Facilities Manager

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Closing date: Jan 29, 2019

Location: Inuvik

Department: INF Facilities Management

Job Code: 16382

Salary: $112,715 - $134,555

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

The Department of Infrastructure (INF) provides high quality services to the public and Government of the Northwest Territories’ (GNWT) departments, boards and agencies including the planning, design, construction, acquisition, operation and maintenance of public transportation infrastructure and the buildings, works and equipment required for the GNWT to deliver its programs and services. INF makes essential petroleum products available for sale to the public where these products are not provided by the private sector, and promotes the development and increased use of energy efficient technologies.  INF also regulates electrical and mechanical safety services and licenses individuals and vehicles operating in the territory.

For more information please refer to the Department of Infrastructure website at http://www.inf.gov.nt.ca/

Job Information


The scope of activities undertaken or managed includes:

  • Responsibility for Operation and Maintenance (O&M) of building, works and equipment in Inuvik and 12 other communities that make up the Inuvik Region;
  • Develops and administers a $22,020,000 budget ($8,000,000 for buildings and works, $9,700,000 for utilities, $150,00 for vehicles and $4,100,00 in property management);
  • Initiation of contracts up to $100,000;
  • Contract performance up to $240,000 including agency functions

GNWT general policies and procedures as well as legislated regulatory requirements guide the Facilities Manager with maintenance of owned and leased building and mobile equipment.

The Contracts Manual and the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) Manual further guide the Facilities Manager. The Facilities Manager directly supervises and is ultimately responsible for a staff of faculty professionals. The Facilities Manager has standing/acting for the Superintendent.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

The incumbent requires knowledge of;

  • Building operations and maintenance;
  • Planning and Project Management;
  • Financial Management and Contract Management;
  • Human and environmental factors;
  • Working in a Northern Environment;
  • Operation and maintenance of water and sewer infrastructure; and
  • Planning and controlling work costs

The incumbent must possess skills in;

  • Proven ability to communicate orally and in writing with technical staff, contractors and clients;
  • Computer applications and data base management (Computerized Maintenance Management Systems, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, DOC);
  • Contract tendering, monitoring and inspection;
  • Proven negotiating skills and interpersonal skills to deal with contractors and client departments;
  • Proven HR skills to effectively manage a diverse group of employees; and
  • Strong problem solving skills and ability to deal with changing deadlines and priorities.

The incumbent requires the ability to:

  • Objectively prioritize a diverse group of client need requests while being sensitive to individual community and regional concerns;
  • Provide direction and leadership and promote collaboration of professional staff;
  • Work in a high stress, multi-tasking environment with short deadlines;
  • Deal with individuals with a high degree of tact and diplomacy;
  • Work in a cross cultural environment, with a diverse group of clients and staff; and
  • Demonstrate leadership, initiative and professional judgement.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

Post-secondary education in Maintenance Management, Engineering Technology or Property Management Certification, enhanced by at least 10 years of progressive experience in contract administration, management of a maintenance program, and building management, including 5 years of supervisory experience.

the incumbent requires a Class 5 NWT Driver's License to operate motor vehicles.

More Information

Anticipatory Hiring

The Department of is anticipating a vacancy within the next 4 months.


This job opening is for a Non-Traditional Occupations.  Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Transfer Assignments

Transfer Assignments may be considered.

Driver's License Requirement

A mandatory requirement for this position is a valid Class 5 Driver's License


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $54.19 per hour (approximately $112,715.00. per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance.


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


Criminal Records Check

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


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 # 16382         

Closing Date: JANUARY 29, 2019- 23:59, Mountain Standard Time


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Inuvik HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
105 Veteran's Way
Box 1869
Ph. (867) 678-6600
Fax (867) 678-6620
E-mail:  jobsinuvik@gov.nt.ca