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Superintendent, South Slave

Job Summary

Location: Fort Smith
Department: Industry, Tourism and Investment
Job ID: 18634
Salary: $116,630 - $166,608
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Jul 14, 2020

Job Information

Located in Fort Smith and reporting to the Assistant Deputy Minister, Economic Development, the Regional Superintendent is responsible for the development, implementation and adminstration of Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) regional economic and business development strategies, policies, programs and services to support individuals, businesses, communities and regions in achieving their economic goals.

The position provides senior level expertise, advice and breifing materials to the Minister, Deputy Minister and Assistant Deputy Minister on activities with the region including those that are highly political in nature. The position also provides expert advice on strategic regional economic development and tourism planning and growth initiatives; and oversees the implementation, delivery and evaluation of economic development, tourism and business programs and services. Direction and management of Territorial Parks and enforcement of the NWT Tourism Act through licensing and registration of tourism operators are also the responsiblity of the position.

Typically the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform this role are obtained through the following:

  • completion of a post-secondary degree program in Business Management, Resource Management or Commerce or a related combination of formal education; AND
  • a minimum of ten years of progressive experience with a minimum of three years in a management capacity.


Department Information

The Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) works through wide-ranging partnerships and initiatives to deliver quality programs and services that promote and support economic development, diversification and prosperity in the interest of Northwest Territories residents  – their businesses and communities.


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Fort Smith HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
BOX 876


More Information

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.


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


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $59.81 per hour to $85.44 per hour (approximately $116,630 - $166,608.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $6,406.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 18634   

Closing Date: July 14, 2020 - 23:59, Mountain Time


Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.