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Director of Policy and Planning

Reference number: 
Type of employment: 
Restricted to GN employees
Union Status: 
This position is not included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$108,844 to $155,492
Northern Allowance: 
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
11 January 2019


This is a Position of Trust and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required.

As per HRM Directive 518, this employment opportunity is restricted to current Government of Nunavut employees.

Reporting to the Deputy Minister of Justice, the Director of Policy and Planning (Director) is responsible for the development and implementation of Departmental policy, legislative initiatives, and programs. The Director develops priorities for Departmental activities, long and short term plans for the Department under the supervision and direction of the Deputy Minister of Justice. This position is the primary research and advisory resource for the Deputy Minister and the other Senior Managers in the Department. The Director, and Divisional staff, will be expected to conduct analysis and provide timely advice on a broad range of long term, day to day, administration of Justice, corrections, and legislative-related issues.

Moreover, the incumbent is responsible for Departmental communication and ensures that other Departments, the Judiciary, the Members of the Legislative Assembly, Inuit Organizations, the public, and other stakeholders are informed and consulted on important justice initiatives.     

The ideal candidate for this position will have at a minimum a university Degree (e.g. Bachelor's, Master’s, etc.) in social sciences, law, criminology, liberal arts, or a related field. The incumbent must have at least two (2) years’ experience in progressive management roles. Additionally, experiences in researching laws, developing and consulting on legislation and/or policies, preparing briefing materials to elected representatives and/or senior staff, working with media and the public are essential for this position.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English, and French. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official languages would be considered an asset.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.

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