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Senior Municipal Planning Officer

Community and Government Services
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This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$97,734 per annum, 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$15,016 per annum
No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
20 October 2017

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Senior Manager Municipal Planning, the primary purpose of the position is the provision of expert technical advice to communities and regional offices in development and implementation of the Departmental Capital Plan as it relates to water treatment, solid waste sites and wastewater facility programs. This position’s responsibilities are territorial in scope and include capital programs such as community offices, parking/maintenance garages, arenas, community halls and more.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: update & maintain a decentralized computerized information support system (database) that encompass all community infrastructure capital programs; ensure that the current year projects are physically implementable, technically feasible and are logistically coordinated through direct use of engineering principles; develop and maintain a current inventory on the status and physical conditions of municipal infrastructure in the communities; review contracts, drawings and specifications to ensure completeness, conformity with generally accepted principles and ensure projects meet local community needs; prepare and coordinate capital project briefs for community works programs; provide technical advice for maintaining the Capital Needs Assessment as well as monitor the Capital and O&M budget to ensure compliance within existing budgets.

This position requires advanced knowledge of engineering management principles, standards and procedures necessary to make technical assessment and other professional judgments and decisions. The ideal candidate will also have excellent interpersonal and communications skills.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, Environmental Sciences or related field with knowledge of municipal infrastructure. In addition, a minimum of 1 (one) year in a directly related Municipal position with experience in the following: program management, capital planning, analyzing and evaluating capital programs and procedures, working with a complex computer information system that integrate engineering programming (including detailed knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and AutoCAD) as well as knowledge of standards and policy development.

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

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

Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

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

  • 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