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Manager, Policy & Legislation

Community and Government Services
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This position is not included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$107,718 per annum, 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$15,016 per annum
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
02 March 2018

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Director of Policy and Consumer Affairs, the incumbent leads in the coordination and management of departmental policy and legislative development, corporate communications, departmental planning process and the departmental management of ATIPP requests. The Policy Directorate of the Department of Community and Government Services (CGS) provides expert advice and analysis related to policy and legislation for and on behalf of the Department in providing service to the people of Nunavut.

The incumbent takes the lead in the development and ongoing evaluation of departmental policies, procedures and guidelines. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to: coordinate consultations on policies under development with departments across government and other impacted client groups; facilitate the development of departmental business plans and ensure they are consistent with government-wide priorities and guidelines; supervise and lead the policy support to the Deputy Minister and Minister during sessions in the Legislative Assembly; supervise the responding to departmental ATIPP requests and provide ATIPP specific advisory services to CGS staff as well as supervise and mentor Legislative Specialist and Policy/Communications Analyst.

The incumbent should have a post-secondary Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Political Science or Law, with five (5) years’ experience dealing with public policy issues and/or developing and implementing policy and performance management systems for a large organization. Experience would include developing, recommending and analyzing legislation, policies and procedures; developing and carrying out evaluations, assessments and researches; developing and recommending submissions to Cabinet; developing public consultation framework and experience managing organization communications. Five (5) years direct supervisory experience is also required.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut (Inuinnaqtun), English and French.

The ability to speak Inuktitut/Inuinnaqtun is an asset.

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.

  • 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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