Carpenter / Painter

Job Summary

Location: Fort McPherson
Department: Infrastructure
Job ID: 16938
Salary: $80,579 - $96,242
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: May 24, 2019

Limited Competition

This job opening is limited to residents living within 25 KM of Fort McPherson.

Job Information

The Carpenter/Painter performs carpentry work and painting work and carpentry preventative maintenance checks on all Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT)
owned and occupied buildings in the Beaufort Delta and Sahtu regions, including assets owned by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

Reporting to the Maintenance Coordinator - Communities, this position is located in Fort McPherson and completes carpentry and painting works in accordance with work orders, plans and specifications to ensure GNWT buildings and works are well maintained. Inspecting and evaluating the leveling of buildings and grounds for run-off, the job holder makes repairs to the foundation to ensure structure is stable, and assists in completing capital projects minor work, and general painting tasks, in addition to inspecting exterior and interior fixtures and working with lock systems.


  •  Knowledge of northern building practices;
  •  Knowledge of relevant building codes, regulations, standards and materials;
  •  Knowledge and skill in repairing and renovating buildings and in finishing carpentry;
  •  Knowledge of locksmithing (i.e., re-keying master lock systems, cutting keys, etc.)
  •  Ability to supervise and train apprentices and casual staff;
  •  Ability to use and work with the metric system;
  •  Ability to keep accurate records;
  •  Ability to read and follow plans and specifications;

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

  • Certification as a Journeyman Carpenter and a minimum of 2 years of experience in the carpentry trade and some experience in a cold weather environment; AND,
  • Class 5 Driver's License.

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


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

More Information


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.

Trade Requirements

A mandatory requirement for this position is a Journeyman Certificate in Carpentry.

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 $38.74 per hour (approximately $80,579 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 # 16938 

Closing Date: May 24, 2019 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time