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Maintenance & Support Officer

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This employment opportunity is restricted to Nunavut Inuit who reside in Iqaluit only.
$59,826 to $67,919 per year, 37.5 hours/week
Northern Allowance: 
$15,016 per annum
Closing Date: 
Friday, January 28, 2022 - 11:59pm

This employment opportunity is restricted to Nunavut Inuit who reside in Iqaluit only.

Nunavut Housing Corporation (NHC) is responsible for delivery of the Government of Nunavut (GN) Staff Housing program on behalf of the GN and administers over 740 owned and leased GN Staff Housing units in Iqaluit. Under the supervision of the Tenant Relations Officer, the Maintenance & Support Officer is responsible for the movement and coordination of Staff Housing furnishings and appliances in the city of Iqaluit for NHC, on behalf of the GN. The position coordinates with the Tenant Relations Officer for placement of furnishings in GN Staff Housing units, removal of old and damaged furniture and the disposal of such items.

The Maintenance & Support Officer is responsible for supplying furniture and appliances to owned and leased GN Staff Housing units and keeping an accurate inventory of furniture and appliances stored in the NHC warehouse and providing updated inventory lists to the Tenant Relations Officer every three months. The incumbent will assist the Tenant Relations Officer with the annual re-supply sealift orders of GN Staff Housing furniture, including the unloading, organizing, and properly sorting of the furniture and inventory of the orders. The incumbent will report any damaged furniture to the Tenant Relations Officer as well as dispose of damaged and soiled furniture in the appropriate manner. The individual will be responsible for maintaining the operation of the vehicle supplied for furniture delivery and keeping accurate records of maintenance, repairs, and gas purchases on the delivery vehicle. The incumbent of this position will also be responsible for the inventory and organization of the NHC furniture warehouse and will assist the Tenant Relations Officer with general office duties when not handling furniture and appliance issues.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through the completion of grade 11 education plus one (1) year of experience directly related to warehousing and delivery of goods and services. The successful incumbent must also possess a valid Nunavut Driver’s License. This is a Position of Trust and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required.                                                                             

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktut, English and French. Applicants may submit their resume in any of the official languages of Nunavut. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official languages would be considered an asset. Knowledge of Inuit communities, culture, land, Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, Inuktut and experience working in a northern cross-cultural environment are also considered assets.

Acceptable combinations of education and experience may be considered for this position. We encourage you to apply if you have equivalent years of education and/or experience equal to the education and experience requirements listed above.

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 representative workforce, therefore priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit who self-identify as being enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement in accordance with the Priority Hiring Policy.
  • Government of Nunavut employees serving a probationary period must obtain and provide written authorization from the deputy head of their employing department. The authorization from the deputy head must accompany your application for your application to be considered. 
  • Possession of a criminal record may not disqualify candidates from being considered. An assessment of the criminal record will be measured against the scope and duties of the position. This is only a requirement for positions that require a satisfactory criminal record or vulnerable sector check. 
  • Applicants may submit their resume in any of the Official Languages of Nunavut.
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • The onus is on candidates in receipt of foreign post-secondary education credentials to have their foreign credentials assessed through a recognized Canadian education institution.  Failure to do so may result in the rejection of their application. 
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