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Career Development Officer

Family Services
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This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$81,861 per annum for 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$ 19,077 per annum
No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
27 April 2018

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.

The incumbent will work with other Career Development Officers to administer and deliver

Career Development services to the communities of the region served. The incumbent also

works closely with the income assistance division to assist income assistance clients with

productive choices and career development services and programs.

The incumbent is an active member of a team responsible for the delivery of career

development services and training programs which are designed to maximize employment and

education opportunities of Northerners and enhance the economic potential of Nunavut.

Programs and Services include Career Counselling Services, Training-on-the-job,

Apprenticeship Training Assistance, Income Assistance, Employment Insurance Benefits and

Support Measures. The incumbent is also responsible for the support and promotion of

Nunavut’s Inuit Employment Policy and for maintaining a working knowledge of other programs

delivered by the department.

The incumbent must have experience in developing, assessing, monitoring and evaluating

training programs, workshops and presentations; reviewing policy and procedural documents;

counselling employers, students and apprentices trainees and preparing written reports.

Knowledge of: local, regional, national and global labour market conditions issues; program

design, assessment, monitoring and evaluation; Income Assistance, Financial Assistance for

Nunavut Students, Child Day Care subsidies, policies and regulations are all required.

Skills and abilities: presentation skills, workshop development and delivery skills, using up-to date technology; verbal and written communication skills; negotiating skills; keyboarding and computing skills.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a

Diploma or certificate in Career Development or Human Resource Management and two years of experience in counselling or adult training. Certification to administer and interpret aptitude tests is an asset. An apprenticeship background or Journeyman certification are assets. Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

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.

An eligibility list may be created to staff future vacancies in various communities across

Nunavut for the same position.

  • 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 (Igloolik)

Government of Nunavut

PO Box 239, Igloolik, Nunavut X0A 0L0

Phone: (867) 934-2025

Toll free: 1-800-682-9033

Fax: (867) 934-2027