Bilingual Career Development Officer

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Closing date: Dec 21, 2018

Location: Yellowknife

Department: ECE Labour Market Programs

Job Code: 16287

Salary: $83,363 - $99,509

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

The Department of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) provides the residents of the Northwest Territories with access to quality programs, services and support to assist them in making informed and productive choices for themselves and their families with regard to education, training, careers, employment and labour, child development, languages, culture and heritage.

Job Information

Located in Yellowknife and reporting to the Regional Manager, Career Development, the Career Development Officer will coordinate, monitor, develop and implement Labour Market and Career and Employment Development programs and services to ensure the delivery of appropriate, quality, cost effective programs and services to residents of the North Slave Region.

The incumbent may have expenditure authority up to $25,000 as outlined as individual program guidelines and policies and may negotiate commitments and contributions in excess of $25,000 per client. The incumbent also has Revenue authorities up to $25,000.

The duties of this position are carried out in accordance with the Financial Administration Act, Government Contract Regulations, and GNWT policies such as the Business Incentive Policy, Canada-NWT Agreements, Departmental policies, directives  and  procedures.  Exercising a wide degree of latitude, the incumbent is responsible for interpreting and applying these Acts and policies in a wide variety of situations to meet the needs of applicants.


  • Knowledge and understanding of the Certification processes (i.e. trades, apprentices and occupations candidates);
  • Knowledge in career development, human resources and adult learning theory and practices;
  • Knowledge of current training and employment trends including: GNWT strategic directions; Departmental goals and objectives; strategic goals and direction of local College, indigenous groups, and partner departments; and current labour market trends is required;
  • Financial knowledge to ensure that the requirements of the Financial Administration Act, Financial Administration Directives, associated procedures and schedules related to processing of financial documents are followed;
  • Ability to foster effective relationships with community groups;
  • Ability to monitor contracts and contribution agreements and provide on-going counseling to clients and employers;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, verbal and written  communication skills, listening skills and the ability to present views and ideas in a clear and concise manner;
  • Ability to develop, deliver, assess, monitor and evaluate training programs, workshops and presentations;
  • Ability to provide effective employment and career counseling to students, trainees, apprentices, employers, non-government organizations and members of the public;
  • Ability to plan and prioritize objects, to work with others in accomplishing assigned work objectives, to deal tactfully with others, to exercise sound judgement and to adjust to varying or changing situations to meet emerging or changing program requirements;
  • Effective analytical, interpretative, evaluation and investigative skills;
  • Ability to prepare, monitor and maintain program budgets; and
  • The ability to effectively utilize computer systems and tools specifically word­ processing ( Microsoft Word), presentations (Power Point), spreadsheets (Excel), CMAS and communications (Email).

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

A postsecondary degree in a related discipline such as:  career development, social sciences, counseling or Journey Certification in a designated trade, and a minimum of two years directly related experience in career counselling in a service oriented environment.





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Transfer Assignments

Transfer Assignments may be considered.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Management and Recruitment Services
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Yellowknife Centre 5th Floor 
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Fax: (867) 873-0445


Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $42.75 per hour to $51.03 per hour (approximately $83,363 - $99,509) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.


Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.


Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.


Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 16287        

Closing Date: December 21, 2018 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time