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This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.
The Chief of Coroner is responsible for administration of all aspects of Coroners Act and as such, has ultimate authority for all activities related to Territorial Coroners Act. The incumbent provides vision, strategic direction, and leadership in developing and maintaining an effective and creditable coroner program. This position is responsible for the development and implementation of policies, procedures, standards and information/data management systems necessary to ensure that coroner activities are carried out in accordance with applicable legislation, the program mandate, short and long term objectives and standards developed and incorporated by the incumbent. The Chief Coroner position is critical in ensuring that all deaths are investigated in a thorough, consistent and fair manner. At the same time, it is important to identify and embrace the need to act in the public interest, particularly in preventing deaths and educating the public.
The ideal candidate for this position will have at a minimum a related post-secondary Degree from a recognized and accredited institution (e.g. Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Medical Degree, Law) and must have or be eligible to receive a statutory appointment as a Coroner in order to perform duties of this position. The incumbent will have at least five (5) years’ experience in a related medical, legal or death investigative field, along with two (2) years’ supervisory experience. Additionally, the incumbent must have a valid Class 5 NU Driver’s license or equivalent from another jurisdiction which must be transferred to Nunavut within probationary period.
Preference will be given to candidates with previous Coroner or medicolegal death investigative experience.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English, and French. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official languages and knowledge of Inuit culture, communities, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit would be considered an asset.
Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.