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Senior Internetworking and Security Specialist

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Friday, November 6, 2020 - 11:59pm

This is a Position of Trust and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required.

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Senior Technical Specialist Lead (Networks), the Senior Internetworking and Security Specialist is responsible for monitoring and responding to daily Internetworking and Network Security service requests and related incidents/problems. This position provides technical support for identified Telecommunication and Network Security problems/incidents and for escalation requirements in support of other Informatics Planning and Services Division technicians. The Specialist monitors, manages and maintains Government of Nunavut (GN) Telecommunication infrastructures specifically in the areas of internetworking which include routing and connectivity between internal GN networks, the security equipment and related systems that connect the Government to the internet or access requirements for affiliated third party infrastructures and related application systems that are required for departmental program delivery.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized Diploma in Information Technology or related field along with seven (7) years of Informatics experience with extensive experience in a networking security support role within an organization that has a medium to large Telecommunications environment. Information Technology Information Infrastructure Library (ITIL) certification is an asset.  Experience in project and contract administration within an enterprise level IM/IT environment is an asset. Exposure to satellite network communications is an asset. Cisco Certification or proven knowledge of Cisco environments is an asset. A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Business Administration, Commerce, Engineering or Computer Science with study in the area of information management, knowledge management or information systems will be considered an asset. Preference will be given to candidates that have specific experience administering and supporting internetworking, routing, and network security equipment.

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

Fluency in Inuktut, Inuinnaqtun or French 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.


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 more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit. 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.
  • Applicants may submit their resume in the Official Language of their choice.
  • Eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website.
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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