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Director Human Resources

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Type of employment: 
Union Status: 
This position is not included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$111,566.00 - $159,380
Northern Allowance: 
$ 15,016.00
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
14 December 2018

This is a Position of Trust and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required.

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Deputy Minister, the Director of Human Resources is responsible for providing leadership in the implementation, administration and coordination of all departmental human resources activities.  In addition, the Department of Health has delegated authority for the recruitment of nurses and the Director will be responsible for overseeing the delivery and implementation of this key function. 

The Director and the division works closely with the Department of Finance in the areas of recruitment and staffing, job evaluation, compensation and benefits and employee relations and should have sufficient knowledge about the legal and legislative obligations and requirements of a Public Service Act and Regulations, collective agreement and other legislation, policies, directives, guidelines and practices governing human resources management.

The Director must be a strategic thinker who is responsive to the needs and circumstances of the whole department serviced by the Division.  To be successful in the position, the incumbent must have strong leadership and project management skills to mobilize the numerous change efforts required to ensure the division is a fully functional organization. The incumbent must be a problem solver and be able to develop innovative and creative solutions. 

The ideal candidate for this position will have a degree in Human Resource Management from a recognized university along with six (6) years’ experience as a manager, four (4) of which must be in the supervision of staff as well as six (6) years’ experience as a senior human resources practitioner.  The senior human resource practitioner experience should be in the fields of recruitment and retention, employee relations, and training and development. A professional designation such as a Certified Human Resource Professional is considered an asset.

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 and experience may be considered.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.


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