Relief Administrative Assistant - Fort Resolution

Job Summary

Location: Fort Resolution
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 20920
Salary: $60,177 - $71,858
Employment Type: Full-Time, Temporary
Closing Date: Sep 23, 2021

Limited Competition

This job opening is limited to residents living within 25 kilometres of Fort Resolution, NT.

Department Information

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) offers challenging and exciting careers in health and social services delivery and administration in Canada’s North. The Territorial Authority has service locations in communities across the territory and a staff of more than 1,600 serving over 43,000 residents of the NWT and 5,900 residents of the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut.  Challenging work, welcoming communities, and expanded opportunities are some of the benefits offered to employees of the NTHSSA.

Job Information

Located in the Deninu Health Centre in Fort Resolution, the Relief Administrative Assistant reports, and is accountable, to the Nurse in Charge (NIC). This position relieves management and professional staff of routine secretarial, office and administrative tasks within the context of related Territorial and NTHSSA policies, procedures and standard office practices.


  • Knowledge of standard office procedures and business communication formats
  • Ability to acquire and apply knowledge of Administrative / Operational Records Classification Systems (ARCs/ORCs) file management.
  • Knowledge of and the ability to maintain confidentiality and the protection and privacy of personal information.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize own work and assist others when necessary.
  • Attention to detail to prevent error or unintentional privacy breaches.
  • Ability to compose business correspondence such as letters, memos, and reports.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

The successful completion of a one year post-secondary secretarial course including, or supplemented by, training in word processing, data base and spreadsheet applications and two (2) years of related work experience in a high volume, service-oriented office.

NTHSSA-Fort Resolution Regional Requirements

Within the Fort Resolution Region, all Administrative Assistants must be able to acquire within a

reasonable time frame and remain current with the following training and/or certifications:

  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention
  • Internet and email applications
  • Fire Plan for NTHSSA
  • Certification in basic CPR
  • Certification in Workplace Hazards Management Information System (WHMIS)

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

Relief Worker

This job opening is for a Relief position where there are no established hours of work on a daily, weekly or monthly basis and may be required to report to work on an as and when required basis for facilities where services operate on a daily basis throughout the entire year.

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.

Immunization Status

The successful candidate will be required to obtain proof of current up-to-date immunization status.

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 # 20920  

Closing Date: September 23, 2021 - 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $30.86 to per hour to $36.85 per hour plus Northern Allowance.