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Business Continuity Officer

Community and Government Services
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This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$88,608 per annum, 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$15,016 per annum
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
24 November 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.

Reporting to the Manager, Emergency Preparedness, the role of the Business Continuity Officer is to provide guidance and support to Nunavut Emergency Management (NEM), Government of Nunavut departments and agencies (GN), municipalities and other stakeholders in the development of business continuity programs (BCP) across Nunavut. The Business Continuity Officer will also assist with the planning, development, co-ordination, implementation and evaluation of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery strategies and objectives in the context of the BCP.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Identify potential business interruptions, develop safeguards against these interruptions and implement recovery procedures in the event of a business interruption; Provide documentation and training on Contingency Planning concepts and procedures at the Territorial/Municipal level; Provide guidance on the use of and completion of BCP templates; Act as liaison with all relevant organizations/agencies/groups involved in the delivery of training or development of standards in the area of personal emergency preparedness; Attend and participate in national BCP and risk management forums as well as supervise support staff for the Territorial Emergency Operations Centre Group.

The ideal candidate will have a College Diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution, a minimum of 1 year experience in emergency management, a Basic Emergency Management Course and Incident Command System level 100 minimum. Knowledge of, and experience with the development and implementation of technical programs and courses as well as experience in the supervision of staff and managing budgets is also required. In addition, a background in business continuity planning, enforcement or firefighting field will be considered assets, as is fluency in Inuktitut/Inuinnaqtun.

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 (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