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Rankin Inlet
Reference number: 
Type of employment: 
Union Status: 
This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$50,837 per annum, 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$ 18,517 per annum
No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
02 February 2018

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 Regional Public Health Supervisor, the Caretaker ensures the Health Center runs smoothly. The successful candidate will provide building, equipment, and vehicle maintenance as well as perform regular janitorial duties. Interpreting for unilingual clients is also an occasional job requirement.

The Caretaker is responsible for all aspects in making sure that the Health Center is a sanitary and secure location. In addition to janitorial duties, the successful candidate must notify the manager, support services when items are damaged/missing or when stocks are low. Another aspect of this job is to monitor the fire and safety protocols and ensure there is a working relationship with the fire chief to formulate a plan for mutual assistance in disaster situations.

The successful candidate must be mature, responsible, dependable, and able to work independently. Maintaining a high level of confidentiality is also an important element of the job. He/she must also be able to perform heavy lifting and understand that he/she may be required to assist in emergency situations (i.e. preparation of the dead).

Requirements for this job are:

Possession of Class 5 license


Basic computer skills

Mechanical/carpentry experience

WHMIS and TDG Certificates

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, 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.
Department of Finance (Rankin Inlet)

Government of Nunavut
PO Box 460, Rankin Inlet, Nunavut X0C 0G0
Phone: (867) 645-8065
Toll free: 1-800-933-3072
Fax: (867) 645-8097