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Public Health Project Officer, ProtectNWT (8 Month Term)

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Health and Social Services
Job ID: 18625
Salary: $92,976 - $111,072
Employment Type: Full-Time, Temporary
Closing Date: Open until filled

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

The Public Health Project Officer, ProtectNWT, advances assigned projects supporting operational and strategic priorities to improve public health programming requirements of the ProtectNWT Office. This Office has been established to assist with meeti ng self-isolation requirements under Public Health Orders for communicable disease control in a pandemic.

The position will collaborate with a tea m of multi-disciplinary specialists to advance the work of the Office, and will analyze and evaluate public health orders, standards, policies and procedures to ensure operational requirements of the Office are in line with direction of the Office of the Chief Public Health Officer.

This position is responsible for responding to inquiries from the public and a broad array of agencies through a toll-free (833) call centre format as well as email, and assist with redirecting inquiries to appropriate agencies. 

The incumbent must have the ability to maintain calm, exhibiting controlled and professional behavior at all times on shifts. Ability to train, mentor peers and to think analytically and relationally while solving complex problems.

Typically the above qualifications are obtained by completion of a bachelor's degree in a relevant field, i.e. public health, coupled with minimum two years of experience in a fast-paced work environment, preferably in the health or service industry setting.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel (867) 767-9154 Extension 14106
Fax (867) 873-0445

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.

More Information

Shift Work

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

Term Position

This job opening is for an 8 month term.

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $47.68 per hour (approximately $92,976 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of 3,700.

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 # 18625    

Closing Date: Open until Filled



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