Expression of Interest- Deputy Secretary of Indigenous & Intergovernmental Affairs
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.
A Transfer Assignment Opportunity
To the position of Deputy Secretary of Indigenous & Intergovernmental Affairs
is available to eligible Term and Indeterminate GNWT / WSCC Employees
The Department of Executive and Indigenous Affairs is seeking expressions of interest from eligible term and indeterminate employees for transfer assignments to the position of Deputy Secretary of Indigenous & Intergovernmental Affairs. The position is located in Yellowknife, and is full time Monday to Friday 8:30 - 5:00pm; 37.5 hrs per week.
To be considered, please submit a current resume and covering letter indicating your interest and stating why you are the best candidate for this position via eRecruit prior to 23:59, October 2, 2020. The selection process may include an assignment and/or interview.
This opening is limited to employees with the GNWT/WSCC in indeterminate or term positions.
The Deputy Secretary of Indigenous and Intergovernmental Affairs is accountable for leading the strategic development and promotion of GNWT interests among other governments.
These interests include developing, negotiating, and implementing a comprehensive approach to the political and constitutional development of the NWT and ensuring mutually respectful intergovernmental relations between the GNWT and Aboriginal, provincial, territorial, national and international governments ( other governments).
The Deputy Secretary is responsible for overseeing the development of government-wide strategies to address Aboriginal, provincial and/or other territorial, national and international intergovernmental relations; advocating GNWT interests and advancing GNWT priorities through relations with other governments; overseeing the comprehensive and strategic policy development, communication, negotiations and implementation pertaining to the Aboriginal lands, resources and self-government agreements in the NWT; and establishing, maintaining and coordinating official contacts between the GNWT and other governments, and, where appropriate, non-government organizations.
Reporting to the Secretary to Cabinet, the Deputy Secretary of Indigenous and lntetgovernmental Affairs provides strategic oversight for the GNWT's relationships with, Aboriginal governments, which are critical to the social, economic, arid environmental interests of the NWT. The Intergovernmental Council established and directed by the Deputy Secretary of Indigenous and Intergovernmental Affairs, is a prominent feature of intergovernmental relations within the NWT. By providing Aboriginal governments and the GNWT a forum to meet, discuss and deliberate on matters of common interest relating to land and resource management, greater intergovernmental cooperation and harmonization of resource management, including legislation and policies, can be achieved. The Council is modeled in part after other intergovernmental arrangements in Canada, like the Council of the Federation, which provides Premiers opportunity to Work on matters of common interest tinder the Council, Aboriginal government leaders and GNWT leaders work cooperatively toward better land and resource management in the NWT. This work is supported by officials from all participating governments, under the strategic leadership of the Deputy Secretary of Indigenous and Intergovernmental Affairs.
Located in Headquarters in Yellowknife, the Deputy Secretary of Indigenous and Intergovernmental Affairs reports to the Secretary to Cabinet and is accountable for intergovernmental, negotiations and implementation activities within the Department. The nature of accountabilities for the Deputy Secretary of Indigenous and Intergovernmental Affairs means that there are impacts across all of GNWT as well as significant interaction with all levels of government.
Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
A university degree in public administration or a related field as well as a postgraduate degree, plus 10 or more years of progressive senior management experience in a complex organization.
In addition, experience would typically include responsibility for complex multi- stakeholder relationships and agreements, to develop top-notch stakeholder management, political and influencing skills.
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
YELLOWKNIFE CENTRE 5TH FLOOR
BOX 1320 YELLOWKNIFE NT X1A 2L9
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.
Senior Management Occupation
This job opening is for a Senior Management Occupation. Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.
Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.
The salary range for this position is from $82.07 per hour to $117.24 per hour (approximately $160,037 - $228,168.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.
Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.
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 # 19067
Closing Date: October 2, 2020 - 23:59, Mountain Time