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Director of Nunavut Emergency Management
This is a Position of Trust and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required.
As per HRM Directive 518, this employment opportunity is restricted to Nunavut Inuit Iqaluit residents only.
Reporting to the Assistant Deputy Minister of Community and Government Services, the Director of Nunavut Emergency Management is accountable for the oversight, maintenance and development of the Government of Nunavut’s (GN) Nunavut Emergency Management (NEM) Program.
The Director of Nunavut Emergency Management is responsible for the development of policy, legislation, plans and procedures that guide the NEM and Search and Rescue operations across Nunavut.
The Director is accountable for the creation and running of emergency management education and prevention programs. The Director works with municipalities and other government organizations across Nunavut so they are equipped and prepared to deal with emergencies. In emergencies, the Director of NEM is delegated the freedom to act with full authority and autonomy within the limits of the GN’s Emergency Measures Act.
The Director represents the GN or Deputy Minister at interdepartmental, inter-governmental, and international forums on emergency management. Extensive travel is necessary in this position.
This position requires a college diploma or university degree with studies in a field related to Protection Services or at least 10 years related work experience at increasing levels of responsibility. The Director position requires a minimum of 5 years of management experience in protection services or a directly related field. It is essential that the Director, NEM have knowledge about search and rescue operations. This position requires the ability to manage a budget for divisional operations and related community grant programs.
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.
Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.