Senior Human Resource Officer

Job Summary

Location: Inuvik
Department: Finance
Job ID: 21052
Salary: $101,829 - $121,622
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Oct 27, 2021

Limited Competition

This job opening is limited to residents living within 25 kilometers of Inuvik, NT.

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 Superintendent, this position is responsible for the provision of human resource advice and services in the areas of human resource planning, recruitment, employee orientation, job description development, performance planning, employee recognition, duty to accommodate and labour relations.

The Senior Human Resource Officer is responsible for supervising a Human Resource Officer and Junior Human Resource Officers; and, assist with the mentoring and training of other staff in the Management and Recruitment Services division. As well, this position will take on responsibility for special projects as assigned by the Superintendent.

Proven client service orientation.
Proven ability to communicate, both orally and in writing with senior managers, technical staff and other employees.
Proven human relation skills consistent with the need to supervise some employees and to provide effective human management of those employees.
Proven organizational and time management skills.
Proven knowledge of Acts, Regulations and procedures applicable to human resource management.
Proven analytical and research skills.
Proven knowledge and understanding of human resource services within a unionized public service context.
Proven negotiation skills to resolve conflicts in a manner which best serves both the GNWT and the employee.
Proven coaching and mentoring skills.
Proven understanding of the GNWT’s organization, environment, culture and business strategies with the ability to understand, recognize and/or anticipate concerns or problems that will ultimately affect the GNWT’s ability to attract, retain and motivate employees.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
A relevant Bachelor degree coupled with 4 years in a relevant field, including at least 3 years as a human resource generalist.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Sahtu HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
BOX 360 
Tel (867) 587-7150
Fax (867) 587-2173

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

More Information

Term Position

This job opening is for a term up to 18 months

Affirmative Action

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

Criminal Records Check

Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal records check.  Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration.

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 #21052  Closing Date: October 22, 2021 - 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $53.00 per hour (approximately $103,350.00 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance