Public Guardian Assistant

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Health and Social Services
Job ID: 20065
Salary: $67,061 - $80,087
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Apr 22, 2021

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

As the Public Guardian Assistant, you will provide the Public Guardian with support and program coordination to ensure that the guardianship program and services are administered. You will facilitate the processing, filing and service of public and private guardianship application documents. You'll also be the initial contact for office inquiries about the guardianship program. Those contacts may require meetings with family members of guardianship clients to explain the guardianship program and provide guardianship application documents for signing and swearing, before filing them in court as a part of the guardianship application.

Typically, the qualifications for this position would be acquired by:

Achieving a legal secretarial diploma or certificate; or office administration certificate with several years (four or more) experience in office administration and at least two years' experience in a legal environment resulting in knowledge of courts and the court system; computer literacy in word processing, spreadsheets and database programs.

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

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Criminal Records Check

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

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.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 20065

Closing Date: April 22, 2021 - 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $34.39 per hour to $41.07 per hour (approximately $67,061 - $80,087) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.