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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.
This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.
Reporting to the Director, Policy and Planning, the Legislation Analyst is accountable for the interpretation and communication of existing legislated responsibilities and for contributing to the development and implementation of new legislation for the Department. The Legislation Analyst will have through understanding of the full scope of the Department’s legislated responsibilities and will ensure others in the Department understand those responsibilities.
The incumbent is responsible and accountable for providing advice to senior management and staff on issues relating to the Department’s legislative responsibilities, policies, programs, and practices, particularly with respect to education planning and management. The incumbent supports the Department to define its key messaging, communication goals and objectives. Overseeing the development of departmental policies, protocols, guidelines, procedures, directives and communication templates will be ongoing responsibilities. The Legislation Analyst will be responsible for researching, analyzing, and evaluating education legislation, policy, strategies and management approaches from other jurisdictions to identify best practices.
The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in one of the following fields: public administration, law, political science, or a related field, and two years of related work experience. Applicable work-related experience would include: legislation and policy research, development, and analysis; project management in a public sector environment; and / or work related to major topic areas covered by legislation likely to be under review by the Department. A Master’s degree would be considered an asset.
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. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit would also be considered an asset.
Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.
An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.