Duty to Accommodate Advisor - Northern Region

Job Summary

Location: Inuvik
Department: Finance
Job ID: 19396
Salary: $97,325 - $116,240
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Open until filled

Department Information

The Department of Finance has the mandate to provide leadership and direction to the public service in all areas of finance and human resource management. This mandate includes negotiating major financial arrangements with the federal government, providing analysis and advice to the Financial Management Board, and ensuring that financial and information resources are managed effectively, efficiently and economically. This mandate also includes the recruitment and retention of a competent public service that is representative of the people it serves and the development of programs and services that effectively serve the human resource needs of the public service.

Job Information

Reporting to the Manager, Accommodations, Bargaining and Investigations (ABI), the Duty to Accommodate Advisor is a case manager responsible for tracking and reporting on employees requiting accommodations, tracking and reporting accommodation measures, supporting ongoing meaningful employer contact with employee and support Return to Work Plans.

This position assists employees and managers in the Northern Region can be located either in Inuvik or Norman Wells. The Northern Region covers all the communities north of Great Slave Lake.

The responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Re-integration of employees on extended leave due to health reasons, into the work place in a fair, safe, respectful, legal and appropriate manner
  • Educating managers on duty to accommodate and other re-integration issues
  • Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of Return to Work plans and accommodation measures to ensure best practices are followed and GNWT legal obligations are met

The following knowledge, skills and abilities are beneficial to this position:

  • Advanced level knowledge of duty to accommodate
  • Comprehensive knowledge, and ability to apply, best practices in complex files/issues
  • Sound knowledge of and ability to accurately interpret collective agreements, policies, legislation and case law
  • Working knowledge of disability insurance plans, pensions and Workers Safety & Compensation Commission process and benefits
  • Ability to work independently in a self-directed manner and collaboratively
  • Ability to effectively manage time and remain organized
  • Knowledge of human behaviour to deal with employees in a respectful and sensitive manner
  • Effective communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals who may feel vulnerable and may manifest these feelings in an aggressive fashion

Typically the above qualifications would be attained by:

  • A relevant Bachelor’s degree and at least three (3) years progressive experience in the human resources profession. Experience must include at least one year working specifically with labour law issues

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Fort Smith HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
BOX 876
Tel (867) 872-6500
Fax (867) 872-3298

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

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.

Transfer Assignments

Transfer Assignments may be considered.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 19396

Closing Date: Open until filled


Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $49.91 per hour (approximately $97,324.50 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance.