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Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Executive and Indigenous Affairs
Job ID: 18669
Salary: $80,964 - $96,681
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Jul 13, 2020

Limited Competition

This Job Opening is limited to employees with the GNWT/WSCC in indeterminate and term positions.

Department Information

The Department of Executive and Indigenous Affairs works to provide overall management and direction to the Executive branch of the Government of the Northwest Territories. The Department is responsible for:  coordinating and supporting the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of initiatives and actions in support of cross-government goals The Department is responsible for ensuring mutually respectful intergovernmental relations between the territorial government and Aboriginal, provincial, territorial and national and international governments are maintained; along with negotiating and implementing land, resources And self-government agreements that address Aboriginal rights in the Northwest Territories.

Job Information

Reporting to the Deputy Secretary to Cabinet, this position provides direct support to the Premier, Cabinet, the Secretary to Cabinet and Deputy Secretary to Cabinet as well as services to Ministers and public servants throughout the Government of the Northwest Territories.

This is a unique position dealing with highly confidential operations critical to the administration of government. One of the challenges facing the incumbent is the credible and consistent delivery of services directly to individuals at the highest level of government. The Incumbent is required to have sufficient knowledge of the political, economic and social factors impacting governance in the Northwest Territories to be able to discern and extract. from lengthy discussions, those key elements of consensus and agreement necessary to accurately record and document Cabinet decisions and direction.

The incumbent attends all cabinet meetings and has unrestricted access to both "confidential" and "secret" Cabinet records of the current and previous Cabinets.

It is critical that Members of the current and future Cabinets are able to place in the incumbent a high degree of trust and confidence. It follows that the need for consistent creditable, dependable and uninterrupted services must be given the highest consideration.

As the successful candidate, you will be responsible for recieving and recording Ministerial submissions to the Executive Council (Cabinet), arranging Cabinet meetings, organizing and distributing Cabinet Records of Decision and maintaining the security and integrity of the offical Cabinet Record.

Typically, the skills required for this position normally are acquired through the completion of a Business Diploma, Undergraduate Degree or related training with at least 6 years related experence in government.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

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

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

More Information

Transfer Assignments

Transfer Assignments may be considered.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $41.52 per hour to $49.58per hour (approximately $80,964- $96,681.) 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 vulnerable sector check if they are contacted for an interview.  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 # 18669

Closing Date: July 13, 2020 - 23:59, Mountain Time