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Policy Analyst, Transportation

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Director Transportation Policy and Planning, the Policy Analyst, Transportation works as a member of the Transportation, Policy and Planning team and administers policy initiatives supporting the development of Nunavut’s transportation system, including statutory, regulatory, strategic planning, communications and intergovernmental initiatives as they pertain to the Department of Economic Development and Transportation’s (EDT) transportation mandate. The Mission of the Department of EDT is to work in partnership to support Nunavummiut in stimulating and strengthening the economy, and to ensure the safe and effective movement of people, goods and knowledge. The Transportation Policy and Planning Division ensures that the overall direction of EDT’s transportation programs and services reflect the priorities of the Government of Nunavut by leading policy development and supporting effective internal and external communications for the department on transportation matters.

The Policy Analyst, Transportation will be responsible for administering transportation-related statutory, regulatory, policy and planning initiatives. The incumbent will prepare cabinet submissions and support the preparation of submissions to the Financial Management Board. This position is responsible for supporting the compilation of transportation-related portions of the annual departmental business plan and capital estimates. The incumbent will evaluate the effectiveness of EDT’s transportation programs to enhance transparency and accountbility and contribute to policy and program development. The Policy Analyst, Transportation will provide information and support on transportation issues by promoting integration and implementation of Goernment of Nunavut priorities, including the incorporation of Inuit Societal Values. Responding to Transportation-related requests under the Access to Information and Protections of Privacy Act (ATIPP) is a major role of this position.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized university degree in Political Science, Transportation studies, Transportation Policy, Transportation Planning, Law, Economics, Public or Business Adminstration or a transportation-related field and two (2) years of recent experience. Proficiency in written and oral communication skills is required.

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

Fluency 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.


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