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Material Management Officer (Covid-19)

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Term until March 31st, 2023. This employment opportunity is restricted to residents of Iqaluit only.
$68,058 - $77,251 per year, 40 hours/week
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Closing Date: 
Friday, December 10, 2021 - 11:59pm

This employment opportunity is restricted to residents of Iqaluit only.

Reporting to the Material Management Coordinator, the Material Management Officer (Covid-19) will be responsible for managing and coordinating the shipping, receiving, storage, inventory and asset control of all Covid-19 related supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE) for Nunavut. This position will carry out the day-to-day activities of the Community and Government Services warehouse Services as they relate to facilitating the Government of Nunavut’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The incumbent will comply with and perform duties in accordance with all standardized procedures, practices, and policies to surplus disposal of Government assets, custodial storage, air freight and sealift receiving and distribution of goods for the benefit of the Government. This position is also required to operate and maintain both indoor and outdoor powered lift trucks and attachments.

The Material Management Officer (Covid-19) will be responsible for filling orders in an accurate and correct manner that ensures client needs and satisfaction and inventory integrity. This position will coordinate with other Government’s (both Federal and Provincial/Territorial) and agencies for the safe and efficient transport of Covid-19 and exemptions to Dangerous Goods, and general shipping requirements and restrictions related to the movement of Covid-19 supplies and PPE.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a High School Diploma, along with three (3) years of experience in warehousing, logistics, inventory, distribution, and experience in material management. The ability to operate a Powered Lift Truck in accordance with CGS and the Government of Nunavut procedures is required within six (6) months of employment. A Class 5 Driver’s License is mandatory. Knowledge of inventory systems and distribution services, procurement policies and procedures and airlift/sealift logistics is an asset. Knowledge and experience in financial policies, procedures and systems would be an asset. This is a Position of Trust and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktut, English and French. Applicants may submit their resume in any of the official languages of Nunavut. Fluency in French, Inuktitut or Inuinnaqtun would be considered an asset. Knowledge of Inuit communities, culture, land, Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, Inuktut and experience working in a northern cross-cultural environment are also considered assets.

Acceptable combinations of education and experience may be considered for this position. We encourage you to apply if you have equivalent years of education and/or experience equal to the education and experience requirements listed above.

As this is a term position until March 31st, 2023, current indeterminate Government of Nunavut employees may be offered a competitive transfer assignment for the duration of the term if they are deemed to be the successful candidate, however this is subject to managerial approval.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies


 If you are interested in applying for this job, please email your cover letter and resume to Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your email.

  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a representative workforce, therefore priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit who self-identify as being enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement in accordance with the Priority Hiring Policy.
  • Government of Nunavut employees serving a probationary period must obtain and provide written authorization from the deputy head of their employing department. The authorization from the deputy head must accompany your application for your application to be considered. 
  • Possession of a criminal record may not disqualify candidates from being considered. An assessment of the criminal record will be measured against the scope and duties of the position. This is only a requirement for positions that require a satisfactory criminal record or vulnerable sector check. 
  • Applicants may submit their resume in any of the Official Languages of Nunavut.
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • The onus is on candidates in receipt of foreign post-secondary education credentials to have their foreign credentials assessed through a recognized Canadian education institution.  Failure to do so may result in the rejection of their application. 
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