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Legislative Specialist

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Closing Date: 
Friday, April 16, 2021 - 11:59pm

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

Reporting to the Manager, Policy and Legislation, the Legislative Specialist is responsible for developing and revising legislation to address the priorities of the Department of Community and Government Services. The Legislation Specialist leads the coordination and evaluation of legislative initiatives for all divisions of the department; develops briefing materials for the Deputy Minister and Minister and facilitates the department’s consultations with stakeholders regarding issues of legislation.

The Legislative Specialist is responsible for all Standing Committee and Legislative Assembly sessional support matters; evaluating existing departmental policies, directives, and programs to determine their effectiveness in meeting strategic priorities; and researching, analyzing, drafting, and monitoring policies for the department. This position provides legislative and planning advice and recommendations on a broad range of legislation and strategic departmental submissions to Cabinet and Standing Committees; provides support and advice to the department in the development and completion of Cabinet submissions, advises Senior Management of contentious issues, and recommends strategies to ensure implementation and compliance with existing government policies, directives, and guidelines.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized undergraduate degree in political science, social science, law, public administration or related field, along with two (2) years of experience in legislation and policy research, development and analysis. Effective communication skills in writing is required.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English, and French.

Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is 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.


If you are interested in applying for this job, please email your cover letter and resume to Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your email.

  • 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 Inuit. 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.
  • Applicants may submit their resume in the Official Language of their choice.
  • Eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website.
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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