Chief Operating Officer - Inuvik (1 year term)

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Closing date: Feb 27, 2019

Location: Inuvik

Department: NTHSSA BD Executive Offices

Job Code: 16303

Salary: $141,551 - $202,215

Job: Full-Time

Term: Temporary

Job Description: View full job description

About the Job

Department Information

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) offers challenging and exciting careers in health and social services delivery and administration in Canada’s North. The Territorial Authority has service locations in communities across the territory and a staff of more than 1,600 serving over 43,000 residents of the NWT and 5,900 residents of the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut.  Challenging work, welcoming communities, and expanded opportunities are some of the benefits offered to employees of the NTHSSA.

Job Information

Lying on the cusp of the northern frontier, 200KMs north of the Arctic Circle within the Beaufort Delta Region (BDR), lays the community of Inuvik - your potential home for the next year as a Senior Executive with the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA).  

This small and welcoming community of 3,500 residents offers benefits beyond what you might find in southern communities throughout Canada.  Inuvik is home to the most northern greenhouse in the world and is very family friendly with plenty of year round indoor and outdoor activities for family members of all ages.  The community provides an abundance of fresh air, minimal (ie: No) traffic and some of the shortest commutes in the country.

In this role you’ll be working closely and collaboratively with the NTHSSA Senior Management team to provide leadership and expertise in the oversight of the strategic and day to day operations in the BDR to ensure services are provided in a manner consistent with the departmental cultural expectations of safety, quality, inquiry and patient/client based.  

As the ideal candidate, you are a highly successful health care executive that is well known for your strategic skills in leading diverse, multi-disciplinary engaged teams, a relentless pursuit of quality and safety in patient care, refined relationship and partnership building skills and proven leadership abilities while implementing significant, organizational wide change.

We’re seeking a candidate with a Bachelor’s degree in nursing, a bachelor’s degree in health, public, business administration or social science with 7 years senior level management experience.

Additional information about desired qualifications and experience and be found in the detailed job description linked above.

 The GNWT offers an excellent compensation package with a salary and northern allowance of up to $216,000.  Benefits include first-rate leave provisions, defined pension plan, dental and health care, relocation to and from the NWT upon the completion of your contract.   Detailed information can be found in the Senior Managers’ Handbook at

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Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.


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 # 16303 

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

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

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory vulnerable sector check if they are contacted for an interview.  Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $72.59 per hour to $103.70 per hour (approximately $141,551 - $202,215.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $13,924.

Term Position

This job opening is for a 1 Year Term.