Security Officer

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Legislative Assembly
Job ID: 17883
Salary: $56,139 - $67,059
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Jan 10, 2020

Department Information

The Legislative Assembly is one of the three distinct and autonomous branches of the Government of the Northwest Territories (Legislative, Executive and Judicial). As such, it operates with autonomy and independence from Cabinet direction and the public service at large. This independence is critical to the mandate of the Legislative Assembly to scrutinize and approve legislation and budgets proposed by cabinet, monitor and critique the activities and performance of the executive branch and provide a forum for the exercise of responsible parliamentary democracy in the Northwest Territories.

Job Information

This position is located in the Legislative Assembly building in Yellowknife and reports to the Security Supervisor. The position provides security and safety services for Members, staff and visitors to the building, ensuring that the building is secure from fire, hazards, theft and vandalism. This position is also expected to respond to emergency and crisis situations.

Additionally, the position is responsible for providing facility services that include identifying day to day problems in the physical operation of the facility and reporting them to the Security Supervisor, for operation of the pool vehicle reservation system, and for the setup of equipment for public events or meetings as required.


The incumbent requires specialized knowledge of security, safety, and emergency procedures. The incumbent must have, and maintain current first aid and CPR certification, or be willing to obtain this as a condition of employment. 

As the initial contact with the public, this position must demonstrate professionalism and diplomacy at all times, and must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Technical skills required to operate alarm and surveillance equipment, and audio visual equipment are necessary. These skills can be gained through on the job training.

The incumbent must have good computer skills and be proficient with the Microsoft Excel and Word programs. These computer skills are attainable through training and on the job experience.

The incumbent must pass a comprehensive criminal records check.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
Completion of Grade 10, the GNWT’s Security Officer Operational Standards Certificate of Competency and/or 3 years’ experience in a similar position.

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

More Information


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $26.99 per hour (approximately $56,139.00 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.


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 and verification of identity. 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 # 17883

Closing Date: January 10, 2020 - 23:59, Mountain Daylight Time

Shift Work

This position involves a Rotating/Irregular Shift Schedule which may change due to operational requirements.