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Director of Policy, Planning & Legislation

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Type of employment: 
Union Status: 
This position is not included in the Nunavut Employees Union
From $108,844 to $155,492 per annum
Northern Allowance: 
$15,016 per annum
No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
22 December 2017

As per HRM Directive 518, this employment opportunity is restricted

Only to Government of Nunavut employees

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

The Director of Policy, Planning, and Legislation (the director) is accountable directly to the Deputy Minister, and is a member of the Senior Management Committee. The Director: leads business and strategic planning for the Department; ensures that policies and legislation are current and appropriate; develops new policies as required; ensures that quality briefing materials and responses to political questioning are completed; and oversees development and delivery of internal and external departmental communications through a comprehensive communications strategy.

The Director is responsible for overall records management and library services for the department, and supervises the Department’s responsibilities under the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The Director also provides strategic advice to the Deputy Minister, and other directors, on departmental initiatives.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following:

* In their cover letter, applicants must demonstrate how they meet the factors identified by providing concrete examples. Please note that it is not sufficient to only state that these factors are met or to provide a listing of current or past responsibilities.

A university degree in: Political Science, Public or Business Administration, Environmental Management, or a related field; and 6 years of progressive policy experience, and 4 years of management experience.

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. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset and this position may be eligible for a Bilingual Bonus of $1,500

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.

Tips for applicants:

Please provide complete and thorough details of your education and experience.
Do not assume that the screening panel has any previous knowledge of your background, qualifications, or work history. You must be specific and provide concrete examples/details.
Failure to provide sufficient information may result in your application being screened out of the competition.

  • 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
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