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Career Development Officer

Family Services
Cambridge Bay
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Type of employment: 
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This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$80,282.00 per annum, 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$19,716.00 per annum
No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
20 October 2017

This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Regional Director, the Career Development Officer is an active member of a team responsible for the delivery of career development services and training programs which is designed to maximize employment and education opportunities of Northerners and enhance the economic potential of Nunavut. Programs and services include Career Counselling Services, Training-on-the-job, Apprenticeship Training Assistance, Income Assistance, Employment Insurance Benefits and Support Measures. The Career Development Officer is also responsible for the support and promotion of Nunavut’s Inuit Employment Policy and for maintaining a working knowledge of other programs delivered by the department.

The Career Development Officer will work with other Career Development Officers to administer and deliver Career Development services to the communities of the region served. The Career Development Officer also works closely with the income assistance division to assist income assistance clients with productive choices and career development services and programs.

In-depth knowledge of Department of Family Services programs and services coupled with local, regional and global knowledge of labor market conditions is required to be successful in this position. The incumbent must have experience using Microsoft Office, and strong verbal and written English communication skills. Presentation skills, workshop development and delivery skills as well as case management skills are required to be successful in the position. The incumbent must also have organizational and time management skills.

The Career Development Officer should have a Diploma of Certificate in Career Development or Human Resource Management and Two (2) years’ related experience in counselling or adult training. The incumbent must have experience in developing, assessing, monitoring and evaluating training programs, workshops and presentations, reviewing policy and procedural documents, counselling employers, students, apprentices’ trainees and preparing written reports is also 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.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

Apprenticeship background or Journeyman certification is an asset.

Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

Term until October 26, 2018. Current Indeterminate Government of Nunavut employees that apply and are successful on this term position may be offered an internal transfer assignment for the duration of the term.

  • 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 Land Claims Beneficiaries. 
  • 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. 
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website. 
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Department of Finance (Cambridge Bay)

Government of Nunavut
PO Box 2377, Cambridge Bay, Nunavut X0B 0C0
Phone: (867) 983-4058
Toll free: 1-866-667-6624
Fax: (867) 983-4041