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Manager, Technical Services

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Type of employment: 
Type of Employment 2: 
until March 31, 2022
Northern Allowance: 
Closing Date: 
Friday, February 21, 2020

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Director, Infrastructure; the Manager, Technical Services (Manager) manages the delivery of technical support for Nunavut Housing Corporation’s new construction, redevelopment initiatives, maintenance and other technical issues to district staff, communities, boards and agencies. The prime responsibility is to ensure new construction is delivered on-time and effectively meets program requirements, as well as provide timely response to questions, concerns, and needs of district project staff to help them better define and deliver projects. The research, development, distribution, updating and advice on the use of codes, design standards and guidelines; various evaluations of buildings and facilities; training people to operate, maintain, and evaluate facilities; and, reviewing consultants proposed designs and plans to ensure consistent approach to the program and life cycle design of facilities are additional parts of that support function. These responsibilities support the Government of Nunavut’s interest in providing buildings and facilities, which have the most economical life cycle costs while meeting community needs.

The Manager is responsible for making decisions on technical matters addressing suitability of materials, methods, or design and standards, and recommendations on priority of projects and allocation of resources related to evaluations or reviews. Considerable latitude is permitted in program development in setting, monitoring, and interpreting standards and performance criteria for buildings. The final selection of projects for technical evaluations and assignment of staff is made by the position. Specific priorities may be assigned by the Director or may arise out of focus changes of the Corporation or Government of Nunavut.

The knowledge, skills and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized degree in Architecture, Engineering or in a related field, along with four (4) years’ experience in residential design, construction or maintenance or related field and two (2) years’ experience in a supervisory role leading a project team.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French. The ability to speak Inuktitut/Inuinnaqtun is considered an asset. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset. Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

Current indeterminate Government of Nunavut employees that apply and are successful on this term position may be offered a transfer assignment for the duration of the term pending Manager approval.

An Eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies

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