Expression of Interest - Intern - Facility Planning Consultant

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Closing date: Jan 17, 2019

Location: Yellowknife

Department: Health & Social Services

Job Code: 16390

Salary: $72,677 - $86,775

Job: Full-Time

Term: Temporary

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 Health and Social Services works under the direction of the Minister and Deputy Minister, in partnership with the Health and Social Services Authorities, to support the health and wellbeing of people across the NWT through planning, development, evaluation and reporting on program and service delivery.  

HSS is committed to the development and provision of quality services in such a way as to make the best use of public resources, ensure the sustainability of the system, focus on client safety and best practices and promote positive health and social outcomes. HSS strives to continually improve the health and social service system to ensure best health, best care, and a better future for the people of the NWT.

Job Information

Located in Yellowknife, the position will assist in providing advice to both the Department and the Health and Social Services Authorities. The incumbent will assist with the development and monitoring of a multi-million dollar capital and O&M budgets, the support, monitoring and evaluation of facilities in the Territorial Health and Social Services Authority, Hay River Health and Social Services Authority and the Tlicho Community Services Agency and health and social services boards of management, and the planning and monitoring of over seventy (70) health and social services facilities in all the communities in the NWT.

Reporting to the Facility Planning Consultant, the position must work with representatives from the Department, Authorities, Communities and Private sector. The work is conducted to a large extent in a team environment, including Health and Social Services, Authorities and Public Works and Services, and many other stakeholders, often requiring travel to regions and communities.

The Department of Health and Social Services is the largest Department in the GNWT, with a budget of over $344 million, and is currently undertaking major strategic reform, affecting the entire health and social services system. Part of this is a significant change in the role of the Department, moving away from direct program delivery and support. The changes on a territorial level coincide with a national picture of social policy and health system reform.

Typically, the above qyalifications would be attained by:
These skills are normally acquired through a bachelor degree in Architecture/Engineering or a diploma in Architectural/Engineering Technology.

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Term Position

This job opening is for a 1 Year Term.

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $37.27 per hour (approximately $72,677. per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.

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.

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.


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

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

Affirmative Action

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

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 16390       

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