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Senior Policy and Legislative Analyst

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Type of employment: 
Union Status: 
This position is not included in the Nunavut Employees Union
Northern Allowance: 
$ 15,016
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
25 August 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 Director, Quality of Life this position is responsible for researching and developing policy and legislative initiatives to address the priorities and strategic direction of the Department. He/she will prepare Departmental responses and briefing notes as required to support Senior Managers. Assistant Deputy Ministers, the Deputy Minister and the Ministers office, in addition to key documents such as Cabinet submissions, reports, directives, legislative proposals and discussion papers. This position contributes to the overall functioning of the Quality of Life Secretariat, Cabinet Committee on Quality of Life, Department of Health and the reporting of programs and services by the Minister and Deputy Minister to Cabinet, the legislature and external stakeholders.

The incumbent takes the lead in the coordination of the Cabinet Committee on Quality of Life meetings and submissions and assists in the development of the Departments strategic/business planning activities. Will research and analyze health, suicide prevention and quality of life legislation, policy and strategy from other jurisdictions. The incumbant will develop a full range of policy documents including issue terms, option papers, decision papers and briefing papers. Will monitor, evaluate and critique political, legal, social, economic and legislative developments affecting health legislation, policies and practices. Participates in the annual performance management process and collaborates with immediate supervisor/manager on the development of personal goals, mid-term reviews and annual performance appraisals.

The successful candidate will have an in-depth knowledge of health issues and social determinates of health, preferably in the Nunavut context. The successful candidate will have highly developed analytical skills, ability to analyze complex social policy, legal and health care issues and develop practical and acceptable solutions; ability to analyze; interpret, research and develop legislation and policy.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through an undergraduate degree in the areas of policy development and analysis, political science, social science, law, public administration or a related field, a combination of other education and related work experience totaling five years. Related work experience would include legislation and policy research, development and analysis.

The official languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut (Inuinnaqtun), English and French.

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.
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