Relief Cook - South Mackenzie Correctional Centre

Job Summary

Location: Hay River
Department: Justice
Job ID: 22443
Wage: $38.05 - $45.44
Employment Type: On Demand, Regular
Closing Date: Aug 19, 2022

Limited Competition

This job opening is limited to residents living within 40 kilometres driving distance of Hay River.

Department Information

The mandate of the Department of Justice is to administer justice, including policing, community justice, victims services and corrections in the Northwest Territories. This mandate will be carried out in a manner which respects community and indigenous values and encourages communities to assume increasing responsibilities.

Job Information

Reporting to the Food Service Supervisor, the Relief Cook position provides food service for the South Mackenzie Correctional Centre (SMCC) on an "as required" basis. The position is responsible for the deliver of food services for staff and inmates, assist in following and maintaining compliance with security and safety of the facility, and participates in the Food Service Training Program for inmates of SMCC.

Some of the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the position are:

  • Ability to adhere and monitor a budget in the planning and preparation of meals.
  • Proven ability to plan and prepare meals for a large number of people;
  • Ability to keep and maintain appropriate records to ensure efficient service levels;
  • Knowledge of food service procedures and practices, and the applicable health, safety, WHIMS and sanitation standards;
  • Proven ability to be flexibly and adaptable in a rapidly changing environment;

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

Completion of the Red Seal trades certificate (3 year program) is required, or 3 years general food service experience in a camp or institutional setting.

Incumbent must be First Aid and CPR Certified, and possess a class 4 driver's license.

Awareness of northern Aboriginal traditions and values would be an asset.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Hay River HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel (867) 875-8086
Fax (867) 874-5095

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.

Driver's License Requirement

A mandatory requirement for this position is a valid Class 4 Driver's License

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 # 22443   

Closing Date: August 19, 2022 at 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $38.05 per hour to $45.44 per hour plus a pro-rated annual Northern Allowance of $2.71 per hour.