Expression of Interest - Intern Advisor, Indigenous Affairs

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Closing date: Jan 17, 2019

Location: Yellowknife

Department: Executive & Indigenous Affairs

Job Code: 16380

Salary: $67,607 - $80,691

Job: Full-Time

Term: Temporary

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About the Job

Limited Competition

Intern placements are available to Northern graduates.  A northern graduate is an individual who has graduated with a diploma or degree from a designated post-secondary institution within a 24 month period prior to applying to the Internship Program or will complete all academic requirements for his/her program within 6 months of applying to the Internship Program. Applications to any intern job posting will only be accepted if you are registered to the Internship Program. For more information on the updated Internship Program including eligibility criteria and how to apply please visit .

Department Information

The Department of Executive and Indigenous Affairs works to provide overall management and direction to the Executive branch of the Government of the Northwest Territories. The Department is responsible for:  coordinating and supporting the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of initiatives and actions in support of cross-government goals The Department is responsible for ensuring mutually respectful intergovernmental relations between the territorial government and Aboriginal, provincial, territorial and national and international governments are maintained; along with negotiating and implementing land, resources And self-government agreements that address Aboriginal rights in the Northwest Territories.

Job Information

This position is located in Yellowknife and reports to the Manager, Indigenous Affairs.  The Intern Advisor assists the Senior Advisors in the research and analysis of complex issues arising out of land, resource and self-government negotiations, and the development of viable approaches and options for managing these issues. The incumbent contributes to the formulation of strategic advice and information that is provided through the Manager, Indigenous Affairs, to members of the Department’s Senior Management Team, the Deputy Minister, the Minister, and ultimately for the consideration of Cabinet, on territorial, national and international issues as they affect the Department’s mandate. The Manager, Indigenous Affairs assigns work to the incumbent both verbally and in writing.  

Knowledge, skills and abilities:
•    General knowledge of federal, provincial and territorial policies on Indigenous issues, particularly related to land, resources and self-government agreements.
•    General knowledge of the system of governance in the NWT and an understanding of the NWT’s economic, social, cultural and political environment.
•    Ability to be creative focused on offering solutions and work well in a team environment.
•    Ability to effectively represent the department and its positions accurately and professionally.
•    Ability to work effectively in a cross-cultural environment.
•    Strong research, analytical and problem solving and planning skills.
•    Assertive, self-motivated, diplomatic, confident, and above average interpersonal skills. 
•    Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written.
•    Good organizational and time management skills.
•    Proficiency in the use of computers and related software such as spread sheets, word processors, and other electronic communications.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by a university degree in Business or Public Administration, Political Science or the Humanities.

More Information

Term Position

This job opening is for up to 2 years.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $34.67 per hour to $41.83 per hour (approximately $6,607 - $80,691.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.


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

Criminal Records Check

Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal records check.  Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration.

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 # 16380

Closing Date: January 17, 2019 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time

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