This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.
A unique opportunity to join a senior leadership team with a vision to “play a key role in supporting self-governing, sustainable communities that serve the social and cultural needs of residents, and contribute to Nunavut’s economic growth and social, cultural and environmental well-being.”
Officially founded in 1999, Nunavut exists where tradition meets progress. Much of the Territory has inherited millennia of history and culture of Inuit. Rooted in this rich tradition, the Government of Nunavut (GN) prepares for a prosperous future by investing in high-quality education, health care, culture, environmental protection, and industry growth.
Based in Rankin Inlet, NU, and reporting to the Deputy Minister of Community and Government Services (CGS), you will be accountable for the effective implementation of a policy framework, technical support, recreational initiatives and all capital initiatives for regional offices and all 25 municipalities across Nunavut. Your objective is twofold: to assist them in delivering programs and services (primarily in financial health) essential to good community life; and to provide a safe, healthy environment for community residents.
As the new Assistant Deputy Minister of Local Government, you will lead operations and the development of strategies, plans and policies for the coordinated implementation by CGS, while creating a good human environment and guiding the physical growth of Nunavut communities to meet the needs and desires of residents. Making community capacity-building a top priority, you will support and ensure the delivery of community development programs and services, and support community infrastructure needs, by overseeing research, planning and capital budget needs, and all federal funding programs.
This is a significant mandate for an experienced senior manager with a team-based approach to management, a proven track record of working effectively with public government and Indigenous people and organizations, and knowledge of the Nunavut political environment at the Federal, Territorial and community levels, and Indigenous self-government.
Given the scope of the ADM role, you will have senior-level experience in a municipal government, overseeing the following areas: municipal governance; annual municipal elections; municipal finance; community operations and planning; capital planning; federal funding programs; managing political situations and expectations; and emergency management, response, mitigation, planning and training.
Typically, your body of knowledge, skills and abilities will have been acquired through a post-secondary degree in a related field such as Urban Planning, Civil Engineering, Business Administration or a related discipline, complemented by 10+ years’ progressive managerial experience in a related field. The ability to speak in two or more of Nunavut’s Official Languages would be considered an asset. NOTE: This is a Position of Trust, and a Criminal Record check is 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. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.
To apply to this high-impact mandate in government administration, submit your application to Phelps at email@example.com, specifying the job title in the subject line of your e-mail. Application deadline: October 22nd, 2021.
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 Inuit. Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy. While all responses will be appreciated and handled in the strictest confidence, only those being considered for interviews will be acknowledged.
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