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Director of Nunavut Emergency Management

Community and Government Services
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This position is not included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$111,566 – $159,380 per annum, 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$15,026.00 per annum
No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
18 August 2017

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.





  • 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 (Iqaluit)

Government of Nunavut
PO Box 1000, Station 430, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0
Phone: (867) 975-6222
Toll Free: 1-888-668-9993
Fax: (867) 975-6220