Regional Manager, Career Development AMENDED

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Closing date: Feb 28, 2019

Location: Hay River

Department: ECE Labour Market Programs

Job Code: 16501

Salary: $92,274 - $110,156

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

The Department of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) provides the residents of the Northwest Territories with access to quality programs, services and support to assist them in making informed and productive choices for themselves and their families with regard to education, training, careers, employment and labour, child development, languages, culture and heritage.

Job Information

The Regional Manager, Career Development position is located in Hay River and is one of six senior positions reporting to the Regional Superintendent. The incumbent leads the effective delivery of career and employment programs for the region and ensures that an integrated case management approach for clients, including Income Assistance and Apprenticeships is incorporated into the development and delivery of programs. The Manager participates with other Departments, Indigenous Government and Organizations; NGO´s and outside agencies and the Federal Government to plan and develop integrated approaches to labour market programming that make the best use of available resources. This position leads the development of annual regional plans based on labour market trends and consistent with the Department's objectives.

The Incumbent manages a budget in excess of $2.3 million and has a revenue authority of $50,000 allocated to provide effective delivery of Career and Employment programs and services. The Manager has a spending authority up to $50,000 and can negotiate contributions up to $150,000. The Manager is accountable for all expenditures and control of public funds, the actions of staff and the overall delivery of Education, Culture and Employment's programs. Effective Leadership to career development programs and services enhance the credibility of the Department and contributes to the development of a skilled northern workforce.

The Manager supervises 2 Career Development Officers in Hay River and two Career Development Officers in Fort Smith and provides service coverage to 5 communities

The critical knowledge, skills and abilities for this position are:

  • Knowledge of the strategic goals and direction of the GNWT, the department, Education, Culture and Employment, Aurora College, Indigenous Governments and organizations and non-government organizations to provide context and direction for staff delivery of programs and services;
  • Knowledge of the NWT labour Market, employment and training trends to ensure programs and services target client needs;
  • Knowledge of career development, human resources development, and adult learning theories and practices to ensure programs and services are appropriate for the client base;
  • Proven, effective communication skills, interpersonal skills, organizational skills, people management skills, time management skills and analytical skills to deal productively and effectively with staff, customers and various partners on training and labour markets matters;
  • Knowledge of the content and interpretation of the Apprenticeship, Trade and Occupations Certificate Act, Collective Agreement, Excluded Employee Handbook, the Public Service act, the Human Resource Manual to support staff in making appropriate interpretations;
  • Proven leadership and management skills to effectively manage, coach and supervise staff including the ability to negotiate staff policies, resolve disputes, and evaluate worker performance;
  • Working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and experience in the applications of accounting theories and principles to ensure compliance with GNWT Financial legislation including the ability to analyze variance reports;
  • Knowledge of general contracting protocols to ensure compliance with the GNWT's Financial Administration Act;
  • Excellent computer skills including experience with spreadsheets and word processing applications (such as Microsoft Excel and Word) to convey financial information, including a familiarity with computerized financial databases.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

  • A degree in Education or Social Sciences, plus 3 years' of experience in the career development field and one year supervisory experience.


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Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $47.32 per hour to $56.49 per hour (approximately $92,274 - $110,156 plus an annual Northern Allowance of $5,571


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.


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 # 16501       

Closing Date: Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 23:59, Mountain Standard Time


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Hay River HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
#209, 62 Woodland Drive
Ph. (867) 874-5085
Fax (867) 874-5095


The incumbent in this position will be required travel by small plane to remote settlements.