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Senior Administrator Judicial Services

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This position is not included in the Nunavut Employees Union
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Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
05 May 2017

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 Director, Court Services and under the direction of the Senior Judge of the Nunavut Court of Justice (NCJ) and administratively to the Director, Court Services, the incumbent provides executive administrative services to the highest level of Judiciary in Nunavut, the Executive Legal Officer and the Senior Justice of the Peace. The incumbent plans, organizes and manages all services related to the administration of the Office of the Senior Judge including administering a budget to support the Office. The incumbent supervises one judicial administrative assistant and various casual staff.  The position also proactively manages stakeholder relationships between the NCJ judiciary and executive branches of the federal & territorial governments, the legal profession and the general public, to achieve program goals. This position must administer executive support services to 6 resident judges, the Executive Legal Officer, and approximately 50 non-resident Deputy Judges when they preside over Nunavut court sittings, the Chief Justice and other judges of the Court of Appeal, the Federal Court of Canada, the Tax Court of Canada, the Senior Justice of the Peace and approximately 60 Justices of the Peace in communities throughout Nunavut..

The position must report through and be accountable to Federal Judicial Affairs at the Department of Justice Canada for judicial spending, administration of Judicom System accounts, and education and training requirements for the judiciary. The position provides front-line liaison on behalf of the Judiciary to the executive branch of Government, the Government of Canada, Court staff, Chief Justice of the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court of Canada, the Canadian Judicial Council, National Judicial Institute, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Canadian Bar Association, Law Society of Nunavut, Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs, Commissioner of Nunavut, senior members of the Canadian Judiciary, members of the legal profession, the media and the general public. The position is an active contact representing the judiciary on a national association of Court Executive Officers to Chief Justices and is the back-up member (to the Law Clerk and Executive Legal Officer) to formal meetings of this association when required. 

A successful candidate must have a minimum Grade 12 education, and two years’ administrative experience working in a professional office environment.  Three years’ experience in an office environment working in a legal or court related field and one year experience in a supervisory role is preferred. This position requires a thorough knowledge and understanding of the respective roles of the executive branch of the government and the judiciary, especially the principle of judicial independence.  An understanding of this is essential, as the employee must be capable of balancing, in a delicate and professional manner, the fact of employment by the executive branch of the GN while working in a highly confidential position for the senior level of the Judiciary in Nunavut. A capacity to communicate in Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun and/or French is an asset. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatugangit is an asset.

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




  • 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.
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