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Nunavut Official Editor/ Territorial Printer
As per HRM Directive 518, this employment opportunity is restricted to current Government of Nunavut employees.
This crucial and unique position is critical to, and carries the largest weight of the duties required to discharge the Legislation Division of the Department of Justice’s responsibility to provide “access to justice” by ensuring that the Courts, resident and non-resident lawyers, all public servants, and all Nunavummiut have access to authoritative and accurate versions of all of the Acts, Regulations, Statutory Appointments, and other official Government of Nunavut notices, documents, and finding aids in English, French and the Inuit language. This position is relied upon by Senior Government officials, Members of the Legislative Assembly, Territorial Public Agencies, the Judiciary, Government and Private Lawyers and the general public to regularly publish and keep up to date all of the laws of Nunavut that the GN administers by providing 24/7 online electronic access.
Among other duties and responsibilities, the Nunavut Official Editor / Territorial Printer manages, directs, plans, organizes, coordinates, and performs editorial, publication and distribution duties relating to all of the bilingual and multilingual legislative documents approved by Cabinet and the Legislative Assembly that are drafted by the legal professional staff in the Legislation Division of the Nunavut Department of Justice (e.g., the Acts and Regulations of Nunavut and Statutory Appointments and official government documents and notices required by law to be published every month in the Nunavut Gazette), as required by the Statutory Instruments Act and the Public Printing Act, to the high standard of accuracy in English and French required for legally relied upon authoritative texts. The position is also responsible for the continuous ongoing meticulously accurate preparation and publication, in English, French and the Inuit Language of up to date consolidations of all of Nunavut’s Acts and Regulations.
The successful candidate will have as a minimum a University Degree in a relevant field (e.g. law, journalism, communication, science etc.); excellent knowledge of written English and French vocabulary, syntax and grammar; computer proficiency with experience in data processing, especially Microsoft Word, desktop publishing, proofreading. We are looking for a team player who is also able to work independently without supervision and who possesses strong administrative as well as project management experience.
Experience working in a cross-cultural setting, knowledge of the Canadian legal system and more specifically of Statutes and Regulations would be valuable assets for the successful incumbent.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit would also be considered an asset.
Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.