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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 Director of the Legislation Division, the Legislative Counsel (Counsel) supports and assists departments during the Legislative process. The Counsel advises and provides legislative drafting services to Government of Nunavut departments, the Legislative Assembly and its Members. The Bills and Regulations drafted by Counsel will become law, and therefore have a significant effect on members of the public and the Government. The incumbent will also give legal advice and opinions with respect to drafting, the legislative and regulatory processes, Parliamentary procedures, and the interpretation of legislation. The position is a part of a Division which includes other Legislative Counsel, French and Inuktitut legal translators, and the Nunavut Official Editor/Territorial Printer. The Counsel works with senior officials up to and including Deputy Ministers and Ministers.
The successful candidate must have a Common Law degree from a recognized Canadian university or a Certificate of Qualification from the National Committee on Accreditation; and either be a regular member of the Law Society of Nunavut or have the qualifications necessary to become a regular member within a reasonable time. The Legislative Counsel must have experience in conducting legal research. Experience in drafting legislation is required. This is normally acquired by having worked as a legislative drafter or by the completion of a program in legislative drafting, or both; however, experience in statutory interpretation, providing drafting instructions, or drafting other complex legal instruments is also acceptable. The Legislative Counsel must have excellent written and oral English language skills.
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 fill future vacancies.