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Capital Planner

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This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$99,743 per annum, 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$15,016 per annum
No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
04 May 2018

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Under the direction of the Executive Director, Corporate Services, the incumbent is responsible for the development and monitoring of the department’s capital budget and the evaluation of all health services facilities and headquarters in Nunavut.  The Capital Planner will be responsible for developing the capital portion of the business plan and main estimates and for monitoring all projects in any or all communities at any one time. The position is required to view projects through multiple lenses of technical building systems and operational expertise, business transformation, financial and asset planning, innovation and client service orientation. 

This position is responsible for planning and monitoring all capital projects within the Health Department to ensure the appropriate and necessary facilities and equipment are identified in the overall system and, if so, are available (in accordance with legislative standards and criteria) within which the service delivery agents can provide health services to the residents of Nunavut. This is achieved through the development and implementation of a sustainable capital planning business model that is aligned with the Department of Health’s strategic business plan, including financial and service targets.

The incumbent must be able to ensure the quality and accuracy of capital planning reports for senior management; contents of Departmental Financial Management Board submissions – final approval for major capital projects; interpretation of standards and criteria, particularly regarding funding of eligible projects and capital planning and provide advice and recommendations to senior management. The incumbent will have knowledge of project administration and the ability to write professional reports. The position requires excellent verbal and written communication skills to ensure informed decision making about complex subjects for audiences who may not be familiar with issues at hand. A proven ability to communicate effectively with individuals with varying levels of knowledge, skills and responsibilities is essential. 

The knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position are normally obtained through successful completion a Degree in Planning, Architecture, or Engineering along with 3 to 5 years of relevant work experience.  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.

An eligibility list may be created for future vacancies.

  • 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