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Manager, Human Resources

Community and Government Services
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Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
24 May 2019

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Director, Human Resources, the Manager ensures that human resources related decisions, strategies and recommendations to management have received appropriate input not only from within the department but from other Government of Nunavut (GN) departments and appropriate authorities. This position works with management to ensure that staff are assessed and trained to meet the statutory requirements of their positions and prepared with the necessary skills to meet departmental priorities such as the Inuit Employment Plan. The Manager is responsible for ensuring departmental compliance with GN policies, directives and procedures regarding human resources functions and prepares correspondence and documentation for management and Deputy Minster approval. This position will represent the department on various departmental and inter-departmental Human Resources (HR) related committees and be an active member in specialist HR groups requiring support and decision making involvement.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized undergraduate Degree in Business Administration/Commerce, Social Sciences or a related field, along with a minimum of three (3) years human resources management experience administering the full spectrum of Human Resources functions and one (1) year of experience supervising staff and/or leading a team. Experience in recruitment and staffing practices, staff development and employee relations is required. Training in Alternate Dispute Resolution, Hay Evaluations, Performance Management and Human Resource Information Systems will be considered an asset. Professional certification in Human Resources is an asset.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French. The ability to speak 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 Human Resources (Iqaluit)

Government of Nunavut
P.O. Box 1000, Station 430 Iqaluit, Nunavut  X0A 0H0    
Phone: 867-975-6222
Toll Free: 1-888-668-9993    
Fax: 867-975-6220