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Director, Translation Bureau

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If there is no successful Nunavut Inuit this position will be offered as a 3 year term
Union Status: 
$ 111,566 to 159,380
Northern Allowance: 
Closing Date: 
Friday, August 21, 2020

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 Assistant Deputy Minister of the Department of Culture and Heritage, the Director, Translation Bureau is responsible for the management of the Translation Bureau which provides interpreter, translation, and editing services to client departments and public agencies in Inuktut, English and French. The main areas of responsibility in the Translation Bureau (Bureau) include the development of policies and guidelines to facilitate the provision of translation services, the reporting on the Government of Nunavut’s (GN) activities and expenditures on translation services and collaborating with stakeholders on terminology development. The Bureau maintains a multilingual translation memory system and is continually faced with the unique challenge of identifying systems and processes that are compatible with Inuktut.

The Director, Translation Bureau is responsible and accountable for: Managing the Translation Bureau that provides translation services to client departments and public agencies in Inuktut, English, and French; Ensuring that translation services are provided to clients by developing, implementing and evaluating a translation policy and accompanying guidelines. Leading and emphasizing the importance of a client service approach in the development of guidelines for the processing of translations and providing language advice; Maintaining a multilingual translation memory system used by reviewers/editors and translators; Ensuring there is a collaborative working relationship with other organizations such as IUT for language development, use and standardization.

The successful candidate should have a post-secondary degree from a reconized university in Translations, Linguistics, Education, Administration, community development, or another relevant field plus 5 years of progressive managerial experience in language services, communications, and/or managing community programs. The incumbent must have experience in a diverse background in the areas of finance, human resources, and community and territorial/provincial operations. The incumbent must be bilingual with the ability to speak, read and write in more than one of Nunavut’s official languages (English, Inuit Language and/or French). The incumbent must have strong oral and written communications skills in both languages, facilitation skills, financial and budget management skills and the ability to lead and motivate staff.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktut, English and French. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is required. 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.

Current Indeterminate Government of Nunavut employees that apply and are successful on this term position may be offered a transfer assignment for the duration of the term, pending managerial approval.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.


Expiry Options: 
Has closing date