehicle accident database system.

The ideal candidate should have a Grade 12 Diploma or High School Equivalency Certificate, as well as, 3-5 years of experience as a Driver Examiner and Class 1 driver’s license; and 2 years of experience in an administrative role; and the following conditions of employment:

  • Valid Class 1 Driver’s License Air Brake and School Bus endorsement;
  • Valid Class 6 (motorcycle) Driver’s License;
  • Vulnerable Sector Check. Highly Sensitive Position
  • Driver Examiner certification;
  • Clear driver's Abstract; and
  • Meet all driver’s medical conditions for each endorsement or certification.

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.

A degree or diploma from a university or community college in a related transportation management or business administration field is an asset; and proficiency in speaking Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun or French are considered assets.

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