Manager, Human Resources and Advisor to Senior Personnel Secretariat

Reference number: 
Type of employment: 
Interdepartmental Transfer Assignment
Union Status: 
This position is not included in the Nunavut Employees Union
Northern Allowance: 
No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
May 30, 2014

3 Year Term


Eligibility:      All Indeterminate Government of Nunavut Employees


Any employee wishing to compete on this transfer assignment must provide written approval from his/her Deputy Minister when applying.

Reporting, to the Director, Corporate Services, the Manager, Human Resources and Advisor to Senior Personnel Secretariat (SPS) manages the human resources function within the department. The incumbent provides strategic advice and support to all departmental staff in administering staff recruitment, staff training and development. The Manager is also the lead on recruitment, hiring, employee relations, disciplinary matters, human resources reporting and on-going performance management initiatives for the department.


The Manager also provides direct support to the Secretary  to Cabinet with respect to administering the employer-employee relationship between Deputy Heads and the Premier, managing the contracts and files of all political staff and performance-based pay processes for all Government of Nunavut’s Senior Managers.


The ideal candidate will have completion of post-secondary education in Human Resources Management, Business Administration with a Human Resources specialty or a related field with a minimum of five (5) years of related experience. Experience in interpreting Human Resources policies, Collective Agreements and associated acts are required. The candidate must have knowledge of practices, principles, theories of Human Resources Planning and training and human resources development techniques. Excellent communications skills both orally and in writing are required. The ability to communicate effectively in an Inuit Language is an asset. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.


Equivalencies that consist of a combination of education, knowledge, skills and abilities to formal education and experience requirements will 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
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