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Senior Advisor, Petroleum

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One Year Term
$105,342 to $119,511 per year, 37.5 hours/week
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Closing Date: 
Friday, September 30, 2022 - 11:59am

This employment opportunity is restricted to residents of Iqaluit only.

Reporting to the Director, Minerals and Petroleum Resources, the Senior Advisor, Petroleum plays a key role in the Minerals and Petroleum Division in the implementation of programs and providing advice related to these five major focus areas. Geoscience, Resource Management, Prospector Development, Community Education and Awareness and Investor Confidence. In addition, provides advise, information, technical advice to the Government of Nunavut on minerals and petroleum related issues. This position is one of the key positions in the Division to facilitate a sustainable petroleum industry, forming the foundation of a vibrant economy within Nunavut, and comprising a major component of a diverse economy, to institute the petroleum industry as a thriving sector throughout the Territory to provide substantive benefits to all Nunavut communities, and to put into practice the philosophy that the petroleum industry is a form of sustainable development, incorporating the “triple bottom line” (people, economy and environment), thus providing a contribution towards establishment of healthy communities.

The Senior Advisor, Petroleum is one of the key positions in the Minerals and Petroleum Division to ensure that the division and the Government are aware of the and responsive to the needs of communities, and the petroleum industry and that a strong positive relationship arises. The ability of the Division to effectively communicate with communities, the petroleum industry, other government agencies, and other Nunavut organizations and be responsive on their needs and issues will be dependent on the effectiveness of the incumbent Inuit Societal Values.

All Inuit Societal Values will be respected by the Senior Advisor Petroleum Resources.

  • Avatittinnik Kamatsiarniq:  Respect and Care for the Land, animals, and the Environment.
  • Aajiiqatigiinniq: Decision Making Through Discussion and Consensus.
  • Qanuqtuurniq: Being innovative and resourceful.
  • Inuuqatigiitsiarniq:  Respecting others, Relationships and caring for people.
  • Piliriqatigiinniq/Ikajuqtigiinniq:  Working Together for a Common Cause.
  • Pijitsirniq: Serving and Providing for Family and/or Community.
  • Tunnganarniq: Fostering good spirit by being open, welcoming, and inclusive

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized

Bachelor of Science Degree in geology, or geological engineering or related field, plus three (3) years of related work experience in community relations in a cross-cultural setting, providing public presentations. Registration or the ability to become registered in an association of professional geoscientists is required. Experience with Geographic Information System (GIS) would be considered an asset.


The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktut, English and French. Applicants may submit their resume in any of the official languages of Nunavut. Fluency and ability to write Inuktitut 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.

As this is a one (1) year term position, current indeterminate Government of Nunavut employees may be offered a competitive transfer assignment for the duration of the term if they are deemed to be the successful candidate, however this is subject to managerial approval.

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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