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Operations Specialist, Nursing Resource Program

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Type of employment: 
$93,582 to $106,208 per year, 37.5 hours/week
Northern Allowance: 
$16,008 per year
Closing Date: 
Friday, February 10, 2023 - 11:59pm


This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

The Government of Nunavut was selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers, Top Employers for Young People and recent graduates in 2022. With one of the fastest growing and youngest populations in Canada, Nunavut is a dynamic, vibrant territory, committed to becoming an even better place for future generations.  As a government, we are strengthening our unique model of governance - one that integrates Inuit societal values, promotes use of the Inuktut language, achieves a representative public service, and collaborates with partners to achieve the promise of Nunavut. Successful applicants will enjoy a competitive salary, medical and dental benefits, a defined benefit pension plan, relocation privileges and opportunities for training and career advancement.

Reporting to the Manager Nursing Resource Program, the Operations Specialist (Specialist) is responsible for contributing to the establishment of a sustainable, effective, and high value Nursing Resource Program which meets the needs of the Department with a supply of temporary and surge capacity nurses who are competent and ready to practice in all communities. The Specialist also supports the Nursing Resource Program Manager to make informed decisions related to the operations of the Nursing Resource Program. The Nursing Resource Program plays a critical role in supporting the delivery of healthcare services throughout the territory by ensuring a sufficient and skilled casual talent pool is ready to respond to Locum Nurse staffing needs in the health centres.

The Specialist is the key interface between Regional Directors of Health Operations and the Nursing Resource Program. The position tracks the projected and emergent requirements of each health center. The Specialist uses their human resources (HR) experience to work closely with Health HR to ensure that the Nursing Resource Program has sufficient capacity to provide qualified, pre-oriented Locum Nurses to meet temporary and surge capacity Locum Nursing staffing needs across the territory on an ongoing basis. The Specialist provides expert advice and support for Health management regarding approaches to staffing vacancies and implementing human resource plans in order to build a stable, representative, and competent northern workforce. This Specialist collaborates with the Nursing Operations Specialist, Clinical Nurse Educators, and Regional Directors of Health Operations to ensure that Locum Nurses are placed in appropriate work assignments and that they receive appropriate onboarding, and ongoing support to facilitate effective program operations across Nunavut. The Specialist will also coordinate and participate in the two-level screening and interview process to determine suitability of potential nurse candidates for the Nursing Resource Program.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized undergraduate degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field, along with two (2) years of related work experience in the Human Resources field, such as recruitment or staffing. Experience working in health care or health care resources is an asset.

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 more than one of Nunavut’s official languages 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.

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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