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Staffing Consultant

Reference number: 
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 Manager of Staffing, the Staffing Consultant provides staffing services for Government of Nunavut (GN) departments, boards and agencies in Iqaluit.  The Staffing Consultant also provides coaching and advice regarding approaches to staffing vacancies and implementing their human resource plans in order to build a stable, representative and qualified northern workforce. This position plays a key role in promoting the GN as an employer of choice through professional and competent practise and effective communication throughout the staffing process. 

The Consultant addresses departments’ needs to fill vacancies while meeting the quality, consistency and timelines established for staffing services. The Consultant is expected to understand the occupational requirements and qualifications in a culturally diverse, complex work force for a number of different departments.This position applies knowledge of staffing procedures, GN legislation, and effective hiring practises to achieve the GN human resource and Inuit employment plans to build a representative workforce that is increasingly comprised of Nunavut Land Claims Beneficiaries.

This incumbent must have experience in staffing and human resources procedures, be familiar with the Public Service Act, Collective Agreements and the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement as it applies to hiring. A sound knowledge of the GN structure and the various occupations within, skills and abilities and requirements associated with regulated occupations is required. Consulting and facilitation skills, experience or training in, are also required to provide guidance and training to client departments. Applicants must be competent in the MS Office Suite of programs including email, Word and Excel. 

Familiarity with human resources data bases and systems (such as ePersonality) is required. Training in or experience working with the National Occupational Classification system and Behavioral Descriptive Interviewing is required.

The required knowledge, skills and abilities for this position are generally obtained by completion of a degree in Human Resources or Human / Labour Relations, plus directly related work experience leading staffing and recruitment.

Equivalencies that consist of other acceptable combinations 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 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 (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