Expression of Interest - Intern - Junior Project Officer

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Closing date: Jan 17, 2019

Location: Yellowknife

Department: INF Surface Design & Construct

Job Code: 16422

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 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

Job Information

The Junior Project Officer performs engineering and related project delivery tasks for major projects involving roads and highways for the Department of Infrastructure.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
-Knowledge of project management preferably in a Northern environment.
-Knowledge of design and construction management of heavy civil works for road and highway projects.
-Problem solving skills to analyze and determine solutions for issues.
-Skills in scientific report writing, critical peer review, and editing of scientific reports and interpretations.
-Experience working in cross-cultural settings.
-Ability to work effectively both independently and in collaboration with other professionals.
-Ability to use programs that require some degree of computer coding.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
Completion of a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering or Diploma in Civil Engineering. Must possess a Class 5 Drivers License.

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Term Position

This job opening is for a possible two year term.

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $34.67 per hour to $41.38 per hour (approximately $67,606.50 to $80,691), plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3450.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future 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 #16422       

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